MASON CITY | Mason City man is in jail after allegedly stealing merchandise from Family Dollar and possessing marijuana Thursday, police say.
Robert Joshua Jones, 37, is charged third-degree theft and possession of a controlled substance, marijuana-first offense.
Jones was allegedly caught with merchandise hidden in his coat pockets about 3:56 p.m., according to court documents.
“The value of the merchandise was under $200, but Jones has been convicted of theft at least twice before,” the criminal complaint said.
Marijuana was also allegedly found in his coat pocket, court documents say.
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Jones is being held in Cerro Gordo County Jail on a $2,000 bond.
He is scheduled to appear in Cerro Gordo County District Court Jan. 19.
— Courtney Fiorini