Police: Iowa City men committed robbery, sexual assault

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IOWA CITY — Two men — one of them armed with a rifle — are accused of robbing two men and sexually assaulting a woman inside an Iowa City apartment last month.

According to Iowa City police criminal complaints, around 11:30 p.m. Nov. 3, two men — identified as 25-year-old Sullivan P. Smith-Berry and 28-year-old Earl L. Riley, both of Iowa City — kicked in the door of an Iowa City apartment. Police said two male residents and one of the resident’s sisters were inside of the apartment.

Police said Smith-Berry was carrying an “AR style rifle” and wearing a partial mask. Smith-Berry and Riley are accused of assaulting the two male residents with the rifle and kicking them while they on the floor. The men demanded cash from the victims.

Smith-Berry then allegedly gave the rifle to Riley, took the female victim into a separate bedroom and sexually assaulted her for several minutes, police said.

Police said Smith-Berry and Riley left the residence with cash and property, including a PlayStation 4. They have been arrested and each face charges of first-degree burglary, first-degree robbery and second-degree sexual assault.

l Comments: (319) 398-8238; lee.hermiston@thegazette.com

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