Police: Iowa City Man Seen Shaking Baby in Street

By Vanessa Miller, Reporter


By Aaron Hepker

IOWA CITY, Iowa — A 32-year-old Iowa City man was arrested early Monday after police were called on a report that he was shaking a baby in the middle of the street.

Officers responded to the 1400 block of Plum Street at 3:21 a.m. and made contact with Alexis Stephan Kuberski on a public sidewalk, according to a criminal complaint. Kuberski appeared to be under the influence of alcohol, and officers discovered he has at least three prior convictions for public intoxication since 2011.

Upon further investigation, officers learned that Kuberski had gotten into a fight with the mother of his infant child before he was seen with the baby in the street. The woman told police that Kuberski had broken down the door to the room she was in, and grabbed her by the arm, according to the complaint.

Kuberski then is accused of dragging the woman down the hallway, while she was holding the infant, police reported. When officers arrived, they saw Kuberski trying to pull the baby away from the mother and yelling at her, according to the complaint.

Kuberski is accused of carrying the infant in a baby carrier outside the house and walking away while the mother tried to ensure the baby’s safety, police reported. The child was not restrained as Kuberski carried the baby, according to the complaint, but the infant did not suffer any injuries.

After Kuberski was placed into handcuffs, he tried to slip them off and then resisted officers, the complaint said.

He faces charges of first-degree harassment, fifth-degree criminal mischief, child endangerment without injury, domestic abuse assault, habitual alcohol violation and interference with official acts.

Kuberski remained at the Johnson County Jail on Monday morning.
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