Iowa City man wanted for allegedly assaulting man with baseball bat arrested


An Iowa City man who was wanted for allegedly assaulting a man with a baseball bat last year was arrested Sunday evening.

According to court records, the incident occurred the evening of November 12th at a neighbor of 38-year-old Quinton Fitzgerald of Shady Glen Court. He and another person went to the residence of the neighbor and began yelling at the victim to come out of the house.

After the victim was reportedly assaulted by the other person, Fitzgerald allegedly struck the victim in the back with a baseball bat, causing a visible and painful injury. Police say women and children were present and nearby during the incident.

Fitzgerald is alleged to have previously threatened the victim using a firearm.

A warrant was issued for his arrest on November 20th, and Sunday night, an officer observed Fitzgerald walking towards his residence. He identified himself as law enforcement, and Fitzgerald reportedly took off running. He was apprehended after a short foot chase.

Fitzgerald faces an Assault while displaying a Dangerous Weapon charge for the November incident, and Interference with Official Acts for attempting to flee Sunday night. He was also wanted on charges of Driving while Suspended or Revoked, 4th degree Criminal Mischief, and Eluding. If convicted on all counts, Fitzgerald could be sentenced to over nine years in prison.