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A 32 year old Glenwood City man is in custody charged with attempted homicide following a Sept. 25 incident in rural Clear Lake.

According to a release from the Polk County Sheriff, Duane Smith Jr. was arrested by Glenwood City police after fleeing the scene of a crime.

The 77-year-old victim was in stable condition airlifted to Regions Hospital, according to the Polk County statement.

On Friday a little after 6 p.m. Polk County deputies responded to a rural Clear Lake address for an attempted homicide of an elderly victim.

“The 77 year-old victim had blunt-force trauma and edged weapon wounds,” Sheriff Brent Waak said in a press release. “The victim was able to fight off the attack and protect himself with a shotgun. The victim fired a shot but did not strike the suspect.”

“The St Croix County Sheriff’s Office and Glenwood City Police quickly located the suspect and took him into custody without incident,” Waak said.

The incident remains under investigation by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.