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Man allegedly struck victim in the face

BY DI STAFF | JANUARY 30, 2014 5:00 AM

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A local man has been accused of punching a person in the face.

Shane Kelly, 20, was charged on Sept. 27 for assault causing serious injury.

According to an Iowa City police complaint, Kelly and two of his friends were walking on a public sidewalk and passed two males walking in the opposite direction.

Kelly reportedly asked the two males if they were “gay,” the complaint said. The man and his friend stopped, and a verbal argument between the two groups took place.

During the argument, Kelly allegedly struck one of the men in the face with his fist. The victim’s jaw was broken in two places, and he had to have it surgically repaired, the complaint said.

Two witnesses identified Kelly as the person who caused the injury, the complaint said.

Assault causing serious injury is a Class-D felony.

— by Alison Keim


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