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Man charged with second-degree burglary and second-degree theft

BY DI STAFF | APRIL 20, 2012 6:30 AM

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A man has been charged with second-degree burglary and second-degree theft.

According to an Iowa City police complaint, Marzell Hicks, 35, was charged March 25.

Officers were dispatched to 2401 Highway 6 E. No. 3011 after receiving a report of an alleged theft. According to the complaint, officers determined upon arrival that Hicks had entered another apartment through a ground-floor window.

Once inside the apartment, Hicks allegedly went through the victim's purse and removed cash, a phone, and car keys. He then fled out the front door and ran to the victim's car, using the stolen keys to start the car and drive away.

Second-degree burglary is a Class-C felony punishable by up to 10 years in jail and a maximum fine of $10,000.

Second-degree theft is considered a Class-D felony punishable of up to five years in jail and a maximum fine of $7,500.

— by Jordyn Reiland


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