Attempted murder charge added in Sunday shooting in Johnson County

A Johnson County man is being charged with attempted murder after a Sunday shooting near Morgantown.

Rescue workers and Johnson County deputies were called to the 6700 block of South Johnson County Road 800W at around 9 p.m. Sunday on a reported shooting.

Deputies’ investigation led them to a Jennings County home near Elizabethtown where they arrested 19-year-old Nicholas R. Saunders of Morgantown on preliminary charges of aggravated battery for the Johnson County incident and Jennings County charges including resisting law enforcement and criminal mischief to a sheriff’s vehicle.

After review of the case by the Johnson County prosecutor, a probable cause affidavit was filed Tuesday by the sheriff’s department on an additional charge of attempted murder.

The victim, 38-year-old Jerry Jones of Morgantown was taken to an Indianapolis hospital and was in critical condition

19-year-old Miranda D. Lawson of Morgantown was also arrested after a search of a Morgan County home on a charge of false informing.