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Mason City burglar heading to prison for 3rd probation violation

Originally, 20-year-old Nolan Vincent Murphy of Mason City received deferred judgments on four class D felony counts of 3rd degree burglary. At the time of sentencing Murphy was 18-years-old and District Court Judge Colleen D. Weiland gave him probation and 400 hours of community service after he admitted to breaking into the Finish Line and The Buckle in the Southbridge Mall on four occasions between March 28th, 2010 and June 7th, 2010. After being found guilty of his 3rd probation violation and a failed attempt to complete Beje Clark’s community-based correctional facility Nolan has been sentenced to prison.

Murphy entered into his 5 year probation agreement with the Iowa Department of Corrections on Dec 17, 2010. On August 17th, 2011 Murphy violated his probation and was sent to Beje Clark by District Court Judge Stephen P. Carroll.

While at Beje Clark Murphy violated his probation on February 15th, 2012 he was sent back to Beje Clark. At the same time his deferred judgments were revoked and all 4 class D felony counts of 3rd degree burglary were permanently recorded on his criminal record. District Court Judge Stephen P. Carroll also sentenced him to five year suspended prison sentence in each of the cases.

After being returned to Beje Clark made it until July 18th, 2012 before violating his probation again.

On Tuesday, August 28th, District Court Judge Colleen D. Weiland revoked Murphy’s probation and sentenced him to serve four prison sentences of up to 5 years on prison to run concurrently.

Nolan Murphy is currently listed on the Cerro Gordo County Inmate Population Report as awaiting transport to prison.

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