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Mason City man beaten by couple with baseball bats, then arrested


This news story was published on June 28, 2016.
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MASON CITY – A Mason City man got way more than he bargained for after agreeing to fight a man in the street, as he was met by armed combatants who pummeled him with baseball bats.

Jason Lee Rinnels, age 32 of Mason City, allegedly was challenged to a fight Saturday night, June 25. Rinnels answered the bell and arrived at a rental house, 515 8th Street SE, to face-off with the challenger, who he says was Cody Henderson.

Rinnels tells NIT he stayed in the street as Henderson came outside to fight him. As told by Rinnels, Henderson approached him with a baseball bat.

“He was swinging at me,” Rinnels said. “I got the bat away from him, out of his hands, and threw it into the street.

“Then, I punched him in the face.”

As Rinnels allegedly was getting the upper hand in the fisticuff, Henderson’s girlfriend, Taylor Nitcher, rushed into the street, picked up the baseball bat and began to beat Rinnels. Also at this time, another man joined the fight with a baseball bat, Quinten Askildson, and also struck Rinnels. He was hit by the bats several times and was bitten, as well.

The fight was stopped by a pizza delivery man, who allegedly wrote a statement describing what he saw to police.

Rinnels’ wife, Shaylea, told NIT that if the pizza delivery man hadn’t intervened, “it could have been much worse”.

Rinnels then left in his car, and police were called by the bat-wielders after Rinnels left. Rinnels says he drove himself to the police station straight from the fight scene on 8th Street, to give his side of the story.

Mason City police confirmed to NIT that the incident took place. Chief Jeff Brinkley tells NIT that “our investigation indicated that Rinnels went to the victim’s residence. A fight ensued and Rinnels was hit by someone with a baseball bat who came to the aid of the victim. The victim (Cody Henderson) was transported to Mercy for treatment.”

Rinnels was arrested at MCPD headquarters on charges of serious assault and criminal trespassing and taken to the county jail, where he was booked and held.

Rinnels’ wife Shaylea went to the jail and bonded him out soon thereafter. She took him to Mercy hospital for medical treatment. He had a broken arm, two broken ribs and bite injuries, which he says were inflicted by Henderson.  He will need surgery on his arm because two bones are broken; rods will have to be implanted.

Rinnels told NIT that he knows he was guilty of the assault, but feels he is being charged unfairly.

“Everyone should have gotten disorderly conduct, at the most,” he explained, since he was never on private property and everyone fought on their own free will.

“But, they all should be charged too.”

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61 Responses to Mason City man beaten by couple with baseball bats, then arrested

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    Nada Racist Reply Report comment

    June 29, 2016 at 7:13 am

    Where’s all the NIT racists calling for the removal of the “D Boys”? There are plenty of shit bags in MC, of all colors and genders.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      June 29, 2016 at 7:16 am

      You should know. You are one of them.

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        Nada Racist Reply Report comment

        June 29, 2016 at 8:41 am

        Wrong LVS, I’m no longer in MC. Unlike you who will die an angry, old, ignorant coot right there in River City. It’s people like you that have ruined that town. Grow a set and use LVS, we can all spot your posts from a mile away.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          June 29, 2016 at 9:51 am

          This is a good thing. If we could get rid of a few more like you this city would be a lot better. You and your kind are about finished around here. We are fed up with your crap and bull shit lies.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          June 29, 2016 at 10:10 am

          Did you by any chance live in low income housing during your stint in MC?

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            Anonymous

            June 29, 2016 at 11:04 am

            Your brain died a long time ago LVS, your pathetic old body just hasn’t caught up with it yet.
            You’re a dinosaur & nothing more than a stupid, useless old goat.
            On the bright side, as old & decrepit as you are, you won’t be around much longer.
            It is usually sad when someone passes, but when your time comes in the not too distant future, many in North Iowa will read your obituary with a smile.

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            Nada Racist

            June 29, 2016 at 12:49 pm

            No, I owned a home and paid taxes in MC for 20 years.

