NORTHWOOD | A North Iowa man is accused of breaking the screen of a gaming machine at Diamond Jo Casino early Saturday morning.

Dion Wesley King, 55, is charged with felony second-degree criminal mischief. Court documents list both a Manly address and a Mason City address for King. 

About 2:15 a.m. Saturday, the Worth County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Diamond Jo Casino to report vandalism, according to a news release.

A deputy viewed damage to a gaming machine. 


“When I arrived, I was informed that a patron had repeatedly punched a touch screen on one of the gaming machines, causing the screen to break,” the deputy wrote in charging documents. 

The deputy reviewed video of the incident, showing a man hitting the screen with his fist multiple times, court documents said.

According to court documents, King admitted to getting frustrated and hitting the screen multiple times.

The estimated value to repair the machine is $2,000.

King was arrested and booked into the Worth County Jail.

He was released later that day and is scheduled to appear in Worth County District Court Tuesday.

— Courtney Fiorini




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