IC man arrested after unprovoked assault

IC man arrested after unprovoked assault

An Iowa City man with a history of alcohol-related charges has been arrested for an unprovoked assault that occurred last month.

According to authorities, 29-year-old Patrick Horras of East College Street was at a residence in the 700 block of Michaels Street the evening of May 27th when witnesses allege he “sucker punched” another man at the residence.

The victim lost consciousness temporarily and was bleeding due to the assault. He was taken to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and needed to have his jaw wired shut as it was broken.

The witnesses say that the attack was unprovoked and occurred after a verbal argument Horras and the victim were having while they were inside the residence.

A search of court records show Horras has previous charges for public consumption of alcohol, and at least three charges of operating while under the influence.

A warrant was issued for Horras’ arrest and he was booked into the Johnson County Jail Monday with a charge of Assault Causing Serious Injury. He was bonded out Tuesday and faces a possible maximum sentence of five years in prison if convicted.