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Charges upgraded in January neck shooting

Charges upgraded in January neck shooting

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Jesse Lee Lax

Jesse Lee Lax: 

Charges upgraded in January neck shooting

WATERLOO -- Authorities have upgrade charges for a Waterloo man accused of shooting another man in the neck in January.

Jesse Lee Lax, 35, is now charged with attempted murder. His bond is now set at $700,000.

He was arrested earlier on charges of assault, willful injury causing serious injury and felon in possession of a firearm.

Authorities said Lax went to a West Fifth Street apartment to pick up his girlfriend on Jan. 20. When people at the apartment asked him to leave, the retrieved a 9mm pistol from his vehicle and fired a shot, striking Charles Tate in the neck, according to court records.

Lax ran off after being disarmed in a struggle that followed.

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