MASON CITY – A Mason City man who was given a deferred judgement after he smashed out the windows on a victim’s van got another pass for carrying weapons in a drunk driving case.
Back in July of 2012, 23-year-old Kaleb Merle Tyler had allegedly taken a sledgehammer and smashed the windows on a local man’s van, then entered the man’s home and struck him in the ribs with the sledgehammer. The victim then allegedly chased Tyler a short distance and fired two gunshots in his direction. Tyler fled the scene in a car that was parked nearby that held four juveniles. He was charged with criminal mischief in the third degree, an aggravated misdemeanor, after the incident but the judgement was deferred. Tyler did have to pay $890.00 in court costs and fines.
In a true showing of Cerro Gordo county style justice, Tyler was caught drunk driving earlier this year by Mason City police. Tyler later pled guilty to first-offense operating while intoxicated. He was also caught illegally carrying weapons, but on that charge, he was given a deferred judgement. Tyler has to spend 6 days in jail and pay $2,422.50 in fines and court fees.