Man charged with attempted murder

Published 4:08 pm Wednesday, March 20, 2019

LaFAYETTE — A LaFayette man was arrested on March 12 after allegedly striking a woman with a crowbar.

Jimmy Copeland, 69, has been charged with attempted murder and domestic violence, first-degree. Both charges are felonies.

Lt. Roderick Brock said officers received a call at about 11:30 p.m. to the 200 block of Fifth Avenue NW. Upon arrival, officers found a white female suffering from severe injuries. She told police she was hit in the head with a crowbar during an argument with Copeland.

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The investigation determined the call came from a neighbor’s residence after the female fled her home to get away from Copeland. The neighbor called police after witnessing the woman’s injuries.

Brock said based on the woman’s injuries at the scene, officers decided to make an arrest.

During the interrogation, Brock said Copeland confessed to hitting the woman with the object. The crowbar was recovered from the scene.

Copleand was incarcerated in the Chambers County Jail with bonds totaling $20,000, but has since bonded out.