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Coralville Man Tried Dragging Officers Down Stairs
CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) - A Coralville man resisting arrest has been accused of trying to drag police officers down a flight of stairs.
Coralville police say 45-year-old Donroy Merrival Jr. called 911 Sunday night without an emergency. He's accused of trying to fight responding officers.
The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports police gave Merrival a warning about the false emergency report and began to leave his residence. But he was handcuffed on suspicion of public intoxication after confronting officers and yelling at them.
Police say a handcuffed Merrival attempted to pull the officers down a flight of stairs, injuring one officer. Merrival is also accused of kicking an officer twice.
Merrival faces a charge of interference with official acts causing bodily injury and public intoxication. Court records do not list an attorney.