A man wanted for attempted murder is back in Iowa after being arrested in Missouri

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A man wanted on an attempted murder charge is back in Iowa and in the Polk County Jail.

Nineteen-year-old Johnathan Frencher is accused of shooting 18-year-old Andrew Scruggs in November.

Police say Scruggs and a friend were walking near 19th and Forest.  The pair approached a vehicle with Frencher inside, and then a shot was fired.

Scrugg was hit in the head.  He’s since recovered from that shooting.

Authorities say Frencher was taken into custody about a month ago.

Sgt. Chris Scott said, “Missouri picked him up on traffic charges. Then have to wait to extradite him. We have to wait since there’s a process. Once we got our extradition, went down picked him up brought him to Polk County.”

Frencher will appear for his preliminary hearing on February 16th.


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