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            Anonymous

            June 29, 2016 at 12:50 pm

            I will be around long enough to dance on your grave, although I really don’t want to get my shoes dirty on a cowardly, wasted out piece of crap like you. Why don’t you try to come up with some new insults and try paying for a subscription. It is so typical of a big mouth sponge like you to think you are intelligent but your lack of brains gives you away.

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            Anonymous

            June 29, 2016 at 3:04 pm

            PROBABLY LIVED IN A DOWNTOWN DUMP.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      June 29, 2016 at 8:31 am

      Here is what you just don’t get: Every community has its stars and its, for lack of better words, black holes. This is just a natural consequence of genetic spread and we have a moral obligation to help and look after our not so successful members. What makes me so pathologically racist is my belief that EVERY community has this obligation, so when Chitcago systematically ousts its “D Boys” scum to small rural communities (in exchange for some of the most talented kids from said communities) they are making us do good on THEIR social contract with THEIR shitizens.

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        Nada Racist Reply Report comment

        June 29, 2016 at 5:58 pm

        And why is it that our young and educated want to leave MC for bigger and better things? More progressive cities and opportunity? Because people like LVS have stalled and voted against progress in MC for years. MC was “good enough for him” back in the day, we don’t need to invest in schools or amenities. You know, the exact thing that young educated people are looking for.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      June 29, 2016 at 11:25 am

      It was I who asked if you lived in Mason City low income housing. I am not LVS – I always post anonymously – and my question that you left unanswered was sincere and not rhetorical.

      Well. Did you?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      June 29, 2016 at 5:35 pm

      Ditto Nada. These guys are white trash, knuckle dragging Neanderthals who swim at the bottom of the gene pool who have far less class than the tugs in MC. White bread should know better, or so they say.

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    Jerrod Behr Reply Report comment

    June 29, 2016 at 1:30 am

    So what was the fight even about? Remember when everyone stated that if the pork processing plant would come to Mason City it would bring a wave a crime to the city… It’s already here… Gee Whiz grown adults not be able to close their mouths, and just walk away. Great example you people set for a younger generation. Swinging a bat at a person” Really” Maybe the bat swingers didn’t get enough bat time when they were in T-Ball/T-Softball i find it all Extremely childish what a waste of a nice warm summer night.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      June 29, 2016 at 10:42 am

      i dont think any of us who opposed the death palace said mason city was perfect as it is. we said we have enough social problems already and didnt see the need to import them by the hundreds. +1 on the rest.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 28, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    White trash honky hill billies.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 28, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    Hey Larry why don’t you run your mouth to me like you do to her you’re such a expert make up sir what are you a closet case do you put on your mom is Brian panties

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    DeAnne Rinnels Reply Report comment

    June 28, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    F*ck off Larry. Go back to rehab.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 28, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    Ha Ha 3 ppl better watch there selfs in this town ch th and what’s the fags name q something

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    Poo Poo Reply Report comment

    June 28, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    Trashy people sometimes take offense to wealthier, more educated people and decide to let their emotions out as a form of defiance and sometimes because they feel like they have a lot less to lose. This is why a lot of trashy people are not afraid to confront others and be loud and rude in public.

    Trashy people will sometimes have a lot of tattoos that seem to show solidarity with people who have also grown up in a rough life.

    Worrying about money constantly is a hard thing and a lot of trashy people cope by drinking or using drugs because it’s relatively cheap and it temporarily removes that worry. This can cause dysfunctional families due to a father or mother being constantly high or drunk and abusing or neglecting their children. Sometimes, a young daughter will essentially be forced to raise her younger siblings on her own… Children grow up very fast in this life. There’s not a whole lot they haven’t seen and experienced at a young age…usually awful things. This perpetuates itself into drinking, drugs, sex and young pregnancy.

    Trashy people usually have bad eating habits. They will eat whatever they can afford and tastes good. Lack of education contributes to ignorance of nutrition. The majority of trashy people are in bad shape as a result. Kids will have dark circles around their eyes, sallow complexion and dull hair because of bad nutrition and an unregulated sleep schedule.

