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On Friday, April 13, 2018, at approximately 11:47 pm, public safety personnel were dispatched to the 700 block of East Anson Street to investigate a complaint of gunshots. Upon arrival, and following a preliminary investigation, officers determined that an altercation had occurred in the 700 block of May Street between several individuals. During this altercation, a suspect displayed, and ultimately fired, multiple gunshots. Two male, juveniles (both age 17) were wounded during this incident. Both victims suffered what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.
On Saturday, April 14, at 5:54 am, the Marshalltown Police Department executed a search warrant in the 800 block of East Anson Street. During this search warrant execution, two persons of interest in this investigation were located and taken into custody without incident. The investigation of this incident is ongoing. Two adult males have been arrested in connection with this investigation. Both of these individuals have been taken to the Marshall County Jail where they will be held pending an initial court appearance.
Efrain Javier TORRES-WEITZELL
Charged with two counts of Attempted Murder & Going Armed with Intent
Charged with two counts of Attempted Murder
Photos of the arrested parties are not currently available.
The Marshalltown Police Department is asking anyone who has information about this incident to contact the Marshalltown Police Department via telephone at 641.754.5725. Information can also be submitted to Marshall County Crime Stoppers by telephoning 641.753.1234 or via text messaging by texting the word “marshall” followed by the tip to CRIMES (274637) or online at www.marshallcountycs.com. All tips to Marshall County Crime Stoppers are completely anonymous and could earn a reward of up to $1000.00.
(A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.)
For more information, please contact Police Chief Michael Tupper by calling 641.754.5771 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.