Man charged with attempted murder in Douglas County after allegedly grabbing steering wheel from driver

photo by: Allen County Sheriff's Office

Jayce Tyler Ingham

A man has been charged in Douglas County District Court with attempted murder after allegedly trying to steer a vehicle in which he was a passenger off the road.

Jayce Tyler Ingham, 35, of Iola, is charged with two felony counts of attempted murder in the second degree and one count of misdemeanor criminal damage for breaking a vehicle window, according to charging documents, which listed the other two people in the vehicle as a 17-year-old and an adult.

The charges stem from an incident on Dec. 2. Ingham was arrested near the intersection of Clinton Parkway and Crestline Drive around 7:50 p.m., according to the jail booking log. The incident number connected to Ingham’s arrest indicates that Lawrence police responded around 7:40 p.m. to a domestic battery report; the address of the incident was redacted on the Lawrence police blotter.

During Ingham’s first appearance on Monday, Senior District Attorney David Greenwald said that Ingham was initially booked on suspicion of aggravated assault but that the charges were elevated to attempted murder in the second degree and that an argument could be made that the charges could be attempted murder in the first degree.

Greenwald asked Judge Blake Glover to set a bond of $60,000 cash or surety. Glover said that another judge had already set the bond at $10,000 for the aggravated assault charge but that in light of the elevation to attempted murder he would grant the new bond.

Glover appointed Branden Smith to represent Ingham and scheduled Ingham’s next court date on Dec. 13, for a status update.

Greenwald said he was not aware of any prior convictions for Ingham but that he had pending charges in Allen and Anderson counties. Ingham told the court that he was facing misdemeanor charges in Allen County.

Charges were filed against him in Allen County in November for misdemeanor domestic battery, criminal damage and possession of marijuana. Additional charges were filed against Ingham on Wednesday for felony child abuse for allegedly slapping a 12-year-old and for misdemeanor child endangerment, according to Allen County court records.

The Journal-World has requested Ingham’s booking photo from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

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