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Football coach tasered three times by Iowa City police officer

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Jeremy Spinneweber Jeremy Spinneweber
IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

A former coach for Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant faces several charges following his arrest in Iowa City on Saturday morning in which he was tasered three times.

According to officers, staff at The Summit Bar asked them to remove 31-year-old Jeremy Spinneweber of Washington, Penn., from the bar because they said he was being disruptive.

When an officer asked him to leave, he said "No".  When told to leave again, the officer says Spinneweber told him "No" again, and then pushed the officer in the chest.

The officer says Spinneweber then resisted arrest and fought with officers. The officer tasered Spinneweber three times before he complied and stop resisting.

Police say one witness was struck by Spinneweber's elbow as he was fighting with officers.

Spinneweber, who is listed as the wide receivers coach for the Iowa Wesleyan football team, is charged with assaulting a peace officer, disorderly conduct, public intoxication and interference with official acts.

As of Monday, Iowa Wesleyan Athletic Director Mike Hampton says Spinneweber "is no longer associated with Iowa Wesleyan College in any way."

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