MASON CITY – A Mason City man was arrested Sunday for public intoxication and 3rd degree theft.
Jeffrey John Hargis, 44, was arrested by Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s deputies at the Kum & Go gas station located at 418 South Federal Avenue at at about 6:15 PM. No further details on what Hargis attempted to steal was available, but the theft of property exceeding five hundred dollars but not exceeding one thousand dollars in value, or the theft of any property not exceeding five hundred dollars in value by one who has before been twice convicted of theft, is theft in the third degree. Theft in the third degree is an aggravated misdemeanor.
Hargis has been convicted of fifth degree theft once in 2006 and twice in 2011 in which he still owes the court $389.13 and $649.00 respectively. All those charges were brought by Mason City police.
Hargis has had numerous charges involving violence dismissed including assault on a peace officer and domestic assault as well as eluding law enforcement, in which he was found guilty. Hargis also still owes the courts $3,065.75 from a 2007 OWI case in which judge Carlynn Grupp initially gave Hargis a deferred judgement.
Hargis was taken to the Cerro Gordo County Jail where he remained Monday evening, waiting to see a judge.