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Iowa man charged with attempted murder of sheriff after ramming police car with tractor outfitted with front-end bale spear


This news story was published on May 24, 2019.
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DES MOINES – An Iowa man who was confronted by police responding to a domestic incident used his tractor to ram and impale a police vehicle with a sheriff inside, pushing the vehicle about 100 feet.

On May 23, 2019, the Iowa State Patrol and Division of Criminal Investigation charged 54-year old Gerry Greenland with one count of Attempted Murder. The charge follows an investigation into the action of Mr. Greenland towards Decatur County Sheriff Ben Boswell.

On May 23, 2019, at 3:03 p.m., Decatur County Sheriff Ben Boswell, along with two deputies, was dispatched to 14163 -128th Avenue in rural Grand River following a 911 call with a report of an altercation between family members. The initial responding deputy was confronted by Mr. Greenland, who was driving a John Deere 4250 tractor that was outfitted with a front-end bale spear. As the deputy drove up the driveway, Mr. Greenland drove the tractor towards the deputy’s vehicle. The deputy took evasive action and avoid contact with the tractor. Mr. Greenland then drove the tractor towards the vehicle occupied by Sheriff Boswell that was stopped on the grass next to the driveway. Mr. Greenland struck Sheriff Boswell’s vehicle, forcing one of the bale spear tines through the driver’s door and pushing Sheriff Boswell and his vehicle more than 100 feet. When the tractor and impaled vehicle came to a rest, deputies were able to get Mr. Greenland from the tractor and take him into custody without further incident. Sheriff Boswell was unharmed.

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18 Responses to Iowa man charged with attempted murder of sheriff after ramming police car with tractor outfitted with front-end bale spear

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 27, 2019 at 4:16 am

    The Sheriff got the point !!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 26, 2019 at 8:30 am

    What the hell does a transit from chitcago or deadtroit know about a spear? Right! Right – webster says their used for hunting lions – IN Iowa ?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 26, 2019 at 9:27 am

      Bet you don’t have the balls to say that to a black persons face eh coward.
      Go molest some pigs that youre so fond of in the barn you bib overall wearing fool.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 25, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    He will get off! Claims his GPS went haywire (remote controlled) and he was watching the futures on his TV.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 25, 2019 at 10:25 am

    Typical white trash guy and probably a Trump supporter stay classy y’all.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 25, 2019 at 8:57 am

    Maybe them cops was blocking his mailbox so he couldn’t get a check.

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    Jose Cuervo Reply Report comment

    May 24, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    What is his immigration status? Allen care to speculate…if?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 25, 2019 at 8:57 pm

      No need to – you can tell from his looks and his name that this shitbag is actually one of ours and has a right to be here. Still, it’s a shame they didn’t shoot him when they had the chance.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 24, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    LOL. It’s not funny, but Mr. Greenland is very fortunate he doesn’t have several new holes in his fat ass. I imagine the thought of shooting him crossed Deputy Ben’s list of options.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 24, 2019 at 5:00 pm

      He is white. They don’t shoot white men.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 25, 2019 at 7:40 am

        Sure they do, you have never been to California. I saw the police in Lake Elsinore shoot a unarmed (white man) 105 times because he was shooting cans with a BB gun. I t happens all the time. It’s just that people of color are easier to shoot because they are to stupid to duck.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 25, 2019 at 5:23 pm

          105 times? You stood there and counted?

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            Anonymous

            May 27, 2019 at 7:59 am

            Did you ever hear of the news???

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 25, 2019 at 9:21 am

        except for the fact that more white people are shot by police than black people so you need to shut you black racist mouth, you and the rest of the dindu’s need to learn something, youre not victims. youre not singled out and you dont have it any worse than anyone else in this country. if people hate black people it because of bs like this. stop making up lies and using your feelings as facts.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 25, 2019 at 10:23 am

          No some white trash people hate black people because they dress and talk different and other things and because they are black.

          If you think racism isn’t a troubling issue then you’re just stupid and ignorant and highly doubt a white guy got shot 105 times or even at all.

          White trash people get mad when they are called out on their BS.

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            Anonymous

            May 26, 2019 at 7:25 am

            You haven’t ‘called out’ anybody and I doubt if you ever have.
            You’re pushing another load of toxic, race-baiting bullshit.

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            Anonymous

            May 26, 2019 at 9:55 am

            sure, you’re right there is some people who feel that these communities belongs to their own – white – offspring, because they were built by their on – white – forefathers and they don’t like it when their – white – culture is being replaced by something else – as you put it; by people who look, talk and dress different.

            still, these folks represent a minority and the more common concerns are simply related to the elevated crime rates and welfare abuse that invariably follows when afro americans move in.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 26, 2019 at 9:29 am

          I have p