Arrest made in May 7 shooting investigation

 Arrest made in May 7 shooting investigation

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Jeremy Lynn Lavender, 34, of Marshalltown was arrested and charged with attempted murder on Monday.

He was also charged with:

• Willful injury, a Class C felony

• Four class D felonies – possession of a firearm as a felon, going armed with intent, probation violation warrant and voluntary absence from custody warrant.

Lavender is being held in the Marshall County Jail.

The charges stem from a May 7 shooting in which Marshall County Sheriff deputies responded to a report of a shooting in the 2200 mile of West Main Street Road near Marshalltown. They found the victim Michael Limkemann, 35, of Marshalltown. He was transported to UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown and stabilized. He was then transported to a Des Moines trauma center by air ambulance. Limkemann is in stable condition.

Additional criminal charges and arrests are pending as the incident remains under investigation by the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office was assisted by Mid Iowa Drug Task Force, Marshalltown Police Department and SWAT.

Some court history of Lavender includes he was found guilty in April 2016 to domestic abuse assault causing bodily injury, second-degree burglary in 2011 and first-degree robbery in 2005.

Anyone with information related to this case is encouraged to call the Marshall County Communications Center at 641-754-5725, or tips may be submitted by calling 641-753-1234, via text by texting the word “marshall” followed by the tip to CRIMES (274637), or online at

All tips are completely anonymous and could earn a reward of up to $1,000 if the tip results in an arrest.

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