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Man sent to prison for 15 years after breaking into Mason City house, sleeping on couch, frightening mom and daughter


This news story was published on May 27, 2019.
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MASON CITY – A Mason City woman and her daughter were terrorized after they came home this past Christmas Eve, only to find a convicted car thief sleeping on their couch, who this month was sentenced to 15 years in prison for his crime.

The incident took place on the morning of Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24. A Mason City woman, Terri Watts, arrived at her home at 140 6th Street SW (owned by Matt Marquardt) in Mason City along with her 14-year-old daughter. They were shocked to find a grubby, disheveled man sleeping on their couch.

“We were horrified,” Mrs. Watts said. “The guy was sleeping on our couch, his head on our pillow, and he was wearing my daughter’s clothes. He had rummaged through our house and messed everything up.”

The terrified mother and daughter ran upstairs and dialed 911. Mason City police quickly arrived and confronted the apparent criminal on the couch. Allegedly, he was wearing the young teen’s clothes and even had Mrs. Watt’s credit cards in his wallet. A large knife was also found by police. Officers demanded the man put out a cigarette before they rousted him into handcuffs.

Arrested was 30-year-old James Grant Dulude, no known address. He was charged with felony second-degree burglary. Court records show Dulude later entered a guilty plea to an amended charge of third-degree burglary. This month, he was sentenced to 15 years in prison and has since been shipped away to serve his sentence.

Dulude stole a car in Mason City back on November 26, 2018, in Mason City. He pled guilty on December 19 and on December 20, a judge rendered the guilty verdict to a charge of operating a vehicle without the owner’s consent. Judge Adam Sauer sentenced Dulude to 14 days in jail. However, he very apparently was OK to walk the streets of Mason City for unknown reasons.

Dulude has a long criminal history including felony theft convictions in Bremer county from 2011. He was accused of felony criminal mischief in Franklin county in 2016 and was then sent to the infamous Beje Clark facility in Mason City as some kind of punishment. After arriving in Mason City, Dulude took root in town and to continue his criminal ways here. Now, he will serve time in prison, likely less than his 15-year sentence.

DULUDE, JAMES GRANT

Beje Clark: Where regional crooks are sent who then take root in Mason City to wreak havoc on law-abiding citizens?

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19 Responses to Man sent to prison for 15 years after breaking into Mason City house, sleeping on couch, frightening mom and daughter

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 29, 2019 at 6:45 am

    I kick myself daily for never having tried meth. It’s an action-packed video game inside your head.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 28, 2019 at 9:05 am

    Sound like Europe – the muzzy that killed the people on the bridge in London was in fact a terrorist that the government hired to inspect suspicious packages for the city of London – – sounds like Obama/hitlery and the deep chit state of crooks.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 27, 2019 at 11:06 pm

    Great, objective reporting here. A good reporter never inserts their own opinions into articles.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 28, 2019 at 8:25 am

      whats your problem? that might matter. but not in this case. the man is a dirty disheveled shitbag garbage human. in all honesty stand your ground and castle doctrine dictate this gentleman shoulda got a bullet or five nit a prison sentence.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 28, 2019 at 5:21 pm

        BS! Intergrity matters in each and every case for a real journalist.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 27, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    Judge Adam Sauer

    Enough said…

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 27, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    Before blaming BG Clark or the police department, without any real proof, maybe you should think about other possible contributing factors. Stop making people worry about BG Clark or making them mad about the wrong things. There are a lot of reasons for crime in Mason City. How about the number of homeless people, meth, corrupt local government or the Mason City High School where they only care about the students that have parents with money. Do you know how many criminals today there are that didn’t get the education they deserved when they were younger? Or that were treated bad at the high school and accepted it because that is always how it has been? At least BG Clark keeps their rules enforced and works with the MCPD. I don’t hear of a lot of bad practices from either one of those places of employment, that are factual, rather than someone running their mouth. What resources are offered to people having a hard time. People that make mistakes when they are young and are never able to make up for being stupid because they were immature or never getting the support and guidance they need so badly. Because they were told as kids if you are poor, you are not as worthy. Mason City is really good at keeping people down and bitching on Northiowatoday. How about noticing programs like drug court and other successful ideas? Supporting the positive and giving your time and effort to help. Instead of complaining so much. Try to think before you put out statements that may not be true. You just think maybe BG a Clark is the problem. There are families that are thankful for BG Clark because their child or spouse was able to stay in the area when they were completing their court ordered punishment.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 28, 2019 at 8:17 am

