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Cassandra Doran

Woman attacks man with pick axe

by Leigh Egan

An Iowa woman is facing five charges after she reportedly went after a store owner with a pick axe.

Quad City Times reports that on Friday at around 3 p.m., Cassandra R. Doran allegedly entered the Gazebo Antiques & Collectibles in Clinton, picked up a pick axe and began swinging it, breaking numerous items in the store. The pick axe struck the store owner several times. The store owner, whose name is unknown, was taken to Mercy Medical Center.

Doran reportedly fled the building after causing a large amount of damage, but someone visiting the store next door tackled her and held her down until police arrived.

While investigating, authorities noted that Doran reportedly damaged a vehicle park outside of the store, off of Main Street, as well as caused damage to another store in the area. She’s charged with willful injury causing serious injury, burglary, and three counts of criminal mischief.

So far, the motive behind the incident is unclear. The story is still developing.

[Feature Photo: Clinton PD]

Leigh Egan is a crime-fighting journalist and editor who specializes in breaking news and investigative true crime coverage. With more than a decade of experience under her belt, Leigh’s work can be found in a number of high-profile national publications. For Leigh, learning didn’t stop after college. She considers herself a lifelong learner who frequently takes media and journalism courses to keep abreast of the latest happenings and innovations in her field.