PLEASNT HILL, Iowa -- A Pleasant Hill man is charged with attempted murder after police say he severely beat his roommate.
Police say Dezrien Vance, 30, punched the victim and hit him with a vacuum cleaner, frying pan and a recliner Saturday.
A criminal complaint says Vance admitted to beating his roommate after the roommate slapped him.
The victim was taken to a hospital in Des Moines with life-threatening injuries then transferred to a hospital in Iowa City.
Vance is being held in the Polk County Jail on a $50,000 bond.