MASON CITY – A trial date has been set for a Mason City man accused of breaking into an apartment and assaulting a man who lives there.
Two men were arrested after a man suffered injuries in an assault at his Mason City apartment on New Year’s Eve. Felix Arp, age 23, and Lucas Rutta, age 31, were arrested on New Year’s Eve at about 10:12 PM after police were called to an apartment at 113 South Jefferson Avenue. Rutta and the alleged victim were said to be roommates at that location.
Arp was charged with interference with official acts and assault causing injury. Rutta was charged with felony first degree burglary and assault causing bodily injury. The alleged victim declined medical attention, police told NIT.
Both Arp and Rutta were soon released from jail pending court dates.
Rutta has entered a not guilty plea and awaits a jury trial on April 21. Arp awaits a hearing on March 16 on the assault charge and an August 17 trial on the interference charge.
Arp was released from prison earlier in February of 2014 after serving two years for felony burglary. Arp was given a deferred judgement on January 28, 2015, on a charge of felony unauthorized use of a credit card. He was put on probation, but on March 2, he was accused of violating that probation. He will face a March 18 hearing on the probation revocation charge. Arp has also entered a guilty plea to another charge of unauthorized use of a credit card and and
possession of marijuana. He will be sentenced on March 16.