Man physically resists officers after breaking windows


A Marshalltown man was arrested and taken to Marshall County Jail earlier this week by Marshalltown police after breaking windows and physically resisting officers, according to criminal complaints and affidavits filed in Marshall County District Court.

Jeremy Lynn Lavender, 33, was charged with criminal counts of interference with official acts and criminal mischief-fourth degree.

Police were dispatched to an apartment in the 1100 block of West Church Street Wednesday on reports of a subject breaking windows in apartment he was renting. When officers arrived, they made contact outside with the defendant who was in possession of a hammer and screwdriver concealed in his pocket. The complaint said Lavender did not comply to verbal commands from officers and began to physically resist them. The defendant was subdued and taken into custody.

Officers confirmed the landlord wanted to press charges. The landlord said the windows were valued at $500. A magistrate appointed Lavender a public defender and ordered him held on $1,000 cash or surety bond.

His preliminary hearing is Jan. 11.