An Iowa City man was taken into custody late Monday night after an alleged stabbing.
Officers were called to the 2400 block of Muscatine Avenue just after 11:15pm Monday on reports of a possible stabbing. They learned en route to the scene that the woman involved had her phone taken by the suspect while in the process of calling 911.
Officers encountered the suspect, identified as 23-year-old Michael Robinson, who fled for several blocks before being apprehended.
When police spoke with the victim, she stated that Robinson had entered her apartment, in violation of a no-contact order that was issued on June 14th. He reportedly got into an argument with the woman, and it turned physical. Robinson is accused of choking her, and a struggle ensued over a kitchen knife during which she was cut with the knife on her hands. It was at that point that Robinson fled and was encountered by officers.
He’s been charged with interference with official acts causing bodily injury, due to an officer getting injured in pursuit. Robinson also faces charges of domestic abuse assault impeding airflow, obstruction of emergency communications, domestic abuse with the use of a weapon, and violation of the no-contact order. If convicted on all charges, Robinson could be sentenced to over eight years in prison.