Waterloo man arrested for hitting woman with iron pole

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Authorities said an 18-year-old Waterloo man has been arrested after he allegedly tried to hit a woman with a metal pole and then began looking for a gun to shoot her.

Marquel Antionne Mickey was arrested for domestic assault with a weapon, first-degree harassment, public intoxication and interference.

Bond have been reportedly set at $5,000.

Authorities said Mickey pushed and tried to punch the woman and then picked up a metal pole with a hook at one end and attempted to strike her with it at about 7:40 a.m. in his Randolph Street home.

Police said an eye witness grabbed the pole and suffered a cut to the hand.

Mickey then allegedly threatened to shoot the woman and began looking for a gun in the home.

He rode off on a bike when officers arrived, and police found him a short time later and detained him after a struggle.

Officers located a gun, according to court records.