FORT DODGE – A Mason City man will spend up to 5 years in a state prison for beating a woman.
Jamin Jerel Pierce, 42, of Mason City, appeared in Webster County District Court on February 13, 2017, and was sentenced on a charge stemming from an assault that occurred on December 1, 2016. On January 17, 2017, Pierce pled guilty to Willful Injury Causing Bodily Injury, a class “D” felony. Pierce admitted to assaulting a woman he was dating by pushing her to the ground and punching and kicking her.
Webster County Attorney Jennifer Benson cited Pierce’s lengthy history of violent crimes and the severity of the injuries sustained by the victim when requesting that the defendant be sentenced to prison. Pierce claimed that the injuries were accidental and requested that he be sentenced to a Halfway House instead of prison. When imposing the sentence, Judge Bice agreed with the recommendation of the County Attorney and sentenced Pierce to the maximum term of 5 years in prison. Speaking directly to the defendant, Judge Bice noted the injuries to the victim and stated that he will not tolerate domestic violence in our community, and will do everything in his power to prevent it.
At the conclusion of the hearing, Pierce was remanded to the immediate custody of the Webster County Sheriff for transport to the Iowa Medical and Classification Center at Oakdale, Iowa, to serve his prison sentence.
This case was investigated by the Fort Dodge Police Department. The Webster County Attorney’s Office says their professional and compassionate investigation was critical to the successful prosecution of this case.