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Dateline Iowa Racist graffiti report false; man arrested Thk Register's Iowa News Skkvkx Coralville, la. A University of Iowa student who told police racist graffiti had been spray-painted spray-painted spray-painted on his car was arrested Thursday and charged with painting the graffiti himself. Dewayne Byrdsong, 32, of Coralville Coralville was charged with providing a false report to police. On July 15, he reported that he found "Go back to Africa" and "KKK" spray-painted spray-painted spray-painted on his 1983 Mercedes. Coralville investigators found a paint can in a trash container near Byrdsong's home, and state crime lab reports matched the can to the paint on the car. A store employee identified Byrdsong as having purchased the same kind of paint and a paint gun. Police found the paint gun at Byrdsong's Byrdsong's home Aug. 8. Police also learned that Byrdsong had been to several body shops to obtain estimates on the cost to repaint the car with an expensive color before the car had been vandalized. Byrdsong, Byrdsong, who has been a minister in California, California, was taken to the Johnson County Jail, where he posted bond. Elsewhere: A Dubuque man was arrested Wednesday on charges of multiple acts of child endangerment after doctors doctors said his 2-month-old 2-month-old 2-month-old 2-month-old 2-month-old son suffered at least 13 bone fractures, three broken ribs and a broken arm between June 1 and Aug. 3. Kenneth J. McEowen, 23, admitted that his actions could have injured the baby. The baby's mother, Pamela McEowen, took him to the Mercy Hospital Hospital Medical Center emergency room Aug. 3. McEowen was being held at the Dubuque County Jail on $15,000 bond. An Ottumwa man was arrested Tuesday on charges that he sexually abused a 3-year-old 3-year-old 3-year-old 3-year-old 3-year-old girl at his home. Joseph Allen Cain, 36, is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Monday. He had been arrested after the victim's mother reported to police that he molested molested the child Tuesday. Cain was being held at the Wapello County Jail on $32,500 bond.