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Police assaulted by Mason City man; victim search ensues

MASON CITY – Friday evening at about 7:24 PM, Mason City police were called by residents in the area of the 300 block of 1st Street SW reporting that a male was believed to be assaulting a female.

Mason City police began arriving as more neighbors reported that they had intervened to stop the assault, which apparently distracted the suspect, later identified as Kenneth Charles Allen, 24, of Mason City.  The distraction allowed the female to escape as officers arrived.

Officers then attempted to detain Allen for questioning, but he disobeyed the officer’s orders and fled.  Allen was chased down and apprehended after a struggle, injuring some officers in the process.  Allen continued to resist, assault and harass officers on the way to the jail before being incarcerated.  No jail photo was able to be taken of Allen as of 11:40 PM due to his condition.

Police are concerned about the welfare of the female who left as officers arrived.  The female is African American and wearing jean shorts and a tank top that was severely ripped/torn.  She is described as having a hair style with a noticeable part.  Anyone who knows the identity and whereabouts of the female involved is asked to call the MCPD at 641-421-3636.

Kenneth Charles Allen Jr. was charged with:

3 counts of interference with official acts resulting in injury (aggravated misdemeanor)

1 count of interference with official acts (simple misdemeanor)

1 count of assault on a corrections officer (aggravated misdemeanor)

1 count of harassment, 1st degree (aggravated misdemeanor)

1 count of disorderly conduct (simple misdemeanor)

1 count of public intoxication (simple misdemeanor)

Kenneth Charles Allen Jr.
Innocent until proven guilty.
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