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Teen shoots foster mother with arrow

A teen assaulted his foster mother in an early morning altercation at Goessel.

According to Marion County Sheriff Lee Becker, at 3:27 a.m. Tuesday, Marion communications received a 911 call from 619 Centennial, Goessel, and the female caller told dispatch that she had been stabbed in the chest by her foster child. The victim said she was bleeding after being shot with a bow and arrow. She had barricaded herself in a room in the basement.

The victim said she believed the assailant still was in the house and was concerned about another child also in the house. The victim did not know the status of the child or the location of the assailant.

Officers arrived at 3:44 a.m.

At 4:19 a.m., Marion Police Officer Mike Ottensmeier, Marion County Sheriff Deputy Matt Vogt, and Becker entered the house, secured the main floor, and aided the victim. The victim was able to walk with officers and was transported by EMS to a hospital. The victim did not have life-threatening injuries, Becker said.

Officers then secured the second floor of the residence where the second child was found unharmed.

Officers went to 102 S. Buller, Goessel, and arrested the 15-year-old assailant without incident. The juvenile had run away from his foster placement Thursday and burglarized a local grocery store and Goessel High School.

He was transported to the Marion County Sheriff’s office and then to Junction City.

Last modified Sept. 3, 2008