NORTHWOOD | A felony charge has been dismissed against a North Iowa man accused of punching and breaking the screen of a gaming machine at Diamond Jo Casino early Saturday morning. 

Dion Wesley King, 55, who is listed as having a Manly and Mason City address, was charged with felony second-degree criminal mischief.

He admitted to a Worth County deputy he struck the machine multiple times after getting frustrated, court documents said. Video of the incident showed King punching the screen with his fist. 

Worth County Attorney Jeffrey H. Greve filed a motion to dismiss the case Tuesday.

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In the motion, Greve said “a representative of Diamond Jo Worth Casino has contacted the undersigned stating that defendant has paid full restitution for damages, and that they request dismissal of the charge.”

The estimated cost to repair the machine was $2,000, according to court documents. 

Magistrate Douglas A. Krull granted the motion and dismissed the case Wednesday.

— Courtney Fiorini

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