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Metro briefs

BY DI STAFF | DECEMBER 01, 2014 5:00 AM

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Man charged with theft

Authorities have accused a Davenport man of stealing a vehicle.

David Stahr, 58, was charged February 2013 with first-degree theft.

According to online court documents, a Carousel employee contacted police about a missing silver 2010 Mercedes-Benz ML350 SUV.

In October, another Carousel employee reportedly saw Stahr driving the vehicle and contacted the Davenport police, who seized the vehicle.

The value of the stolen vehicle is $37,100.

First-degree theft is a Class-C felony.

— by Alyssa Guzman

Man charged with domestic-abuse assault

Authorities have accused a North Liberty man of beating his father.

Jonathon Walker, 31, was charged Nov. 26 with domestic-abuse assault.

According to online court documents, a verbal altercation occurred between Walker and his father. Police responded to the scene and discovered Walker had tackled his father and left marks on his legs.

Walker has two previous domestic-abuse convictions.

Domestic-abuse assault is a Class-D felony.

— by Alyssa Guzman

Man charged with controlled substance violation

Authorities have accused an Iowa City man of marijuana possession.

John Fields, 24, was charged Nov. 29 with a controlled-substance violation.

According to online court documents, Fields was stopped for speeding while driving. Once Fields was pulled over, the officer was able to smell marijuana coming from the inside of the vehicle.

The officer had a police K-9 sniff the car for drugs, and the K-9 gave the officer a positive alert.

Upon searching for marijuana, the officer reportedly found three individually wrapped bags of marijuana in Fields’ pocket and 13 individually packaged bags of marijuana in a pill bottle.

Controlled-substance violation is a Class-D felony.

— by Alyssa Guzman

Man charged with OWI

Authorities have accused an Iowa City man of driving while intoxicated.

Timothy Schuett, 30, was charged Nov. 29 with a third-offense OWI.

According to online court documents, Schuett’s left brake light was out. Once he was pulled over, the officer noticed that he had slurred speech, bloodshot eyes, and smelled of alcohol.

Schuett admitted to having one shot and blew a .142.

Third-offense OWI is a Class-D felony.

— by Alyssa Guzman

Man charged with attempted murder

Authorities have accused an Iowa City man of trying to kill his wife.

Scott Bender, 48, was charged Nov. 26 with attempted murder.

According to online court documents, Bender and his wife were in a physical altercation that escalated when his wife fell into, and broke, a window.

Bender then allegedly got on top of his wife with a piece of broken glass and began stabbing her numerous times. As he was stabbing her, he said, “You are dead.”

Bender’s son was able to pull his father off his mother.

Bender’s wife suffered numerous stab wounds, including a laceration to the neck, which missed the carotid artery by 5 centimeters.

Attempted murder is a Class-B felony.

— by Alyssa Guzman

Man charged with burglary

Authorities have accused a Keota man of burglarizing Vic’s Garage.

Arthur Hess, 53, was charged Oct. 17 with first-degree burglary.

According to online court documents, Hess attacked Vic using his fist. He also cut Vic’s left forearm as Vic was trying to protect his home, property, and self.

Vic was able to identify Hess because of past business relations and because of Vic’s making it clear to Hess in the past that Hess is not welcome in his residence.

First-degree burglary is a Class-B felony.

— by Alyssa Guzman


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