April Incident Was Not The First Time Carroll Man Has Tried To Run Down A Victim With His Vehicle

A Carroll man arrested last Friday, June 8 by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and Carroll Police Department has a history of violent behavior. Thirty-nine-year-old Jeremy Allan Werneburg was taken into custody Friday for allegedly driving a Pontiac Grand Prix off the roadway to intentionally strike a Lanesboro man, David John Warnke on April 5. Warnke was seriously injured, and Werneburg has been charged with willful injury causing serious bodily injury. Unfortunately, this is not the first time Werneburg has been accused of using a vehicle as a weapon. On Valentine’s Day in 2016, he became the subject of a manhunt after he intentionally struck Kyle Freese of Glidden in Carnarvon. Official documents presented at his trial revealed Werneburg had arrived at the Carnarvon Inn in search of Freese, and after threatening several people with a hammer, he got into his vehicle and backed it up, pinning Freese to the wall. He then attempted to hit him a second time with the car, but Freese was able to get behind another vehicle. Freese suffered serious injuries and that case brought six different charges against Werneburg: attempted murder; assault using a dangerous weapon; going armed with intent; second-degree criminal mischief; and two counts of willful injury. According to court records, all charges but the attempted murder charge were dismissed and Werneburg was found guilty by a jury to assault instead, but only sentenced to serve 30 days in jail, with credit for time served. Prior to last Friday’s arrest, Werneburg turned himself into Carroll Police after an incident on Wednesday, May 16, in which he entered a Carroll residence striking a victim several times in the head. He was charged with assault causing bodily injury. Currently, Werneburg is being held in the Carroll County jail on a $10,000 bond.