Albia Police Chief Brad Evinger spoke to the Albia City Council about a recent shooting during Monday night’s council meeting.
Evinger stated that a shooting had taken place across the street from the Albia BP at 107 N. Main St.
“There were seven shots fired towards the direction of BP,” said Evinger.
Evinger stated that all seven of the shots had struck a Ford F-150 and that authorities had arrested a suspect approximately two hours after the shooting occurred and the suspect is currently in jail on a $100,0000 cash only bond.
According to a press release from the Albia Police Department sent to the paper, the suspect arrested on suspicion of the shooting is Colton Daniel Butz, 24, of Albia.
The press release stated the shooting took place Friday, May 28 at approximately 12:16 a.m. and the situation began with a verbal altercation with two males near the gas pumps at BP and that one of the men had broken a window of the victim’s F-150 with an unknown object before fleeing.
Several shots were then fired at the truck from across the street and several witnesses said they observed a male run into a nearby apartment. Officers located several 9 mm casings across the street near the entrance of the apartment.
Officers were able to obtain surveillance footage from BP and a clerk identified the suspect as Butz. Officers were also able to obtain information about Butz’s location and contacted the Appanoose County Sheriff’s Department.
Butz was located south of Moravia by the Appanoose County Sheriff’s Department and was taken into custody along with a 9 mm handgun. Butz was later transported to the Monroe County Jail where he remains.
Butz has been charged with attempted murder, a class B felony, going armed with intent, a class D felony, criminal mischief second degree, a class D felony, reckless use of a firearm, an aggravated misdemeanor and theft fifth degree, a simple misdemeanor. Butz is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.