Public Safety

Cedar Rapids man repeatedly stabbed wife in neck, said he tried to kill her, police say

Jamercion Bush
Jamercion Bush

CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids man used a kitchen knife to repeatedly stab his wife in the neck Sunday afternoon, and later admitted he tried to kill her, police said.

Jamercion D’Andre Bush, 28, has been charged with attempt to commit murder, willful injury, assault while displaying a dangerous weapon and assault on a peace officer, according to a criminal complaint.

Police said officers were dispatched at 3 p.m. to the 700 block of Fourth Street SW, where they found a 27-year-old woman who had suffered significant stabs wounds to her neck.

Police said the woman was conscious and breathing when officers arrived and was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

She identified her assailant — Bush — as her husband, police said.

Bush had fled the before officers arrived, police said, and officers were notified to keep an eye out.

The criminal complaint states that while police were investigating at the residence, Bush called the police department and admitted he tried to kill his wife by stabbing her.

Shortly afterward, police received a report of a man in the area of Ingredion, 1001 First St. SW, who had punched out a car window and was walking in the middle of the road.

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Officers found Bush near First Street and Eighth Avenue. When confronted, police said, he became combative and attempted to throw a large rock at them. No officers were injured.

Bush is being held at the Linn County Jail on $75,000 cash-only bond. Attempted murder is a Class B felony, punishable by up to 25 years in prison.

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