MASON CITY | A Mason City man is accused of attempting to strangle a woman he knew “with his hands and with his legs" Wednesday at Gracious Estates, according to court documents. 

Jose Sanchez Mendez, 30, was charged with domestic abuse assault, impeding flow of air/blood.

Sanchez Mendez allegedly attempted to strangle a known woman by applying pressure to her throat and neck “with his hands and with his legs" about 6:20 p.m., according to charging documents. The incident occurred at the mobile home park, 777 S. Eisenhower Ave., Mason City. 

A no-contact order was issued.

He is being held without bond due to an immigration hold, jail records indicate. 

Sanchez Mendez is scheduled to appear in Cerro Gordo County District Court Jan. 19. 

— Courtney Fiorini

 

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