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That courthouse attack in Tippecanoe County?

A rural Lafayette man accused of attacking a lawyer at the Tippecanoe County Courthouse after a civil court case last month has been charged with attempted murder, attempted aggravated battery and confinement.

Prosecutors on Tuesday filed the charges in Tippecanoe Superior Court 1 against Russell A. Timmons, 48. The June 22 attack occurred outside Tippecanoe Superior Court 2.

The most serious charge, attempted murder, is a Class A felony punishable by 20 to 50 years in prison.

Good luck on a "not guilty" plea. There is video.