MASON CITY – A man convicted of previous violent crimes is back in jail after another assault conviction.
Kennth Charles Allen, age 28, is now serving 2 days in jail. Mason City police charged him with assault causing bodily injury after an incident back on March 26. His jail sentence was 365 days with 363 days suspended. He must pay $834.25 in fines and court fees and serve a year of probation.
In 2012, Allen was witnessed assaulting a female in the vicinity of 1st Street NW and Monroe Avenue. After a short foot chase with law enforcement which led to a struggle, Allen was charged with a swath of crimes. He was later found guilty of interference with police causing injury. He was jailed and ordered to pay hundreds of dollars in court costs but never made a payment. Court records show he was terminated from his job as his wages were garnished this year. He was also guilty of assault causing bodily injury in Mason City back in 2013. He still owes hundreds of dollars to Iowa courts in that case and has had his wages garnished.