MASON CITY – A Mason City man convicted of domestic abuse last year is accused of violating his probation a second time.
On October 3, 2015, Mason City police were dispatched to an apartment at 600 Kentucky Avenue for a physical domestic that allegedly involved strangulation. As a result, Jon Douglas Reed who lived nearby was arrested for two counts of domestic assault using a weapon, domestic abuse assault involving strangulation, and second-offense domestic abuse assault. Reed later entered a plea deal to one count of domestic assault using a weapon and second-offense domestic abuse assault. He was given a suspended prison sentence, 2 years of probation, ordered to pay $687.00 in court costs with suspended fines.
Reed, now age 62, was guilty in February of insolent behavior in the court. As a result, he was sent to the Beje Clark halfway house for 180 days. He is now accused of violating his probation for a second time.
Earlier in 2015, a complaint about Reed led to his arrest for drunk driving. On Monday, July 12, 2015 at about 9:39 PM, a Cerro Gordo deputy was flagged down by a concerned citizen due to a vehicle sitting in the middle of the roadway near 12th Street NE and Pennsylvania Avenue. The deputy investigated, and arrested the driver, Reed. He was charged with operating while intoxicated, open container of alcohol and stopping in the travel portion of a roadway.
Reed was later found guilty of just drunk driving (th either charges were dismissed) and sent to jail for 2 days and ordered to pay $1,827.50 in fines and court fees.
Reed has ye too make a payment on any of the above balances owed to the courts, records show.