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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
January 19, 2015
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Suspect in Chariton Shooting Taken Into Custody

Chariton, IOWA – At approximately 10:00 PM, Robert Eugene Graham, 45, was taken into custody in Missouri.  Graham was taken into custody without incident at Poosey State Park in Livingston County by members of the Grundy and Livingston County Sheriff’s Offices and the Missouri State Highway Patrol SWAT Team.  Graham is currently being held at the Livingston County Jail.

At approximately 7:13 am on January 16, 2015, the Lucas County Dispatch Center received a 911 in reference to a female being shot outside a residence.  Chariton Police Officers responded to 1701 Court Avenue, in Chariton.  Upon arriving at the residence, Chariton Police officers found a female lying in the driveway by a vehicle with a gunshot wound.  The victim was transported to a local hospital and was then taken by air ambulance to a Des Moines hospital.  The victim, Gayle Darrah, 33, is still in critical condition at this time.

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