MASON CITY – A man wanted for weeks on a charge of lascivious acts with a child was located by police after they stopped a van.
Mason City police made a traffic stop on the afternoon of January 11, at about 3:49 PM near 4th Street SW and President Avenue. Inside the van were two men, Todd Eric Thoreson and Gregory Scott Courtier, both 47-years-old. After an investigation, it was learned Thoreson was not driving legally. He was arrested on a charge of driving while barred. Further, police discovered the passenger, Courtier, was wanted since November on an arrest warrant in connection to a charge of lascivious acts with a child. The charge was brought by Mason City police after an alleged incident on February 14, 2016. He was also wanted on a charge of public intoxication.
Both men were taken to the county jail, where they remain held. A no-contact order was set by a judge between Courtier and his alleged victim. No court date appears to have benn set, yet.