At approximately 5:18 a.m., Sunday, June 5, 2022, Iowa City Police responded to the L & M Mighty Shop, 504 E. Burlington St., for a report of an assault.

Officers spoke with the clerk, who reported a man with red-tipped dreadlocks entered the store. After getting upset inside the store, the man hit the clerk from across the counter. The clerk reported when he tried to remove the man from the store, the man continued to assault him. The clerk suffered injuries as a result of the assault.

The man was wearing a black, white, and red ballcap, white T-shirt, light-colored jeans, and white shoes. He was last seen fleeing the store in an unknown direction.

A person of interest in the case is pictured below:

How you can help:

This incident is being actively investigated by the Iowa City Police Department and we are asking the public for assistance. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Iowa City Police Department at 319-356-5275. In addition, anyone with security cameras near L & M Mighty Shop, the H-Bar at 220 S Van Buren St., or anywhere in that area are asked to review and preserve their recordings and contact the Iowa City Police Department with any potential footage or information about this incident.

Iowa City Area Crime Stoppers is also offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information about this incident that leads to an arrest. Crime Stoppers tips can be submitted via the P3 Tips app, online at, or by phone at 319-358-TIPS (8477). All tips and calls are held in strict confidence and anonymity is guaranteed. Individuals providing information are not required to reveal their identity to collect a reward.

CASE # 2022004215

Date of publication

Friday, August 26, 2022