Local man assaults victim after dispute


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A local man was arrested after admitting to assaulting person following a phone call that was made on speakerphone.

David Richardson, 28, was accused Jan. 28 of third-offense domestic assault and possession of a controlled substance.

Richardson was arguing with the woman when they began fighting. Richardson grabbed her by the weave and pulling out some hair woven into her own weave. The victim also had scratch marks on her left shoulder, the police complaint said.

Richardson had left the scene when Iowa City police officials arrived. During a search through the house, officers located a glass pipe with marijuana and residue inside. The woman said the pipe belonged to Richardson. The woman called Richardson and put the call on speakerphone, Richardson then admitted to assaulting his victim.

Possession of a controlled substance is a serious misdemeanor. Third-offense domestic assault is a Class-D felony.

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