Fairfield juvenile arrested for attempted murder
The Fairfield Police Department arrested a 16-year-old male subject Wednesday morning who was wanted on a Muscatine County warrant for attempted murder.
Noah Hass, 16, of Fairfield was taken into custody at 9:45 a.m., and held at the Jefferson County Jail for around an hour and a half before being released to Muscatine County law enforcement authorities.
According to a WQAD article, Hass is wanted in conjunction with a shooting occurring Sunday in Muscatine, where a victim was transported to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City for the treatment of serious injuries.
Although Hass was arrested on attempted murder charges, according to a Muscatine Police Department press release, additional charges are pending.
Jefferson County assistant attorney Pat McAvan said he didn’t have any first-hand information about the case that he could share with the public, but he did say that Hass’s case would start in adult court.
“According to Iowa Code: 232.147, juvenile court records are confidential unless they are charged with forcible felonies. This case involves a forcible felony, and because he is 16 years of age or older, it actually is not a juvenile court case; it starts in adult court,” McAvan said. “There is a possibility that his attorney could make a request for his trial to be sent back to juvenile court, but if that happens, it will all happen later and it will happen in Muscatine County.”
The Muscatine Police Department is requesting the public’s cooperation in the criminal investigation of the incident. Those with information regarding this case or other criminal activity are encouraged to contact the Muscatine Police Department at 563-263-9922 Ext. 608 or send a private message through the department’s Facebook account.
Callers may remain anonymous.
Arrested subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.