IOWA CITY, Iowa — An Iowa City man was arrested early Monday morning after police say he beat a person with a baseball bat and resisted arrest.
Police say 58-year-old Mark Staley got into an altercation with the victim on Sunday. About 6 hours later, he's accused of going into the victim's apartment and hitting them several times with a baseball bat.
The victim had to be taken to the hospital for multiple injuries to their head, face and legs.
Criminal Reports say Staley denied having a baseball bat, even though cameras show him exiting the victim's apartment with the bat.
Police say Staley hid the baseball bat in his closet and again denied ever having the bat in his possession.
Later into Monday morning, police were called to deal Staley again at Cross Park Place when residents called dispatch because he was screaming and keeping people awake.
Police say Staley became confrontational with officers and was placed under arrest for public intoxication.
They say Staley resisted arrest and had to be pepper sprayed in order to be subdued.
The criminal complaint says Staley then spit in the officer's face as he was being placed in an ambulance.
Staley now faces charges of willful injury - causing serious injury, going armed with intent, carrying weapons, assault on a peace officer, public intoxication and interference with official acts.