MASON CITY | A Mason City man is being held in Cerro Gordo County Jail for parole violations in a previous conviction for child stealing in 2013.

Jonathan Lindsey Workman, 38, is held without bond for violations including legal conduct, supervision conduct and substance abuse.

In October 2013, Workman was sentenced to up to 10 years in prison for taking a baby from its mother at Rumorz Bar & Grill in Clear Lake. The mother had stopped to see co-workers, use the restroom and change the baby's diaper on April 20. 

Surveillance captured images of him trying to take the 6-month-old, but bar patrons blocked his way. He eventually handed the child back to its mother.

Workman entered an Alford plea to one count of felony child stealing. In an Alford plea, a defendant doesn't admit the crime but does acknowledge prosecutors can likely prove the charge. Two related charges were dismissed.

He was released from prison in November 2016, according to state prison records, and was placed on parole after finishing work release in January 2017. 

discharged from work release in January 2017. 

Workman on Jan. 28 was charged with domestic abuse assault, injury or mental illness-first offense. Court documents say he headbutted a woman, causing a visible mark on her face. 

A no-contact order was filed Jan. 29, and Workman was later released on his own recognizance. 

Documents filed Jan. 29 said Workman violated parole by being arrested for domestic assault. He is also accused of violating a supervision conduct rule by being disrespectful and verbally aggressive toward his parole officer during a phone conversation that day. 

The officer called Workman asking him to come to the office for a urine analysis, court documents said. When Workman said he couldn't make it to the office, the officer told him to go to Beje Clark. 

“He said that he has a lot going on at this time and said that I was 'f---ing heartless' and he said that he's 'tired of being bullied by women,'" the officer wrote in the probation violation report. 

Workman is also accused of failing to keep a scheduled appointment to provide a urine analysis as requested by his parole officer and failing to notify the officer about a change in employment, court documents say. 

The parole officer recommended Workman be arrested and held without bond. He was arrested in Mitchell County and booked into Cerro Gordo County Jail at 12:35 a.m. Monday.

Workman appeared in court Monday, and continues to be held without bond. 

No further court date for the parole violation has been set. Workman is scheduled to appear in Cerro Gordo County District Court Feb. 16 for the domestic abuse charge.

Contact Courtney at 641-421-0534 or on Twitter @CourtneyFiorini.

 

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