Police: Domestic dispute leads to attempted murder charge

Staff Writer

Officers with the Newton Police Department responded to a domestic violence situation turned attempted murder over the weekend, according to Newton Police Captain Mark Beal.

The incident occurred after the victim, Douglas Lewis, 59, of Newton, and suspect, Lennon Lineberger, 43, of Newton, who are uncle and nephew, went out for an afternoon of drinking on Saturday. The two returned back to the uncle’s residence around 9 p.m.

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