Mt. Pleasant shooting suspect charged with Attempted Murder
MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa —
A Wisconsin man is facing an Attempted Murder charge, following a Wednesday night shooting in Mount Pleasant.
Around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, police said in a press release issued Thursday afternoon that Nathaniel David James Birdsong, 18, of Milwaukee, shot at two people from the inside of a vehicle at Fast Break gas station on Washington Street.
No one was hurt.
Investigators also learned that the vehicle Birdsong was driving was reported stolen from Milwaukee.
On Thursday, officers pulled the same vehicle over, which was driven by Angelica Pagan, of Mount Pleasant.
Hours later, police got a tip about Birdsong’s whereabouts.
Officers caught up with Birdsong near Green Valley Mobile Home Park on 250th Street, where he fled from authorities.
Shortly after, Birdsong was taken into custody and charged with Attempted Murder and Second-Degree Theft. Pagan is also charged with Second-Degree Theft.
"The Mount Pleasant Police Department was provided with very pertinent information by local citizens, who made solving this case a quick success," the press release reads.
Birdsong is still in custody at the Henry County Jail. If convicted as charged, he could face up to 25 years in prison.