Mason City man wanted on parole violation charged with injuring police officer, possessing meth

Mason City man wanted on parole violation charged with injuring police officer, possessing meth

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Cody Dean Dakin

Cody Dean Dakin

MASON CITY | A Mason City man wanted on a warrant for parole violation faces two additional charges.

Cody Dean Dakin, 23, has been charged with interference with official acts – bodily injury and possession of a controlled substance – second offense following an incident at a residence in the 2900 block of 18th Street Southwest.

A warrant was issued for Dakin June 14 following a report from his parole officer.

In the report, the officer noted Dakin tested positive for methamphetamine and other amphetamines June 1, had a protective order filed against him due to “offensive and violation (sic) behavior,” and tampered with the strap on his GPS unit June 14, rendering him untrackable.

Dakin was on probation for felony convictions in 2014 involving domestic abuse assault impeding air flow/causing bodily injury and escape. He was sentenced to five years in prison following a probation violation that year; prison records indicate he was released in February 2018.

At about 6:30 p.m. June 28, a Mason City police officer was injured while arresting Dakin on that warrant. Court documents say Dakin tried to run into the residence, and later struggled with the officer in an attempt to escape.

The officer sustained a scraped, bleeding finger and a sore forearm in the incident, according to court documents.

While Dakin was being arrested, police said he tossed a pack of cigarettes on the ground. The pack contained two plastic baggies of a clear, crystalline substance suspected to be meth, police wrote in charging documents.

Dakin is being held without bond at the Cerro Gordo County Jail. He is scheduled to appear in Cerro Gordo County District Court July 6.

Contact Ashley at 641-421-0556 or on Twitter @GGashkmiller. 


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