MASON CITY – A man convicted of dealing powerful illicit drugs near a school – who was given only probation, a fine and court costs – has been accused of violating his probation for a second time.
Timothy Lee Rucker is now in the Cerro Gordo County Jail on $25,000 (10% required) cash bond after Mason City police picked him up outside Mohawk Square in the Cultural Crescent Friday afternoon.
Rucker pled guilty in July of 2012 to three drug charges brought against him by the North Iowa Drug Task Force following an investigation into his drug dealing activities. Rucker pled guilty to two class C felony counts of delivery of methamphetamine with 1,000 feet of a school, and one class C felony count of possession with intent to deliver MDMA (Ecstasy). Six other serious drug charges were dropped in exchange for his guilty plea.
Rucker was ultimately sentenced and placed on 999 days of probation and assessed a $1,000 fine and court costs that totaled $7,346.56. However, Rucker never made a single payment on that debt, records show.
Rucker was placed in the Beje Clark halfway house in April of 2013 when he was convicted of violating his probation for the first time.
Rucker stands accused again of violating his probation. The Iowa Department of Corrections brought the violation forward this month, and an arrest warrant was issued. He faces an April 7, 2014 hearing.