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Manly resident receives suspended sentence in burglary plea bargain


This news story was published on April 27, 2012.
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On Monday, April 23rd, 41-year-old Thomas Michael Arndt of Manly received a suspended 2 year prison sentence through a voluntary negotiated plea of guilt to a reduced charge of attempted 3rd degree burglary.

Arndt had been arrested by Mason City Police on the morning of February 19th and charged with one class C felony count of 2nd degree burglary and one simple misdemeanor count of domestic abuse assault following a call to a Mason City residence alleging he entered the residence without permission and assaulted a female who was inside.

According to court records he entered a voluntary negotiated plea of guilt in the burglary case on April 2nd.

At the sentencing hearing on Monday presiding Senior Judge Carlynn D. Grupp sentenced Arndt on a reduced aggravated misdemeanor charge of attempted 3rd degree burglary. Arndt received a two year suspended prison sentence and must serve 2 years of probation with the Iowa Department of Corrections. Judge Grupp suspended a $625 fine ordering Arndt to pay $286.50 in court costs and surcharges.

Arndt has plead not guilty in the domestic abuse assault case and a trial date has been set for June 28th at 8 am.

SUBJECT IS INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY.

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3 Responses to Manly resident receives suspended sentence in burglary plea bargain

  1. And Reply Report comment

    April 27, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    And it was somebody related to him who asked for leniency for him.

  2. arndt Reply Report comment

    April 27, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    okay. please get the story right. he didn’t assault a female. it was a male. thanks.

    • PD Reply Report comment

      April 28, 2012 at 9:33 am

      The police report states “assaulted female” might be the reason he is still awaiting trial for domestic abuse.