On Saturday, January 7, 2023, at 3:00pm, police officers responded to 1101 South 5th Avenue after receiving a request to conduct a welfare check at this location. Upon arrival, officers discovered that a 78-year-old male had been severely beaten and needed emergency medical attention. A preliminary investigation revealed the victim had been assaulted by his adult son. The victim was transported to a medical facility for emergency care.
On January 7, 2023, police officers arrested Scott David Swartz, age 47, of Marshalltown. Swartz has been charged with:
- Attempt to Commit Murder
- Domestic Abuse Assault – Second Offense
- Felon in Possession of a Firearm
- Possession of Methamphetamine – First Offense
On January 7, Swartz was transported to the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office and remains in the custody of the sheriff.
This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call the Marshalltown Police Department at 641.754.5725. The Marshalltown Police Department was assisted during this incident by the Marshalltown Fire Department, Unity Point Ambulance Service and the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office.
(A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.)
Media questions can be directed to Lt. Sadie Weekley (email@example.com or 641.754.5725).
AUTHORITY: Michael W. Tupper, Chief of Police (firstname.lastname@example.org or 641.754.5771)