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Hampton man arrested for forgery and theft in Mason City


This news story was published on November 4, 2016.
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MASON CITY – A Hampton man with a checkered past was arrested at a Mason City retailer after an alleged theft and forgery incident.

Mason City police were called to Mills Fleet Farm, 3200 4th Street SW, on the afternoon of November 2. Officers arrived at 2:09 PM to investigate a forgery incident. As a result, convicted felon Jonathan James Elphic, age 32 of Hampton, was arrested on charges of forgery, third-degree theft and driving while barred.

Elphic was taken to the county jail, booked and held on bond.

In August, Hampton police charged Elphic with carrying a dangerous knife of over 5 inches in length. He is awaiting a plea hearing set for December 5 in that case. He is also facing felony second-degree theft charge in Franklin county, brought by Hampton police. He awaits a jury trial on December 8. In 2009, he was charged with felony kidnapping and willful injury but was able to plead down to lesser offenses. In addition to other serious charges, he has also faced felony arson and reckless use of explosives charges and was sent to an Iowa prison in 2007 in that case.

Elphic, Jonathan James

Elphic, Jonathan James

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7 Responses to Hampton man arrested for forgery and theft in Mason City

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 23, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    He even burned down his mom and dads house and got a way with

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 5, 2016 at 8:46 am

    He also got it for auto theft in MN, a month or two a go and was one of the clowns running around Hampton and Mason City. He lives at his Mothers house, he scared her so bad , she left the state and left him the house, he sold all her things in the home and damaged the rest to support his Meth habit. He needs help, he has mental problems

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 4, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    Guess the jokes on him, because I snitch on him this time.

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    LVS Reply Report comment

    November 4, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    Prime candidate for thinning the herd.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 4, 2016 at 11:56 am

    He has been arrested numerous times for kidnapping and every time he gets off for it. This puke nearly beat my sister to death and held a loaded gun to her head. Never went to jail cuz he is a snitch.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 4, 2016 at 11:30 am

    This guy looks posessed.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 4, 2016 at 11:29 am

    You forgot his arrest for kidnapping, and more charges for forged checks popping up in other counties.