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Man charged with domestic-abuse assault

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

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An Iowa City man was charged with domestic abuse resulting in an injury.

According to a North Liberty police report, Jermul Cooper, 38, 312 Governor St., was charged on Feb. 5 with domestic-abuse assault without intent causing injury.

Cooper allegedly admitted to throwing the victim down, twisting her arm and grabbing her.

According to police, the victim allegedly stated that Cooper had threatened to hurt her and her mother if she contacted the police.

Domestic-abuse assault without intent causing injury is a serious misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in jail and a maximum fine of $1,875.

—By Conrad Swanson


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