OSKALOOSA — Police say a Minnesota man attempted to kill a male victim with the leg of a coffee table, before assaulting officers while resisting arrest.

Carlos David Myhre, 26, of Bloomington, Minnesota, was charged Friday with attempted murder, a class B felony; willful injury causing serious injury, a class C felony; assault causing serious injury, a class D felony; assault on a police officer, an aggravated misdemeanor; and interference with official acts causing bodily injury, a serious misdemeanor.

Myhre is being held on a $100,000 cash-only bond. Myhre faces up to 46 years in prison if convicted of all charges.

In court filings, the Oskaloosa Police Department said they were called to the Southern Hills Apartments in Oskaloosa at 5:25 p.m. Friday for a fight in progress. Investigators in court documents say Myhre had been asked to leave the victim's residence, became belligerent and began hitting the victim in the face. The victim began to defend himself when they fell into a coffee table while fighting, police say in court filings.

Investigators say that Myhre used a metal leg from the coffee table to strike the male victim in the back of the head multiple times. Police say the broken leg weighed more than two pounds.

The victim was able to get away from the situation and was transported to the emergency room for his injuries.

Officers located Myhre in a stairwell of the apartment building where he refused to comply and was sprayed with pepper spray, court records say. During the struggle, an officer was injured.

A preliminary hearing is set for May 11 at 11:45 a.m. 

Kyle Ocker is the editor of the Oskaloosa Herald and the Ottumwa Courier. He can be reached at kocker@oskyherald.com. Follow him on Twitter @Kyle_Ocker.

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Kyle Ocker is a Centerville native and award-winning multimedia journalist. Kyle is currently the president of the Iowa Freedom of Information Council and vice president of the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association.

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