George, Iowa — Charges including attempted murder have been filed against a Boyden man. Thirty-two-year-old Joshua Johnson of Boyden faces the charges after an altercation in George earlier this month.
The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office says the incident happened on Saturday, November 7, 2015. They say three people were allegedly assaulted at a George home. One victim was taken to Sanford Hospital Rock Rapids and then transferred to Sanford Sioux Falls. The sheriff’s office says that victim received serious injuries to his head. The other two victims injuries were to their heads and bodies.
On Tuesday, November 10, 2015 the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department says their deputies, along with the Sioux County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant at Johnson’s home at 612 Main Street in Boyden. Johnson was placed under arrest at that time on a charge of Wilfull injury, a class C felony.
Two days later, on Thursday the 12th, Johnson was also charged with Going armed with intent, a class D felony, Assault causing serious injury, an aggravated misdemeanor, and 2 counts of assault causing serious injury, both serious misdemeanors.
On Saturday the 14th Johnson was also charged with one count of attempt to commit murder, a class B felony.
A 17-year-old was also charged with Wilful injury and Joint criminal conduct. Since he is underage, his name is not being released at this time.
At last report, both were being held in the Lyon County Jail.
The Sheriff’s Office reports that other arrests are pending.