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Cedar Rapids man arrested in connection with December stabbing

Josue Marrero Delgado
Josue Marrero Delgado

NORTH LIBERTY — A Cedar Rapids man has been arrested in connection with a stabbing in North Liberty in December.

Police were called at 3:15 p.m. Dec. 20, 2018, to Little Caesars Pizza, 780 Community Dr., where they found an 18-year-old suffering from multiple stab wounds, according to North Liberty police criminal complaints.

Police said the victim reported being hit in the head with a blunt object such as a baseball bat. The victim identified Josue Marrero Delgado, 22, of Cedar Rapids, as his assailant.

Marrero Delgado was arrested Sunday by the Iowa State Patrol after he was pulled over on Highway 965 near Swisher around 8:36 p.m. for failure to display license plates. The trooper discovered Marrero Delgado’s license was barred and suspended and he had an arrest warrant for the North Liberty attack.

Between the two incidents, Marrero Delgado faces charges of willful injury causing serious injury, a Class C felony; going armed with intent and assault causing serious injury, both Class D felonies; driving while barred as a habitual offender, an aggravated misdemeanor; and driving with a suspended license.

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