Intoxicated Waukee man arrested after ‘severely’ assaulting victim

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Tyler Michael Hobbs, 22, of Waukee was arrested Friday on charges of willful injury causing serious injury and public intoxication.

An intoxicated Waukee man was arrested early Friday while breaking into a house after he allegedly “severely assaulted” another man.

Tyler Michael Hobbs, 22, of 135 S.E. Kellerman Lane, Waukee, was arrested about 2 a.m. Oct. 11 by officers of the Clive Police Department on charges of willful injury causing serious injury and public intoxication.

According to court records, the incident began about 2 a.m., when officers responded to the 9000 block of Franklin Avenue in Clive on a report of someone “trying to break into the back of a residence.”

The officers encountered the highly intoxicated Hobbs and “noted a cut to Hobbs’ hand and blood all over his clothing.” Paramedics arrived and “determined he needed to be transported to the hospital for further evaluation.”

The officers then responded about 2:20 a.m. to the 9100 block of Summit Drive in Clive, about one block from Hobbs’ alleged attempted break in. There the officers found the alleged assault victim, and “both of his eyes were swollen shut,” with “a laceration below his left eye, a broken nose and a swollen face with blood all over,” according to court records.

The victim told the officers that Hobbs asked the victim “to come pick him up, so he did. When they got back to the house, Hobbs left” the victim “barely conscious.” The victim said “he could not remember what Hobbs struck him with, just that he had done it multiple times.”

According to the court records, “Hobbs assaulted” the victim’s “roommate recently and broke his arm with a baseball bat.”

Hobbs was booked into the Dallas County Jail and later served with a Warren County arrest warrant for probation violation.

Hobbs was released from custody after posting a $5,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear Oct. 21 in Polk County District Court.

Hobbs was convicted in January 2019 on two counts of assault causing bodily injury or mental illness in Warren County District Court. He was convicted of disorderly conduct-fighting or violent behavior in August 2015 and again in August 2017 in Dallas County District Court.

*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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