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NORTH LIBERTY - Two North Liberty men are accused of assaulting a man outside the North Liberty Community Center.
North Liberty police said Pacific Achiza and Resean L. Yates, both 18, are visible on surveillance video assaulting a man outside of the community center, 520 W. Cherry St., at 8:23 p.m. Thursday.
Police said the two punched the man in the face multiple times.
At one point, the victim 'appears completely unconscious” and the men continued to assault him, police said. P
olice said the victim suffered serious facial injuries and other head trauma.
Police said when Yates was taken into custody around 12:30 a.m. Friday, he kicked an officer in the leg. It took multiple officers to get Yates into a patrol car. Police said Yates threatened the officers and demanded they remove his handcuffs so he could fight them.
Both men face charges of willful injury causing serious injury, a Class C felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
Yates faces additional charges of interference with official acts causing bodily injury, an aggravated misdemeanor; and interference with official acts, a simple misdemeanor.
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