Superior man arrested for intentional homicide


January 26, 2015 Updated Jan 26, 2015 at 6:58 PM CST

SUPERIOR, Wis. ( --- A Superior man is behind bars tonight on charges of attempted second degree intentional homicide after allegedly running over a woman in an alley and leaving the scene.

33-year-old Travis Howes is facing attempted 2nd degree intentional homicide, hit and run causing injury, and operating after license revocation charges, after allegedly running over a 24-year-old woman behind the Third Base Bar in Superior on Saturday.

When officers arrived, they were told that a car had run over the Superior woman.

Officers say Howes and the woman, who did not know each other, exchanged words in the alley after bar close, and Howes was upset, and purposely hit her with his car and fled the scene

The woman complained of pain and injuries to her legs and was taken by ambulance to Essentia Health in Duluth.

Police located the suspect a few blocks away.

When they attempted to arrest him, they say he resisted and they had to use a taser to get him under control.

Police credit the actions of witnesses for the quick arrest and positive outcome.

"Them calling 9-1-1 right away after this happened was a big part in getting our officers on scene, starting to look for the suspect and then actually finding him just roughly four blocks away. and uh- a very quick arrest was made and I think all of those things working together helped bring this to a close fairly quick' said Deputy Chief Matt Markon with the Superior Police Dept. 

Howes has a lengthy criminal record, including many misdemeanor charges and felony burglary and possession of THC.

Howes is scheduled to make his first appearance in Douglas County Court on Tuesday and is expected to be charged. 

He's being held in the Douglas County Jail.

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