Police: Iowa City man found with knife, drugs after burglary

Suspect accused of stealing computer from office at Senior Center

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IOWA CITY — An Iowa City man faces burglary, weapons and drug charges following an incident at the Iowa City Senior Center Thursday afternoon.

According to Iowa City police criminal complaints, officers were called to the senior center, 20 S. Linn St., around 3:25 p.m. Thursday when they were flagged down by the complainant, who was walking in the 10 block of South Gilbert Street. The complainant was following 28-year-old Troy A. Wixom.

Police said the complainant found Wixom in his private office. The complainant asked Wixom why he was in his office before noticing his laptop was missing from his desk. The complainant confronted Wixom, who then returned to the office, removed the laptop from his backpack and threw it on the floor, police said.

Police said the complainant followed Wixom out of the building after he refused to wait for police to arrive.

Officers searched Wixom and found a 30 mg amphetamine capsule in his pocket that he did not have a valid prescription for and a large metal knife in his backpack.

Wixom was arrested and faces charges of attempted second-degree burglary, a Class D felony; carrying weapons, an aggravated misdemeanor; and unlawful possession of a prescription drug, a serious misdemeanor. If convicted of all three counts, Wixom could spend up to eight years in prison.

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