Marshall County

Arrest made in May 7 shooting investigation

May 12, 2020

Marshalltown, IA - A local man was arrested in Marshalltown on May 11, charged with attempted murder and other serious offenses stemming from an early morning shooting May 7, 2020.

On May 7th, 2020 at 04:29 am, Marshall County Sheriff's deputies responded to a rural area in the 2200-mile of West Main Street Road regarding a report that a person had been shot. When Deputies arrived, they discovered a male in a remote area. The male was transported to the Unity Point Heath Emergency Room by ambulance, where he was stabilized and then transported to a Des Moines trauma center by air ambulance. The victim, Michael Limkemann, age 35, of Marshalltown, remains in stable condition.

On May 11th, 2020, Jeremy Lynn Lavender, age 34, of Marshalltown, was arrested and charged with the following:

Attempted Murder, a Class B Felony
Willful Injury, a Class C Felony
Possession of a Firearm as a Felon, a Class D Felony
Going Armed With Intent, a Class D Felony
Probation Violation warrant, a Class D Felony
Voluntary Absence from Custody warrant, a Class D Felony

Lavender is currently being held in the Marshall County Jail.

Additional criminal charges and arrests are pending as the incident remains under investigation by the Marshall County Sheriff's Office.

Marshall County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Mid Iowa Drug Task Force, Marshalltown Police Department and SWAT.

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.

About Marshall County Sheriff's Office
The Marshall County, Iowa Sheriff's Office is led by Sheriff Steve Hoffman and is committed to keeping communities and neighborhoods safe in Marshall County.

For additional information or a sample copy, contact:
Steve Hoffman, Sheriff
Marshall County Sheriff's Office
Fax 641-754-6325

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