Coralville man arrested for attacking pregnant woman

BY DI STAFF | AUGUST 24, 2011 7:20 AM

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Iowa City police arrested a Coralville man after he allegedly tried to attack a pregnant woman.

Harry Thomas Banks, 45, was charged Aug. 16 with assault causing bodily injury.

According to a complaint, Banks struck a male in the head with a closed fist, and a pregnant female attempted to break up the fight. Banks then allegedly attacked the six-month pregnant female, struck her in the head, and tried to punch her in the stomach.

Before the fight was broken up, the complaint said the woman had small bruises on both of her biceps, and she complained about pain.

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

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