MASON CITY – Mason City police were involved in yet another pursuit, this time early Tuesday morning as a dangerous man fled and then tried to break into a house.
According to Mason City police, at about 5:29 AM Tuesday morning December 15, a Mason City police officer attempted to stop a full-size white Chevy pickup with Mississippi plates in the area of 3rd Street and North Georgia Avenue. The vehicle failed to stop and accelerated at a high rate of speed. The officer terminated the pursuit a few blocks away. About 10 minutes later, another officer came upon the same truck in the ditch at 12th Street and North Florida Avenue. The truck had been southbound on North Florida and drove through the stop sign and went into the south ditch. The driver fled the scene and officers attempted to locate him in the fields and creek area but were not successful.
At 8:16 AM, dispatch received a report of a male subject attempting to break into a residence in the 500 block of Woodbine Court. Upon arrival, officers found the suspect trying to break into the rear door of the residence and he was covered in mud and completely wet. Officers arrested 41-year-old Jason Ivan Bendickson, no permanent address, for outstanding warrant for assault. He was also charged with second-degree burglary. More charges are possible as police work the case.