FD man waives jury trial

A man accused of trying to kill his ex-wife in their Fort Dodge home has waived his right to a jury trial.

Larry D. Crawford, 44, who is charged with attempted murder, will face a bench trial before District Court Judge Kurt Wilke on Oct. 1, according to Webster County Attorney Cori Kuhn Coleman.

The waiver was filed Tuesday by Crawford’s attorney. Charles Kenville, according to Iowa Courts Online.

Crawford previously pleaded not guilty to the attempted murder charge.

He is accused of assaulting Jolene Crawford on March 2. Jolene Crawford suffered blunt-force head trauma.

Fort Dodge police officers responded to the Crawford home at 339 Loomis Ave. early that morning after receiving a call about an assault.

Jolene Crawford was found unconscious in her bedroom, according to police reports.

She was taken to Trinity Regional Medical Center, where she was treated for head injuries before being airlifted to a Des Moines hospital in critical condition.

Larry Crawford is being held in the Webster County Jail on $1 million bond.