MASON CITY – A Mason City man who was sought on an arrest warrant after police and deputies raced to a woman’s house as he allegedly attempted to break down her door has entered a not guilty plea and faces trial.
On the evening of October 24, a woman at 1525 North Washington reported a known male subject, 34-year-old Jonathan Paul Quinones, was trying to force his way inside her residence at 7:06 PM. This rental house is the residence of his ex-girlfriend, and he was supposedly seeking to see his child. The doors were locked and Quinones allegedly tried to kick in the door, causing at least $500.00 damage. Mason City police and Cerro Gordo deputies raced to the scene, but Quinones fled before officers arrived. Mason City police applied for an arrest warrant and it was signed by a judge, on a charge of 3rd Degree Criminal Mischief (an aggravated misdemeanor).
On October 29, Quinones was arrested on the warrant and jailed. He posted $300.00 cash bond the next day and was released from jail as a public defender was appointed in the case to represent him.
On December 1, Quinones pled not guilty. A pre-trial conference was set for February 1, and a jury trial was set for February 16. Quinones remains free until trial.