Authorities have issued a warrant for the arrest of an Iowa City man on an assault charge.
Timothy Peiffer, 21, 48 W. Court St., is suspected of assault causing serious injury on Nov. 4.
According to the affidavit, Peiffer was involved in a fight outside of 12 W. Court St. and assault a person by pushing him. The man fell onto a couch that was on fire, the affidavit said; it had been lit by an unknown person before the assault.
The victim received second- and third-degree burns as a result, the affidavit said. Witnesses to the assault gave the same account of the incident as the man, the affidavit said.
Assault causing serious injury is a Class-D felony.
— Kayli Reese