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Man accused of striking person with knife in Mason City, damaging car, possessing meth
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Man accused of striking person with knife in Mason City, damaging car, possessing meth


MASON CITY | An Ames man is accused of assaulting a man with a knife, damaging a car and possessing meth.

Jared Michael Kropf, 28, was charged with felony willful injury causing serious injury as a habitual offender, second-degree criminal mischief as a habitual offender and misdemeanor carrying weapons - knife used in crime following an incident in June.

The carrying weapons charge was dismissed by the court July 20. Upon his arrest, additional charges of misdemeanor driving while barred as a habitual offender and possession of a controlled substance -- second offense were added.

At about 12:06 a.m. June 8, Kropf was allegedly in an argument with a man in the 900 block of 16th Street Northeast.

When the argument escalated, court documents said Kropf drew a pocket knife and pointed it at the man before striking him in the face with it. 

The man suffered a fracture on the right side of his face as a result, Mason City police noted in court documents. 

Kropf is also accused of damaging the man’s 2008 Chevrolet Impala after the altercation. Police said he broke the front and rear passenger windows, both tail lights and the trunk, according to court documents. 

Damage was estimated between $1,000 to $10,000, court documents said. A no-contact order was issued June 13. 

The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff's Office arrested Kropf on multiple warrants July 10. When deputies searched him, court documents say they found a clear baggie of meth. 

Kropf was booked into the Cerro Gordo County Jail, where he is being held on a $21,000 bond. 

Trial information filed July 20 indicates Kropf was convicted of three felonies in 2009 and 2012.

He is scheduled to appear in Cerro Gordo County District Court Aug. 7. 




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



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