MASON CITY | A Mason City man has been charged with forgery after a traffic stop led to his arrest.

Nicholas Jon Wilmarth, 29, is charged with forgery and driving while license revoked.

A Mason City police officer stopped Wilmarth about 6:53 p.m. Sunday in a 2013 Ford Taurus in the 0 block of Sixth Street Northeast in Mason City.

According to the criminal complaint, the officer had noticed the vehicle's driver's side headlight was out. 

“Wilmarth stated to Officer that he was revoked,” court documents said.  “Officer ran Wilmarth's driving status and found it was revoked for OWI.”

He was arrested and transported to the Cerro Gordo County Jail.

While completing pre-booking, an officer found four $50 bills in Wilmarth's wallet.

“Wilmarth stated to Officer that the $50 bills were fake and that a friend had gave them to him,” the criminal complaint said.

Wilmarth is being held on a $2,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in Cerro Gordo County District Court March 15.

On Dec. 4, 2017, Wilmarth was arrested and charged with operating while under the influence--first offense and interference with official acts. He has pleaded not guilty to those charges. 

Wilmarth was arrested in the 600 block of North Washington Avenue about 10:51 p.m. Dec. 4 for driving while intoxicated. 

Testing indicated a .029 percent blood alcohol content, according to court documents. The legal limit in Iowa is .08. 

A non-jury trial for the interference with official acts charged is scheduled for June 18. A jury trial for the OWI charge is scheduled for March 27 in Cerro Gordo County District Court.

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