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BY DI STAFF | MARCH 5, 2009 7:29 AM

Man charged with OWI, making threats

A North Liberty man was arrested Tuesday after allegedly driving drunk and threatening UI Hospitals and Clinics staff.

James Kisor, 34, was charged with first-degree harassment, third-offense OWI, and driving while barred.

According to UI police, staff at the UIHC Emergency Treatment Center asked Kisor why he was there.

He responded, “Because someone was going to get shot,” police said.

UI security also saw Kisor on video driving his vehicle. He denied driving but the engine was warm and Kisor had the keys to the vehicle, police reports show.

Kisor admitted to drinking, had slurred speech, and smelled of alcohol, authorities said. He failed field sobriety tests and a preliminary breath test.

Third-offense OWI is a Class D felony, punishable by up to five years in prison and a maximum fine of $9,375. First-degree harassment is an aggravated misdemeanor, punishable by up to two years in prison and a fine of up to $6,250. Driving while barred is an aggravated misdemeanor, generally punishable by up to two years in prison and a maximum fine of $5,000.

— by Regina Zilbermints

Man charged with theft

Iowa City police arrested a Dubuque man Tuesday, allegeding that he stole $12,000 worth of jewelry.

Roy Turner, 28, was charged with first-degree theft.

According to Iowa City police, a woman allowed Turner into her residence to visit the child they had together. The woman then left the residence, with her partner, to run errands and left Turner alone with their child.

Shortly after, the victims received a phone call from a neighbor saying the child was with them, police said.

Upon returning home, the victims found all of their jewelry was missing, police reports show. The jewelry was valued at around $12,000.

Turner allegedly pawned several pieces of the jewelry the next day in Dubuque. He was identified by a picture ID at a pawn shop, authorities said.

First-degree theft is a Class C felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

— by Regina Zilbermints

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