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UPDATE: Marion man who police say shot woman surrenders himself

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Brandon Gordon surrendered himself to the Linn County Correction Center at 7:45 on Tuesday evening, according to Linn County Sheriff Brian Gardner.

Gordon surrendered himself after a new arrest warrant was issued on charges of attempted murder, willful injury causing serious injury, intimidation with a weapon and going armed with intent; that new warrant was issued on Tuesday by the Iowa District Court with a bond of $500,000.

Gardner says Gordon was released by mistake because of a computer coding error.

Sheriff Gardner says Gordon will make his initial court appearance on September 24th at 10:30 in the morning.


Brandon Gordon is accused of shooting 18-year-old Kirsten Meyer at this gas station on Friday afternoon.

Cedar Rapids Police say he was trying to kill 19-year-old Rodney Burt. Yet, just hours after his arrest, Gordon was out of jail despite never seeing a judge.

"The stars aligned just right, and I don't mean that in a good way," said Brian Gardner, Linn County Sheriff. "Many bad things happened to allow this to occur."

When people are booked into the Linn County Correctional Center, a computer system looks up what their bond should be. In some cases, like murder, the accused must see a judge before bond is set.

Forcible felonies are another example -- but the computer did not recognize Gordon's attempted murder and other charges as fitting that description.

The sheriff says the computer has been fixed so this will not happen again in the future, and he says he's not aware of any other time this has happened in the past.

The sheriff says his office is working to fix the mistake in this specific case. 

KWWL asked if there was a risk to the public now.

"Well, that I don't know," said Gardner. "Whenever a person is arrested for an offense, at some point in time there's almost always bond. So at some point a person almost always has the ability to bond out."

Gordon is still out on that bond.

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