North Liberty man charged with burglary, assault

BY DI STAFF | NOVEMBER 30, 2010 7:20 AM

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A North Liberty man has been charged after allegedly striking a man with a hammer.

David Allan Black, 21, North Liberty, was charged Nov. 27 with assault with a weapon, first-degree burglary, and second-degree criminal mischief.

According to North Liberty police, officers responded to an accident at 260 Golfview Court the morning of Nov. 27.

Black allegedly caused a vehicle to crash into several large rocks by striking the driver in the back of the head with a claw hammer after entering the vehicle, police said. Police reports said the reported victim said he lost consciousness, felt dizzy, and had a lump on the back of his head roughly the size of a quarter. He did not have life-threatening injuries.

The victim, police said, requested a protective order.

First-degree burglary is a Class B felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison. Assault with a weapon is a aggravated misdemeanor punishable by up to two years in prison and a maximum $6,250 fine. Second-degree criminal mischief is a Class D felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a maximum fine of $7,500.

— by Nina Earnest

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