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Rockwell felon caught with guns, drugs

This news story was published on October 3, 2014.
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MASON CITY – A deputy made a traffic stop early Friday and caught an armed felon with illegal drugs.

Dustin Nicholas Barnes, age 23 of Rockwell, was stopped driving a car in Mason City near 12th Street and North Adams Avenue at about 12:18 AM Friday morning. During the course of the traffic stop and subsequent investigation, Barnes was discovered to be in possession of a hand gun, drugs and drug paraphernalia. He also had no proof of insurance.

Barnes was arrested and his vehicle was impounded. He was charged with driving under suspension, carrying weapons, second offense possession of controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and no insurance.

Barnes is a convicted felon, accused of numerous drug, driving and theft crimes. He also escaped from Beje Clark in 2011.

Barnes, Dustin Nicholas

Barnes, Dustin Nicholas

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2 Responses to Rockwell felon caught with guns, drugs

  1. Buzz Crumcutter Reply Report comment

    October 3, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    Of all thing to be caught in possession of….. “a hand gunk drugs and drug paraphernalia.” There is no hope left once you use a hand gunk.

    • Matt Marquardt Reply Report comment

      October 3, 2014 at 5:09 pm

      Yep. Struck the “k” key instead of the “,” key on that one. Sorry for the typo.