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Monday, October 17, 2011

Muscatine police arrest man for attempt to commit murder

Today, October 17, 2011, Muscatine police arrested TRAVIS BECK, DOB 9/1/1980, of 3470 Hwy 61 N., Muscatine and charged him with Attempt to Commit Murder for an incident on October 15, 2011.  The complaint alleges that BECK stabbed Chad Johnson multiple times in the back and chest with a pocket knife while in the 400 block of Green Street in Muscatine.  BECK was arrested without incident.

The victim was transported by Muscatine Fire Department to Trinity Hospital, Muscatine.  He was then transported to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for emergency surgery for his wounds.  The victim is expected to recover from his injuries.

BECK will be held in the Muscatine County Jail without bond pending his appearance tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. before a judge at the Muscatine County Courthouse.  If convicted of the offense BECK would face a mandatory prison sentence for a term not to exceed 25 years.

The charge against BECK is merely an accusation.  He is presumed to be innocent.