MASON CITY | A Mason City man is in custody again this month for a probation violation after he allegedly assaulted the Nora Springs police chief at a hospital earlier this month.

Daniel Ray Tyree, 37, was on probation for a September 2016 burglary case in which he pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. In addition to probation, Judge Rustin Davenport on Jan. 2 sentenced him to a suspended prison sentence not to exceed 10 years. A fine of $1,000 was suspended. 

Eight days after sentencing in that case, Tyree was arrested and charged with assault on persons in certain occupations after he allegedly put Nora Springs Police Chief Jesse Dugan in a "choke-hold" at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa Jan. 10. Police said he also admitted to using methamphetamine and marijuana within the last one to two days of the incident. 

Prosecuting attorney Andrew Olsen applied for a probation revocation Friday, court documents indicate, and a warrant for Tyree's arrest was issued that day. 

Tyree, who was out on bond on the assault charge, was arrested by Mason City police Tuesday. The bond for the assault charge was 10 percent of $1,000, or $100. 

He is being held in the Cerro Gordo County Jail on a $25,000 cash-only bond. 

A probation revocation hearing is scheduled for Feb. 12 in Cerro Gordo County District Court. 

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