Man Charged with Attempted Murder in Talent

A man accused of attempted murder was formally read his charges Monday.

Posted: Nov. 13, 2017 9:29 AM

TALENT, Ore. -- A man accused of attempted murder was formally read his charges Monday.

Police said Aaron Merlina, 34, shot a round into the air as a woman was trying to leave his car. It happened in Talent on October 28. Then back at his apartment, police say he strangled her, and had done the same about 2 weeks prior. According to court documents, police said he also bit her, and threatened her with a gun.

He will appear in Jackson County court again on November 20th.

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