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UPDATE: Holdrege Woman Jailed for Alleged Murder Attempt

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An alleged assault in Holdrege has landed one woman behind bars on several charges, including attempted murder.

According to a press release from the Phelps County Attorney, Carla Walker allegedly went to the Holdrege home of Robert Johnson Friday, where she used a hammer and utility knife to assault him.

Johnson was able to disarm Walker and call 9-1-1.

Walker fled the scene, but later turned herself into authorities at the Holdrege Police Department.

An affidavit filed with the court says Walker, "had blood splatters on most of her face and into her hair."

Her clothing, arms and a single glove were also bloodstained, according to police. A second bloody glove was found in a vehicle registered to Walker.

Johnson was transported to Phelps Memorial Health Center by the Holdrege Volunteer Fire Department, where he was treated for his injuries.

Court records indicate that, "Holdrege Police have responded to prior disturbances at the residence...involving the same couple."

Johnson told police he and Walker had been a couple in the past, but he made her move out in May.

Johnson says he arrived home last week and saw Walker's car about a block away, went into his home and found Walker hiding in a spare bedroom. 

Court records say Walker began swinging the hammer and utility knife, resulting in numerous cuts and scratches to Johnson's neck, chest, abdomen, back and arms.

She was arraigned Monday in Phelps County Court on charges of attempted first-degree murder, use of a weapon to commit a felony, second-degree assault and burglary.

Walker is being held at the Phelps County Corrections Center on $500,000 bond. She is due to appear in court July 24.

If she does post bond, the judge has ordered her to have no contact with Johnson, consume no alcohol and not leave the state.

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