New Charges for Man Accused of Attacking an Iowa City Police Officer

University of Iowa student Branden L. Plummer, 20, is taken from the courtroom following a bond reduction hearing Monday, Dec. 5, 2011 at the Johnson County District Court House in Iowa City. Judge Paul Miller upheld Plummer's current $100,000 cash only bond. Plummer is charged with attempted murder after assaulting Iowa City police Sgt. Brian Krei around 1:20 a.m. Nov. 18 near the intersection of Burlington and Linn streets in downtown Iowa City. (Brian Ray/ SourceMedia Group News)

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP ) — An Urbandale man accused of attacking an Iowa City police officer faces an additional felony count in the attack.

Branden Plummer was initially charged with attempted murder for the Nov. 18 incident. Plummer has now also been charged with willful injury.

The 20-year-old Plummer is accused of attacking Sgt. Brian Krei after Krei observed a man thought to be Plummer disrupting traffic. Police say Krei and Plummer struggled and that Plummer placed Krei in a choke hold and slammed his head into the concrete.

A witness intervened and called 911.

Plummer remains in the Johnson County Jail on a $100,000 bond. A judge earlier this month refused to lower Plummer's bond to allow him to finish classes at the University of Iowa.

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