Richmond Man Indicted on Attempted Murder


Richmond Police Department arrested a man on a warrant Monday on charges of attempted murder/domestic violence, two counts of second-degree assault, and fourth-degree assault.

33-year-old Shawn Workman had previously been arrested recently after officers were called to a domestic violence complaint in Spurlin Mobile Home Park in Richmond, where he was said to be under the influence. He was originally charged with assault, but after going before the judge it was decided there was probable cause to up the charges to attempted murder.

According to police, Workman held the victim down on a couch and allegedly smothered them with a pillow and told them that they “only had a few seconds to die”.

Workman allegedly put his entire weight and the pillow over the victim’s face, according to police.

The victim had visible injuries to their body and face, which they said was due to Workman also assaulting him.

Workman admitted to police that he had been drinking. He allegedly reported to officers that the last thing he remembered was the victim moving toward him, but denied any physical assault towards the victim.

Workman was arrested at the Red Roof Inn on Bahama Court and taken to the Madison County Detention Center.