Iowa City man has been accused of assault, stealing phone


Ben Smith

Iowa City and University of Iowa police respond to loud bangs at Currier Residence Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018.

Kate Pixley, News Reporter

Man faces assault, robbery, intox charges

Authorities have accused an Iowa City man of stealing a phone and assaulting two people while he was intoxicated.

Rachid Jadili, 55, 2401 Highway 6 E., was charged Dec. 7 with assault, public intoxication, and first-degree robbery.

According to an arrest affidavit, Jadili was involved in a physical assault on two people in a convenience store. Jadili reportedly punched a male numerous times, then put a female in a headlock.

The female had been using her Samsung Note 5 to record the incident, the affidavit said, which Jadili then stole and fled the scene. When taken into custody a short time later, Jadili had a .230 blood-alcohol content.

First-degree robbery is a Class-B felony.