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Mason City woman gets probation for her part in home invasion

MASON CITY – Allison Josephine Kiroff walked out court Monday, November 26th, getting no jail time after sentencing in her newest felony. Kiroff has become accustomed to plea bargains, suspended sentences, reduced charges, and probation in her criminal career that started well before she was 18.

Kiroff’s latest felony that law enforcement was able to charge her with happened on May 17th, 2012. Allison J. Kiroff, 28, Mason City, and Anthony E. Hopkins, 41, a Detroit native, were accused of forcible entering a private residence and assaulted an occupant.

Both Kiroff and Hopkins were charged with Class B felony counts of 1st Degree Burglary. In Iowa if convicted they would face 25 years in prison with a mandatory minimum of 17.5 years being served before parole under forcible felony sentencing laws.

Records show on October 15th Assistant Chief Judge James M. Drew approved a voluntary negotiated plea of guilty to a lessor Class C felony count on 2nd Degree Burglary, which is not a forcible felony.

At the sentencing hearing on Monday presiding District Court Judge Colleen D. Weiland suspended a 10 year prison sentence and suspended a mandatory minimum $1,000 fine for the Class C felony count on 2nd Degree Burglary.

Instead of prison Judge Colleen Weiland sentenced Kiroff to serve another 3 years of probation with the Iowa Department of Corrections. Kiroff is also required to repay $805 in public defender fees, court costs, and surcharges. No restitution is recorded in the financial records for the victim of the burglary.

Kiroff received her 1st felony charges weeks before turning 18. In May 2002 she assaulted workers at a Mason City Casey’s store who tried to detain her while she was shoplifting. When police arrived they recovered 35 rocks of crack cocaine, marijuana, and the stolen merchandise from Casey’s.

As a result of the evidence found on Kiroff at the scene, she was charged with a Class B felony count of Possession of Crack with Intent to Deliver, a Class C felony count of 2nd Degree Robbery, and a simple misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana.

Judge Colleen Weiland later waived the two felony drug charges to juvenile court. Kiroff was found guilty of a reduced Class D felony count of Extortion on the original robbery count. For the Extortion conviction Judge James Drew gave Kiroff her 1st suspended prison sentence of 5 years in prison and probation.

In July 2002, days before turning 18, Judge James Drew sent an amended Class C felony count of Possession of Crack with Intent to Deliver back to adult criminal court. Kiroff was found guilty of the charge and received a 10 years suspended prison sentence and 3 years of probation.

Additionally Kiroff has been found guilty of a Class D felony count of Escape of a Felon and received a 5 year suspended prison sentence.

Additionally Kiroff has been found guilty of an aggravated misdemeanor count of Assault Causing Injury to a Peace Officer and received a 2 year suspended prison sentence.

Kiroff’s native Detroit co-defendant Anthony Earl Hopkins, age 41, has pled not guilty to the Class B felony count of 1st Degree Burglary has been reset five times. At this time it is set for trial January 29th, 2013. Hopkins faces an additional charge of 1st Degree Harassment for allegedly threatening the victim’s life if she reported him and Kiroff.

Anthony Earl Hopkins has remained on the streets of Mason City since being released on his own recognizance the day after the crime that his co-defendant has pled guilty to being involved in.

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