MASON CITY –Judge Colleen Weiland granted an acquittal today in an arson case.
Richard Dean Thompson, 31, of Mason City, faced a charge of second degree arson, a class C felony. The charges were dismissed by Weiland.
Thompson’s arrest stemmed from a fire on March 7th of this year at 1412 North Jefferson Ave, where Mason City police and fire personnel responded at 11:12 PM that evening. The fire was determined to have been set intentionally.
No word on if there are other suspects in that incident.