Local man assaults woman at gas station

BY DI STAFF | OCTOBER 13, 2011 7:20 AM

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An Iowa City man was charged Wednesday with assault causing bodily injury after he allegedly struck a woman in a local convenience store.

Iowa City police responded to the BP station on Keokuk Avenue around 3 a.m. to investigate a reported assault.

David Thompson Jr., 29, allegedly entered the gas station and began to argue with a woman about sleeping in her vehicle.

According to the complaint, the woman refused to allow Thompson to sleep in her car, and the two continued to argue.

Thompson allegedly then told the woman to take her glasses off. When she did so, he allegedly struck her on the right side of her face, causing redness and swelling.

Thompson was reported by the victim, who identified him by name, to have left the scene and continued south on Keokuk Avenue, where officers apprehended him a short time later.

— by Matt Starns

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