Algona Man Charged With Attempted Murder

Thu 9-17-2020

(Pocahontas)-- An Algona, Iowa, man has been charged with attempted murder after authorities say he fired a shotgun at another person.

Eighteen-year-old Joshua Jordan Schmidt was arrested on September 14 and is being held in the Pocahontas County Jail on a $25,000 cash bond.

The Pocahontas County Sheriff's Office says on September 12 deputies were called to 102 Grant Street in Rolfe, Iowa, after they received a call of a shooting.

Authorities say after an argument over property broke out, Schmidt pointed and fired the weapon at another person before he fled the scene.

The person Schmidt fired the gun at was not injured.

The Pocahontas County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Laurens Police Department, Pocahontas Police Department, and the Pocahontas County Attorney's Office.

(Courtesy news partner KTIV in Sioux City)