VENTURA – A Mason City woman already on probation after a plea deal in an earlier violent domestic assault was arrested again this weekend after another incident.
According to the Cerro Gordo county sheriff’s office, Morgan Kathleen McManigal, age 20, was involved in a physical altercation after 2 AM on December 3 and a rural Ventura residence that was observed by witnesses. Allegedly, McManigal caused bodily injury to the female victim – an 18-year-old female – who sustained bruising, swelling, and scratches to the face and neck area.
McManigal has been in trouble for violent episodes in the past.
Mason City police were called to the Northern Lights men’s homeless shelter, located at 307 North Monroe, on the evening of Saturday night, June 5, 2016 around 7:11 PM. Officers arrived to investigate a domestic incident that had taken place. As a result, McManigal was placed under arrest on a charge of felony domestic abuse assault involving strangulation. In July, Mcmanigal and her attorney Joel Yunek entered a plea of not guilty. A few weeks later, in August, they changed her plea to guilty on a reduced charge of first-offense domestic abuse assault. As result, a no-contact order with the vicim was extended until September of 2017. McManigal was sentenced to 30 days in jail with 28 suspended. She put on probation for a year and ordered to pay $215.50 in court costs.
Mcmanigal was guilty of assault in 2015, and a charge of fighting/disorderly conduct was dismissed.