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Mason City burglar heading to prison


This news story was published on February 9, 2012.
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MASON CITY – On Monday, January 6th, 35-year-old James Lewis Whitehill was sentenced to three 5 year prison sentences to be served consecutively.

District Court Judge, Stephen P. Carroll sentenced Whitehill to 5 years each for violation of probation in a 3rd degree burglary conviction, a criminal mischief 2nd degree, and another 3rd degree burglary conviction.

Whitehill had received three 5 year suspended sentences with probation through a negotiated voluntary guilty plea in on January 31st, 2011 in the felony cases. Court records show a warrant was issued after the Iowa department of Corrections applied for a probation revocation hearing In December 2011.

Mason City Police captured Whitehill on Dec 30th after a standoff at the River City Apartments. An archive of that article can be read here. Whitehill was sentenced to 21 days in jail in that incident by Judge Carroll.

Court records indicate Whitehill has been convicted on numerous burglaries, assaults on private citizens, police, and family, possession meth making agents, and stolen cars during the past decade.

According to the Cerro Gordo County Jail Inmate Population Report Whitehill is awaiting transport to prison.

James Lewis Whitehill

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5 Responses to Mason City burglar heading to prison

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    Jason J. Reply Report comment

    February 10, 2012 at 7:14 am

    About damn time they actually send someone to prison.

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    UStoleMyName Reply Report comment

    February 9, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Jamal the murderer needs to get Judge Carroll

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    usmc Reply Report comment

    February 9, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    another POS

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    terry Reply Report comment

    February 9, 2012 at 10:58 am

    violation of probation and gets a suspended sentence!!!! Did he get the same judge as the guy the other day that got away with robbery????

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 9, 2012 at 1:07 pm

      Did you not read the article he is heading to prison for the violations of probation.