Arrests

Police accuse Illinois man of spray painting vehicles, trash bins in Iowa City

IOWA CITY — An Illinois man is accused of spray painting vehicles and trash bins Saturday night.

According to an Iowa City police criminal complaint, shortly before midnight Saturday an off-duty Iowa City police officer spotted a man [...]

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Linn sheriff Gardner explains bond error on Cedar Rapids attempted murder suspect

CEDAR RAPIDS — Sheriff Brian Gardner said an error in his computerized bond system allowed attempted murder suspect Brandon Gordon to post bond before seeing a judge.

Now, Gardner is trying to address that mistake and get Gordon back [...]

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Palo man accused of burglary at Iowa City dormitory

IOWA CITY — A Palo man is accused of assaulting a woman inside her dorm room.

According to the University of Iowa Department of Public Safety, around 6:30 a.m. Sept. 16, 19-year-old Mark C. Spicer went to the victim’s dorm room [...]

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Fayette County man accused of imprisoning five children

WESTGATE, Iowa — Five children have been removed from a Fayette County home after it was discovered they were locked in a room without food for hours at a time.

According to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, deputies respond [...]

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North Liberty woman accused of gambling away $30,000 of another person’s money

NORTH LIBERTY — A North Liberty woman is accused of gambling away more than $30,000 of someone else’s money.

The alleged theft occurred over the course of seven years, between January 2007 and February 2014, according to the No [...]

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Strawberry Point firefighter accused of arson, insurance fraud

STRAWBERRY POINT — A Strawberry Point firefighter is on leave from the department after being charged with arson and insurance fraud.

If convicted of second-degree arson and insurance fraud, 41-year-old Terry R. Groth of Strawberry Po [...]

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Women accused of selling synthetic marijuana in Iowa City

IOWA CITY — Two transient women are accused of purchasing and reselling synethic marijuana.

According to Iowa City police criminal complaints, just before 7 p.m. on July 17, officers approached a maroon Mercury Sable parked illegally [...]

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20 arrested during Iowa-Iowa State game

IOWA CITY — Gameday arrests and citations doubled during this past weekend’s matchup with Iowa State compared to the Sept. 6 contest with Ball State, according to University of Iowa statistics.

According to the UI Department of [...]

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Police say Ames man broke into Iowa City apartment, fought with occupants

IOWA CITY — An Ames man is accused of breaking into an Iowa City apartment and fighting with people there.

According to an Iowa City police criminal complaint, officers were called to 313 S. Gilbert St. at 7:27 p.m. Saturday for a rep [...]

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Iowa City woman accused of child endangerment

IOWA CITY — An Iowa City woman is accused of letting others use a variety of drugs out of her residence while her son was present.

According to criminal complaints, on June 17, the Johnson County Drug Task Force served a warrant at 19 [...]

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Driver in fatal Epworth crash charged

EPWORTH — The man whose vehicle struck and killed four teens at a rural road intersection near Epworth last month is now facing a host of charges stemming from the crash.

Joseph Michael Connolly, 24, was arrested on a warrant Friday c [...]

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Coralville man accused of assaulting woman, holding her against her will

CORALVILLE — A Coralville man is accused of assaulting a woman and holding her against her will last month.

According to Johnson County Sheriff’s Office criminal complaints, deputies were called to the area of Isaac Walton Road [...]

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Prosecutor seeks to amend criminal transmission of HIV charge

CEDAR RAPIDS — A prosecutor argued Monday to amend trial information for a Cedar Rapids man who was initially charged with felony criminal transmission of HIV to a misdemeanor charge which is included in the law with lesser penalties.

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Cedar Rapids man faces armed robbery charge

CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids man is accused of robbing another man at gunpoint.

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an armed robbery on North Center Point Road near Oliphant Cemetery in Center Point at 7: [...]

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$1 million bond set for suspect in Cedar Rapids homicide

CEDAR RAPIDS — A judge set a $1 million bond Friday for a 23-year-old man accused of killing Clifton Sparks last February.

Robert Louis Nash IV of Cedar Rapids was formally charged Friday in Linn County District Court with first-degre [...]

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