      youre thing is very bleeding heart, bg is aproblem. the proof is in the people they bring to town that never leave and commit crime or the people they bring to town that go home and run drugs from or to our county because they networked in bg. that’s how criminals work it takes place in jails and prisons and halfway houses. youre naïve and want to help. that’s nice but you don’t know or want to admit to how reality works. im not gonna feel bad for some criminal because he had a tough time in school or is homeless or is an addict, youre a crazy person. these people are scum and having sympathy for them makes you sort of dumb.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 28, 2019 at 8:22 am

      you’ve never heard anything bad about mcpd? killed jody huiesentruit, couple summers ago they LOST an ar15 and a 12 ga 870. they drink and drive and smash into peoples vehicles. they are fairly corrupt. bg brings people in and expands criminal networks, you ever work at a place that allowed bg people to work? everything is vandalized or stolen, empty vending machines with no change in them. obviously good people end up in bg but we are talking about the dirtbag majority. you cant argue the place is built to close to the skatepark and big blue. that’s just a fact we all have to live with and hope the kids are safe. bg is a problem and youre the only person who cant see it.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 27, 2019 at 11:01 am

    ya, beje clark has been helping to extend the criminal network and even convinced new criminals to move to town. the facility is a waste of time and money and in the end brings more crime to the area, youre introducing criminals from each county around here to eachother effectively all beje clark does is expand the network and increase drug crime, theft and violence, it never should have been built so close to big blue and maybe never even within city limits. had to cut all those trees down in that area, because the beje freaks where using them for inappropriate things. all beje clark is good for is keeping the doors open at business’s around towm that nobody needs or cares about. places like aeron where nobody whos a good person that deserves oxygen works at for more than a week. beje clark has been importing criminals to mason city almost as well as Detroit or Chicago. things need to change in this town, its probably to late to turn it around at this point but some things still should be tried and closing beje as well as prairie ridge may be a huge benefit to our community.

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      May 27, 2019 at 11:09 am

      Close Beje or move it to a new facility next to the sheriff’s office. If there was a shred of leadership in MC they would be working on things like this, not sending city workers to erect lame statues in front of struggling downtown businesses.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 28, 2019 at 7:10 am

        BeJe Clark has been creating criminals in this tow for years. Those criminals are making the food of the fools who eat in fast food joints.

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          May 28, 2019 at 10:24 am

          They are great, cunning chefs, most certainly. They keep the police busy and the bellies of the zombies in town full. Then the zombies keep Mercy in business with obesity, diabetes, cancer.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 27, 2019 at 10:53 am

    again, people need to arm themselves and start putting holes in home intruders, of course with our anti American mason city police department making anti firearms statements to the public im sure people are afraid to use their legally owned firearms for fear that our Nazi pd may jump the gun and want to start pinning things on people that have happened around town, things the police damn well know are African American violent crimes bu8t they are apparently anti gun liberals now so they will never admit they know whos committing mason cities gun crime, IT IS ABSOLUTLEY BLACK MALES. if mason city police cared or wanted to do their jobs theyd be way more focused on the African American males in mason city, of course even if they arrest them here even for stabbing someone almost to death they just dropp the charges because our corrupt mason city courtsystem needs black men on the street so they themselves have job security. mason city is going down the tubes and its starting with our local leadership and ending with the scum bag black males. im ranting here because this way I don’t get comments about racism, I seethat white guys commit crime I get that and I think this home intruder white as he is deserved to be shot for breaking in I don’t care if it was just a innocent mistake, but the real fact is we had less violent crime and way less drug crime and drug overdoses before all the black males came from Detroit and Chicago, you cant argue with it. basically the anti gun mcpd needs to keep its intolerant ignorant uneducated opinions about firearms to themselves and get to arresting all these black men that ARE involved in crime. the last thing the mcpd needs to do is act like an authority figure over responsible law abiding citizens and the very first thing they need to do is fire all the liberals they have on the force, anti gun sentiment from the police? they just mean they want to be tyrants and no citizen should be armed, im good on that type of fascism. that statement from the cops was scary and unsettling to say they least. they want us to be good easy victims for the African crime wave.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 27, 2019 at 11:17 am

