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Cops arrest woman while eating dinner with protected party in no-contact order


This news story was published on March 1, 2016.
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MASON CITY – When a judge issues a no-contact order, the judge means business and so does law enforcement, as a local couple found out Monday night.

A Plymouth woman, 29-year-old Ashley Joanne Dewaard was arrested and charged with domestic abuse assault back on January 31 after an incident at her Plymouth home. She had alleged to police that her “ex” was in the home and refused to leave. However, law enforcement investigated and she was arrested and charged with first offense domestic abuse assault. A no-contact order was put in place by a judge, mandating that Dewaard have no contact whatsoever with the alleged male victim.

However, according to a police spokesman, Mason City police were alerted around 8:11 PM Monday night that Dewaard “was eating with the protected party of a protective order at a Mason City restaurant.”

Police went to Whiskey Creek, 1519 4th Street SW, “arrived, saw the two together, verified the no-contact order was still valid, and arrested Dewaard without incident.”

Dewaard was taken to jail Monday night and held there until Tuesday afternoon when she saw a judge. At that hearing, she entered a not guilty plea to the domestic abuse charge. She now faces a March 10 hearing for a new charge of contempt of court, which typically carries a 7 day jail sentence if she is found guilty. She will face a hearing and a jury trial in May in connection with the domestic abuse case.

Dewaard, Ashley Joanne

Dewaard, Ashley Joanne

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39 Responses to Cops arrest woman while eating dinner with protected party in no-contact order

  1. Columbo Reply Report comment

    April 8, 2016 at 9:17 am

    This no contact order, does waste a lot police time from what I can tell… People that decide they like some person one minute. Then don’t like them, the next, and want the police there…. They should stay away from these people, in the first place and find someone decent…

  2. Monica Haynes Neilsen Reply Report comment

    March 9, 2016 at 4:54 am

    We are guaranteed freedom of religion in the constitution..not freedom of speech..under current state and federal laws ..speech not deemed hate speech…and is factual about a person specifically isn’t prosecutable under the law…I didn’t have time to read other comments so if this is repetitive..my apologies ..Monica Haynes Neilsen

    • LVS Reply Report comment

      March 9, 2016 at 8:07 am

      But, people are still entitled to their OPINION. This is a OPINION site and everything said on here is someone’s OPINION. That is covered under free speech.

      • Scott Reply Report comment

        March 9, 2016 at 8:17 am

        Freedom of speech protects you from being arrested or charged with a crime. It doesn’t protect you from any civil suit Ashley may or may not want to file based on libel if anything on here was untrue and caused her financial or emotional harm. Did you learn that you can say anything and it won’t come back to bite you in the end in seventh grade?

        • LVS Reply Report comment

          March 9, 2016 at 8:37 am

          No, I learned it from a attorney. Where did you learn your rules, from a comic book?

          • Scott

            March 9, 2016 at 9:06 am

            So either you’ve had an issue before with hate speech or you paid an attorney to ask him about something you saw on North Iowa Today? Do some research about online libel and court cases in reference to and find out the real truth.

          • LVS

            March 9, 2016 at 9:57 am

            You are wrong as usual. You should really find out before making comments. Let me tell you how it works, You go see a attorney because someone had a opinion you didn’t like. He will take a 30K retainer from you and once he has that he won’t care if you lose so he will go through the motions and keep your money. You think that P/C crap is law and it isn’t. Call a lawyer and find out and then you can eat your words.

          • LVS

            March 9, 2016 at 9:58 am

            That is why everyone on here is anonymous including you. You can not go after anonymous when you are anonymous.

          • Scott

            March 9, 2016 at 10:23 am

            Yeah and all an attorney would have to do is get a warrant to find the IP address that leads right to your computer. Not too bright are you.

  3. #truth Reply Report comment

    March 6, 2016 at 9:47 am

    Yeah maybe everyone should medicate themselves like Kevin and take a nice long hit off a glass dick

  4. Scott Reply Report comment

    March 3, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    Matt you need to censor this stuff better because this is really disgusting what people are saying. These comments are affecting someone’s life. Whether you like her or not, it doesn’t give anyone the right to affect her life in this way.

  5. meggan Reply Report comment

    March 3, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    Ummmm…..im just appalled at these comments. First of all Matt…arent you the author of this?? How ethical do you think it is to be commenting on your own story and bashing people?? I think thats borderline harrassment and deflamation of character towards some these people. You may wanna re-think your day job if you cant control yourself. And Kevin???? Arent you on dope?? Isnt that why you had to move out of Iowa?? Or actually didnt you get kicked out of the state??im pretty sure you and Matt are the only ones here that may need to check their meds….just saying

    • Scott Reply Report comment

      March 3, 2016 at 4:35 pm

      It is libel if Ashley can prove it’s untrue and caused her personal injury or financial loss.

