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Blotter: August 24

Blotter: August 24

Rylee Wilson, News Editor

August 24, 2020

Lawrence Lashawn Adams, 31, was charged on Aug. 23 with first degree harassment. George Edward Floyd, 41, was charged on Aug. 23 with fifth-degree theft. Jack Thomas Higgins, 20, was charged on Aug. 23 with operating while under the influence – first offense. Faith Ariel Mattson, 21, w...

Iowa City transient man accused of unauthorized possession of weapons

Iowa City transient man accused of unauthorized possession of weapons

Rachel Schilke, News Editor

August 24, 2020

A man has been accused of unauthorized possession of weapons and violating a no contact/protective order. Bryce Laurence Peterson, 51, was charged on Aug. 24 with unauthorized possession of offensive weapons and violation of a no contact/protective order. According to the affidavit, Peterson ca...

Iowa City man accused of domestic abuse assault and burglary

Iowa City man accused of domestic abuse assault and burglary

Rachel Schilke, News Editor

August 24, 2020

An Iowa City man has been accused of domestic abuse, violation of no contact, and burglary. Brandon Derick Blake, 29, 1218 Highland Court, Apartment 2, Iowa City, was charged on Aug. 24 with domestic abuse assault, second offense; first-degree burglary, child endangerment, second-degree harassment...

North Liberty man accused of operating under the influence, serious injury by vehicle

North Liberty man accused of operating under the influence, serious injury by vehicle

Rachel Schilke, News Editor

August 23, 2020

A man has been accused of operating while under the influence. Joshua Allen Lenz, 37, North Liberty, was charged on Aug. 22 with operating a golf cart while under the influence, resulting in a serious personal injury by a vehicle. According to the arrest affidavit, Lenz was crossing over C...

Man accused of first-degree robbery, attempted murder

Man accused of first-degree robbery, attempted murder

Rachel Schilke, News Editor

August 23, 2020

A man has been accused of robbery and attempted murder. Trent Tyron Grant, 34, transient, was charged on Aug. 21 with first-degree robbery and attempted murder of an employee at Dell-Mart, located at 1920 Lower Muscantine Road in Iowa City. According to the affidavit, Grant entered Dell-Mart th...

Washington man accused of operating under the influence, interfering with officials

Washington man accused of operating under the influence, interfering with officials

Rachel Schilke, News Editor

August 23, 2020

A man has been accused of operating while under the influence and interfering with official acts. Zahontre Chamere Eugene Byars, 26, Washington, was charged on Aug. 22 with two serious misdemeanors - driving with a revoked/denied license and operating while under the influence - a simple misdemeanor of in...

West Branch man accused of domestic abuse assault, violating no contact

West Branch man accused of domestic abuse assault, violating no contact

Rachel Schilke, News Editor

August 23, 2020

A man has been accused of domestic abuse assault in violation of no contact. Boone Lamar Barton, 40, West Branch, was charged on Aug. 20 of violating a no contact/protective order and domestic abuse assault of third or subsequent offense.  According to the arrest affidavit, Barton arrived a...

Blotter: Aug 21- Aug 23

Blotter: Aug 21- Aug 23

Rachel Schilke and Rylee Wilson

August 23, 2020

Boone Lamar Barton, 40, was charged on Aug. 21 with domestic abuse assault, third offense and contempt - violation of no contact/protective order.  Zahontre Chamere Eugene Byars, 26, was charged on Aug. 22 with interference with official acts, driving with a denied/revoked license, eluding, and oper...

Trial for man accused of killing Mollie Tibbetts delayed to January

Cristhian Bahena Rivera walks into the Poweshiek County courthouse for day two of an evidence suppression hearing at the Poweshiek County Courthouse on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 in Montezuma. Bahena Rivera confessed to killing Molly Tibbetts last year but his attorneys filed a motion to suppress the confession because he was not properly read his Miranda warning during initial interviews with police.

Caleb McCullough, Summer Editor

July 10, 2020

A judge has postponed the trial date for Cristhian Bahena Rivera, the man accused of killing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts, to January 25, 2021. The trial will now take place at the Scott County Courthouse in Davenport, Iowa, rather than the Woodbury County Courthouse. This is th...

Most charges against lead Iowa City protester dropped

Organizer Mazin Mohamedali speaks to a crowd from the steps of the Old Capitol on Thursday, June 4 in Iowa City before beginning a march to support the Black Lives Matter movement and protest police brutality. Everyone met on the Pentacrest at 7 p.m. and then heard a handful of speeches before starting.

Caleb McCullough, Summer Editor

June 19, 2020

Mazin Mohamedali, a lead protester in Iowa City who was recently arrested on charges stemming from his action at protests, will see five of the six charges leveled against him dropped, according to a press release from his lawyers. Mohamedali was arrested by Iowa City Police June 7 and charged with vi...

State, defense lawyers seek delay of trial for man accused of killing Mollie Tibbetts

Cristhian Bahena Rivera appears for an evidence suppression hearing at the Poweshiek County Courthouse on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019 in Montezuma. Brian Powers/The Register

Caleb McCullough, Summer Editor

June 16, 2020

Lawyers for Cristhian Bahena Rivera, the man accused of killing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts in 2018, and the state of Iowa have requested a delay of his trial that is slated to begin Sept. 29 after a previous delay. According to court documents filed Monday, both the lawyers for R...

Active Iowa City protester Mazin Mohamedali arrested for violating probation, unlawful assembly

Organizer Mazin Mohamedali speaks to a crowd from the steps of the Old Capitol on Thursday, June 4 in Iowa City before beginning a march to support the Black Lives Matter movement and protest police brutality. Everyone met on the Pentacrest at 7 p.m. and then heard a handful of speeches before starting.

Caleb McCullough, Summer Editor

June 8, 2020

Update June 8: Mazin Mohamedali, a public face and constant voice in the protests across Iowa City over the past week, is being held without bond in the Marshall County Jail, where he was moved Monday, after a Sunday arrest. According to criminal complaints released Monday, Mohamedali, 20, was ar...