IC women charged for ripping down posters

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

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Police have charged a woman who allegedly tore down "wanted" posters looking for the suspect of the recent attack on an Iowa City police officer.

According to a complaint by the Iowa City police, 21-year-old Elyse De Stefano tore down four "wanted" posters in a Kum & Go, 323 E. Burlington St., around 10 p.m. Tuesday before leaving with them.

When police located De Stefano at her residence, she said she "freaked out" when she recognized the suspect on the posters was Brandon Plummer, the report said.

Plummer was charged with attempted murder of a police officer after he allegedly assaulted Iowa City police Sgt. Brian Krei in the early hours of Nov. 18.

According to the report, De Stefano admitted to snatching the posters and tearing them up so others would not recognize Plummer. She told police her roommate dates one of Plummer's roommates, the report said.

De Stefano has been charged with fifth-degree criminal mischief.

— by Alison Sullivan

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