    Trashy people have a high occurrence of tooth loss due to bad diet, jobs that don’t offer any insurance and inability to afford dental care.
    Trashy people also look trashy because the clothes they can afford are cheaply made and fall apart easily, or they are hand-me-downs that are old, dingy and ill fitting.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      June 29, 2016 at 8:39 am

      What makes this post so disturbing is that its mostly factually correct and yet is has a creepy gloating tone to it. Whats the point?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      June 29, 2016 at 10:26 pm

      Good for you,but you come off as jerk.Gotta say it’s sound more like personal gloating.Some people just don’t care what others think it doesn’t make them want to gloat about themselves like you did in your post.It like you rank people,if your doing that in the big world I’d like to hear where you rank yourself.(LOL!)

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    DeAnne Rinnels Reply Report comment

    June 28, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    I must say, it takes real balls to post those nasty comments, when you have to leave em under “anonymous”. SMH

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    DeAnne Rinnels Reply Report comment

    June 28, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    If that pussy Cody had just paid back the money he borrowed, Jason wouldn’t have had to go over there to get it in the first place. But being the low life he is…. Jason had to go after him. So rather than being a REAL man, this boy had to have his wife come out and save him. What a pansy. And what a wife she is….. she bit him, like a dog. LOL

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      June 29, 2016 at 8:06 am

      “Jason had to go after him”… Keep telling yourself that, it won’t help in his legal case but you will probably sleep better.

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    Wtf? Reply Report comment

    June 28, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    Wow he got messed TF up. From reading the story it sounds as if the “victims” overstepped quite a bit. It’s one thing to come to someone’s aid but there is a line to self defense and these people overstepped. What would have happened if they killed him? They’d be charged then that’s for sure. Both parties that willingly engage in a street fight should be charged with assault. Kinda sounds like the three people that beat him got their stories straight before the cops showed up.

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      Wtf? Reply Report comment

      June 28, 2016 at 6:12 pm

      And I don’t care how much of a sh$tbag you are, if you are this messed up its the responsibility of the police to get him medical aid first, not throw him in jail. What would have happened if he would have had a pulmonary embolism due to the broken ribs and died in his cell? I’m sure the police would find a reason for it to be his fault instead of their negligence. They should have taken him to the hospital and handcuff him to a gurney while the doctors tended to his wounds.

      and if the other guy went to the hospital what were his injuries? Were they as severe? Or was he just playing victim to keep from being charged?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 28, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    Bitching to the cops that he thinks things turned out “unfair” in a street fight that he incited. I wasn’t aware they grew babies that big in these parts.

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    Larry Reply Report comment

    June 28, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    Why wasn’t he transported to the hospital? The other people should be arrested for assault with a deadly weapon. This is sad.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      June 28, 2016 at 8:47 pm

      Because when you are on title 19, cops have the option of saving taxpayers money by using the $10 first aid kit.

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        Larry Reply Report comment

        June 28, 2016 at 9:26 pm

        That’s an ignorant comment. If you don’t know facts, I’m not interested.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          June 28, 2016 at 9:48 pm

          But you read it so you are interested.

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    Everyone Reply Report comment

    June 28, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    Quite the rap sheet on that one. I see some real prison time in his future. Get some coping skills and delete your facebook account.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 28, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    all skanks. who cares let them kill each other

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 28, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    Don’t suppose the victim will have health insurance to pay for that fat hospital bill? LOL

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      Larry Reply Report comment

      June 28, 2016 at 4:41 pm

      The people that did it should be paying for it. Can anyone afford insurance anymore? I sure can’t.

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        Travis Crabtree Reply Report comment

        June 28, 2016 at 9:52 pm

        Larry, you need to sign up for Obamacare then, plus you get a free tote bag.

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    rukidding Reply Report comment

    June 28, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    First i don’t know anyone involved in this but its clear right or wrong you went over to this guys house looking for trouble and you found more then you could handle. Man up take your beating and move on. its not the cops fault its yours.

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      Larry Reply Report comment

      June 28, 2016 at 4:42 pm

      Then the other guy should have called the police instead of running out into the street with a bat.

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        rukidding Reply Report comment

        June 28, 2016 at 7:55 pm

        Agreed that would have been the smart thing to do.

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    Katie Reply Report comment

    June 28, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    Does he really expect sympathy???

