MASON CITY – A Mason City man who allegedly had held a woman prisoner at gun point while assaulting her and in possession of drugs and explosives will spend a total of 30 days in jail.
After an incident at his home at 308 21st S.E. in July of 2013, 59-year-old Mark O’Gorman was charged with Intimidation with a Dangerous Weapon (a class “C” Felony), Possession of Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver (a class “D” Felony), 2 counts of Possession of Incendiary Device (an Aggravated Misdemeanor), False Imprisonment (a Serious Misdemeanor), Serious Assault (a Serious Misdemeanor), Possession of Controlled Substance (a Serious Misdemeanor), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (a simple misdemeanor).
During the execution of a search warrant applied for after O’Gorman’s victim showed up in the Mercy Hospital emergency room, multiple explosive devices were located inside the residence. The Iowa State Fire Marshall’s Office was contacted and responded to the scene. They soon disabled the devices.
O’Gorman was ultimately only found guilty of misdemeanor assault and plead guilty to one count of felony D possession of a controlled substance. The other charges were dismissed in December. He must serve 30 days in jail and serve 5 years of probation.
Police confirmed that a woman died at the same residence – 308 21st S.E. – on July 4th, 2012. The female found deceased in the residence was Julie Ann Johnson, 45 yrs old. The state medical examiner ruled the manner of death as accidental.