Less than 24 hours after he reported being shot by an unknown assailant, an Iowa city man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly stealing a moped.
According to the criminal complaint, Iowa City police officers received a report regarding a moped that was stolen on Oct. 24. The report does not specify from where the two-wheeler was taken.
Three days later, on Oct. 27, investigators said they received a tip that the moped was at a residence in the 2700 block of Wayne Avenue, at the home of Lonnie R. Clark, 33, who had reported being shot twice at his home early Tuesday morning.
Officers executed a search warrant at Clark’s home on Halloween, according to the report, and recovered the stolen moped.
A warrant was issued for Clark’s arrest on Nov. 5 and he was taken into custody Tuesday.
Earlier that morning, Iowa City police said they responded at about 2:20 a.m. to Clark’s residence after a woman reported her husband had been shot. The suspects, police said, fled in a truck that was described as having a trailer dragging behind it.
Police said the shooting investigation is ongoing.
When they arrived, police found clark had been shot twice — once in the arm and again in the abdomen, according to the Iowa City Press-Citizen.
Clark faces a second-degree theft charge in connection with the stolen moped and he is being held at Johnson County Jail on a $10,000 bond, according to court documents.
Court records show Clark has several pending felony charges in connection with stolen items including two mopeds, a box trailer, an all-terrain vehicle and a mountain bike.
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