At 9:32 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 10, the Jones County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Jones Regional Medical Center in Anamosa, reporting that a victim walked into the ER with a stab wound. According to a press release from Monticello Police Sergeant Dawn Graver, an officer responded to Jones Regional Medical Center.
The victim was identified as Travis Jamieson, 35, of rural Monticello. The suspect is identified as Joshua Meyer, 26, of Monticello.
The incident occurred in the Northside Bar in Monticello. An affidavit filed in Jones County District Court states that Meyer was removed from the bar around 8:30 p.m. Documents indicate Meyer said Jamieson would not “hurt anyone in my family again” as he was escorted out of the back door of the bar. He returned about a half hour later and approached Jamieson from behind while he was sitting at the bar. Meyer stabbed Jamieson in the neck with a utility knife, causing a laceration from Jamison’s chin to his right ear. Anamosa Ambulance transported Jamieson to St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids for further treatment. His condition was unknown at press time.
On Sept. 11, at 3:53 a.m., Meyer was arrested and charged with willful injury and going armed with intent, both felonies. He is currently being held in the Jones County Jail on a $75,000 cash bond. The case remains under investigation.
Jamieson was the topic of news coverage in the mid-1990s when he was accused of murder for the stabbing death of Cathy Jo (Cox) Bohlken, then 22, on Dec. 26, 1993.
Jamieson was arrested in late January of 1996 after the incident and was held on $1 million bond. In March of 1997, he was acquitted of murder after a two-week trial. In July of 1997, Bohlken’s parents, Dean and Karen Cox, filed a wrongful death suit against Jamieson. A jury in Jones County Court found Jamieson was responsible for Bohlken’s death and he was ordered to pay the family $6 million for Bohlken’s son, Michael.
PHOTO: Joshua Meyer