Two of a kind5/18/2016
Johnny Manziel, 23, a former college football Heisman Trophy winner and current struggling NFL quarterback, recently turned himself in to authorities in Highland Park, Texas, on misdemeanor assault charges. “Johnny Football,” as he’s known to sports fans, allegedly hit his girlfriend during an altercation last January. The unemployed quarterback posted $1,500 bail and was released.
Cody Wegner, 24, is also facing assault charges. Wegner was taken in by Des Moines police and booked around 4 a.m. on April 26. Bond was set at $300. Wegner is not in possession of a Heisman Trophy, and it’s unknown if he has a clever nickname.
This information was obtained from the Polk County Crime Stoppers. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Des Moines Police Detective Bureau asks that anyone with information on the location or identity of this suspect call 515-283-4864 or The Polk County Crime Stoppers anonymously at 515-223-1400.
Des Moines police detectives are requesting assistance locating suspects who seriously assaulted a man on May 1 at approximately 10:35 p.m. Charles Wesley Brown, a 65-year-old Des Moines resident, was riding southbound on a bicycle along the 2800 block of S.E. 14th Street when he was accosted by two white males described as being in their 20s. The suspects fled in a silver 1996-2003 Pontiac Grand Prix four-door sedan. Brown incurred serious injuries and he was hospitalized.
Anyone with any information concerning the incident, the identification of the suspects or the car pictured is asked to contact the Des Moines Police Department at 515-283-4811, or call Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa at 515-223-1400.
Blotter — Des Moines
Officers were dispatched on May 7 to an east side residence on a domestic violence call. The victim stated he had been doing a remodeling project when his wife arrived home around 8 p.m. She became upset about the damage he’d done to the walls of the kitchen. The two began arguing, and the wife struck the victim on the left side of the face with a plastic spatula, which she admitted to. Officers did not observe any injuries. The victim had blood shot, watery eyes and smelled of alcohol, but he informed officers he wanted to press charges. When his wife heard him say this, she lunged at the victim one more time, but officers grabbed her and took her to Polk County Jail without further incident.
Fire in the hole
Police arrived at a north side residence on the evening of May 7 to find a recycling container on fire. Officers extinguished the blaze without incident. The victim and resident of the home reported to the police that the flames had been started by three juvenile boys. No arrests were made.
An officer was dispatched to Youth Emergency Services & Shelter (YESS) on the southeast side on May 6 around 10 p.m. in reference to a call about a dispute. Upon arrival, the officer met with the victim and a staff member. The victim stated she was assaulted by another resident of the facility who was acting in a fit of rage for an unknown reason. Staff members were forced to restrain her. The assailant scratched at the victim’s arms to get away then fled the facility on foot. The officer was unable to locate her. She was reported as a runaway. Minimal scratching and redness was observed on the arms of the victim. CV