Two Marion women arrested after forcibly entering home, breaking PlayStation

One resident struck in head, but not seriously hurt

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Two Marion women were arrested after a break-in Wednesday night that involved smashing a PlayStation outside a northeast Cedar Rapids home, officials said.

Around 11 p.m., Micah Reed, 24, and Jacey Blackwell, 19, forced the door open of 300 31st St. NE, police said. Caleb Mehaffy, 23, Joseph Miller, 22 and Amber Dunshee, 21, were inside the home at the time. Officials said Blackwell began hitting Mehaffy in the head and throwing items at him. Reed then took a PlayStation video game console, ran out into the parking lot and threw it on the ground, breaking it, authorities said.

Blackwell and Reed then got into a vehicle and left. Officers were able to locate Blackwell and Reed inside the vehicle near the 400 block of 33rd Street NE.

Officials said the PlayStation is valued around $200.

The two were arrested and taken to Linn County Jail. Reed and Blackwell were arrested on suspicion of second-degree burglary.

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