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Iowa City man faces multiple charges after a knife threat

While there is a time and place to legally use some weapons, there are also times where its usage could result in criminal charges. Disputes can break out, causing one to react to threats or be the one doing the threatening. Being accused of a violent crime could tarnish a person's reputation, even harming his or her relationship with family members and the community.

According to recent reports, an Iowa City man is currently facing criminal charges stemming from a dispute that took place in December. Police indicated that the man was allegedly threatening people with a knife during a dispute. Complaints came into law enforcement during the early afternoon hours, claiming that there was a fight in progress.

When officers arrived at the scene, the two presumed instigators of the fight, including the accused 30-year-old man, fled the scene. Preliminary investigation revealed that the man and his girlfriend confronted the girlfriend's sister and the sister's boyfriend. This is when the man allegedly used a knife to threaten the two of them during the confrontation. They claim he threatened to stab them and approached them in a threatening manner.

The man was not located immediately, but he was later apprehended following another altercation. In a separate event, the man is accused of going to the home of a person he is currently barred from contacting. Supposedly, when he was not allowed in the home, he became agitated, calling the person names while knocking on her windows and doors. The man currently faces charges for being armed with intent, first degree harassment and violation of a protective order.

When facing multiple charges that stem from a violent event, it is important to consider the details of these crimes. By considering the evidence against you and the defense options available, a defendant could aggressively assert a defense to reduce or even eliminate some or all of the charges against them.

Source: Thegazette.com, "Iowa City man faces prison time for alleged knife threat," Lee Hermiston, Feb. 16, 2018

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