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Man sues Iowa county over wrongful arrest, 2-month jail stay
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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Arizona man who was arrested, transported cross-country and jailed for a robbery that he didn't commit filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Iowa county and prosecutor responsible for charging him. Joseph McBride, 23, spent two months in custody after authorities arrested him at his Phoenix apartment on Aug. 24. McBride was among three people charged for a Jan. 1, 2017, home invasion in his former hometown of Cedar Rapids, Iowa — even though he had proof he was 1,500 miles (2415 kilometers) away and investigators never spoke with him before his arrest.