A man is accused of assault in the downtown area

BY DI STAFF | SEPTEMBER 09, 2013 5:00 AM

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Police report that a local man has recently assaulted another man downtown.

Chad Sharkey, 18, was charged Sept. 1 with assault causing bodily injury.

According to an Iowa City police complaint, Sharkey approached another man at the intersection of Washington and Dubuque Streets to confront him about using an illegal narcotic. The man and the defendant began to engage in a verbal argument.

As the situation intensified, according to the complaint, the defendant punched the man in the face several times. Police reportedly found cuts on the man’s face and bruises on the man’s ribs.

The defendant allegedly admitted to punching the man.

Assault resulting in bodily injury is a serious misdemeanor.

— by Megan Sanchez

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