MASON CITY - A Mason City man is accused of harassing a man who was in Omaha by text message and assaulting him about two weeks later in Mason City.

Ely D. Sullivan, 32, is charged with misdemeanor first-degree harassment, assault causing bodily injury, pre-trial violations and contempt -- violating a no contact order.

At about 12:11 p.m. June 22, Sullivan allegedly harassed a man by telling him via text message he was going to "kill him" and asked if he was home, court documents said. 

The man was out of town for work, and Sullivan said he will be waiting for him when he returned home to Mason City, Mason City police wrote in charging documents. 

Sullivan was arrested on a warrant June 29 and booked into the Cerro Gordo County Jail. He was released under the supervision of the Department of Correctional Services after a court appearance the same day. 

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A no-contact order was issued June 29. Sullivan was scheduled to appear in Cerro Gordo County District Court July 24. 

At about 2:33 p.m. July 8, Sullivan allegedly assaulted the same man by pepper spraying him in the face and then biting his nose, according to court documents. The incident occurred in a stairwell and parking lot on the 300 block of West State Street.

Charging documents noted that the assault left the man with bruising, bleeding, swelling and stitches.

Sullivan was arrested Friday for violating the no-contact order and contempt. He is being held in the Cerro Gordo County Jail on two $2,000 bonds and will appear in Court July 19 and July 20 on those charges. 


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