Man charged with putting gun to woman's head

BY DI STAFF | JUNE 11, 2012 6:30 AM

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A local man has been charged with putting a gun to a person's head.

Francis Almeida, 28, was charged June 7 with domestic-abuse assault with intent or displaying a weapon, first-degree harassment, and going armed with intent.

According to an Iowa City police complaint, Almeida and the victim were at their Laurel Street residence on when a verbal argument began. During the argument, Almeida allegedly took a loaded black semiautomatic handgun and placed it against the woman's head.

Almeida allegedly said, "If you do this again, I will kill you" and unloaded the gun. According to the complaint, the woman said Almeida has held a gun to her head on at least four different occasions.

Domestic-abuse assault with intent or displaying a weapon is an aggravated misdemeanor, as is first-degree harassment. Going armed with intent is considered a Class-D felony.

— By Jordyn Reiland

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