MASON CITY – A Mason City man who has what a judge called a “horrible criminal history” was arrested after an incident at a local hotel.
Mason City police tell NIT that on February 21, 2017, at 9:11 AM, dispatch received a 911 call from Hampton Inn and Suites. The call was cut short or disconnected and police were sent to investigate. When police arrived, witnesses reported that 28-year-old Aaron Michael Hermen had violated a valid no-cotnact order and obstructed the 911 phone call to police. Hermen was gone when police arrived, so police requested an arrest warrant for both charges.
Then, on February 22, at 4:52 PM, Hermen apparently came to the Dept of Corrections building in Mason City for a meeting and was arrested on the new charges. He remains jailed on bond as he awaits court hearings next month.
Herman was been sent to prison after a violent incident in Mason City back in 2013. In February of that year, Herman had fled a residence in a vehicle with a 19-month-old child. Hermen struck a utility pole with the vehicle as he was fleeing, breaking the pole off its base, as he drove drunk. He was charged with multiple offenses as a result and sent to prison. On April 16, 2014, the Iowa Court of Appeals upheld the conviction and sentences imposed by Judge Karen Salic, who had taken Hermen’s “horrible criminal history” into account in passing down some of the strictest sentences she could.
Name: Hermen, Aaron Michael
Housed At: DORM 1
Intake Date: 02-22-2017 17:41
Booking No: 26799
SIMM – COURT/PENDING – 727.5
Obstruction of Emergency Communications
CoC – COURT/PENDING – 708.
Violation of No Contact Order (criminal)
Amount \ With Conds Bail Received Bond Received
0.00 \ 0.00 0.00 0.00
NO BOND / MUST SEE MAGISTRATE