Public Safety

Marion man charged in stabbing at motel held on $300,000 bond

CEDAR RAPIDS — A Marion man charged with stabbing a man at a motel earlier this week is being held on a $300,000 bond following a judge’s order Thursday in Linn County District Court.

Taaun Jackson, 42, was formally charged Thursday with one count each of attempted murder, first-degree burglary and willful injury resulting in serious injury. Jackson is accused of stabbing Shannon Coleman, 46, in the neck, causing serious injury, Tuesday at the Marion Motel, 2330 Seventh Ave., according to a criminal complaint.

Coleman told police Jackson broke into his motel room and stabbed him, the complaint shows. Officers responded to the motel just before 7 p.m. and found Coleman in the lobby area.

Police later found Jackson, who had a knife and admitted he had a fight with the Coleman.

Police said the two men are acquaintances who got into an argument, which ultimately led to the stabbing.

Coleman was taken to a hospital for emergency treatment, the complaint shows.

Jackson also was in court Thursday on an outstanding warrant from Hennepin County in Minnesota for domestic assault by strangulation. Jackson waived extradition back to Minnesota, but he will remain in Linn County pending the outcome in the Marion case.

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