Grinnell Regional Medical Center put on ‘lock down’ mode while police searched for suspect
By STAFF REPORTS
Grinnell police have charged a Georgia man in connection to a stabbing at an apartment complex in Grinnell.
According to Police Sergeant Christopher Wray, Grinnell police received a report of a stabbing at 915 Prince St., Grinnell, at approximately 3:55 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 28.
Police arrested Braxton Alan Hoover, 28, Georgia, and is charged with
• Willful Injury – a Class “C” Felony
• Assault while using/displaying a dangerous weapon – an Aggravated Misdemeanor
• Child Endangerment – an Aggravated Misdemeanors.
Tony Lee Inman, 31, Grinnell, was taken to Grinnell Regional Medical Center with multiple stab wounds to the upper left side of his chest area as well as a stab wound above his left eye area.
According to Wray, an altercation had occurred between the two in an apartment building before concluding in the parking lot of the apartment complex.
Grinnell police were able to quickly locate and detain the suspect with the assistance of Poweshiek County Sheriff’s deputies. In addition, police instructed GRMC to be placed in a “lock down” mode until the suspect could be located.
Hoover was processed at the Grinnell Police Department and transported to the Poweshiek County Jail.
It should be noted that a criminal charge is merely an accusation and all suspects are considered innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.