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Coralville woman accused of slashing man's face with kitchen knife

Pamela S. Harris
Pamela S. Harris

IOWA CITY — A Coralville woman is accused of slashing a man’s face with a kitchen knife during an argument.

Pamela S. Harris, 34, got into an argument with a man in the 1100 block of Arthur Street in Iowa City around 10:50 p.m. Thursday, according to Iowa City police criminal complaints. Police said Harris initially took the man’s car and left, which prompted him to call police because Harris reportedly had been drinking.

As police searched for the man’s vehicle, he called back to report Harris was breaking into his apartment on Arthur Street. When officers arrived, they found the screen removed from the window and spoke with the victim, who was bleeding from the face.

The man told police that Harris pounded on his apartment door until a friend opened it to try to calm her down. Police said Harris ran in and started cutting the man’s face with a kitchen knife and fled. A witness corroborated the man’s story.

Harris was located later heading to the hospital where the victim was being treated.

Harris was arrested and faces charges of going armed with intent, a Class D felony; assault with a weapon, an aggravated misdemeanor; and providing false information.

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