Iowa City man charged after assaulting his brother

BY DI STAFF | SEPTEMBER 18, 2013 5:00 AM

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An Iowa City man has been accused of assaulting his brother.

Brandon Blake, 22, was charged Tuesday with domestic abuse-assault without intent causing injury and second-degree criminal mischief.

According to an Iowa City police complaint, officers responded to a residence after receiving a distressed 911 hang-up phone call. When they arrived at the scene, they spoke with a male who said Blake had broken into the apartment and assaulted him.

Blake allegedly broke a 72-inch TV valued at $1,800 during the reported altercation. Officials reportedly found Blake walking between buildings outside. Officials noted he had a strong odor of alcohol on his person, bloodshot, watery eyes, an elevated voice, and admitted to having drunk alcohol.

Upon arresting him, officers also allegedly discovered he had a small amount of marijuana and a blunt in his pants pocket.

Through later investigation, the brother said he had bite marks and Blake pulled five of his braids out. Witnesses reportedly attested to the events.

Domestic-abuse assault without intent to cause injury is a serious misdemeanor. Second-degree criminal mischief is a Class-D felony.

— by Megan Sanchez

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