MASON CITY – A man accused by several police departments of burglary and other crimes failed to show up for court last week and is now in the Cerro Gordo County Jail.
Kaleb Austin Wright, 19, was booked into the jail Sunday at 6:41 PM and is being held on $2,000 bond.
Wright was supposed to appear in Cerro Gordo County Court on September 17th for arraignment on charges brought by the Mason City Police Department for third degree burglary. Wright allegedly attempted to enter unoccupied vehicles in the parking lots of Target and Mills Fleet Farm on August 12, 2012. When he failed to appear, a warrant for his arrest was issued by Judge Greg Rosenbladt.
Wright is also awaiting a court appearance in 2013 for possession of drug paraphernalia and public intoxication from the incident on August 12th.
Wright is still awaiting adjudication from a July arrest resulting from a multi-jurisdiction investigation that included the St. Ansgar Police Department, Osage Police Department, Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office and Mitchell County Attorney’s Office where, according to the online arrest blotter from the Osage Police Department, he was charged with 30 counts of Burglary Conspiracy, Possession of Burglary Tools, Stolen Property & Drug Paraphernalia, 2 counts of Contributing to Minors.
He will face trial in Mitchell County on October 17th, 2012 for those charges.
Wright plead guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia after being cited by Clear Lake police for a May 20, 2012 incident and given a $150 fine by Judge Ronald Wagenaar. Wright still owes $288.75 in fines and costs from that case.