Police: Man kicked nurse during X-ray

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

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A Muscatine man was arrested after he allegedly kicked a nurse in the eye.

Daniel Adam Byrd, 29, was charged July 14 with assault causing injury upon peace officers or others.

According to a complaint from Iowa State Patrol, Byrd was flown to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics after he was involved in a motor-vehicle crash.

While in an X-ray room, Byrd was "yelling and screaming and being very combative," reports said.

Officers said Adam Kruse, a nurse, was holding down Byrd's right leg to keep it from moving during the X-rays.

Byrd then allegedly swung his left leg across his body, striking Kruse in the left eyeball.

The assault caused injury, breaking blood vessels in Kruse's eyeball and causing swelling in his face, the complaint said.

— by Brian Albert

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