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Suspect in Iowa State Trooper Sergeant Smith homicide booked into jail


This news story was published on April 24, 2021.
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GRUNDY CENTER – On Wednesday, April 21, 2021, Michael Lang of Grundy Center, was released by University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and transported by law enforcement authorities to the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office where he made his initial appearance. Lang, age 41, has been charged in the shooting death of Iowa State Patrol Sergeant Jim Smith in an attempt to arrest Lang who was barricaded in his home.

Lang has been charged with the following offenses:

First-Degree Murder, a Class A Felony, resulting in the death of Sergeant Jim Smith.

Attempt to Commit Murder, a Class B Felony, unlawfully and intentionally attempted to cause the death of Troopers in the wheeled armored personnel carrier.

Assault On A Peace Officer, a Class D Felony, resulting from the assault of a Grundy Center police officer with the intent to inflict serious injury upon the officer.

Michael Thomas Lang Complaint & Affidavit 

Lang has been transported to the Black Hawk County Jail where he is being held on a $3,000,000 cash bond.

Michael Lang

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14 Responses to Suspect in Iowa State Trooper Sergeant Smith homicide booked into jail

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 26, 2021 at 3:55 pm

    People need to realize that animosity toward police is a direct result of the way they treat people. When they start to realize that the weapon and badge they have is not a license to blatantly harass civilians, things might actually change.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      April 28, 2021 at 1:50 am

      You are an idiot. People need to realize that animosity toward police is a direct result of the way the media portrays them.

      When you hear 24/7 how thuggish, brutal, are out to hunt black people, racist, and any other line of bullshit that the Communist weenies can throw in, you get the animosity towards the police.

      Add into this the retarded ramblings of a halfwit basketball player named LeBitch, I mean Lebron, the talking head celebrities that get diarrhea of the mouth(as in have to tell the world via twitter or facebook)to add gas to the flames of this once great country.

      Every time a Communist, I mean Democrat gets in power, they tear this country down. It gets harder and harder to rebuild after a Communist regime, one of these times there may be no coming back.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        April 28, 2021 at 8:01 am

        “I mean Lebron, the talking head celebrities that get diarrhea of the mouth(as in have to tell the world via twitter or facebook)to add gas to the flames of this once great country.”
        I am pretty sure you didn’t feel this way about the person who, the last four years, added gas to every questionable decision he made via twitter.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          April 28, 2021 at 4:24 pm

          “I am pretty sure you didn’t feel this way about the person who, the last four years, added gas to every questionable decision he made via twitter.”

          His biggest problem was/is he slapped/s back at people like the, “halfwit basketball player named LeBitch, I mean Lebron, the talking head celebrities that get diarrhea of the mouth” and other Communists, I mean Democrats that slap at him.

          When left alone, yes he had diarrhea of the mouth. The Communist, I mean Democrat, Liberal media would blow it out of proportion, or mostly just lie out their ass about, or just plain fabricate a story to raise the hackles of the low information (cnn watchers) crowd(like BLM/ANTIFA domestic terrorists).

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        April 29, 2021 at 12:37 pm

        EXACTLY! If you tell the sheeple something enough times, they will believe it. They have a hard time thinking for themselves, and it’s called herd mentality.

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 26, 2021 at 9:37 am

    THIS IS BULLSHIT IF HE WAS WHITE HE WOULDA WALKED! SEE HOW STUPID THOSE COMMENT ARE? almost as stupid as the average black male who’s IQ averages out around 87. Black folks. Shut up. Nobody cares about your made up atruggle.and th e lies you perpetuate in an attempt to be relevant. Cops kill way more white ppl than black individuals every year, get over it. Oh a dead cop? Who gives a shit? He signed the line and got what half of them deserve. I agree with this defund the police thing. I dont start shit or look for trouble. Never needed a cop, a cop has never made a situation better and I’ve never wanted one around when things are going bad, they dont protect, they dont prevent. They show up after tragedy and write reposrts of abuse victims and attempt to hem them up. Cops are just here to try to funnel as many ppl as possible into the system so the law system can generate revenue, it ismt about justice and it’s never been about pur safety. The cops are a gang the same as any black or Mexican gang. Only difference is they are openly funded by the government that is supposed to work for us.

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 25, 2021 at 5:06 pm

    One cop killed by a civilian, while who knows how many civilians have been killed lately by cops. I really don’t see a problem here.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      April 25, 2021 at 5:42 pm

      wow

    • Blue Reply Report comment

      April 25, 2021 at 5:45 pm

      l believe there are 103 officers killed by civilians so far this year, not near as many as are retiring because of people like you …

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        April 26, 2021 at 9:53 am

        Good. Hopefully nobody applies to become a cop anymore. What kind of irresponsible idipt parent let’s their kid go down a path where literally everyone will hate them and they could get killed at work any day? What kind of adult makes the choice to take a thankless and dangerous job which makes them everyones enemy? Nobody likes police and police are essentially worthless. We should encourage kids to be something important and positive. Cops are worthless, they dont have any requirement to protect and serve and as another commenter said, they show up after the damage is done and write reports and try to push ppl to admit guilt even when they aren’t because cops are to lazy to do their work anyway. The less ppl we have becoming cops maybe we just wont have cops eventually. We dont need them. The community can police itself. If you cant mind your own business and be quiet without stealing, hurting or harassing people you may find yourself in a ditch, that’s justice. What isnt justice is what we see from our local courts and cops on a weekly basis. Letting child molesters and violent criminals out with nothing more than probation while incarcerating teens and twenty somethings for pot or whatever victimless non violent “crime” they get caught for. That happens all the time.in north iowa, career criminals and drug addicts get treated so well and non violent offenders and soft drug users get it up the butt hard as the judge can give it. It’s almost as if theres some type of corruption around here, almost like they want to ruin the future of those young kids so they can take their opportunities away and keep them in the system their whole life, almost like it’s all about profit and not a single other factor. So ya, f the cops and f the courts too.

        • J. Edgar Reply Report comment

          April 27, 2021 at 8:50 am

          Need to get back on your meds and out of your fantasy world

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        April 27, 2021 at 12:08 pm

        Don’t inflate the numbers.
        https://www.odmp.org/search/year/2021

        Total Line of Duty Deaths: 106
        9/11 related illness1
        Assault3
        Automobile crash7
        COVID1956
        Duty related illness2
        Gunfire17
        Heart attack3
        Motorcycle crash1
        Stabbed2
        Struck by vehicle6
        Vehicular assault8

      • Not Blue Reply Report comment

        April 27, 2021 at 12:08 pm

        Don’t inflate the numbers.
        https://www.odmp.org/search/year/2021

        Total Line of Duty Deaths: 106
        9/11 related illness1
        Assault3
        Automobile crash7
        COVID1956
        Duty related illness2
        Gunfire17
        Heart attack3
        Motorcycle crash1
        Stabbed2
        Struck by vehicle6
        Vehicular assault8

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      April 29, 2021 at 12:39 pm

      Who you gonna call, the next time somebody steals your huffy?