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Neighbors Growing Together | Dec 18, 2014

Man arrested after stabbing in Keota Saturday

By David Hotle | Aug 18, 2014
Thomas Edward Gollaher

KEOTA — A man remains in custody in the Keokuk County Jail after an incident involving a subject who was found stabbed.
According to a press release from the Keokuk County Sheriff’s office, an apparent stabbing was reported Saturday evening in the 400 block of North Green Street in Keota. Keota Police, Keokuk County Sheriff’s deputies, the Keokuk County Conservation Department and Washington County Sheriff deputies responded. A female subject was located in the 200 block of North Green Street with a single knife wound to her chest.
Keokuk County paramedics and Keota QRS treated the victim at the scene. She refused ambulance transport. She is in stable condition.
According to the press release, Thomas Edward Gollaher, 25, of Keota, who has been named a suspect, was located. The release said the victim had identified him. Gollaher was arrested. He has been charged with first-degree burglary, a Class B felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison. Accor-ding to vinelink.com, Gollaher is incarcerated in the Keokuk County Jail.
Keota Police Chief Doug Conrad could not be reached for comment this morning about any possible additional charges in the case.
Washington County Sheriff Jerry Dunbar said that Washington County Dispatch had received a request for assistance Saturday night. He said the incident occurred on the county line. Two deputies responded to assist.
According to Iowa Courts Online, in the past Gollaher was charged with violating a no-contact or protective order.

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