Attempted Murder Suspect Jailed

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Des Moines Police say a man wanted on an attempted murder charge is now in the Polk County Jail.

Nineteen-year-old Johnathan Frencher is accused of shooting 18-year-old Andrew Scruggs on November 15th in Des Moines. Police say Scruggs and a friend had been walking near 19th and Forest when they approached a vehicle with Johnathan and Freddie Frencher inside.

Police say Johnathan Frencher shot Scruggs in the head and took off.

Frencher was arrested in Missouri about a month ago and has now been transferred back to Polk County to face the charge of attempted murder. He is being held on a bond of $50,000.


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