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Vicious dog complaint leads to arrest of Mason City man, Minnesota woman

MASON CITY – A Mason City man is doing his share to keep  police officers busy.

On June 2nd, Mason City Police had received a report of a dispute in the 100 block of 7th Street SW.  Kevin Arndt, age 28, was charged with two simple misdemeanor counts of public intoxication and criminal trespass.  See related story.

Then on June 6th at about 3:56 AM, Mason City Police said a dog that lives at Arndt’s home, located at 820 South Tyler Avenue (pictured), attacked a paper delivery man.

An officer was dispatched to the 800 block of South Tyler Avenue and when the officer approached Arndt’s house to advise him of the complaint, the dog came out of the house and bit the officer.  The officer fired his weapon at the dog but did not strike the animal as it retreated back into the house.

Arndt refused to answer the door, and multiple (eight) officers arrived at the scene.  A search warrant was obtained, and after a brief standoff, Arndt voluntarily left the house, Mason City police confirmed Monday morning.

Arndt was charged with interference with official acts, vicious animal and animal at large, all simple misdemeanors.

While at the scene, Mason City Police also made an unrelated arrest of a woman on a drug charge.

Mason City police said that a car with at least one woman inside (a witness said there were two women inside) was parked nearby and the occupant was watching the incident unfold when officers detected “the odor of marijuana.”

The woman’s rental car was searched, and according to one witness, “taken apart.”

Barbara Shadae Hooten, 30, of Rosemount, Minnesota, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, a serious misdemeanor.

Barbara Shadae Hooten

Kevin Arndt


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Love it that cops are so trigger happy when it comes to dogs, but not when it comes to the real problems – PEDOPHILES & THUGS! 8 cops?? I think there was only 5 at the shooting last summer…..

This guy is not smart enough to be turned loose. They had him in jail a week ago and turned him loose. Eight police officers is a little bit of a overkill. Who was patrolling the rest of the city while this was going on.

Between the sticker in the back window and this pile of trash, Mason City is a place where I would grow up and then move away from. Oh wait I did, 30 years ago! Stay classy Mason City!!!!

The sticker in question, is on a vehicle from out of state.

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