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Police say man choked, threatened to kill man

BY DI STAFF | NOVEMBER 17, 2010 7:20 AM

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An Iowa City man allegedly threatened to kill the man with whom he has engaged in sexual relations.

Andrew Staudt, 27, 3 Expo Drive, was charged Oct. 21 with assault causing bodily injury, fourth-degree criminal mischief, and trespass causing injury.

According to Iowa City police, Staudt left a bar with the reported victim to go to the victim's home. Police said Staudt became enraged during sexual relations with the victim and then began assaulting and choking the man.

Police said Staudt allegedly threatened to kill the victim. The victim was able to force Staudt to leave the apartment. Staudt kicked down the victim's locked door and broke the trim, police said.

Staudt reportedly passed out on the victim's couch before the victim's friends were able to push him out of the apartment. Police said Staudt kept trying to re-enter the home until officers arrived.

Assault causing bodily injury, fourth-degree criminal mischief, and trespass causing injury are all serious misdemeanors punishable by up to one year in jail.

— by Nina Earnest


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