Police: Iowa City Man Threatened To Shoot Neighbors Over $50 Debt

By Lee Hermiston, Reporter

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- An 82-year-old Iowa City man is accused of threatening to shoot his neighbors over a $50 debt.

According to criminal complaints, Iowa City police officers were called to an Indigo Court residence on Oct. 27 for a report of a neighbor threatening to shoot the residents. Police spoke with the residents who said their neighbor, 82-year-old Winford D. Hamrick, had come to their door while walking his dog.

The residents told police Hamrick was drunk and got angry with his neighbors over $50 they supposedly owed him. Hamrick then said he was going to go home, come back and shoot them.

Police said the residents know Hamrick owns a handgun that he usually carries when he walks around the neighborhood. One resident told police she felt threatened by Hamrick's comments.

A handgun was recovered when police served a search warrant at Hamrick's residence. Hamrick has now been taken into custody and faces one count of first-degree harassment.
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