    • Joe Kenda Reply Report comment

      March 3, 2016 at 10:54 pm

      Megan your uneducated and you have nothing to do but defend a grown ass woman who made her choices in life and is now suffering the consequences! Matt, Kevin, Tommy and everyone else has what we call a First amendment right that gives them, you and me the right to have the ability to say what you want. Freedom of Speech! So if Matt wants to write the article and make comments, he has federal protection and rights. If anyone is harassing anyone, it might be you for trying to threaten him and others. Fact is, Ashley is a grown woman who had a NCO signed by a judge and she chose to violate it with a ton of witnesses watching her. She has been in trouble and it’s plain to everyone that her life is out of control. She needs help and you defending her is only delaying her from realizing this. Stop wasting your time defending her and start helping her come up with a solution to get her life back on track. Any suggestions, A.A.?

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        March 8, 2016 at 8:36 pm

        *you’re uneducated

        Gotta love it when the pot calls the kettle black!

  6. Scott Reply Report comment

    March 3, 2016 at 1:30 am

    A lot of people have problems and maybe their life isn’t perfect but that doesn’t give anyone the right to attack them in this vicious way some of you are. Maybe some of you have axes to grind for whatever reason but you don’t need to air your dirty laundry out here for everyone to see. If you have a problem take it up directly with that person and stop being a pussy by posting rude comments on a webpage.

  7. Ashley Reply Report comment

    March 2, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    “Cathy” you make me laugh.. thanks I needed a good one today. I know your real name.. those who know me know I do not part take in drug use I do however tan.. with about 75% of the population.

    • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      March 2, 2016 at 4:54 pm

      75%? I think that’s a bit high of an estimate. Probably more like 7.5%. It causes cancer, you know?

  8. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 2, 2016 at 8:43 am

    This was a set up! Cops should be looking for foam boys at the Y.

  9. Kevin Reply Report comment

    March 2, 2016 at 6:41 am

    In reference to Chrissy Whipple being on meds…if she’s not on meds,she sure needs to be!!

  10. Scott Reply Report comment

    March 2, 2016 at 12:57 am

    The comment sections are my favorite parts of the stories. So much passive aggressive badmouthing makes me feel sad for humanity, but it’s entertaining.

  11. chrissy Reply Report comment

    March 1, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    Matt marquardt
    I don’t know what your talking about for one and don’t have time for petty crap…but seems like you would know all about meds dear…if you have some issues you need to clear up in person, you can stop by and talk face to face instead of behind a computer. Thank you. Have a nice day.

  12. Cathy Reply Report comment

    March 1, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    Ashley is a physcotic lielife loser, feel sorry for the kids involved in their lives !! Ryan if u did set her up, get on with ur life you take care of your babies focus on all of them and urself, you don’t need that Faked baked strung out trash. Your better than that!

  13. Miranda Reply Report comment

    March 1, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    Why wasn’t the guy that’s been arrested for multiple no contact order violations, burglary & serious domestics story published by you? BTW, Ashley & Ryan deserve eachother. Losers.

  14. #snitches wind up in ditches Reply Report comment

    March 1, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    Obviously someone seen them together that knew them and snitched them out. Get the no contact order dropped so nothing happens again. And for you matt… Do you pick and choose who to exploit??? Why haven’t you put any of your brothers mugshots on here for DWI or crazy crank whore ex girlfriends??? Or how about yourself??? Haven’t you had a restraining order from your girlfriend before for leaving an infant unattended??? You have plenty of dirty laundry? Why not air that…

    • Knows Reply Report comment

      March 1, 2016 at 8:47 pm

      Chrissy whipple back again? You off yer meds?

  15. Allen Reply Report comment

    March 1, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    Lets see, a no contact order, the same couple having dinner, There must be a misunderstanding here.

  16. Sad But True Reply Report comment

    March 1, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    the only thing that really matters? Did she get to finish her ribs?

  17. Ashley Reply Report comment

    March 1, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    Get your facts straight about the whole court thing to.. I was not at court today for my no guilty plea.. I only seen the judge for a violation of the nco. According to my paperwork which is factual a trial date is to be set, that all depends on my lawyer and I.. so your trial date is pulled out of your ass. Along with your huge headlines.. there were several people seeing a judge today for serious pre trial release violations and drug charges.. but you chose the couple having dinner..

  18. Ashley Reply Report comment

    March 1, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    Your an idiot matt. Get a life.. why not post my mugshot from last night. Guess you just pick and chose what you post and don’t post.

  19. Cathy Reply Report comment

    March 1, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    Haha

  20. Peter OFFICIAL Reply Report comment

    March 1, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    Her ex set her up. What a guy.

    • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      March 1, 2016 at 6:03 pm

      how do you know?

      • Buzz Crumcutter Reply Report comment

        March 1, 2016 at 6:27 pm

        Well….he is taking an on-line law course.

        • my real name Reply Report comment

          March 1, 2016 at 6:57 pm

          Baaahaaaa, good one Buzz!!!! Love it!

      • Peter OFFICIAL Reply Report comment

        March 1, 2016 at 7:21 pm

        It’s logical. How else would the police be tipped off for a couple eating dinner in a private restaurant? Waitress call and tip them off? Doubt it. He probably set her up. She’s here, ask her.

        • my real name Reply Report comment

          March 1, 2016 at 7:26 pm

          Soooo, you don’t know and you’re just assuming. That’s such great lawyer work. Dumb ass.