Police: Iowa City Landlord Attacked Tenant with Baseball Bat

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Suzanne Dashner (WHO 13)

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Police have arrested an Iowa City landlord, accusing her of breaking into an apartment to try forcibly remove a tenant and hitting the tenant with a baseball bat.

Police arrested Suzanne Dashner, 67, on suspicion of burglary and assault for the Feb. 10 incident, The Gazette of Cedar Rapids reported. Police files say Dashner and three men, all armed with baseball bats and a 2-by-2 board, went to the apartment around 7 p.m. with the intent of breaking in and kicking the tenant out.

Dashner and the men broke into the apartment as the tenant hid in a bedroom and called 911, police said. Dashner and the men kicked open the woman’s bedroom door and threatened her, police said. Dashner also hit the woman in the leg with a bat, police said.

The charges Dashner faces carry up to 30 years in prison.

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