DES MOINES – A Mason City woman who was accused of participating in a riot back in May in Iowa’s capitol city has had all charges dropped in the case.
Things got tense in downtown Des Moines on the weekend of May 31. Police and “protestors” clashed as windows were broken on businesses and stores when some demonstrators became aggressive. Words were exchanged at the Capitol building between angry mobs and authorities. As anarchy swelled, more than one former Mason City resident was caught up in the mayhem.
Arrested by Des Moines police was 21-year-old Makenzie Lee Moler of Mason City, booked after 5 AM Sunday, May 31. She ended up facing charges of participating in a riot, failure to disperse and unlawful assembly. However, in July, Polk county prosecutors filed motions to drop the charges and not prosecute the case against Moler. The state was assessed the court costs in the case.