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Convicted child stealer remains jailed after domestic abuse incident

MASON CITY – A man who snatched a child out of a woman’s arms in a Clear Lake bar and was sent to prison for the heinous act remains behind bars after a domestic abuse crime he allegedly committed in January.

Mason City police investigated a domestic abuse assault incident that took place on January 28, 2018.  As a result, 38-year-old Jonathan Lindsey Workman was arrested on a charge of domestic abuse assault causing injury.  He is also accused of violating his parole in connection to a child stealing crime he was convicted of in 2013.  The crime took place in April of 2013 at Rumorz Bar in Clear Lake. Workman grabbed the six-month-old son of Rumor’s owner Katie Showalter, Kasen, out of the arms of a woman and attempted to flee with the child before being subdued by patrons. The incident was caught on video (see below).  He was supposed to serve up to 10 years in prison for that crime, but was paroled in in January of 2017.

Workman remains in the Cerro Gordo county jail, after he was a arrested in Mitchell county on February 5. He awaits a pretrial conference set for March 26 and a possible jury trial set for April 10 in connection to the domestic assault case. He is also facing a parole violation; no court date has been set, yet, in that case.


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