Iowa City man threatened to set woman on fire, police say

Suspect faces prison time after apartment assault

IOWA CITY — An Iowa City man faces prison time after police say he entered an apartment without permission and assaulted a woman.

According to Iowa City police criminal complaints, around 1:18 p.m. Aug. 30, Michael J. Jacobs, 24, entered an apartment in Iowa City without permission to pick up some property that belonged to him. Police said Jacobs was confronted by the female resident.

Jacobs punched the woman in the face, threw her down, dumped nail polish remover on her and threatened to light her on fire, police said. He left the apartment with a basket full of items.

The woman suffered minor cuts and scratches to her wrist, hands and feet and complained of pain, police said.

Police said the woman has a no-contact order against Jacobs.

Jacobs faces charges of second-degree burglary, a felony; and domestic assault, a serious misdemeanor. If convicted of both offenses, Jacobs could spent up to 26 years in prison.

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