Iowa City man accused of making threats while wielding gun


An Iowa City man is accused of making threats while wielding a gun.

35-year-old Otis Hicks was booked into the Johnson County Jail just after 8:45 Friday morning. Iowa City Police say Hicks pointed a gun at another person at his Clearwater Court residence just before 11:15 on the night of January 10th. Three children were reportedly present during the incident. The other person fled, but Hicks allegedly texted them further threats involving the firearm.

Police say Hicks is prohibited from owning a gun due to a felony domestic abuse conviction and other felony convictions out of Illinois dating back to 2012. He’s charged with Dominion or Control of a Firearm by a Domestic Abuser, Domestic Abuse Assault While Displaying a Weapon, Domestic Abuse Assault – 2nd Offense, and Child Endangerment. If convicted on all charges, Hicks faces a maximum of 11 years in prison.