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Mason City man on probation for meth possession arrested again, prowling downtown

MASON CITY – A Mason City man caught twice last year with meth and finally put on probation for the second crime was arrested once again as he prowled the downtown.

A Cerro Gordo county deputy stopped a vehicle at the 800 block of North Commercial Alley in downtown Mason City on Monday morning, March 5 at 1:13 AM. After an investigation, the driver, 35-year-old Kristopher Hugh Viers, formerly of New Hampton, was found to be driving under suspension with no insurance. He was arrested, taken to jail and soon released.

Viers was caught last summer by Mason City police with methamphetamine. He was accused of carrying a dangerous weapon, as well. He later pled guilty to meth possession and the weapons charge was thrown out in yet another plea deal. He was given a 365-day jail sentence with all but two suspended.

Viers, who has a lengthy criminal record, was given the plea deal despite being caught in February of 2017 by Cerro Gordo county law enforcement with methamphetamine. He was sent to jail for 2 days and ordered to pay $1,058.25 in fines and court fees and has yet to make a payment on that balance, records show.

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