MASON CITY | A Mason City man wanted on domestic abuse charges in central Iowa faces weapons charges after fighting with officers on July 28. 

Marcus Jamaal Hughes, 24, was charged with interference with official acts - firearm, misdemeanor assault on persons in certain occupations - bodily injury, possession of a controlled substance - second offense, carrying weapons, possession of drug paraphernalia and providing false identification information.

Assistant Cerro Gordo County Attorney Steven Tynan decided not to pursue a felony forgery charge that was included in the arrest documents, according to court documents.

About 6 p.m. Saturday, Mason City officers were investigating a possible domestic disturbance near Hy-Vee Drugstore, 875 Fourth St. S.W.

Officers found Hughes, who had a warrant for his arrest and attempted to take him into custody, court documents said.

Hughes began fighting with officers, who sustained minor injuries, according to charging documents. He was found to have a loaded black 9 mm handgun in his front pocket that he didn't have a permit for, police said, as well as a fake $100 bill, meth and a glass pipe.

The bill stated it was for "motion picture use only," charging documents said. Hughes allegedly admitted he knew the bill was fake, according to court documents.

At the time of his arrest, Hughes allegedly told police his name was Mario and that he was born in April, court documents said. His first name is Marcus, and he was born in November. 

Hughes is being held in Cerro Gordo County Jail on a $20,000 bond. No court date has been set.

His warrant stems from a domestic violence incident in Polk County.

Police say he failed to appear in court in July 11 after he was charged for punching a woman and bruising her arms at an apartment in Urbandale April 30. 

Hughes, who was charged with misdemeanor domestic abuse, criminal mischief and interference, was released after posting bond May 2. 

A hearing in that case is scheduled Aug. 27 in Polk County District Court.

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