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Koehlhoeffer unleashes tirade of words on camera man during sentencing


A Fairfield man lost his temper during a court appearance Friday morning and had choice words for a camera man.

Anthony Koehlhoeffer went into a verbal tirade after seeing a KWWL camera man in the Johnson County courtroom for his formal plea agreement and sentencing. Koehlhoeffer had to be restrained and the camera was turned off for the remainder of the precedings at the judge's request.

In December 2010, Koehlhoeffer was in the custody of the Jefferson County Sheriff's department when he escaped from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Koehlhoeffer then stole and wrecked two cars, and carjacked a third, demanding the woman driving the car take him to Bettendorf.

In court Friday, Koehlhoeffer pleaded guilty to second degree robbery, third degree kidnapping, and second degree theft.

The judge then handed down an overall sentence that will put Koehlhoeffer behind bars for no more than 20 years.

"The victims in this case all wanted him to get sent to prison for a long period of time.  This is up to 20 years in prison.  They indicated they would be happy with him getting the maximum on those charges, and the fact that it's consecutive, they were very pleased with that," said Johnson County Attorney Janet Lyness.

Under the sentencing, the robbery and kidnapping charges will run consecutively.  The theft charge will run concurrently. 

Koehlhoeffer is also facing charges in Scott County, which will run concurrently with the terms of Friday's sentencing.

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