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Wanted Mason City man stopped after short auto pursuit

MASON CITY – A man who was due to serve a jail sentence failed to pull over for police late Friday evening, and led law enforcement on a short pursuit before he was caught.

On April 12th, 2019 at 10:51 PM, a Cerro Gordo county deputy attempted to pull over a 1998 Chevrolet Blazer for not having license plates near the intersection of 11th Street and North Kentucky Avenue in Mason City. The vehicle did not stop and led law enforcement on a slow speed pursuit for a couple minutes. The pursuit ended near the intersection of 10th Street NE and Elm Drive in Mason City with no injuries and no property damage.

Tony Jones, age 30 of Mason City, was the driver of the vehicle and was arrested without any further incident. Jones was wanted out of Cerro Gordo County for failing to appear for a jail mittimus reference possession of controlled substance, third offense and was additionally charged with driving while barred, an aggravated misdemeanor; eluding law enforcement, a serious misdemeanor; no insurance; a simple misdemeanor; and litter upon public highway, a simple misdemeanor.

The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Mason City Police Department.


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