MASON CITY – A Mason City man accused of invading a home has been given a deferred judgement in the case.
Devon Matthew Reckner, age 19 of Mason City, was arrested in connection with a crime that took place on March 27, 2017. A police news release said Reckner was charged with first-degree robbery – a class B felony – and possession of burglar’s tools after police responded to a residence in the 1000 block of East State Street shortly after noon on March 27 on a report that the resident had been assaulted by three men wearing masks. The male victim told officers that he answered a knock at his door and when he opened the door three men wearing masks entered his home. The victim was assaulted and then held down by one suspect while the others searched his home. The suspects stole a small safe containing currency and fled the residence.
However, court records show that Reckner was charged with felony second-degree burglary and possession of burglar’s tools. After a guilty plea in July to the burglary charge (the other charge was dismissed), Reckner was given a deferred judgement, including 3 years of probation and $5,585.00 in fines, courts costs and restitution.
His alleged accomplice, Austin Hasfjord, is charged with felony first-degree robbery and possession of burglar’s tools and awaits a September 26 jury trial. Police have not yet mentioned details on anyone else connected to this crime.