Marijuana dispute settled with baseball bat

Dallas man arrested for attempted murder

DALLAS -- A baseball bat was apparently used to settle an argument over a marijuana deal in Dallas Dec. 2.

The batter, a 28-year-old Dallas man, turned himself into police after he learned he was wanted for attempted murder.

Jared Randall Edwards allegedly tried to kill Addison Thomas Garber, 22, of Dallas.

Dallas police received an anonymous 911 call at 12:55 a.m. Dec. 2, reporting an assault behind the Whitworth Elementary School baseball fields.

Police found Garber bleeding from a large cut on his head. He was taken by paramedics to West Valley Hospital and was later transferred to Salem Hospital.

A witness identified Edwards as the suspect. Det. Scott Roth initiated a regional broadcast to located Edwards. Shortly thereafter, Edwards turned himself in.

He was taken to the Polk County Jail. He was arraigned Dec. 3 on charges of attempted murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault and unlawful delivery of a controlled substance.

His bail was set at $100,000.


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