STORM LAKE, Iowa | A 36-year-old man is in custody after he allegedly grabbed a knife during a fight and assaulted a police officer Monday evening.
The Storm Lake Police Department said officers were dispatched to a fight in the 700 block of Geneseo Street around 6 p.m. Monday. When they arrived, a victim said Sefton Akin, of Storm Lake, confronted him in the hallway of his apartment and attempted to choke him.
The man struck Akin and retreated into his apartment and called the police. The department said Akin then went into his apartment and grabbed a 6.75-inch knife and returned to the victim's door and attempted to make contact with him.
Police arrived and arrested Akin and took him to the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center, where he was evaluated and released. Afterward, police allege he assaulted an officer while he was being booked into the Buena Vista County Jail. He was subdued and placed in a cell.
Akin has been charged with going armed with intent -- a class D felony, carrying weapons, public intoxication, assault causing injury, assault on a peace officer and interference with official acts.
His bond has been set at $5,000.
The victim of the assault sustained minor injuries, and the officer who was assaulted was uninjured.