CLEAR LAKE, IOWA – A Mason City man was hauled to jail Sunday afternoon after he was allegedly witnessed beating a woman on a boat at Clear Lake.
On July 3, 2016 around 5:30 PM, Cerro Gordo County deputies were dispatched to a domestic assault in progress on a dock near the 2700 block of North Shore Drive in Clear Lake, Iowa. A driver passing by called dispatch stating they saw an adult male striking an adult female in a boat. After deputies arrived and investigated, 27-year-old Preston Waldschmidt of Mason City was arrested for felony domestic assault. The alleged victim was a 25-year-old woman from Mason City.
The Iowa Department of Natural Resource officers also responded to the incident and assisted on the scene. The incident is still under investigation by the Cerro Gordo County Sheriffs Office.