McLeansboro Woman Arrested for Attempted Murder Sunday

McLeansboro Woman Arrested for Attempted Murder Sunday

HAMILTON CO. – A McLeansboro woman was arrested Sunday for an attempted murder and other charges in Hamilton County.

Hamilton County Sheriff Tracy Lakin said one of his deputies took 78-year-old Lynda K. Johnson of McLeansboro into custody for attempt (first degree murder), aggravated discharge of a firearm and aggravated battery after officers were summoned to the emergency room at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro for a report of a gunshot victim around 12:20 a.m. Sunday.

After further investigation, it was learned the victim was shot their spouse. The victim was transferred to an Evansville, IN hospital and listed in stable condition.

The Hamilton County State’s Attorney’s Office is reviewing the case. Johnson is currently lodged in the White County Jail.