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Mason City man sent to jail for driving while barred; escapes prison on drug charges


This news story was published on June 25, 2014.
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MASON CITY – A Mason City man charged with four felony drug charges took a plea deal and escaped prison.

Sean Wurtzel, age 32 Mason City, pled guilty on June 4 to Driving While Barred Habitual Offender. Wurtzel was sentenced to seven days in jail and assessed $1,023.75 in fines and court costs.

Wurtzel was charged with four felony drug charges as well. As part of a plea deal, Three of the charges were dismissed. Wurtzel pled guilty to felony D third or subsequent possession of a controlled substance. He as given a five-year suspended prison sentence, assessed $2,171.25 in fines and court costs and placed on three years of probation.

SEAN ALLAN WURTZEL

SEAN ALLAN WURTZEL
PLED GUILTY

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7 Responses to Mason City man sent to jail for driving while barred; escapes prison on drug charges

  1. Iowa Sucks Reply Report comment

    June 25, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    I like how everyone complains about government spending and then insist we spend 100’s of thousand incarcerating everyone who does a drug they don’t like.

  2. LVS Reply Report comment

    June 25, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    Aw, he was just mis-understood and is probably SUCKS ILLEGAL DRUG supplier. The judge just want to give him a chance.

  3. Iowa Sucks Reply Report comment

    June 25, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    I’d never call it “escaping charges” due to the fact that prosecutors overcharge defendants in order to plea bargain. NIT is really naive. Defendants are purposely overcharged to begin with.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      June 25, 2014 at 6:19 pm

      Maybe he actually committed all of the crimes he was charged with and simply knew he would be found guilty by a jury of his peers and didn’t want to go through the process. Instead he conceded and didn’t waste anyone else’s time with a trial.

      • Iowa Sucks Reply Report comment

        June 25, 2014 at 7:19 pm

        Of course, prosecutors never charge stack and police never lie on the stand. They are perfect angels in every way.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          June 25, 2014 at 8:12 pm

          If the crime fits, stack’em. Pretty hard to argue against driving while barred though. If he wasn’t guilty a jury of his peers would likely see that. Taking a plea shows you were likely guilty. Criminals also never lie, HA!

          • Iowa Sucks

            June 25, 2014 at 8:31 pm

            That’s the problem, the charges hardly ever fit. Virtually every person is overcharged to begin with.