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Waverly man arrested while hiding in a park after attacking and seriously injuring person with a hatchet


This news story was published on February 25, 2020.
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WAVERLY – A Waverly man was arrested while hiding in a park after attacking and seriously injuring a person with a hatchet.

On February 21, 2020, the Waverly Police Department responded to a Domestic Disturbance call. When Waverly police arrived on the scene, they located a victim with multiple face and head injuries who claimed they were attacked by the defendant using a hatchet before fleeing the scene. The victim was transported to the Waverly Health Center for injuries and was air-lifted to the University Hospital in Iowa City when the victim’s condition deteriorated.

The defendant was located a short distance from the scene while hiding in a park. He was in possession of a hatchet and the victim’s cell phone. The defendant was identified as 38-year-old Michael Jay Howard of Waverly.

Howard was arrested on charges of Willful Injury (class ‘C’ felony) and released to the Bremer County Jail. Howard is currently being held on a $50,000 cash bond. The charge carries a penalty of up to ten years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines if convicted. Additional charges are pending against Howard at the conclusion of the investigation. The Bremer County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the apprehension of the defendant.

HOWARD, MICHAEL JAY

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6 Responses to Waverly man arrested while hiding in a park after attacking and seriously injuring person with a hatchet

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    Tj Reply Report comment

    February 27, 2020 at 11:15 pm

    I have known the victim for 30 years. Stay strong “T” and prayers for a quick recovery. He needs more than 10 years and a $50k bond, but hey, it’s only attempted murder. I hope the DA and judge nail his @ss to the walk.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 25, 2020 at 10:52 am

    Well, he looks like a disgruntled pig! Like his face reminds me of an old hog with no teeth. He looks exactly the same as so many other people I’ve seen in iowa who are held retarded and possibly inbred. I’d venture to guess all his kids are meth babies. He probably cant spell to well. It would have been a great story if the victim simply shot him in his unforgivable face.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 25, 2020 at 11:59 am

      Were is his MAGA hat?

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 25, 2020 at 2:42 pm

        Up his ass next to his brain.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 25, 2020 at 9:24 pm

        He’s pushing for violence, got to be a Liberal.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 25, 2020 at 4:18 pm

      Reading your post I’d venture to guess that you are half retarded, inbred and a meth addict. You can’t spell too well but think you can.