Public Safety

Police: Man kicked in Cedar Rapids apartment door, struck man with tire iron

CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids man faces burglary and assault charges after he forced his way into a residence and hit a person with a tire iron, police said.

Officers were dispatched at 12:45 a.m. May 15 to a residence in the 800 block of Kerry Lane SE, according to the Cedar Rapids Police Department.

A 46-year-old woman told police that Walker J.A. Henley, 22, had kicked in the apartment door and assaulted her 35-year-old friend with what was thought to be a tire iron.

The friend, police said, suffered a head injury. He was evaluated but declined transportation to a hospital.

Henley was taken into custody at 1:45 p.m. Saturday at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel.

He faces charges of first-degree burglary and willful injury causing bodily injury.

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