MASON CITY – A Mason city woman was convicted of an aggravated misdemeanor after participating in a home invasion last year that caused some Mason City schools to go into lockdown.
Victoria Ann Carrott, 23, was convicted on April 5th of aggravated misdemeanor Accessory to Felony after initially being charged with felony B 1st degree burglary. Carrott was sentenced to two years of probation and 180 days of jail (90 suspended). Carrott had a $625.00 fine suspended, but was issued $5499.74 in court fees and costs. She already paid $5,000.00 towards those costs.
Carrot is in the Cerro Gordo County Jail serving her sentence as of Sunday evening, April 7th.
Judge Colleen Weiland threw out a charge of 1st degree robbery against Carrott on March 8th.
The home invasion took place on October 25th, 2012.
Nearby Mason City schools were issued a “code red” from the Mason City Police Department as officers hunted for the criminals. The Administration Center, Roosevelt Elementary and Lincoln Intermediate Schools went into lockdown to ensure children were not in harm’s way.