MASON CITY – A wanted Mason City couple thought they could outrun cops, but lost the chase and were arrested Tuesday on a swath of charges.
Police said that on Tuesday morning at about 9:30 AM, officers from the Mason City Police Department were conducting a warrant check at 515 9th Street NW. Shortly after the officers were at the residence, a male and female ran from the residence. After a foot pursuit, both subjects were apprehended. Taken into custody first were Tabitha Marie Jones-Hamilton, age 23, and her husband, Allen Keith Hamilton, also age 23.
Tabitha Marie Jones-Hamilton was wanted on warrants related to failure to appear in court on a third degree theft charge and a possession of drug paraphernalia charge.
Allen Keith Hamilton was wanted on warrants related to violation of pre-trial release on a forgery charge, second degree burglary, unauthorized use of a credit card and identity theft; violation of pre-trial release related to another forgery charge and fourth degree theft; failure to appear in court on a third degree theft charge, and new charges of trespassing and third degree burglary.
Tabitha Hamilton was also charged with Interference with Official Acts and Allen Hamilton was charged with Interference with Official Acts and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Both subjects were taken to the Cerro Gordo County Jail where Allen Hamilton was held on $15,900 in charges and one No Bond warrant, and Tabitha Hamilton was held on $2,600 in charges and bond.
More charges are pending further investigation, police said.