IC man charged after denting squad car, kicking officer

BY DI STAFF | DECEMBER 02, 2011 7:20 AM

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An Iowa City man faces numerous charges after he allegedly became violent toward his mother Sunday.

According to a complaint by Iowa City police, Stephen Mutinda, 20, was at the University of Iowa Emergency Treatment Center when he allegedly began breaking items and throwing objects at his mother.

The complaint said officers responded to a report of an adult male out of control. Upon their arrival, Mutinda allegedly agreed to go to the hospital with officers for psychological treatment.

Mutinda allegedly became violent a short time later, struggling with officers. The complaint said officers placed him in handcuffs for safety reasons, and he continued to pull away several times. Mutinda had to be physically escorted to and from the squad car, the complaint said.

During the struggle, Mutinda allegedly dented the driver's side quarter-panel of a squad car and kicked an officer in the shin.

Mutinda is charged with third-degree criminal mischief, interference with official acts, and assault on a police officer.

— by Matt Starns

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