MASON CITY – A man who was caught by police fleeing the scene of a Mason City burglary crime back in 2015 and was then sent to prison wants his sentence reconsidered.
Mason City police were summoned to 18 Lakeview Drive at about 4:45 AM July 4, 2015, after a home owner alerted police of a break-in. A male resident of the home was awakened by an intruder who had entered the home, which is owned by Mark and Deadra Stanton.
Police say the intruder, identified as Keith Adam Honken, now 28-years-old and formerly of Mason City but now residing in the Mount Pleasant state prison, was confronted by a male resident during the home invasion. Honken attempted to assault the resident before fleeing from the home. Officers say they were on the scene quickly and chased Honken, eventually subduing him and taking him into custody.
Officers soon discovered that Honken had also entered another residence in the Lakeview Drive area and stole items from there as well. The residents of that burglary were also at home at the time, but were unaware the burglary had taken place.
Honken was charged with 2 counts of 2nd Degree Burglary (Both class “C” Felonies), and 1-count of Interference with Official Acts, (a Simple Misdemeanor). He later pled guilty and was sentenced to up to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay $2,290.05 in court costs and fees for the burglaries. He was sent to prison in December of 2015. On March 4, 2016, Honken filed a motion to have his sentence reconsidered. Sentencing judge Dedra Schroeder on November 3 granted a hearing for December 5. A progress report from the Mount Pleasant Correctional Facility has been submitted to the court for consideration, along with a victim impact statement from Gina Jorgensen.