Police: Man broke into home, assaulted tenant

tenantriskverification August 20, 2014 0

An area homeless man faces multiple felonies for allegedly breaking into an Iowa City apartment and assaulting the tenant.

According to Iowa City police complaints, officers responded at about 9 p.m. Saturday to the 800 block of Benton Drive for reports of a fight in progress and found 36-year-old Douglas L. Frazier standing outside and a victim severely bleeding from his hands.

The man, who was a tenant in a nearby apartment, told police that Frazier kicked in his apartment door and entered his residence, police say. The victim and his girlfriend pushed Frazier out of the apartment and closed the screen door but Frazier punched through the screen, hitting the victim in the face and knocking out one of his teeth, according to police.

Police say Frazier then re-entered the apartment and began assaulting the victim, with the two becoming engaged in an altercation involving a knife. The victim suffered several lacerations to his hands as a result, police say.

Police say the damage to the two apartment doors is estimated at $600.

Frazier has been charged with first degree burglary, a class B felony, assault causing serious injury, a class D felony and third degree criminal mischief, an aggravated misdemeanor.

Frazier was booked Sunday in the Johnson County Jail.

Source: press-citizen

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