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Rockford man assaulted officer, damaged squad car

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Kayli Reese, News Editor

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Authorities have accused a Rockford, Illinois, man of assaulting an officer.

Darwyn White, 23, was charged Sept. 20 with fourth-degree criminal mischief, assault on persons in certain occupations, assault by inmate with bodily fluids or secretions, public intoxication, interference with official acts, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to the arrest affidavit, White was running through traffic, acting drunk. When White was placed in handcuffs and taken to the police car, the affidavit said, he threw his body on the car, resulting in $500 of damage.

White also head-butted a deputy and spit on a deputy’s leg and in the car, the affidavit said.

During a search of White’s vehicle, the affidavit said marijuana, a bong, and a marijuana pipe were found.

Assault in certain occupations and assault by inmate with bodily fluid or secretion are Class-D felonies.

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Kayli Reese, News Editor

Kayli Reese is currently one of the news editors at the DI. This is her third year at the University of Iowa & working for the DI. She worked as a news reporter her freshman year & the first semester of sophomore year, covering crime & courts. The second semester of her sophomore year, she was one of the DI’s digital producers.

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