A large law enforcement presence was observed at the Gracious Estate trailer park, 700 South Eisenhower Avenue, Tuesday December 8 at about 3:00 PM. They were searching for 28-year-old Levi James Andersen who was there. Andersen was wanted on a number of warrants connected to dangerous offenses out of nearby Freeborn county, including weapons, drugs, fleeing police and much more. Andersen held police at bay three years ago in downtown Mason City and a swat team and armored vehicle had to be called to the scene to take him in that time.
On Tuesday, tactical officers with the special operations group arrived, and Andersen fled. However, there was too many officers and he was soon caught and arrested. He had what police suspect was methamphetamine and a loaded handgun when he was finally stopped and subdued.
As a result of the arrest of Andersen, two additional warrants were served that day. One, at the residence Andersen fled from, and another, at a different, undisclosed residence in Mason City. Officers discovered more firearms, ammunition and possible silencers. Some of the firearms may have been converted into automatic weapons.
Andersen was taken to jail on numerous warrants out of Freeborn county, where he was previously arrested for a motor vehicle pursuit in June of this year. He had also been arrested in Douglas county, Minnesota in March of this year for possessing a firearm as a felon and carrying a weapon without a permit.
Due to his actions Tuesday, Andersen was additionally charged with felony possession of a controlled substance; two counts of felony carrying a dangerous weapon; possession of a dangerous weapon and interference with official acts and possession of drug paraphernalia.
— Mason City Police (@MasonCityPD) December 8, 2015