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Mason City man runs from law enforcement (again) and is injured

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who ran from law enforcement last year was arrested again Friday morning after attempting to flee from officers.

According to records, Mason City police stopped Michael Jon Bush, 34, at about 1:19 AM Friday morning after a chase near the 100 block of South Grover Avenue.

Mason City police did not immediately respond to requests for information on the incident and the pursuit of Bush. Up to 8 Mason City police officers and 3 Cerro Gordo county sheriff’s deputies were involved.

Bush was arrested for interference with official acts and driving under suspension.  Records indicate Bush was injured as he was apprehended.

In February of 2011, Mason City police said they attempted to stop Bush while he was driving a beige 1987 Honda Accord for a traffic violation. Bush refused to stop and officers continued to pursue the vehicle north out of Mason City. After a lengthy pursuit, officers were able to finally get the vehicle stopped. At the time, Bush had a warrant for his arrest out of Worth County for Probation Violation reference Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver. In addition, Bush was charged with Eluding a Law Enforcement Vehicle and several other traffic violations related to that pursuit.  Judge Carlynn Grupp suspended a $625 fine on the condition Bush was not convicted of another crime for  1 year.

Bush is a convicted felon and has been found guilty or plead guilty to violent offenses including domestic assault.  He owes Iowa courts thousands of dollars in fees and fines.

Jon Michael Bush


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