Sunday, July 17, 2011

Congressman Boswell Fights with Attacker

Developing: A release from Des Moines area Congressman Leonard Boswell says someone broke into the congressman's farm in Lamoni and attacked his daughter last night. His office says the congressman fought with the intruder. Boswell's grandson got a shotgun and scared off the attacker, who then ran off into the fields by the house.

Here's the release from Boswell's office:

Des Moines, Ia. – Please find a statement below from Congressman Leonard Boswell’s Chief of Staff, Grant Woodard, concerning an incident at the Congressman’s farm on the night of July 16th.

At approximately 10:45 p.m. on Saturday there was an attempted home invasion at Congressman Leonard Boswell’s farm outside of Lamoni, Iowa. At the house at the time was Congressman Boswell, Dody Boswell, his daughter Cindy Brown, and grandson Mitchell Brown. The intruder entered the front door of the farm house and physically assaulted Cindy while demanding money at gunpoint. Hearing Cindy’s screams, Congressman Boswell entered the entryway and attempted to disarm the intruder of his weapon. While the scuffle between Congressman Boswell and the intruder was occurring, Mitchell was able to secure a shotgun from another room. Mitchell pointed the shotgun at the intruder who then retreated into the fields around the house.

Besides some scrapes and bruises, Congressman Boswell and his family are fine.

The Decatur County Sheriff’s Department is currently investigating the incident along with state and federal authorities.

Congressman Boswell would like to express his sincere thanks to all the members of the law enforcement community who have worked through the night on this matter.


Anthill_Goddess said...

Glad to know everyone is alright!

Anonymous said...

Gun crimes end when more people with guns arrive on the scene. The more accessible those guns are to the victims, the more quickly the gun crime ends. Second Ammendment FTW.