Dyersville man faces assault charges

BY DI STAFF | SEPTEMBER 18, 2012 6:30 AM

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A Dyersville, Iowa, man was accused Sept. 15 of tackling a man in the 400 block of South Lucas Street.

According to an Iowa City police complaint, Mitchell Ramler, 19, was charged with assault causing serious injury after officers responded to Mercy Hospital after receiving a report of an assault. The complaint said the victim, who was wearing a sling, said Ramler tackled him while walking with a female subject known to both him and Ramler.

The complaint said Ramler was standing on a porch located across Lucas Street from where the victim and female were walking. Ramler allegedly yelled expletives at the victim, then sprinted toward him. He allegedly tackled the victim, causing the victim to suffer a broken collarbone and several abrasions on his elbows, according to the complaint.

The complaint said that six witnesses verified the victim’s story. An officer contacted Ramler by phone, according to the complaint, and Ramler allegedly sounded nervous and lied about his whereabouts. Ramler also allegedly failed to meet the officer after agreeing to speak about the incident, according to the complaint.

Assault causing serious injury is a Class-D felony.

— by Matt Starns

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