IC man charged with assaulting an officer while holding child

BY DI STAFF | FEBRUARY 21, 2012 6:30 AM

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A Coralville man was charged with assaulting a law enforcement officer while holding a child.

Alfred Washington, 32, Coralville, was charged on Feb. 18 with assault on a peace officer and others and endangerment without injury.

According to a Johnson County Sheriff's Office report, officers responded to a call about an intoxicated person. Officers allegedly found Washington to be intoxicated and holding a 4-month-old baby.

Washington refused to give the child to the mother or police and attempted to resist arrest, the report said.

Assault on an officer is a serious misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in jail and a maximum fine of $1,875. Endangerment without injury is an aggravated misdemeanor, punishable by up to two years in jail and a maximum fine of $6,250.

— by Conrad Swanson

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