Manchester Man Charged in Iowa City Stabbing

jail-bars-and-cuffs1A Manchester man faces charges after allegedly stabbing another man in Iowa City this past weekend. Iowa City Police were sent to a home in the 600 block of Iowa Avenue Saturday night on the report of a man being stabbed with a knife. When officers arrived, they found the suspect, 20-year old Austin T. Brown of Manchester, was still in the home fighting with another resident. The officers tasered Brown after he refused to drop a knife. The victim, who was cut on his face by a pocket knife, said Brown entered the home uninvited and began fighting with him for no reason. Brown told police he was invited to a party at the home, but didn’t know who invited him or the names of the people who lived there. Iowa City Police say Brown was highly intoxicated and later had no recollection of much of the incident. He is now facing burglary and assault charges, which could carry a punishment of up to 40 years in prison.