A Clinton man accused of injuring his neighbor Saturday by striking him on the head with a metal kitchen pan was charged Monday after a weekend arrest.
Todd A. Crabb, 47, faces a Class C felony charge of willful injury, along with simple misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and interference with official acts.
Police were called to Lafayette Apartments and Suites, 143 Sixth Ave. South, around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday for a report of a subject passed out in his apartment.
According to a court affidavit, police found a 40-year-old man lying on the floor of his apartment, unconscious and bleeding from his head and face.
A witness told police that the injured man and his next-door neighbor, Crabb, had been in Crabb’s apartment drinking. Crabb allegedly became upset with the man, grabbed a pan off the stove and struck him on the head with it.
The victim hit Crabb back, and the fight spilled into the hallway where the two continued to scuffle, according to the affidavit.
Officers made contact with Crabb, who was bleeding from his head and his hands, at his apartment. He allegedly resisted when officers tried to place him under arrest for disorderly conduct, and officers took him to the floor to handcuff him.
Crabb was taken into custody for the two misdemeanor charges. He was subsequently charged with the felony after police learned that the victim, who had been transported to Mercy Medical Center after police arrived at the apartment building, would have to be flown to University Hospitals in Iowa City for treatment of a possible brain injury from being struck on the head by an object.
Crabb is being held in the Clinton County Jail on $10,000 cash or surety bond. He is set to appear in Clinton County District Court for a preliminary hearing July 6.