The Saline County Sheriff’s Office aided Mercer County authorities in an investigation last week.  A search of the Marshall apartment owned by Eugene Pattie, 64, was conducted on Friday.  Pattie was arrested in Mercer County after he allegedly shot David Niemeyer, 67, and attempted to rape Virginia Niemeyer, 59.

During the investigation of Pattie’s residence, located in the 800 block of Miami Avenue, three notes containing the name and contact information of his victim were found.

Pattie has been charged with attempted murder, assault, attempted forcible rape, and two counts of armed criminal action.  An arraignment will be held at 9:00 on May 21st.