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Suspect accused of assaulting Appanoose County sheriff's deputy in custody

Authorities say David Boley assaulted an Appanoose County deputy and had been at large prior to his arrest.

APPANOOSE COUNTY, Iowa — The man accused of assaulting an Appanoose County sheriff's deputy was arrested Tuesday following a manhunt, according to a press release from the sheriff's office.

Authorities conducted a search warrant just before 4 p.m. Tuesday at 517 W Washington Street in Centerville where 33-year-old David Boley was located. The residence was listed under David's wife, Cristina.

David is in custody and being held on numerous active warrants and facing additional charges including:

  • Two counts of drug distribution to a person under 18
  • Two counts of assault causing bodily injury or mental illness
  • Sexual abuse in the second degree
  • Incest
  • Child endangerment and aggravated misdemeanor
  • Assault causing serious injury
  • Disarming a peace officer with a dangerous weapon
  • Theft in the first degree
  • Burglary in the second degree
  • Burglary in the third degree
  • Possession of methamphetamine second or subsequent offense

Cristina has also been charged with child endangerment and aiding and abetting burglary in the third degree.

During an incident Sunday, Boley is accused of assaulting a deputy before fleeing. The deputy suffered non-life-threatening injuries, but was taken to an area hospital to be treated. 

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