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Two Iowa City residents arrested after stabbing

BY DI STAFF | MARCH 28, 2011 7:20 AM

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Police arrested two Iowa City residents after an alleged stabbing incident downtown, according to a press-release.

Colleen Hogan, 19, 510 S. Johnson St., was charged March 26 with public intoxication, assault while displaying a dangerous weapon, possession of cocaine, and knowingly possessing contraband in a correctional facility.

Charles Phillips, 25, 114 1/2 E. College St., was charged March 26 with public intoxication, assault causing injury, and willful injury causing serious injury.

Officials said an altercation started at Washington and Gilbert Streets early on the morning of March 26, when an alleged victim made a provocative statement to Hogan about her looks. Police said Hogan then “began acting irrational” and pulled out a brassed-edged weapon and attempted to stab the alleged victim with it.

A complaint said Hogan went after one person and stabbed him in the back, causing a laceration.

Hogan initially denied pulling the weapon to officers but later claimed self-defense, according to reports.

Phillips also became involved when he allegedly punched one person in the face, then allegedly pulled out a knife and began slashing and stabbing the person, who reportedly sustained knife punctures to his head, face, shoulder, and back.

—by Hayley Bruce


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