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Mason City man sentenced to 12 years in prison

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison after an earlier guilty plea to a charge of felony D willful injury.

Records indicate that 22-year-old Bernard Ware was originally charged with felony B first degree burglary, but pled guilty on March 3 to felony D willful injury resulting in bodily injury. Mason City police brought the felony charge against Ware after he entered a home without permission on December 13, 2013, and injured a person there.

Ware was sentenced Monday by Judge Karen Salic to 5 years in prison and assessed $1,224.60 in court costs and fines on that charge.

Also on Monday, Ware was sentenced on a charge brought by the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office of solicitation to commit an aggravated misdemeanor for tampering with a witness.  He agreed on March 10, 2014 to a plea deal on that charge as well.  Salic sentenced Ware to 2 more years in prison and $1,023.75 in court costs and fines.

Again on March 10th, Ware had agreed to a plea deal related to a charge of second offense domestic assault, with 19 counts of violating a protective order on the victim.  He was sentenced Monday as part of that plea deal to another 5 years in prison as well as $2,793.17 in court costs and fines.  He paid $2,000 Monday on that balance.

A 5 year no contact order was also placed between Ware and the victim in these charges.

Ware, Bernard Jamal

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