HAMILTON COUNTY – A McLeansboro woman has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated battery, and aggravated discharge of a firearm after an incident early Sunday morning.
78-year-old Lynda K. Johnson made her first court appearance in Hamilton County Court Tuesday.
In a release, Hamilton County Sheriff Tracy Lakin said one of his deputies took Johnson into custody after officers were summoned to the emergency room at Hamilton Memorial Hospital for a report of a gunshot victim, Johnson’s spouse, around 12:20 a.m. Sunday. The victim was eventually transported to an Evansville, IN hospital.
Johnson is currently being held in the White County Jail with bond set at $250,000. She has waived her right to a preliminary hearing, and a motion to reduce bond hearing has been set for Wednesday, July 15 at 10 a.m.