BREAKING NEWS Authorities release name of man killed in Rochester motorcycle crash Full Story
STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

NE Iowa man accused of assaulting jail staff

A northeast Iowa man jailed in Winneshiek County is in more trouble after he allegedly fought with a jailer.

Posted: May 20, 2019 10:03 AM
Updated: May 20, 2019 10:26 AM

WINNESHIEK COUNTY, Iowa - A northeast Iowa man jailed in Winneshiek County is in more trouble after he allegedly fought with a jailer.

Donavon Nelson, 21, of Decorah, was charged with assault on persons in certain occupations after an incident Sunday night.

Authorities said Nelson was climbing the walls and kicking jail property in his cell that was causing injury to himself.

When jail staff arrived at the cell, Nelson allegedly pushed a staff member out of the door frame and a struggle ensued.

Nelson allegedly tried to grab the jailer’s groin area before attempting knee strikes to the same location of the jailer’s body.

Nelson was eventually pepper sprayed and was handcuffed.

Article Comments

Mason City
Few Clouds
74° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 74°
Albert Lea
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 70°
Austin
Scattered Clouds
73° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 73°
Charles City
Scattered Clouds
72° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 72°
Rochester
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 72°
Tracking cooler temps and plenty of sun to finish the work week
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Sara's Daybreak Forecast - Thursday

StormTeam 3: Long-range forecast - cooler days to end August

Image

CTK: Triton Cobras

Image

CTK: Byron Bears

Image

CTK: Kasson-Mantorville

Image

Mac Horvath transfers to IMG

Image

Salary debate

Image

To sell or not to sell?

Image

Puppy shower for Hulk

Image

Protest cancelled

Community Events