Man charged with assault after fight outside DC's

BY DI STAFF | OCTOBER 05, 2011 7:20 AM

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An Iowa City man has been charged with assault causing bodily injury after an alleged altercation with another man took place at DC's Bar, 124 S. Dubuque St., early Monday morning.

Christopher Parks, 21, was charged after officers responded to reports of an assault at the bar. According to a complaint by Iowa City police, Parks confronted another subject at the bar about a comment that had been directed to Parks' girlfriend.

Parks allegedly engaged in a verbal altercation with the subject, which then became physical. According to the complaint, Parks shoved the alleged victim, then put his hands around his throat.

The report said the fight moved to the floor, and the alleged victim told police that other bar patrons joined in on the fight, striking him in the face.

According to the complaint, the alleged victim suffered a cut behind his ear, red marks around his neck, and a possible broken nose. He was transported to the hospital for evaluation, police said.

— by Matt Starns

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