Man charged with assault


Clarence Cistile, 37, of Marshalltown, was arrested by local police on Feb. 22 and taken to jail on charges of assault causing bodily injury.

Police were dispatched to a residence on Church Street Feb. 22.

During the investigation, Cistile admitted to punching the victim in the head.

He was then taken into custody.

The charge is a serious misdemeanor, which carries a maximum jail term not to exceed one year and a mandatory fine of at least $250 but not more than $1,500.

At his initial appearance Monday, a magistrate judge ordered him held on $1,000 cash or surety bond.

His preliminary hearing is March 3.


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