Convicted burglar accused of throwing urine at deputy

Linn County Jail inmate has lengthy rap sheet

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CEDAR RAPIDS — A convicted burglar awaiting sentencing on his most recent burglary charge now is accused of throwing urine at a deputy while in jail.

Kwanie Young, 34, of Cedar Rapids, was charged last month with felony assault on a peace officer. He is accused of filling a milk carton with urine and then throwing it at a sheriff’s deputy as the deputy was collecting lunch trays from inmates at the Linn County Jail, a complaint shows.

Young, convicted of two home burglaries and already on probation, pleaded guilty in April to a third burglary from last year at Jim’s Foods grocery store. He bashed in the glass on the front door to gain access after the store closed for the day on Oct. 11, 2015, authorities said.

A judge in 2015 gave Young probation for two counts of third-degree burglary that occurred at two different homes in 2014 and 2015. Six days later, he was arrested for breaking into a home.

Court records show that burglary charge was dropped. Young’s girlfriend told police he broke into her home, but then she recanted. But he was convicted of another charge, interference with official acts.

Linn County Attorney Jerry Vander Sanden said Thursday he planned to ask the court to revoke Young’s probation and run that 10-year sentence consecutive to a five-year sentence for the Jim’s Foods burglary.

Young’s hearing on the probation revocation is set for Nov. 7. He has pleaded not guilty to the assault on a peace officer charge and his trial is set for Oct. 17.

Young has a lengthy criminal history including convictions for stabbing a woman with a knife, assault on police officers, harassment, possession of marijuana and theft, according to court records.

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