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Mason City woman arrested in Worth county for meth possession

NORTHWOOD – A Mason City woman was arrested at a Worth county hotel for meth possession as she faces a range of other crimes in Mason City.

On January 25, 2018 at approximately 3:35 AM, the Worth County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the Holiday Inn Hotel in Northwood about suspicious activity reported by a female. The deputy arrived on scene and recognized the female reporting the suspicious activity as Emily Buttshaw of Manly. Buttshaw was placed under arrest on a warrant out of Cerro Gordo County. After further investigation Buttshaw was charged with possession of a controlled substance- methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Buttshaw was booked into the Worth County Jail and quickly released.   No court date has been set in this case.

Prior to her arrest in Worth county, on January 18, 2018, Mason City police took a report of a potential forgery from a local business.  NIT is told this is a photography business that was victimized and the checks hadn’t been in use for nearly 4 years.  The owner had been contacted by a local bank after Buttshaw had brought in a check on his business account. The bank suspected that the check may not have been written by the owner. An investigation was completed and Buttshaw was charged with felony forgery. She was arrested on a warrant on January 26, taken to the Cerro Gordo county jail, and released from jail that same day.  She is due in court on February 15 for a hearing in that case.

Buttshaw also faces a third-degree theft charge in Mason City for an arrest back on November 19.

Emily Buttshaw (Francis) was an accomplice in the February 3rd, 2012 robbery of the 1st Citizens Bank in downtown Mason City.  Police have said that just a few minutes before the bank was robbed, a “vague” bomb threat was called into Newman School, potentially diverting police from the bank location. She served only about a year in jail for that crime and has been arrested numerous times for new crimes since her release from prison.

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