Arrest Made in Uber Driver Assault Investigation in West Des Moines

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WEST DES MOINES, Iowa –  It didn’t take long for West Des Moines Police to find an assault suspect after posting his photo on social media.

23-year-old Patrick Kilmer surrendered to West Des Moines Police today and will be charged with Assault with Intent to Cause Injury, a serious misdemeanor.

The department posted a photo of a couple to its Facebook page Thursday, asking the public for help to identify them.  Police say the pair assaulted an Uber driver after they were picked up in the West Glen area and then taken to a local hotel. The assault happened in the early morning hours of New Year’s Day.

According to police someone else ordered the Uber the couple used and they were not registered at the hotel where they were dropped off.

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