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Jackson County man charged with attempted murder

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A Jackson County man has been charged with attempted murder after a domestic dispute in December.

A spokesperson from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said that on December 21, 2013 Robert Michael McClain, 44, during a domestic situation, shot his wife in the leg with a shotgun. She also had also suffered a wound in the back from a knife.

Police said upon arrival they found McClain in an upstairs bedroom with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the facial area.

Both were taken to area hospitals for treatment.

Officials say McClain has been charged with attempted murder, willful injury, and possession of a weapon by a felon.

McClain was held at the Jackson County Detention Center in Maquoketa on $500,000 bond.