MASON CITY – A Mason City man convicted of violent crimes was slapped with a 7 month jail sentence and a heavy fine for contempt of court in connection to a domestic assault and driving while barred arrest.
Bryon Sletten, age 49, pleaded guilty in August of 2014 to second offense domestic abuse assault after an arrest by Mason City police in December of 2012. He was placed on probation, ordered to pay $1,554.82 in fines and court fees and sent to jail for 90 days. He never made a payment, records show, on his balance due to the court.
On February 27, a judge revoked Sletten’s probation and sent him to jail for 7 months with work release. Sources tell NIT Sletten, however, has no job.
Also on February 27, 2015, Sletton pleaded guilty to driving while barred. He had been caught by a Cerro Gordo deputy in December of 2014 driving. He was ordered to pay $1,042.75 in fines and court fees along with 14 days in jail.
Sletten’s crimes include at least four drunk driving stops. He has assaulted women, been caught using drugs in a downtown alley, and felony criminal mischief.