Police: Brick Assault Might Be Tied to Earlier Disturbance

By Jeff Raasch, Reporter

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – No arrests have been made after a brick crashed through the window of a Cedar Rapids home Sunday, injuring a 13-year-old boy.

Police said Deryck Edaburn was sitting in the living room of a friend's house, at 316 11th St. NW, around 1:50 p.m. when someone threw a landscaping brick through the front window. Edaburn suffered a laceration on the top of his head and was taken by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center.

Sgt. Cristy Hamblin said Edaburn was one of seven people in the residence. She said investigators spoke with them and with neighbors, but no one actually saw the suspect.

Police said a silver or gray car was reportedly in the area at the same time, but were unsure if it was involved in the incident.

In the police report, the officer notes the incident might have been in response to a disturbance Saturday night. Hamblin did not have any information about the earlier incident Monday.

"We're not sure if there were other circumstances with this," Hamblin said. "We've talked to (Edaburn) and talked to his friends. We were in the area the day before, on the other incident, so we're trying to see if it was all tied together."

Information about Edaburn's medical condition was not available Monday. Police said his injuries were not life-threatening. No one else was hurt.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call police at (319) 286-5491.
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