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Mason City man awaiting trial in willful injury case arrested again

This news story was published on February 27, 2012.
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MASON CITY – 22-year-old Jared Michael Kropf, who is currently awaiting trial in a willful injury case that occurred in Mason City last year, has been arrested on new assault charges.

Mason City Police had been searching for Kropf since Tuesday, February 21st, after receiving a report of an assault at 911 16th Street NE in Mason City. When police arrived Knopf had fled the scene, also listed as his home address.

On Saturday, February 25th, Mason City Police Officer Victor Hewett detained Kropf in the 12th and 13th street NE area of Mason City.

Kropf was transported and booked into the Cerro Gordo County Jail at 4:19 pm and charged with obstruction of emergency communications and simple assault. He quickly posted the bond requirement and was released from custody.

Both new charges are simple misdemeanors punishable by up to a $625 fine and or 30 days in jail if convicted.

Court records show in addition to the new charges and the felony willful injury case Kropf was also charged in August on an aggravated misdemeanor count of concealing a knife used in a crime. Kropf has pled not guilty in that case and a trial is set for April 24th at 9am in Cerro Gordo County District Court.

The aggravated misdemeanor charge is punishable by up to a $6,250 fine and a maximum of two years in prison if convicted.

Court records show following the willful injury allegations Knopf was charged with a parole violation which he was found guilty of, but no sentence is listed as a result.

The Class C felony willful injury charge has been set for trial and continued for a later date one two occasions. It is currently set for March 27th at 1:30pm; however Kropf’s attorney Joel Yunek applied for a joinder in motion for continuance on February 16th that has not been addressed by the court. A joinder in criminal law refers to the inclusion of additional counts or additional defendants on an indictment.

A Class C felony if convicted is punishable by up to a maximum of ten years in prison.

Court records show Kropf is no stranger to the legal system with convictions for dealing marijuana, assault on a peace officer with a weapon, possession of cocaine, attempted burglary, 2nd degree criminal mischief, trespass with injury / damage, and voluntary absence escape, in addition to numerous probation and parole violations.   In the willful injury case, which occurred in May of last year,  one of the victims was seriously injured and required intensive care at St. Mary’s in Rochester.   Allegedly, baseball bats and crowbars were used in that assault.

Jared Michael Kropf


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14 Responses to Mason City man awaiting trial in willful injury case arrested again

  1. masoncityresident1970 Reply Report comment

    July 11, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    if my child were to get outta control like these 2 boys, i would have beaten them senseless, punishment begins at home, we shouldnt have to wait for kids to get in trouble with the law.. if they would have been properly raised then they wouldnt be in the position they are in now.. back in my day.. in mason city.. if i were to do anything bad the neighbors would tell my mom before i got home and my ass would have been whooped!

  2. Enough Already Reply Report comment

    February 27, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    How and why is this kid given the chance to post a bond? Look at his history! He FLED isn’t that a white flag that he may do it again? I agree he sounds like a ticking time bomb and let’s pray he doesn’t hurt or even kill someone.

  3. just wrong Reply Report comment

    February 27, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    to: flores2754, that was just wrong !!!

    • Flores2754 Reply Report comment

      February 28, 2012 at 1:34 am

      I’m sure im not the only one that feels this way, everyone else is just scared to say it. Jared is just wrong!

  4. jonnie b good Reply Report comment

    February 27, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    I bet he has a good job, to let him post bond so fast, he must be a doctor or something that pays really good.

    • Flores2754 Reply Report comment

      February 27, 2012 at 7:07 pm

      Selling drugs and stealing isn’t considered a job.

  5. Flores2754 Reply Report comment

    February 27, 2012 at 5:19 pm


    • Sandy Reply Report comment

      February 27, 2012 at 8:50 pm

      Everyone has a right to their opinion but what you said is very curl to the family. I am not just talking about his mother he has aunts and uncles and grandparents that have feeling. You went way over the lines on that comment. He does have issues and yes he needs to be held accountable for his actions. I hope you and ALL your family members are perfect and never get into trouble. I hope you are not dumb enough to say none of my family would do anything like this because I’m sure when Jared was a new born baby his family had a different future for him. So be careful how you respond to this because know one knows the future of small children or children that are yet to be born in your family.

      • gloria Reply Report comment

        February 27, 2012 at 9:20 pm

        I agree, the kid needs to be put away or get some serious serious help before he ends up with a homicide charge. Sounds like a ticking timebomb.

      • Flores2754 Reply Report comment

        February 28, 2012 at 1:29 am

        Don’t care what ya think. Like you said, its my opinion!

    • brandon kropf Reply Report comment

      February 28, 2012 at 11:25 am

      listen here u little bitch its his lil brother why dnt u tell me ur name and we can do buisness u can say some shit like that lets get it ill gut u like pig and spit down ur mothers mouth wenever ur balls drop and step out behind ur user name ill drop uu like a used rubber pussy u no my name lets get urs and i promise u this matter will b settled unless u have no pride or backbone like ur daddys bitch ass COME SEE MEE BITCH….

    • jkallday Reply Report comment

      February 28, 2012 at 12:42 pm

      hey flores2754 thats so low how you would bring charlies name into this, what does it have to do with him?! your such a piece of shit saying something like that i hope you die and your family has to mourn over your death you scum.

    • Shutta Reply Report comment

      February 28, 2012 at 12:50 pm

      Holy hell that’s really messed up what you said. It’s your opinion but you shouldn’t speak ill of the dead. I knew Charlie & he was a decent guy. He had a lot of problems & this town was one of them. With people out there like you, it’s just sickening. How can you say such evil?! You need mental help & fast!!!!!