MASON CITY – A man who stole from Wal-Mart and committed a number of domestic assaults is now accused of stealing a boat.
According to Mason City police, a stolen boat was found inside a garage at 1220 9th Street SW on February 20, 2015. Mason City police investigators determined there was probable cause to charge Andrew Craig Buttshaw with felony 2nd degree theft in connection to the boat. Officers attempted to make arrangements to serve the citation, but Buttshaw did not respond to their messages left with various contacts. On April 2, 2015, an arrest warrant was then applied for, and he was arrested a couple days later on the warrant. No court date has been set in the case.
Police were called to Wal-Mart on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at about 5:28 PM after employees reported they had subjects detained for shoplifting. Buttshaw and an accomplice – a bank robber, Emily Francis – were arrested and charged with fourth degree theft. The value on the items allegedly stolen was $357.00. He later pleaded guilty and was ordered to pay $344.03 in fines and court fees, but has failed to make a payment on that balance.
Buttshaw has been accused of at least four domestic assault charges, along with numerous driving while barred charges.