Spencer man faces attempted murder following probation violation

Monday, July 9, 2018

Wassom sees new charges after allegedly leaving training facility

Garrett Wassom

PALO ALTO COUNTY -- Garrett Wassom, of Spencer, who was arrested with Konner Mills, of Ayrshire, in November 2017, were arrested once again on a Palo Alto County warrant after allegedly walking away from Sioux City regional training facility.

He posted $15,000 bail and was released from the Palo Alto County Jail.

Wassom, now 19, was arrested on the warrant which includes attempted murder, conspiracy to commit a forcible felony and violation of probation associated with his initial sentence after he and Mills were arrested in connection with shots being fired at a vehicle in rural Palo Alto County during the early morning hours of Thursday, Nov. 15, 2017.

Wassom was previously sentenced in the case and was to attend and successfully complete the regional training facility program in Sioux City. When he failed to complete his time at the center, warrants were issued when Wassom allegedly walked away from the Sioux City facility.

The initial arrests stem from a shooting incident which injured an Albert City man. Christian Eberle reported a vehicle, later identified as a white 2002 Buick Lesabre, was following him and fired numerous rounds into his black 2006 Dodge Charger. Eberle was turning west onto 420th Street from 460th Avenue at the time of the shooting. Eberle reported that one of the bullets fired had struck him. Eberle provided a description of the vehicle, which was then stopped by the Spencer Police Department a short time later.

During the investigation into the incident, the Palo Alto County Sheriff's Office collected numerous items of evidence, which led to the issuance of several search warrants. Following an investigation and collection of evidence, arrest warrants were issued for Wassom and Mills. The two men were arrested in November 2017 at a residence in Spencer and each initially charged with attempted murder, a Class B felony and going armed with intent, a Class D felony.

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  • Geez, appears "attempted murder, conspiracy to commit forcible felony" aren't taken very seriously here considering the bail and sentencing. I'm ignoring probation violation because those charges are a secondary charge and not in and of themselves harmful to anyone or any property.

    Editorial comment: the first sentence of the third paragraph repeating the previous paragraph is disruptive to the flow of the story.

    -- Posted by helped_myself on Tue, Jul 10, 2018, at 7:36 AM
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