Student allegedly throws pop cans at officer

BY DI STAFF | NOVEMBER 19, 2010 7:20 AM

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Police charged a University of Iowa student for allegedly throwing soda-pop cans at an officer.

Ryan Jansa, 19, 528D Mayflower, was charged Nov. 11 with assault with a weapon against a peace officer.

According to police, Jansa threw full soda-pop cans and a water bottle from the fifth floor of Mayflower at an officer conducting an OWI investigation around 2:43 a.m. Sept. 24. One of the cans reportedly hit a marked police vehicle, within feet of the officer.

Police said Jansa admitted to throwing the cans and being intoxicated at the time.

Assault with a weapon against a police officer is a Class D felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a maximum of a $7,500 fine.

— by Nina Earnest

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