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Clinton police have arrested a 56-year-old man on a warrant for attempted murder.

Merle D. Stage, 56, was taken into custody Friday.

He is charged with attempted murder, intimidation with a dangerous weapon and control of a firearm by a felon.

Attempted murder is a Class B felony under Iowa law that carries a prison sentence of up to 25 years. 

Intimidation with a dangerous weapon is a Class C felony that carries a prison sentence of up to 10 years, while being a felon in possession of a firearm is a Class D felony that carries a prison sentence of up to five years. 

Stage was being held Saturday in the Clinton County Jail on a $50,000 cash-only bond.  

Stage's criminal history includes numerous drug convictions. 

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