Man Faces Charges After Using a Sledgehammer to Smash Out Windows

By Christy Aumer, Reporter

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - A Colorado man faces charges after using a sledge hammer to smash out windows of multiple vehicles in northwest Cedar Rapids Saturday morning.

Officials responded to an assault in progress at 4050 Rogers Rd. NW around 11:18 a.m. According to a criminal complaint, 50-year-old Dennis R. Licup of Keystone, Colo. caused in excess of $1,000 worth of damage to three different vehicles at Bradley Schumacher's Rodger's Road residence. Col. John Stuelke of the Sheriff's Office said Licup was at the residence to collect money when a disagreement began, and Licup began smashing out windows with a sledgehammer of three different vehicles in the driveway. Two of the vehicles belonged to Schumacher, the other to Sarah Velo.

Stuelke said Licup came at Schumacher with the sledge hammer, but Schumacher was able to contain Licup by wrestling with him until Cedar Rapids police arrived. Officials arrested Licup and discovered 140.17 grams of marijuana in Licup's vehicle.

Licup was transported to St. Luke's Hospital Saturday for injuries during the altercation with Schumacher, and was later arrested on Wednesday. It is unknown whether Schumacher was transported to a hospital for any injuries.

Licup is charged with two counts of second-degree criminal mischief, one count of assault causing bodily injury, one count of drug tax stamp violation and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to Stuelke, Schumacher and Licup had been acquaintances for years and wasn't sure why Licup was collecting the money from Schumacher.

Licup remains in the Linn County Jail awaiting trial.
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