Crime Watch 8

19-year-old faces attempted murder charge in Alexandria shooting

Staff Reports - ANDERSON, Ind. (WISH) -- A 19-year-old woman has been formally charged with attempted murder and other counts in connection with an early morning shooting near Alexandria last month, according to online court documents.

Sierra Swoveland has been charged with three felonies and a misdemeanor: attempted murder, robbery resulting in serious injury, armed robbery and carrying a handgun without a license. She is next scheduled to appear in Madison Circuit Court 4 at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 20.

Madison County Sheriff Scott Mellinger said 29-year-old Timothy Lampkins called police about 3:45 a.m. Aug. 9 and said he had been shot. Authorities used technology to located him in the area of County Road 1400 North and State Road 9 with several gunshot wounds.

Court documents provided Friday said Lampkins was found in his vehicle with multiple gunshot wounds to the neck, chest and the side of his torso.

Soon thereafter, the documents said, police receiving a call about Swoveland; she was "banging on the door" of a home in the 100 block of County Road 1400 North.

Police set up a 3-mile perimeter in the area searching for Swoveland. She was found walking along State Road 9 and brought in without incident around 7:30 a.m. She had injuries, she told police, from falling and climbing over fences.

Lampkins was initially transported to Community Hospital Anderson in serious condition but was later flown to IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. As of 7 p.m. Aug. 9, Lampkins was unable to communicate, hospital staff told the sheriff.

An Indiana Department of Natural Resources' police dog found the weapon believed to have been used in the shooting about a half-mile from Lampkins' vehicle. Court documents said the gun was a black Ruger LCP semiauto pistol.

Alexandria Community Schools ran on a two-hour delay due to the shooting.


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