- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 22, 2015

CHARLES CITY, Iowa (AP) - A Charles City man faces charges on accusations he tried hitting a police officer with his van.

The Mason City Globe-Gazette (https://bit.ly/1JsXQOh ) reports 26-year-old Lavonte Starr is charged with first-degree criminal mischief and assault on a police officer with a dangerous weapon. He also faces several misdemeanor charges, including operating while under the influence and disorderly conduct.

Charles City police responded to a report of an assault in progress at an apartment complex Saturday night. They say Starr, who was driving a van, sped toward an officer inside a vehicle in front of him.

Authorities say Starr then tried to drive his van into a chain-link fence.

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Information from: Globe Gazette, https://www.globegazette.com/

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