A Mason City man who allegedly tried to run over a Winnebago County deputy faces multiple felony charges.
Marcus Jamaal Hughes, 25, is in the Winnebago County Jail on $15,000 bond after being charged with felony counts of assault on a police officer with intent to injure, interference with official acts with intent to inflict serious injury, marijuana possession (third offense), and eluding.
He also faces misdemeanor charges of careless driving, no insurance (accident related), and speeding (71 mph in a 45 mph zone).
An officer with the Forest City Police Department stopped Hughes' vehicle for careless driving on 9:35 p.m. May 25 in the 1100 block of U.S. Highway 69 in Forest City, according to a criminal complaint.
A deputy with a K-9 arrived, and the dog indicated the presence of drugs in the vehicle, the complaint states.
While the deputy was speaking to Hughes, he allegedly tried to run over the deputy.
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The police officer gave chase and stopped the vehicle about a mile away in the parking lot of the Emergency Services Center.
Just days before being arrested in Forest City, Hughes was given a suspended five-year prison sentence and put on probation for a Cerro Gordo County conviction of felony interference with official acts while armed with a firearm.
Mason City police arrested Hughes on that charge and several others on July 28 after he began fighting with officers attempting to take him into custody on a warrant stemming from a domestic violence incident in Polk County.
Police say they found a loaded 9 mm handgun in Hughes' pocket.
The officers sustained minor injuries, according to charging documents.