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Posted on: June 13, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Marshalltown Shooting Investigation - ARREST MADE

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On Thursday, June 13, 2019, at approximately 4:15 a.m., a caller reported that a subject had driven by him in a vehicle and shot at him with a pistol. No injuries were reported.  During their investigation, Officers determined that the incident happened in the 300 block of North 4th Ave in Marshalltown. Officers located evidence of the offense at the scene.  Officers then located the suspect vehicle at the residence of the suspect.  A subsequent search warrant was conducted and additional evidence was located.

Two suspects were charged with the following in connection with the incident and search warrant:                  

Jeremy Lynn Lavender (Age 33, Male) Marshalltown

Attempted Murder, Class B Felony

Going Armed With Intent, Class D Felony

Reckless Use Of A Firearm, Simple Misdemeanor

Dominion or Control Of A Firearm By A Felon, Class D Felony

4 Counts Of Child Endangerment, Aggravated Misdemeanors

Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, Simple Misdemeanor


Stevie Rae Lavender (Age 30, Female) Marshalltown

4 Counts Of Child Endangerment, Aggravated Misdemeanors

Accessory After The Fact, Aggravated Misdemeanor

Interference With Official Acts, Simple Misdemeanor

Jeremy Lynn Lavender and Stevie Ray Lavender were taken to the Marshall County Jail.

This incident remains under investigation. If anyone in the community has information regarding this investigation, they are asked to call the Marshalltown Police Department at 641.754.5725 or Marshall County Crime Stoppers at 641.753.1234.

Questions regarding this media release may be directed to Captain Chris Jones by calling 641.754.5758 or via email at

(A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.)


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