OFFICER SHOT: Marshalltown Suspects In Court
Two men suspected of robbing a credit union in Marshalltown at gunpoint faced a judge for the first time over the weekend.
Police say 22-year-old Ben Crisantos and 22-year-old Abel Ramirez robbed the Lennox Employees Credit Union on Friday then led officers on a short chase. Officers say Crisantos fired at Officer Vern Jefferson, hitting him in the leg.
Crisantos was hit in the hip by a shot from Officer Jefferson.
Ramirez and Crisantos are being held in the Marshall County Jail. Both are charged with armed robbery. Crisantos is also charged with attempted murder.
A preliminary hearing is set for November 14th and additional charges for both suspects are pending.