The Elkader, Iowa police department have announced that 25 year-old Brandon James Thoma was arrested in Madison, Wisconsin on a charge for an attempt to commit murder, a Class B felony, that occurred from a November 10th incident at an Elkader home.
The Elkader police allege that Thoma drove a car from Pella to Elkader with the intention of killing his victim. After arriving in Elkader, the police say that Thoma broke into the victim’s home after her husband had left for work and begin repeatedly striking and kicking the victim. The victim was later found by her husband and was taken by ambulance to the Central Community Hospital and later transferred to the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City.
The Clayton County Attorney’s office is working on securing Thoma’s extradition from Wisconsin.
Note: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
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