What Cheer man charged with assault

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A 27 year old What Cheer man is facing charges following an altercation at the Van Buren County jail in Keosauqua.

The sheriff’s department says Ivan Lee Short Jr. was charged with assault on a peace officer on November 1st following an incident with another inmate.

Deputies say Short became involved in an assault with another inmate. Deputies entered the cell to separate the two. At that point Short refused to follow orders to leave the cell and began assaulting the other inmate. Deputies were forced to put Short down on the cell floor. During the incident Short reportedly scratched a deputy to the point of drawing blood on the deputies arm and wrist.