On Tuesday, December 6th, Cerro Gordo County District Court Judge Colleen Weiland brought 19 year old Dylan Mitchell’s career of numerous thefts, possession of stolen property, escape, and burglary to a stop when she sentenced him to ten years in prison.
Dylan had received a deferred sentence and probation in February 2011 on three felony charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, burglary, and possession of stolen property following an arrest by Mason City police.
Just six months later Dylan was sentenced to Beje Clark for residential treatment after violating probation. A month later Dylan had escaped from Beje Clark’s facilities.
While on the run Mason City police implicated and charged Dylan with three additional felonies; 1st degree theft more than $10,000 of property, and two 2nd degree thefts of $1,000 to $10,000.
Mason City police captured Dylan Mitchell in an alley off the 900 block of 12th Avenue NW after receiving a report of a suspicious person in the early morning hours of September 20th. Dylan has remained in the Cerro Gordo county jail since being captured.
On October 25th Dylan entered a negotiated voluntary guilty plea to the 1st degree theft in exchange for the two 2nd degree theft charges to be dismissed.
On December 6th Dylan also entered a negotiated voluntary guilty plea to voluntary absence (escape) to have the original escape of a felon charge amended.
With the two guilty pleas entered Judge Colleen Weiland then ruled on a 2nd probation violation application imposing a five year prison sentence that was originally suspended last February in the burglary and possession of stolen property case. Judge Weiland followed this with a ten year concurrent prison sentence for the 1st degree theft and an additional 30 days for the voluntary absence.
Judge Weiland also ordered Dylan to pay $1,261.25 in restitution to the victim.