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Men with firearm terrorize KIMT employee


This news story was published on November 29, 2016.
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Screen Shot 2015-07-15 at 10.51.09 PMMASON CITY – A KIMT employee will likely be having terrifying nightmares after two men pointed a firearm in his direction and made a threat, sending him fleeing into the TV station for safety.

Mason City police tell NIT that Monday morning, November 28 at 8:30 AM, an employee of KIMT TV reported a car followed him and then pulled up next to his vehicle as he got out in front of the business, located at 112 North Pennsylvania Avenue. Allegedly, a passenger in the vehicle, later identified as 18-year-old Jack Hovenga of Mason City, allegedly pointed a revolver at the male KIMT employee and made a verbal threat to use the weapon against the victim. The frightened man ran inside and called police while the suspect vehicle allegedly fled the scene northbound on Penn Avenue, in the direction of Hovenga’s home. A responding Mason City police officer observed a vehicle matching the suspect vehicle description pull into 714 North Penn – the listed address for Hovenga. The officer pulled in to investigate as the driver exited the vehicle and ran inside the residence. The passenger started to exit also but the officer detained him (Hovenga). Back up units were dispatched. The driver, 36-year-old Brady Joe Hunt of Hampton, was found inside 714 North Penn, allegedly hiding in the basement. Hunt had a valid arrest warrant for Parole / Probation Revocation connected to a drug possession case. Hunt was arrested on the warrant.

Both Hovenga and Hunt were charged with Intimidation with a Dangerous Weapon (Class D Felony) and 1st Degree Harassment (Aggrav Misdemeanor). Hovenga was also charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Simple Misdemeanor)and Possess and Convey Contraband inside a Correctional Facility (Class D Felony). Hovenga allegedly had a small baggie of meth hidden on or about his person when taken to jail.

The weapon allegedly displayed ended up to be a very realistic revolver BB Gun.

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17 Responses to Men with firearm terrorize KIMT employee

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    *************** Reply Report comment

    November 30, 2016 at 9:38 am

    “myah” All I know is wrestling. Winning???

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 29, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    FreakShows!!!!! what does an 18 year old guy have anything in common with a 36 year old guy?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 29, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    Be careful Ralphy, you’ll shoot your eye out

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    Lawsteward Reply Report comment

    November 29, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    …Hovenga…what a “pin head”…!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 29, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    You’ll shoot your eye out kid!

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    *************** Reply Report comment

    November 29, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    “myah” tough guys like you are a dime a dozen. YAK,YAK,YAK thats all your good for

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    *************** Reply Report comment

    November 29, 2016 at 10:59 am

    Its 2 bad Billy didnt pull the dirtbag out of the window and pounded the dumb out of his brain and then threw him back in the car. These 2 dumb f**ks will kill someone yet.

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    myah Reply Report comment

    November 29, 2016 at 10:14 am

    telivise a snitch n get it back 10 fold fools

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      just the facts Reply Report comment

      November 30, 2016 at 7:32 am

      myah, duh, check NIACC for night classes on English.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 29, 2016 at 9:52 am

    I’m wondering if maybe this was about the veal interview ? Interesting.

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    Allen Reply Report comment

    November 29, 2016 at 9:34 am

    The two brightest bulbs in the box. To bad the KIMT employee didn’t have a CCW, and know how to use it. We should probably ban toy guns.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 29, 2016 at 9:21 am

    hmmmmmm maybe they too are tired of all the minnesota coverage from an Iowa tv station?