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MASON CITY | A Mason City man is accused of hitting a woman he knew with a cup during an argument Wednesday.  

Nathan Ryan Verhalen, 31, is charged with domestic abuse assault-first offense, for an incident that occurred late in the evening Wednesday at a residence in the 300 block of North Georgia Avenue.  

Verhalen allegedly struck a known woman with a cup during an argument about 11:16 p.m., according to charging documents.

The cup hit her around the right eye, resulting in a cut and swelling, court documents said.  

A no-contact order was issued Thursday. Verhalen was released from custody on his own recognizance. 

He is scheduled to appear in Cerro Gordo County District Court Jan. 26.

— Courtney Fiorini




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