Nebraska Man Arrested in Iowa on Attempted Murder Count

Lincoln, Neb.-- A Nebraska man has been charged in an arrest warrant with attempted murder after police say he threatened a woman and her teenage daughter with a circular saw last month.

Thirty-four-year-old Jerry Stilen, of La Vista, Neb., was arrested Thursday at the Pottawattamie County Jail in Council Bluffs, where he was being held on other charges.

Police says Stilen broke into the Council Bluffs home of a 37-year-old ex-girlfriend on Dec. 23 and threatening her with a circular saw. Police say he choked the woman, and when her 15-year-old daughter fled, he chased her down and choked and threatened the girl, too. A neighbor called police to report the attack.

Stilen remains in the jail and could not be reached Saturday for comment.


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