Cerro Gordo County District Court

• A Mason City woman arrested with several others on felony drug charges after a series of months-long Mason City Police investigations has pleaded guilty to possession of meth with intent to deliver. Brandi Jean Awe, 38, will face sentencing at 10 a.m. Sept. 11. 

• A Mason City man was caught growing hallucinogenic mushrooms under his bed has pleaded guilty. Cole Arthur Pearce, 25, arrested with several others on felony drug charges after a series of months-long Mason City Police investigations. He pleaded guilty to felony manufacture, deliver or possess with intent to manufacture or deliver Psilocybin (mushrooms). His possession of marijuana, third or subsequent offense charge was dismissed. He will face sentencing at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 18.

• A Clear Lake man who injured a woman July 4 pleaded guilty to an amended charge of serious domestic assault, a serious misdemeanor. Daniel C. Kruger, 54, is accused of using both hands to put pressure on the woman's neck shortly after 3 p.m. July 4 in Clear Lake. He also struck her in the face, causing injury and pain to her mouth and teeth, and hit her against the wall, according to the Clear Lake Police Department criminal complaint. Kruger will face sentencing at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 11. 

• A Mason City man pleaded guilty to felony eluding after a chase June 11 that reached speeds of 100 mph. Jesse L. Halfpop, 26, led officers on a chase around 8:30 p.m. from the south side of Mason City that continued to the Avenue of the Saints and ended at Cameo Avenue near Nora Springs. Halfpop lost control and went into a ditch when he tried to avoid stop sticks placed by the Nora Springs Police Department. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sept. 11. 

• A jury trial date had been set for a Britt man accused of possession of one to five grams of meth with intent to deliver and misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance. James Dean Michelson, 24, of Britt, was stopped by police about 1 p.m. July 17 on South Federal Avenue. He was wanted for a parole violation in Hancock County, according to court documents. Police say they found a plastic baggie containing a crystal substance suspected to be meth in Michelson's front right watch pocket. His trial is set for 1:30 p.m. Sept. 12. 

Kossuth County District Court

• An initial hearing is scheduled for a Titonka man charged with felony third degree kidnapping in Algona. Anthony Jay Countryman, 29, is accused of removing a person from their residence to another place without the consent to authority to do so, with the intent to secretly confine the person around 12:30 Aug. 7, according to the criminal complaint. The hearing is scheduled for Aug. 18 in Kossuth County District Court.


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