CEDAR FALLS -- A man was arrested early Saturday for allegedly breaking into apartments at a Cedar Falls retirement home.
Joseph Christopher Lockard, 44, of Waterloo, was being held in the Black Hawk County Jail, charged with two counts of second-degree burglary, assault with intent to commit sexual abuse and public intoxication.
The Cedar Falls Police Department said officers were called to Mallard Point, 2603 Orchard Drive, around 1:12 a.m. Saturday for reports of a man who had illegally entered a residence and was confronted by a person inside.
While officers were meeting with the resident, they heard a resident in another unit who had been assaulted and was screaming for help. Officers said they pursued Lockard, taking him into custody just outside of the apartment complex.
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