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Tip leads to capture of escaped fugitive in Mason City


This news story was published on October 26, 2011.
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MASON CITY – Shortly after 6 p.m. on Monday, October 5th, Mason City police received a tip that a fugitive wanted for escape from Beje Clark and numerous other criminal offenses was in the 300 block of 5th Street NW in Mason City.

Felix Arp, age 20, of Mason City was captured as a result of the tip and transported to Cerro Gordo County jail and held pending many court proceedings in numerous criminal cases.

Felix Arp was originally arrested in February 2010 by Mason City police and charged with burglary 2nd degree. As part of a negotiated voluntary plea the burglary 2nd degree a class C felony was reduced to a charge of burglary 3rd degree of an unoccupied motor vehicle 2nd of subsequent offense a class D felony. On August 9th, 2010 District Court Judge Paul Riffel gave Felix Arp a 5 year suspended prison sentence, suspended the minimum $750 court fine, and 2 to 5 years of probation with the Iowa Department of Corrections.

After being convicted of a probation violation in Cerro Gordo County District Court in April 2011 judge Rustin Davenport sentenced Felix Arp to 180 days at Beje Clark a local residential treatment facility.

Beje Clark reported Felix Arp as escaped to the Mason City police on August 19th, 2011. A warrant for his arrest was issued three days later. Voluntary absence (escape) is a serious misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in prison.

By August 26th, Mason City police implicated Felix Arp and Terry Arp in a late night burglary 1st degree in the 700 block of Delaware Ave North in Mason City. Terry Arp was captured the next morning by law enforcement at the scene of a rollover accident in rural Mason City.

Terry Arp is currently out of jail on a $25,000 bond awaiting trial in Cerro Gordo County District Court on November 29th, 2011 at 1:30 p.m.

Felix Arp was arraigned Tuesday and held on a $25,000 cash only bond pending further court proceedings. Burglary 1st degree is a class B felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison if convicted.

Felix Arp had several warrants for failure to appear to court while on the run to charges of trespass, interference with official acts, refusal to obey lawful orders, possession of drug paraphernalia.

In addition, due to the escape and many other criminal charges while on probation, a probation revocation hearing in which Felix Arp’s original 5 year suspended sentence could be imposed.

Terry Leroy Arp

Terry Leroy Arp

Felix Allen Arp

Felix Allen Arp

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