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Affordables robbery suspect gets off with time served

MASON CITY – A Mason City man had been arrested in connection with a robbery that occurred at Affordables, located at 315 North Delaware Ave., walked out of court on January 27th with no court fine or further jail time after pleading guilty to a lesser charge of 5th degree theft.

Police were called to Affordables at 2:35 P.M. on January 2nd for a robbery. According to police, a male subject who was waiting in the check-out line reached into the cash register while an employee was making change for another customer. The man grabbed reportedly $155 in cash. An employee attempted to stop the man but he physically resisted and fled the store on foot.

54-year-old Gary Michael Anderson was originally charged with second-degree robbery after police apprehended him shortly after the robbery. The original charge was a Class C felony punishable by up to ten years in prison.

According to court records the Cerro Gordo County District Attorney applied to the courts to amend the charge to a simple misdemeanor count of 5th degree theft on January 12th. That same day Anderson’s $10,000 bond requirement was dropped and he was released from jail with a written promise to appear to court on February 1st.

Anderson however entered a written plea of guilty on January 25th cited in records as a negotiated / voluntary plea.

On January 27th District Associate Judge, Gregg Rosenbladt ordered Anderson to pay a $125 law enforcement initiative surcharge, $100 filing and docketing fees, and reimburse the state $60 for indigent defense. There was no fine ordered and the ten day jail sentence had already been served before Anderson’s bail requirement was dropped.

Gary Michael Anderson


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