MASON CITY | A Mason City man was arrested for meth and more after eluding deputies Thursday just south of Mason City “because he did not want to go to jail.”
Chad Arlin Wolfe, 42, was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance-third or subsequent offense, misdemeanor eluding and possession of drug paraphernalia.
About 11:13 p.m., a Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to pull over Wolfe driving a black 2003 Dodge Stratus near 230th and Quail Avenue south of Mason City.
Wolfe did not stop the vehicle for the deputy and continued for just under a mile, court documents said, breaking other traffic laws in the process.
According to court documents, Wolfe admitted that he did not pull over “because he did not want to go to jail.”
Wolfe stopped and was arrested for driving charges and warrants. A warrant for Wolfe’s arrest was issued Feb. 8 for failing to appear in court for other charges from January.
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The deputy found a baggie of methamphetamine in his pocket, hypodermic needles and a marijuana pipe in the vehicle.
Wolfe was booked in Cerro Gordo County Jail where he is held on two bonds totalling $25,000.
Wolfe is scheduled to appear April 6 in Cerro Gordo County District Court. Wolfe also pleaded not guilty on the drug paraphernalia charge and a non jury trial is set for Oct. 2.
About 8:11 a.m. on Jan. 18, a Cerro Gordo County Deputy pulled over Wolfe for driving without a driver's license on the 400 block of North Georgia Avenue in Mason City.
He was charged with three counts of felony possession of a controlled substance - third or subsequent offense and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
Marijuana, methamphetamine, prescription pill and drug paraphernalia were found. He was arrested and posted bond.
Wolfe failed to appear for his drug paraphernalia initial appearance Feb. 7. Wolfe’s also failed to appear for his arraignment March 13 for the other charges, court documents said.
His new arraignment date has not yet been reset for the January charges. A non jury trial for the drug paraphernalia charge is set for Oct. 2.
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