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UPDATE: Attempted homicide suspect charged in Polk County

Duane Smith JR
Duane Smith JR(Polk County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Sep. 28, 2020 at 11:13 AM CDT
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POLK COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) - Court records show Duane Smith has now been charged in Polk County Court.

Smith is charged with attempted first degree intentional homicide, aggravated battery- elderly and misdemeanor bail jumping.

He is currently being held on a $100,000 cash bond. His next court date is scheduled for Sept. 29.

An attempted homicide suspect is now in custody and the victim is in stable condition.

Polk County Sheriff’s Office says Duane Smith JR, 32 of Glenwood City, fled the scene of an attempted homicide on Friday, Sept. 25. Glenwood City Police located Smith and took him into custody. Officials believe he was under the influence of controlled substances.

Smith is currently in custody at the Polk County Jail.

The 77-year-old victim was able to fight off the attack and protect himself with a shotgun. He shot at Smith but did not hit him. He was flown to Regions Hospital and was last known to be in stable condition, according to officials.

The incident is still under investigation.

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