MASON CITY – On Tuesday, November 1st, Randy Axiotis, 49, was sentenced to two 180 day sentences after entering Alford pleas in three criminal cases in Cerro Gordo County District Court. In an Alford plea the defendant does not admit the act, but admits the prosecution could likely prove the charge.
Axiotis was charged with 1st degree harassment an aggravated misdemeanor for an incident in Mason City on October 9th. A warrant was issued October 10th and he was arrested on the warrant on October 16th. He has remained in the Cerro Gordo County jail since the arrest.
Axiotis had pled not guilty on October 27th, and the matter was set for trial. After the charge was amended through application to 2nd degree harassment a serious misdemeanor Axiotis entered his Alford plea. Judge James Drew sentenced Axiotis to 180 days in jail and ordered him to pay a $315 fine, $110.25 surcharge, and $176.50 in court costs.
In another case which originated after Mason City police arrested Axiotis on June 11th and charged him with unlawful possession of prescription drugs that had been scheduled to go to trial on November 8th Axiotis also enters a Alford plea. Judge James Drew sentenced Axiotis to 180 days in jail to run concurrently with the harassment sentence. Axiotis was also ordered to pay a $315 fine, $235.25 surcharge, and $221 in court costs.
Axiotis also entered an Alford plea to a 2nd offense domestic assault that occurred on June 5th. Judge James Drew sentenced Axiotis to a two year suspended prison sentence and two year probation with the Iowa Department of Corrections. Judge James Drew suspended the minimum $625 fine and extended the no contact order five years until November 1st, 2016.