GRUNDY CENTER, Iowa – On Wednesday, Michael Lang of Grundy Center, was released by the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and transported by law enforcement authorities to the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office where he made his initial appearance. Lang, 41, has been charged in the shooting death of Iowa State Patrol Sergeant Jim Smith in an attempt to arrest Lang who was barricaded in his home.
Lang has been accused of and charged with the following offenses:
- First-Degree Murder, a Class A Felony, resulting in the death of Smith.
- Attempt to Commit Murder, a Class B Felony, after unlawfully and intentionally attempting to cause the death of Troopers in the wheeled armored personnel carrier.
- Assault On A Peace Officer, a Class D Felony, resulting from the assault of a Grundy Center police officer with the intent to inflict serious injury upon the officer.
Lang has been transported to the Black Hawk County Jail where he is being held on a $3,000,000 cash bond.
Read the complaint and affidavit below:Complaint Affidavit