      Even with a white dude arrested and sent to prison this somehow gets made about a black people and guns.

      I’ll ask you when was the last black person who committed mass shootings?

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 27, 2019 at 11:45 am

        idk, id imagine in Chicago theres a black guy with a kill count that makes him a mass murderer. considering that 4 people makes a mass shooting in the liberal media…. im confident you can find many black men who have technically shot enough people to be called a mass murderer. for your information black males shoot more black males every year than anyone else shoots anyone in a year. the point is we need people like you to stop blindly defending African americans and we need as a community to be honest and real and address the problem.i want illegal firearms crime to stop in mason city, you just want to right fight and defend people you probably have never really spent much time with. in my stupid youth I got to know some of mason cities African American rejects and my understanding of their behavior may be better than yours, granted this is 15+ years ago you can see the slow and steady evolution and nature of the crime they commit. as a responsible adult I know they are trouble and to be avoided at all costs. im not racist I just have more life experience than you, ive been all over this country from the Midwest to the southeast and southwest and ive met all sorts of people and mason city, for its size has a serious problem we need to address. I like the idea of children growing up safe and happy never having to wonder if they will be shot in a random driveby, by the way. who generally commits drive by shootings? we have had two in the past month….. see im concerned about good people their children and all of our safety, we aren’t discussing mass shootings. we are discussing local gun crime and why we cant have an honest conversation about whos perpetrating it! its not time to snowflake out and sjw on people. its time to get these criminals identified and sent to prison. its time to get stolen or illegal weapons out of the hands of insane people who lack respect for others and don’t value human life. its time to get this under control before our local police end up to scared to do anything about it other than make anti gun statements and out themselves as anti american liberals that think only law enforcement has a right to be armed. in any case, whoever you are. I encourage you to look into a concealed carry permit and a decent handgun and some training. I hope the best for you and want you to be safe I want you to go home at the end of the day.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 27, 2019 at 12:33 pm

          Point is there is bad seeds in every race and there is no simple easy way to fix that problem other then keeping a gun at home and a taser or mace or whatever you can to keep safe with.

          We can’t keep blaming folks from Chicago all because some wanted out and some bad seeds followed same holds true for illegals or white people and the whole meth shit.

          I wanna touch base on the media for a minute here. Is there some that cater to the democrats avsolutely same as some like fox and Hannity and rush all cater to conservative side.

          That’s why I research when big news stories come up by the rule of the thumb if many are reporting the same story it’s a good bet the story has legs and probably true.

          The internet is great for finding information but it can easily be misleading such as with Alex Jones and all so that jihad watch site which is nothing more then conspiracy and fear mongering which further causes division in this country.

          Nothing is ever gonna be an easy fix and not one person should ever get the total blame for failures yes that include bush, Obama and Trump or any other president for that matter.

          We need figure out solutions to problems. Keep what works and brainstorm better ideas to what doesn’t work.

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            Anonymous

            May 27, 2019 at 5:41 pm

            They wanted out and then bring their crime and drugs here. Send them back where they came from and let them live in the Ghetto and kill each other.

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            Anonymous

            May 28, 2019 at 5:00 pm

            Fair enough then let’s get white trash people out of Iowa too.