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Iowa City man accused of assaulting officer and using racial slurs

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Patrick Leslie Horras, September 2012 Patrick Leslie Horras, September 2012
Patrick Leslie Horras, December 2011 Patrick Leslie Horras, December 2011
IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

An Iowa City man faces several charges after police say he assaulted an officer and used racial slurs against officer on Sunday morning while police investigated a fight.

Officers were called to the south alley in the 200 block of Iowa Avenue at around 1:45 a.m. Sunday for a fight in progress.

When officers arrived, they say several people pointed out 22-year-old Patrick Leslie Horras as being involved in the fight.

Officers say that when they ordered Horras to come and talk to them, he took off running.

Police say they caught Horras after a short foot chase.  While they were taking him into custody, officers say Horras resisted arrest and tried to kick an officer, forcing them to fall to the ground and injuring the officer's wrist.  Police say Horras also called an officer a racially charged name which they say offended many people standing in the area.  The officer also says that Horras told him "my great-grandfather owned your great-grandfather."

Police say that during the arrest Horras requested medical treatment because he couldn't walk.  Officers say that once paramedics arrived, Horras became assault with them.  The police report states that Horras eventually had to be restrained and sedated.  They say it took three officers and five paramedics to restrain Horras.

Horras is charged with three counts of interference with official acts, two counts of interference with official acts causing bodily injury, disorderly conduct, assault on peace officers and an alcohol violation.

According to court records, Horras has pleaded guilty to operating while intoxicated and a controlled substance violation for an incident in July 2011 and assault on a peace officer, operating while intoxicated, possession of a controlled substance and an alcohol violation for an incident in December of 2011.

Police say that in the December incident, Horras punched an officer in the face after he ran from the officer during a traffic stop.

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