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 28, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    anyone knows which slumlord is hiding behind M & R INVESTMENT GROUP, LLC?

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      Coony ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Reply Report comment

      June 28, 2016 at 7:16 pm

      Custom Concrete Contractors
      (641) 420-0638

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    Shutemdown Reply Report comment

    June 28, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    I think we need to have one big fight night with all the shit bags in mason, with the winner getting immunity. Be a awesome grand opening for the new downtown sports center (or whatever it’s gonna be). I’d pay money to see that!!

    • Allen

      Allen Reply Report comment

      June 28, 2016 at 5:12 pm

      I think that’s a good idea, but a PURGE night would be better.

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    Pee Pee Reply Report comment

    June 28, 2016 at 3:25 pm

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    Allen Reply Report comment

    June 28, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    Who’s hiding what. The story says 515 8th SE, but the property search shows 519 8th SE. Is this another drug deal gone bad, just wondering.

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    What a punk Reply Report comment

    June 28, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    Cody Henderson has always been a little punk wannabe, can’t defend himself. Doesn’t even know how to ride a motorcycle properly. Some day he won’t have his extra friends with him. He’s all talk and no bite. What a pansy!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 28, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    Isn’t Cody Henderson the guy in and out of jail for beating women all the time? Then needs a weapon to fight a guy.

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      What a punk Reply Report comment

      June 28, 2016 at 2:12 pm

      he’s one of Mason City’s biggest pussies….besides the Kropf brothers, Cody “the kitten” Kittleson, and the Riches

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        June 28, 2016 at 2:42 pm

        My last name is Reich, I don’t believe we’ve met. I don’t consider myself to be what you claim. I’m a college educated full time and part time (2) job citizen. I’ve had my faults but then Newberg claim to be perfect. So before you judge a whole family by the last name maybe take time to consider the ignorance of that decision. If you would like to meet, I’ll be more then willing to prove you wrong. Thank you.

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          What a punk Reply Report comment

          June 28, 2016 at 3:43 pm

          I’d hate to pull ya away from McDonald’s, they need their tables wiped off asap.Like a typical Reich, loves violence but would have people on standby when ya got whooped. Have a swell day

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            Anonymous

            June 28, 2016 at 3:54 pm

            I didn’t say anything About violence, and I don’t need anybody on stand by to have a conversation to inform you about myself. You are the one assuming these things and everybody knows the old saying about assuming. I think name calling went out I’m middle school but so mature of you. Again shows you judgemental ignorance. Oh and fyi I’m a custom fabricator for stellar industries, with an Associate’s degree. Would you like to share your credentials or should I assume.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          June 28, 2016 at 9:38 pm

          I myself have met a few Reiches and I can honestly say that they have been nice to me.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          June 29, 2016 at 7:44 am

          I’m sure you still dig through the garbage, break into cars, steal from garages and beat your old lady and cant hold your booze just like any other Reich. Good job, you graduated from high school, get off your scrap metal pedestal. still a Reich.

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            What a punk

            June 29, 2016 at 10:10 pm

            exactly lol

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            Anonymous

            June 29, 2016 at 11:35 pm

            I have no assaults on record, I only scrap add you say on material I use at my home shop or work because other wise it would go to the landfill. So before you judge scrap haulers which I am far from remember it’s also a form of recycling that helps. My booze, well I don’t drink or smoke so should really try again. Since you didn’t share your credentials and speak in very low maturity as well as factual comments and research, I’ll assume your a welfare recipient with high school education now does that make us even or prove your theory shine your bent on doing so with your ignorance and holy than now pedestal. I’m glad not all they world thinks as, we all would be judged on by past faults that may not even be ours, guess the growing and learning from mistakes don’t apply to a perfect person such as you. Perhaps should mind the old formula about stay on topic and not bring unnecessary people or unproven claims into a conversation.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        June 28, 2016 at 3:56 pm

        Only reason I said anything is because I do not like being judged by my last name,I don’t know one family that doesn’t have a family meant that’s isn’t uhm perfect. Should we all babe judged on that one.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 28, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    ill get u cody h