Coralville, IA (Iowa Press Citizen) -- An Iowa man who was arrested years ago for biting another man's
nose off has been charged again - this time for trying to drag an
officer down a flight of stairs.
An allegedly intoxicated
Donroy Robert Merrival Jr., 45, caused a ruckus Sunday night after
calling 911 without an emergency, picking a fight with the cops,
resisting arrest and injuring an officer, according to police
Coralville police responded to Merrival's
residence after he called 911 with no emergency at about 10:30 p.m.
After warning Merrival and leaving his apartment on the 300 block of
Second Street, officers were confronted by the intoxicated 45-year-old
as he began yelling at officers.
After being handcuffed for
public intoxication, Merrival attempted to pull officers down a flight
of stairs, which resulted in injury to one officer. Merrival also
allegedly kicked an officer twice during the scuffle.
was arrested in 2008 for allegedly biting off a drinking buddy's nose
in a drunken fight and in 2007 for drugging and attempting to sexually
assault a woman.
He now faces a charge of interference with official acts causing bodily injury and public intoxication.