A junior college national champion with hopes of continuing his wrestling career at Iowa was charged with assault causing bodily injury after an incident early Saturday morning in Iowa City.
According to Iowa City police, Edwin Devon Cooper Jr., 20, struck an unidentified victim several times in the face. When the victim retreated inside his residence at the 400 block of South Johnson Street, Cooper allegedly began pounding on the door. Police said Cooper left the area as officers arrived but later returned and was eventually apprehended by police.
Cooper had abrasions on his hands and arms consistent with an altercation, police said. The victim suffered abrasions to his face and foot, according to police.
Cooper was a 2012 junior college national champion at Iowa Central. He spent last year at Ellsworth Community College, where he redshirted. He committed to the Hawkeyes in April.