MASON CITY – A man who participated in a murder years ago and went to prison for it fled a Mason City traffic stop, crashed his car, ran away on foot and remains at-large.
On December 4, 2019 at 9:21 p.m., a Mason City Police officer stopped a 1992 Oldsmobile for a traffic violation in the 200 block of N Pierce Ave. The officer identified the driver as Jamie C. Mcfarland (28) of Mason City. Mcfarland had a valid warrant out of Black Hawk County and when officers went to place him under arrest he closed the vehicle door on one of the officers hands. The officer was able to get his hand out of the door as Mcfarland placed the vehicle in drive and left the scene of the initial stop with officers in pursuit. Mcfarland drove his vehicle northbound on Pierce where he struck a vehicle in traffic at 12th and N Pierce Ave. He then lost control and drove his vehicle into a yard striking a tree. Mcfarland then ran from the vehicle and officers were unable to locate him. The driver from the vehicle that Mcfarland struck was uninjured. The officer received minor injuries to his hands. The Mason City Police Department was assisted at the scene by the Iowa State Patrol and the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office.
The public is urged to call with any information leading to the arrest of Mcfarland.
Mcfarland was released from prison on parole in June of 2015 for his role in the murder of Isidoro Erreguin in 2008, who was shot dead in a North End Mason City home by Damion Seats. Mcfarland had pled guilty in 2010 to involuntary manslaughter which brought a 5-year prison sentence and first degree burglary, which brought a consecutive sentence of 25 years. He was sent to the Anamosa state prison. Just months after his release, he was in trouble for drunk driving, eluding and other crimes.