116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids man faces charges of first-degree burglary and assault while displaying a dangerous weapon based on allegations he assaulted a woman Thursday at her apartment in Cedar Rapids.
Clarence Oliver, 53, is accused of forcing open the door of the woman’s apartment and threatening her and another occupant with a handgun. Security video in the building corroborated her report, according to the criminal complaint.
Investigators contacted and questioned Oliver, who admitted entering the woman’s apartment with a gun, but claimed he did not point it at the occupants, police said. Investigators arrested Oliver and recovered two firearms, police reported.
First-degree burglary is a Class B felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison. Assault while displaying a dangerous weapon, an aggravated misdemeanor, is punishable by up to two years in prison.
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