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Wartburg student assaulted

WAVERLY (KWWL) -- A Wartburg College student is facing numerous charges after police say he attacked a female student in Hebron Hall.

Police say Robert Wims, 22, attacked a female student in Hebron Hall early Sunday morning.

They say he choked the woman until she went unconscious.

According to the report, Wims was restrained by two other students until police arrived.

When police got on scene, Wims allegedly fought with officers and spit at one of them.

According to police, a preliminary breath test showed that Wims had a blood alcohol content of more than four times the legal limit of .08. 

The victim was taken to Waverly Health Center to be treated for her injuries.

Wims was also taken to Waverly Medical Center to be treated for his injuries and because of his high blood alcohol content.

Wims was then taken to the Bremer-Waverly Law Enforcement Center, but was later released after posting bond.

Wims is expected to have a student conduct hearing Thursday.

Wartburg President Dr. Darrel D. Colson sent out the following letter to faculty, staff and students:

The suspect in the case - a Wartburg student who lived off campus and was subsequently banned from campus - will have a student conduct code hearing today. On campus the procedures are being carried out through the student conduct code process. As well, we are cooperating with local law enforcement officials.

As a result of this incident, we are affording support and counsel to another student.

Based on the information we have obtained from all persons involved with this investigation, there is no need to heighten our concern for safety. The safety of our students, of course, is always a high priority for us.

As you know, the College has a solemn responsibility to treat each student with respect, observing the procedural safeguards embedded in our policies and extending the support implied by our commitment to challenge and nurture students for meaningful lives.

Dr. Darrel D. Colson
Wartburg College

Tonight on the KWWL News at 6, Colleen O'Shaughnessy will have reaction from the Wartburg campus.

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