MOULTON — A Moulton man has been charged with attempted murder after law enforcement said he shot another man in the head Wednesday night. The victim is reportedly in stable condition.
Jacob Myers, 33, of rural Moulton, was arrested Thursday morning. He is charged with attempted murder, a class B felony, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
The Appanoose County Sheriff’s Office said they received a 911 call at 8:50 p.m. Wednesday night from 203 W. 4th St. in Moulton. The caller said Jarrad Firth had been shot. The shooting happened in the 30000 block of 550th Street, approximately 1.5 miles west of Moulton’s city limits and about two miles west of the location of the 911 call.
Firth went to a neighbor’s residence for help and requested a ride to a friend’s home for care. Firth was taken by ambulance to MercyOne Centerville Medical Center and later flown to a Des Moines area hospital.
Firth identified Myers as the shooter, according to law enforcement, and provided investigators with details of the shooting.
Law enforcement searched Myers’ home after getting a search warrant. According to a press release, the search found a small-caliber pistol along with “evidence consistent with Firth’s description of the events.”
The sheriff’s office is still investigating the incident and what led to it.
The press release said social media reports that Myers was on the run were not accurate. Myers was taken into custody Thursday morning without incident. There were no tactical or SWAT teams used, authorities said.
The Appanoose County Sheriff’s Office is conducting the investigation with the assistance of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the Appanoose County Attorney.