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Police: Kansas City man steals Iowa City bar employee's backpack containing ammunition

A Kansas City man faces a burglary charge following an incident at downtown Iowa City bar DC’s early Friday.

Cortez Michael Dorsey, 24, is charged with second-degree burglary, a Class C felony, after he allegedly entered the kitchen of DC’s Bar just after midnight Friday.

According to an Iowa City police complaint, Cortez entered the bar’s backdoor, went into the kitchen and took an employee’s backpack.

The backpack had a Magpul gun magazine and 9 mm rounds of ammunition inside, the complaint said. The backpack also contained the employee’s identification, a firearms permit and other items totaling in value between $500 to $1,000.

According to the complaint, Cortez gave a fake name to the police when he was questioned.

Cortez faces one count of providing false identification, one count of third-degree theft, and one count of second degree burglary, a Class C felony.

In Iowa, a Class C felony is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

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