UPDATE: story first posted 9:45 p.m. April 30
Two men, 18-year-old Keaton Armstrong and 19-year-old Dalton Sharp, have been arrested and charged with attempted to commit murder, willful injury and 1st degree robbery by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.
In the early morning hours of April 30th, 2016, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office learned of a physical altercation that occurred Northwest of Knoxville in rural Marion County. When Deputies responded to the area, they recovered evidence that was consistent with a serious bodily injury. Further investigation uncovered information that a victim had been airlifted to an emergency trauma center in Des Moines.
Multiple interviews were conducted throughout the day by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigations which led to the arrest of the two subjects.
The victim remains in critical condition at the trauma center. KNIA/KRLS News will update with new information as soon as it becomes official.