MASON CITY – A man who was banned from the NIACC campus is guilty of trespassing there and refusing to obey orders from police.
Mason City police tell NIT that on March 29, 2016, NIACC employees reported 19-year-old Ishmael Muhumitt Hollis was on campus after having been banned previously for undisclosed reasons. Officers arrived and Hollis allegedly took off running as officers were within eyesight. Hollis was not located. Officers applied for an arrest warrant for Criminal Trespass and Interference with Official Acts.
On April 11, 2016, NIACC personnel reported that Hollis was back on campus and police responded. A short time later, callers updated police that Hollis left in a vehicle. A Cerro Gordo deputy spotted the car near Highway 122 and Illinois and additional Mason City police officers responded. Hollis was arrested on the warrants and charged with one additional count of trespass for the April 11 incident.
As a result of these incidents, Hollis pleaded guilty to the charge of trespassing and an additional charge of refusing to obey orders of police from the March 29 incident. He was sentenced to 3 days in jail and ordered to pay $427.88 in fines and court fees. The trespassing charge from the April 11 incident was dropped.