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Mall roof-top shooter sent to jail for 30 days, fined


This news story was published on January 16, 2016.
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MASON CITY – A Mason City man who took it upon himself to take to the roof of Southbridge Mall with a BB gun and shoot a woman and damage other property earlier this summer has been given a deferred judgement after a guilty plea.

A call for assistance to police was made Sunday morning, July 26, 2015 at 1:30 AM to the area of Southbridge Mall and Delaware Avenue. Officers were told upon arrival that a woman had been shot and the gunman was on top of Southbridge Mall. Before officers arrived, a window of an SUV parked in the city-owned lot adjacent to the mall and across the street from 11 Bar was shot out, as well as one of the front windows at the (former) Chop Restaurant and 11 Bar.

When officers arrived, a perimeter was created around the mall and the roof was searched. Eventually, officers found and arrested 19-year-old Jordan Adams of Mason City after a search warrant was conducted at an apartment in the 000 block of South Federal. He was charged with possession of alcohol under the legal age; possession of drug paraphernalia; 4th degree criminal mischief; 3rd degree criminal mischief; and felony intimidation with a dangerous weapon.

Adams pled guilty on November 6 to intimidation with a dangerous weapon and two counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief.

At a sentencing hearing on January 11, 2016, Adams was given a a deferred judgement on the felony intimidation charge. He was given three years of probation, a suspended fine, and ordered to submit a DNA sample in the deferred judgement. On the two criminal mischief charges. Adams was sentenced to 30 days in jail on both counts, to be served concurrently. He must also pay $2,999.60 in fines, restitution and court fees.

Adams, Jordan Scott

Adams, Jordan Scott

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6 Responses to Mall roof-top shooter sent to jail for 30 days, fined

  1. Bookie Reply Report comment

    January 17, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Lets keep an eye on this one, might be a bb gun now but in a few years look out. I just hope he stays out of the movie theaters!! I’d really hate to be a cop trying to do their job and have these bleeding heart county attorneys and judges slap the pinky of these perps.

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 17, 2016 at 7:16 am

    and most of you say the police don’t do anything, well when they do like this one, the judge slaps their pinkky

  3. Katie Reply Report comment

    January 17, 2016 at 1:55 am

    Can someone tell me why he was never charged with attempted murder or going armed with intent or more serious charges? He was basically given a pass.

    • Don't be so Dumb Reply Report comment

      January 17, 2016 at 4:09 pm

      Attempted murder, with a BB gun? Use some common sense.

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 16, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    A sniper… Good thing he didn’t kill someone