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Omaha man arrested in Iowa City on burglary charge
IOWA CITY — An Nebraska man was arrested in Iowa City last week on charges that he threatened a man with a gun and punched him inside his vehicle.
Timothy Maguire, 41, of Omaha, is charged with first-degree burglary, intimidation with a dangerous weapon and going armed with intent, all felonies. He also is facing misdemeanor charges of assault while displaying a dangerous weapon, possessing a dangerous weapon while under the influence, person ineligible to carry a dangerous weapon and operating under the influence.
According to a criminal complaint, Maguire was looking for a friend’s cellphone Friday evening and tracked it to the 400 block of Kirkwood Avenue. He approached a man who was sitting in a car and accused him of stealing the phone.
Maguire reached into the vehicle and punched the man, causing injuries to the man’s head and stomach, then pulled out a gun and pointed it at the man, while continuing to accuse him of stealing the phone.
Maguire eventually left in a white truck and was stopped by police shortly afterward. When he was arrested, he was intoxicated, the criminal complaints state.
After spending the weekend in the Johnson County Jail, Maguire was released on a $32,000 surety bond Monday morning. He had his first appearance in court Tuesday.
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