North Liberty man charged with allegedly assaulting victim with a knife

BY DI STAFF | MAY 07, 2012 6:30 AM

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A North Liberty man has been charged with assaulting a person with a knife.

Jequan Scales, 23, was charged May 5 with assault with a dangerous weapon.

According to a North Liberty Police complaint, Scales and the victim went to Scales' residence to discuss issues. While the victim was at the residence, Scales allegedly grabbed a kitchen knife.

While they were arguing, the victim began to leave out the back door, the complaint said. Scales allegedly swung the knife at the victim, causing the victim's shirt to be cut.

Assault with a dangerous weapon is considered an aggravated misdemeanor and is punishable by up to two years in jail and a maximum fine of $6,250.

— by Jordyn Reiland

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