MASON CITY – A Mason City man has been sent to jail for stealing.
On March 27, 2017, a residential burglary was reported in Mason City on 12th Street NE. Over $10,000 worth of items were taken, including jewelry. During the police investigation, probable cause was established to charge: Jason Bendickson, Debra Swartz (aka Ewing), and Jonathan Rieman with Class C felony first-degree theft. Bendickson was also charged with third-degree burglary in this case. Warrants were issued for all three suspects.
Swartz (aka Ewing) was arrested July 2, 2017, at 12:55 AM at Yesway Central on warrants for a failure to appear and interference with official acts. When the Mason City police officer went to arrest her on the warrant, police tell NIT, Ewing tried to run but was taken into custody by the officer. She was charged with interference for trying to flee. It appears the charges have been dropped against her.
Riemann has entered a guilt plea to a reduced charge of fourth-degree theft. He was sentenced to one year in jail, probation, and $890.10in fines and court fees.
Bendickson remains held in the county jail and awaits further court proceedings.