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Former Chicago man strikes plea deal after yelling at police officers

MASON CITY – A former Chicago man now gracing the streets of Mason City has struck a plea deal after he rolled up on officers and got aggressive.

Trapp Leroy Trotter, age 29 and formerly of Chicago but now living in Mason City, was arrested back on April 12. Police tell NIT that at 11:55 PM that day, a MCPD officer stopped a vehicle in the 400 block of 10th ST NW. While the officer was interacting with the driver, a second car pulled up to the scene. The passenger in the second car, Trotter, allegedly exited the vehicle, and began yelling at the officer who was with the first vehicle. Trotter was told to get back in his car but allegedly refused and kept interfering with the traffic stop. Additional officers arrived and arrested Trotter for Public Intox and Interference with Official Acts. Police believe that Trotter knew someone in the first car that the officer had stopped.

After the state paid for Trotter’s public defender, a plea deal was struck this week in the case. Trotter pled guilty to interference with official acts and the public intoxication charge was dismissed. He was ordered to pay $397.50 in fines and court fees.

Trotter was arrested on May 23 for fleeing police in a car while in an alleged drunken state and then crashing into a garage, causing serious damage to it.  In that May 23 incident, along with drunk driving, Trotter was charged with Interference with Official Acts and Assault on a Peace Officer after he tried to strike an officer.  He has another public defender and has entered not-guilty pleas.  He awaits trials later this summer in this case.

Trotter’s trouble didn’t end there.  He was arrested a third time on May 29 as people faced off in the area of the 300 block of North Monroe.  He was booked into the county jail just after 11:00 PM that night on another charge of interference with official acts.  He pleaded not guilty and awaits a July 5 trial.

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