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Man charged with willful injury

BY DI STAFF | NOVEMBER 27, 2012 6:30 AM

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A man has been accused of punching another man in the face at an Iowa City bus stop, causing serious injury.

According to an Iowa City police complaint, Michael James Roe Sr., 55, address unknown, was charged Oct. 3.

Roe allegedly approached a man who was standing on a public sidewalk waiting for a bus to arrive.

Without saying a word, Roe allegedly punched the man in the face, causing a medical orbital wall fracture and a laceration above his left eye more than an inch long.

Roe walked away without saying anything. The man positively identified Roe as the person who assaulted him.

Willful injury causing serious injury is a Class-C felony punishable up to 10 years in prison with a maximum fine of up to $10,000.

— by Quentin Misiag


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