Jackson Co. Man Accused of Attempted Murder

By Hayley Bruce, Reporter

JACKSON COUNTY, Iowa —A Jackson County man is accused of attempted murder after deputies say he shot and stabbed his wife in December.

A Thursday release from the Jackson County Sheriff's office said Robert Michael McClain, 44, shot his wife in the leg with a shotgun and stabbed her in the back with a knife on Dec. 21, 2013.

The release said the wife reported the shooting at 34600 High Bridge road in Northern Jackson County at 11:16 p.m. At the time, she said the McClain was still in the house.

When deputies arrived on scene, the report said they found the McClain in an upstairs bedroom with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the face. Both people were taken to the Dubuque Hospitals for treatment, and McClain was later transported to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

McClain is charged with attempted murder, willful injury and possession of a weapon by a felon.

He is being held at the Jackson County Detention Center in Maquoketa on $500,000 bond.
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