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Douds man arrested for attempted murder

Joseph Andrew Waugh, 28, of Douds, Iowa, was charged with Attempt to Commit Murder. (Jefferson County Jail)

Fairfield Police have made an arrest in an August shooting.

Joseph Andrew Waugh, 28, of Douds is facing four felony charges including attempted Murder.

The charges stem from an August 2 shooting on Depot Street.

Just before 11 p.m., Michael Williams, 29 of Bennet Iowa was shot in the chest with a shotgun.

Williams is still recovering from his wounds.

In August... Jefferson County Attorney Tim Dille told KTVO that there wouldn't be charges filed in the shooting because the victim declined to cooperate.

Dille told KTVO on Monday.....That Williams had a change of heart last month.

The arrest warrant for Waugh was issued on Sept. 13.

He was arrested on that warrant on Saturday.

Waugh remains in custody on a $25,000.

He faces up to 25 years if he is convicted on Attempted Murder.

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Press Release from Jefferson County Attorney Tim Dille

Just before 11 p.m. on August 2, 2017, the Fairfield Police Department and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office responded to 804 W. Depot in Fairfield, Iowa, for the report of a subject being shot with a firearm. The subject had been taken to the Jefferson County Health Center by private vehicle before the arrival of officers on the scene.

It was determined that the victim, 29 year old Michael Williams of Bennett, Iowa, had a shotgun wound to his chest. He was transferred by air ambulance to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for treatment and ongoing care. He continues to receive ongoing treatment and care of his injuries at this time.

Through further investigation, it was determined that Williams was shot by another individual.

On September 12, 2017, Joseph Andrew Waugh, 28, of Douds, Iowa, was charged with Attempt to Commit Murder, a Class B felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison; Reckless Use of a Firearm, a Class C felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison; Willful Injury Resulting in Serious Injury, a Class C felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison; and Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, a Class D felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison.

Arrest warrants on those charges were issued for Waugh on September 13. He was arrested on October 7 in Fairfield.

The investigation is ongoing.

Agencies involved in the investigation include the Fairfield Police Department, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the Jefferson County Health Center.

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