Man Accused of Harassment More Interested in Lunch Than Charges
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – A man who is accused of threatening to kill a woman and kill police officers and “rape their families” was more concerned about lunch than listening to his charges during an initial appearance Friday.
Eric M. Bailey, 34, of Hiawatha, was charged with two counts of first-degree harassment and one count of providing false identification information, all aggravated misdemeanors, in Linn County District Court. He is accused of sending Kimberly Bailey several text messages threatening to harm her and her pets June 20, according to a criminal complaint.
After being arrested on outstanding warrants June 21, Bailey threatened to kill Hiawatha Police officers and rape and injure their families when he gets out of jail, according to the complaint. Bailey also provided the officers with false name during this investigation.
Bailey interrupted 6th Judicial Associate District Judge Casey Jones several times saying the wanted to plead guilty and then not guilty. He then asked “Are you done yet, I’d like to go eat lunch.”
Jones said “Not quite yet.” Jones then advised him not to say anything and set his bond.
“Now we’re done. You can go eat lunch,” Jones said.
Bailey also has two probation violations on forgery convictions and was previously convicted of harassment in 2000 and 2010.
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