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Charges filed in Stanhope shooting incident

STANHOPE– Charges have been filed in a Dec. 28, 2019, incident in which Jacob Elliott, 19, was shot during an attempted robbery.

Police Chief Steve Butler of the Ellsworth/Jewell/Stanhope Police Department said that Olnario Rodriguez-Ruffridge, 17, has been charged with attempted murder, a Class B felony, and robbery in the first degree, a Class B felony. Keeshaun Crooks, 17, has been charged with attempted murder, a Class B felony.

A 17-year-old juvenile has been charged in Juvenile Court with accessory after the fact, an aggravated misdemeanor.

The Ellsworth-Jewell-Stanhope Police Department was assisted by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, and the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office in the investigation.

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