Iowa City man charged after assaulting wife

BY DI STAFF | SEPTEMBER 19, 2013 5:00 AM

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

John Kline, 22, was charged Tuesday with domestic-abuse assault with intent or displays of a weapon.

According to an Iowa City police complaint, officers were dispatched to Kline’s residence after receiving complaints of a female bleeding from her back and a man locked inside his home with a knife.

When officers arrived to the scene, they kicked the door in and reportedly found Kline holding a box cutter.

The woman stated she and Kline had been in a physical fight that evening. She said he poured alcohol on her, threw her to the ground, kicked her several times, pulled her around their residence by her ponytail, and threw a picture frame and a cell phone at her.

The cell phone struck the victim in her back and caused a laceration. Kline then allegedly picked up a pair of scissors, held them to his throat, chased his wife around the house with them, and destroyed her cell phone.

Domestic-abuse assault with intent or displays of a weapon is an aggravated misdemeanor.

— by Megan Sanchez

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