MASON CITY – A convicted Sheffield felon has been sent to jail for two alcohol-related offenses he committed last summer.
Shawn William Armstrong, age 43 of Sheffield, was arrested in downtown Mason City after 9 PM on June 9, 2016. Police encountered him near 20 West State Street in an intoxicated state. He was taken to jail on a charge of aggravated misdemeanor third or subsequent offense public intoxication.
Then, on June 14, 2016, Armstrong was stopped while driving in Cerro Gordo county by a state patrol trooper. After an investigation at the stop, he was arrested on a charge of second-offense operating while under the influence.
Finally, Armstrong pled guilty to second-offense operating while under the influence. He was sentenced to 18 months of probation, 365 days in jail with 335 suspended, and ordered to pay $2,791.25 in fines and court fees while his license is revoked. A concurrent 30-day jail sentence was added for the public intoxication crime, and he must pay an additional $964.75 in fines and court fees.
In 2014, Armstrong was sent to an Iowa prison in connection with a felony theft charge from 2011 in which he stole a car and drove drunk. He had violated his probation several times before a judge finally sent him to prison for a sentence of up to 5 years. He went to prison on November 21, 2014 and was released April 14, 2015.