Public Safety

Iowa City house guest tosses brick through window after refusing to leave, police say

IOWA CITY — A pugnacious house guest refused to leave an Iowa City apartment and threw a brick through a window early Friday, police said, before being arrested and charged with burglary.

Jasmine A. Cherry, 25, of Iowa City, was invited to an apartment Thursday and arrived around 2 p.m., according to Iowa City police criminal complaints. Shortly after midnight, Cherry became “belligerent” and began to harass someone at the apartment, the complaint said.

Cherry was told to leave, but refused to go. Police said she became aggressive and hit one of the tenants in the face, causing bleeding and a scratch. As she was leaving, Cherry picked up a brick and threw it through a window, police said.

When officers arrived, Cherry resisted arrest.

Cherry faces a felony charge of first-degree burglary and misdemeanor charges of assault causing bodily injury, fifth-degree criminal mischief and interference with official acts. She was being held in Johnson County Jail.

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