North Dakota man accused of threatening to shoot University of Iowa officer

Colebank has two previous public intoxication convictions

Published: December 2 2013 | 8:48 am - Updated: 29 March 2014 | 12:21 am in
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Police said a drunken North Dakota man threatened to "put a bullet" into a University of Iowa police officer's head.

According to criminal complaints, 45-year-old Scott G. Colebank, of Fargo, showed up at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics at 9:50 p.m. Sunday to receive unspecified treatment. Police said while at the hospital, Colebank became agitated and starting throwing items.

UI police responded to the hospital and noticed Colebank had a "strong odor" of alcohol on his breath, slurred speech and showed other signs of intoxication. Colebank was arrested for public intoxication. He has two prior public intoxication convictions in Iowa since 2008, police said.

Police said while in custody, Colebank threatened to shoot the arresting officer and shove his boot up the officer's backside. Colebank also shoved his shoulder into the officer, police said.

Colebank now faces charges of assault on peace officers of others and public intoxication. Both offenses are serious misdemeanors.

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