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Iowa City man faces assault charge after spraying officer with air freshener


One Iowa City man is accused of assault after police say he sprayed an officer in the face with a can of air freshener and then resisted as the officer tried to arrest him.

That man, Garret Curry, was just one of four men that face charges after police busted a party with underage drinkers on Wednesday around midnight.

A criminal complaint says that officers were called to 313 Gilbert Street in Iowa City for a report of a loud party.

Upon arrival, police say Curry opened the door and sprayed one of the officers in the face with a can of Air Wick freshener.

The officer grabbed Curry and pinned him to the ground. Police say Curry resisted as the officer arrested him. The report says that officer received abrasions to his arms and a bruise to his right cheek.

Curry is charged with assault causing injury.

Ian Zelko, Morgan Janssen, and Brett Theriault also face charges.

Janssen is charged with obstruction of emergency communication after police say he grabbed the police radio from an officer.

Zelko is charged with keeping a disorderly house

Theriault is charged with providing alcohol to persons under the age of 21.

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