Marion man charged in Iowa City robbery

By Lee Hermiston, The Gazette

IOWA CITY — A Marion man is accused of assaulting a man and pulling a gun on a woman during a robbery in Iowa City.

According to Iowa City police criminal complaints, at 7:17 p.m. July 31, 19-year-old Daquan Jefferson entered an apartment at 1100 Arthur St. Police said Jefferson assaulted a man inside the apartment.

When a woman tried to intervene, Jefferson allegedly pulled a small, black handgun on the woman. Jefferson then proceeded to punch the woman in the face and push her into a closet, police said.

Before leaving the apartment, Jefferson allegedly stole $120 cash, a pack of Newport cigarettes and a pack of Swisher Sweets cigars from the woman’s bedroom.

Jefferson was arrested and faces charges of first-degree robbery, a Class B felony; and going armed with intent, a Class D felony.

Jefferson, also known as Cutthroat, was arrested in Iowa City earlier this year for a shots fired incident. On May 18, police responded to the 2100 block of Davis Street for a report of shots fired. Police learned through their investigation that a fight had taken place before the shooting. Jefferson arrived at the fight in a vehicle and, as people fled the fight, one vehicle hit the one Jefferson was in.

Police said Jefferson responded by getting out of the vehicle and firing multiple shots at the other vehicle. He hit a parked vehicle and a stop sign, police said. While he denied being in Iowa City at the time of the shooting, police said video evidence placed him in the city before the shooting.

Jefferson was charged with intimidation with a dangerous weapon, reckless use of a firearm and carrying weapons. According to online court records, Jefferson entered into a plea agreement on those charges and was sentenced to 30 days in jail with credit for the 30 days he had already served.

A Class B felony is punishable by up to 25 years in prison.

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