Hills man charged with endangerment

BY DI STAFF | APRIL 02, 2012 6:30 AM

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According to an Iowa City police complaint, Brian Laschke, 29, Hills, was charged March 17 with first-degree harassment, driving while barred, and child endangerment/abuse with resulting in no injury.

Laschke and the victim were reportedly arguing when the argument escalated, and he took the victim's phone from her. The victim decided to leave with her children, all minors, on the way to Iowa City to stay with other family.

According to the report, Laschke caught up with the victim on Sand Road and chased her at high speeds. A witness reportedly observed the chase and saw Laschke attempt to run the victim off the road with his vehicle.

After the chase, Laschke reportedly exited the vehicle, approached the victim, kicked her car and broke the windshield by punching it, according to the report.

First-degree harassment is considered an aggravated misdemeanor.

Domestic-abuse assault with intent or displays a weapon is an aggravated misdemeanor.

Child endangerment is an aggravated misdemeanor.

Driving while barred as a habitual offender is an aggravated misdemeanor.

— by Jordyn Reiland

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