An alleged fight at Shelter House’s residential facility has led to the arrest of an Iowa City man.
Police were called to the 501 Apartments on Southgate Avenue Tuesday night on reports of two men fighting on the premises. Upon arrival, they detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from 37-year-old Darius Stewart’s breath. He reportedly stated that he was in a fight with another man. When officers spoke to the other party, Stewart approached and was told repeatedly to step away.
Stewart allegedly pushed police who were trying to remove him from the situation. He refused multiple orders to leave and tried walking behind officers and moving toward the other man in an aggressive manner.
Police arrested Stewart, who allegedly pulled away while they were handcuffing him. He’s been charged with Public Intoxication, Assault on Persons in Certain Occupations, Disorderly Conduct, and Interference with Official Acts. Stewart faces a jail sentence of up to 15 months if convicted on all counts.