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Water balloon fight leads to assault

BY DI STAFF | APRIL 11, 2011 7:20 AM

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Police arrested two local men after a fight left one with a bloody nose.

Zachary McCabe, 21, and Justin Richardson, 21, 1202 Melrose Ave., were charged Sunday with assault causing bodily injury.

According to a complaint from Iowa City police, officers found the defendants after a report of a fight at 335 S. Clinton St.

The report said a police officer apprehended Richardson after he allegedly led them on a foot chase.

Richardson told police he had thrown a rock, which reportedly hit a female in the head, in retaliation for being hit with water balloons.

The report said Richardson and McCabe fought as a result of the female being hit with the rock.

McCabe was bleeding from the mouth and nose when officers arrived, the complaint said.

Officials said both men were intoxicated at the time of the alleged incident.

Assault causing bodily injury is a serious misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and a maximum fine of $1,875.

— by Hayley Bruce


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