No one was seriously injured. Police have arrested 19-year old John Rollins of Lamoni. They are seeking a second suspect identified as 20-year old David Palmer Dewberry of Fremont, Nebraska.
Congressman Boswell's office released the following statement giving his account of what happened:
At approximately 10:45 p.m. on Saturday there was an attempted home invasion at Congressman Leonard Boswell’s farm outside of Lamoni, Iowa. At the house at the time was Congressman Boswell, Cody Boswell, his daughter Cindy Brown, and grandson Mitchell Brown. The intruder entered the front door of the farm house and physically assaulted Cindy while demanding money at gunpoint.
Hearing Cindy’s screams, Congressman Boswell entered the entryway and attempted to disarm the intruder of his weapon. While the scuffle between Congressman Boswell and the intruder was occurring, Mitchell was able to secure a shotgun from another room. Mitchell pointed the shotgun at the intruder who then retreated into the fields around the house.
Besides some scrapes and bruises, Congressman Boswell and his family are fine.
Congressman Boswell would like to express his sincere thanks to all the members of the law enforcement community who have worked through the night on this matter.