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Mason City man facing sentencing in stalking case is found guilty of violating protective order, gets jail and bill worth over $13K from Iowa courts

MASON CITY – A Mason City man accused of stalking has been found guilty of violating a no-contact order and got a jail sentence and a big bill from Iowa courts as he awaits further sentencing.

Jon C. Pete of Mason City, age 53, is accused of stalking a Mason City woman; sources tell NIT he has “terrorized” her and has relentlessly stalked her for some time, telling NIT in great detail of his antics. NIT is told Pete met the victim last August after he was “moving back to town” from the Nebraska area and a close family member made a Facebook post imploring the community to help Pete find a place to live. After a short courtship that the victim ended, Pete refused to leave the woman alone, and she was forced to call police on a number of occasions. After one call, a police officer was at her home as Pete drove by slowly, NIT is told, and the officer saw him and gave chase, catching him several blocks away near his rented house.

Last week in court, Pete pled guilty to only one violation of a no-contact order and several other counts were dismissed in the deal. He was sentenced to 7 days in jail and must pay the Iowa courts a whopping $13,586.74 plus $1,115.50 in costs and other fees, records show.  He has paid nearly $13,900 on his bill so far, records show, even as he lost his job not long ago, NIT is told, working for a local food distributor after one of his arrests.

Pete is also facing sentencing on a charge of stalking. He and his attorney, Richard Tompkins, who has practiced in Mason City for decades, entered an Alford Plea in the case, which is a guilty plea but the defendant doesn’t give details to the court and avoids a trial. He will be sentenced on December 18, 2019.


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This dude did way wrong. Out of control. Probably growing up where no isn’t an answer. Is it true the lady asked for hush money for his behavior from him and his family and when she didn’t get it baited the seemingly crazy man more
And publicly implied/wanted his family … mother to be ridiculed and responsible for this grown mans behavior on other media posts?

What this man did to this woman is terribly wrong. Obviously this man believes he is entitled to whatever he wants. He has no respect for women, he has no respect for the law, he has no respect for his own family!

Sad that anyone could possibly believe this poor woman baited this psycho! What is true, is that maybe this is the only excuse this man and his family could come up with to excuse his actions.

This man was offered a trial to prove his innocence and he didn’t take it. Can you guess why?

I wonder if it’s true that this man told this woman that he and his family would destroy this girl and the people she loved if hey didn’t get thier way…

Seems it’s time for people to shut thier cake holes and move on already and let this poor girl live in peace.

The court needs the money. And Pete was caught up in a #metoo world he couldn’t comprehend.

Where did my dude get the cash to pay his court bills? Any rich liberal relatives pitch in? hmmmm

50 years old… dude probably had savings. Bye bye savings !!

Why did he move here and was he running from something?

Maybe moved here for a woman and to start a career. Up in smoke on a wrong woman and not being able to control himself. Dude got wrecked and then wrecked himself.

LMAO @ moved here for a woman! Wrecked my ass! Do your research folks, seems this guy was wrecked before he even came to town.

Give it up dude, just because your Conan O’Brien’s brother, isn’t going to get you girls.

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