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IOWA CITY — An Iowa City man is accused of entering the Lone Tree home of a woman he had lived with and beating her with a metal pole Tuesday night.
Dalton Christopher Hoit, 23, is charged with fifth-degree criminal mischief, first-degree harassment, domestic abuse assault and first-degree robbery.
Police were called at 11:20 p.m. to the home in the 300 block of East Jayne Street.
Officers found Hoit outside the home. He told police he had come to get his belongings from the house, but that he messed up and shouldn’t have come, according to a criminal complaint.
The woman told police that Hoit, who had lived with her in March and April, showed up in her bedroom while she was sleeping and started yelling at her. He told her, “I was ripped off so now I am going to rip you off” and “I am going to kill you,” according to the complaint.
The woman told police that Hoit was after money. She said Hoit tried to take her purse and then used a large metal pole to hit her in the back of the head, on her left arm and on her backside. She had a bleeding gash on her left arm, and the metal pole had her hair on it when police found it, the criminal complaint states.
Hoit also broke several things in the house.
Hoit had his initial appearance in court Wednesday morning and is being held in the Johnson County Jail on a $35,000 cash or surety bond.
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