CORALVILLE — An Iowa Medical and Classification Center inmate is accused of assaulting a staff member at the prison.
According to a Coralville police criminal complaint, around 8:45 a.m. on May 29, 26-year-old John D. Watson entered the secretary’s office at the prison, grabbed a woman by the throat and threw her against a window. Police said the woman was able to fight back, scream for help and another staff member also called for help.
Watson, who is serving a prison sentence for second-degree robbery, now faces one count of assault on persons in certain occupations, a Class D felony punishable by up to five years in prison.
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