Public Safety

Armed Coralville man accused of threatening to kill woman

Keith E. Brown
Keith E. Brown

NORTH LIBERTY — An armed Coralville man is accused of threatening to kill a woman.

Keith E. Brown, 19, also was wanted by police for previous weapon-related incidents, according to North Liberty and Coralville police criminal complaints.

Officers were called to a residence in the 600 block of Sugar Creek Lane in North Liberty at 12:21 a.m. Monday for a report of a man outside demanding to be let inside. The man, later identified as Brown, was displaying a handgun, police said.

Brown told the resident he would kill if she did not let him in.

Police said Brown fled on foot, but eventually was captured. His handgun, which was reported as stolen out of Cedar Rapids, was recovered, police said.

Brown was arrested and faces charges of intimidation with a dangerous weapon, first-degree harassment and third-degree theft.

Coralville police said Brown was found with an airsoft pistol that resembles a Glock when he was a passenger in a traffic stop Oct. 11, 2019. He faces one count of carrying weapons for that incident.

Brown also is accused of threatening a woman with a gun in December 2019. Coralville police said they responded to Super 8, 611 First Ave., at 12:21 a.m. Dec. 22 for a report of a man displaying a handgun. A woman told police she had gone out to the parking lot when she noticed Brown and another person standing between two cars.

The woman told police that when Brown saw her walking toward them, he pulled a gun out of his jacket pocket. The woman said she ran back into the motel, and Brown fled with the other person.

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Brown faces charges of assault while displaying a dangerous weapon and carrying weapons for that incident.

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