Cherokee, IA (KICD)–A Cherokee man has been charged with attempted murder.
Cherokee Police received a 911 call from a woman shortly after 7:30 Tuesday night reporting that 34-year-old Joseph Kosiba had broken into her house and was trying to killer her. The woman and her daughter fled from the home. A Storm Lake man was allegedly assaulted by Kosiba with a hammer.
Kosiba was charged with class B felony charges of attempted murder and 1st degree burglary, class D felony counts of assault while participating in a felony, willful injury, and going armed with intent and domestic abuse assault. Kosiba was held in Cherokee County jail.
Cherokee County Deputies and the Iowa State Patrol assisted on scene.