A man has been charged with attempted murder in Louisa County

LOUISA Co., Iowa (KWQC) – A Louisa County man is in good condition after deputies say a man shot him in his home.

Roy Patterson III, 40, is charged with attempted murder, a Class B felony, first-degree robbery, a Class B felony, armed with intent, a Class D felony, and possession of a weapon while under the influence, a felony.

The Louisa County Sheriff’s Office responded around 1:16 a.m. Saturday to a report of a man saying he had been shot in the 100 block of West River Road in Oakville.

Deputies arrived on scene to find the caller, Jack Leffel, with a single gunshot wound to the abdomen. He was treated at the scene before being transported to an area hospital for treatment. Leffler is said to be in serious but stable condition.

Leffel told officials he was shot by Patterson after an argument at the home and then left Leffel.

Deputies went to Patterson’s home in the 100 block of East River Road, where he turned himself in and was taken into custody, DePues said.

According to deputies, Patterson entered Leffel’s home with a gun and a struggle ensued. Patterson then shot Leffel once and drove home.

Patterson is currently being held at the Louisa County Jail on $500,000 cash-only bail.

Deputies said the investigation is ongoing. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is assisting. Further charges are pending.

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