A Ft. Madison man was arrested and charged with attempt to commit murder.
Ft. Madison Police Chief Bruce Niggemeyer said officers were dispatched to 2807 Avenue P in reference to a domestic abuse shortly before 1:30 p.m. October 31.
They found a victim severely beaten.
Officers said Zachary Doran, 20, had left the residence.
He was found a short time later.
Doran is at the Lee County Correctional Facility.
The victim was taken to the Fort Madison Community Hospital.