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Lake Mills man who beat mom with a hammer back in jail


This news story was published on September 14, 2012.
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Timothy Patrick Winter was being held at Beje Clark residential facility when he violated his work release.

MASON CITY – Due to a violation of work release rules, mother-beater Timothy Patrick Winter is back in Mason City in the Cerro Gordo County Jail.

As a result of beating his own mother in the head with a hammer in Lake Mills in 2009, Winter received a prison sentence.

Winter, 40, had attempted murder charges dismissed by Judge John Mackey in that case, but plead guilty to willful injury causing serious injury and received a $1000 fine and a 10 year prison term (5 years mandatory minimum), by Judge Colleen Weiland. According to court records, Winter was also sentenced to pay $62616.00 in fine, costs and restitution. He still owes $56997.48 on that.

According to online records, Winter was granted work release to Beje Clark Residential Facility and had violated those terms and is now in the county jail awaiting transport to a new location.

“I’m not sure what they plan to do with him,” a jailer said this afternoon.

The Iowa Department of Corrections said today that “Timothy Patrick Winter #6769295 was admitted to prison on January 27, 2010, and was released to work release on October 11, 2011. He is serving a sentence not to exceed 10 years for Willful Injury from Winnebago County. Iowa Code provides for jail credit and earned time, which reduce the maximum sentence. Offender Winter served a mandatory minimum term of incarceration for use of a weapon (his mandatory minimum date was July 21, 2011). His tentative discharge date is currently November 15, 2013.”

Winter had other assault charges dismissed by Judge Colleen Weiland in 2010 but had to pay court costs. He still owes $75 for that.

In 2006, Winter plead guilty to interference with official acts in Winnebago county and received a $50 fine after a May 19, 2006 incident. He was found guilty again in 2006 for interference with official acts as well as trespassing after an August 11, 2006 incident. He was given a $65 fine and time served (1 day).

Again in 2006, Winter was found guilty of assault on a peace officer and others and given a $50 fine by Judge Daron Fritz.

Winter also had his property foreclosed upon in 2005. He still owes $1929.70 in that case.

In 2003, Judge James Drew dismissed child endangerment charges even as he was found guilty of operating while intoxicated. Winter received 150 hours of community service, $1000 fine and 48 hours in jail.

In 2001, Winter had charges brought by the Chickasaw County Sheriff of going armed with a knife with a blade of 5″ to 8″ dismissed.

Winter also has other moving violations, including careless driving, on his record.

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7 Responses to Lake Mills man who beat mom with a hammer back in jail

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 15, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    Maybe they should also make sure to keep him on his meds, one who is medically diagnosed a psychopath…but I agree not to set him free, needs to pay for what’s he’s done to an aunt, who can’t come back.

  2. LVS Reply Report comment

    September 15, 2012 at 9:40 am

    WOW-He is just mis-understood and I am sure our liberal judges will see that and turn him loose on the public again. Maybe next time it will be someone else’s mother, child or wife the guy hits with a hammer. We had better outlaw and take away all hammers and don’t forget the knives and nails.

  3. I BEAT MY MUTHA' Reply Report comment

    September 14, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Maybe he wanted to have sex with his mother and she refused?

  4. John Reply Report comment

    September 14, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    we people have to live with this BeGe place in our back yard when it was sold to us as no violent offenders would ever be there. How is that working out for us? We run into them every day in this town and it scares the heck out of me.

    • Katie Reply Report comment

      September 14, 2012 at 10:21 pm

      But, but, but, he only tried to kill his mother. That doesn’t mean he would try to hurt anyone else. Right?

    • anonymous Reply Report comment

      September 15, 2012 at 1:58 am

      Let all the nonviolent drug offenders out and lock up all violent offenders.

  5. Katie Reply Report comment

    September 14, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    I’m glad he violated work release and hope he will be going back to prison where everyone will be safe from him. This guy couldn’t keep his nose clean with a handkerchief.