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Mason City man who threatened to kill woman jailed again on no-contact violation

Mason City man who threatened to kill woman jailed again on no-contact violation


MASON CITY | A Mason City man is back in jail for violating a no-contact order and has been in and out of jail throughout the year for violating no-contact orders surrounding one woman.

Nathaniel Elmer Pope, 36, is charged with a no-contact order violation.

Within the past year, Pope has been accused of at least seven no-contact order violations involving the woman. In Pope’s cases, charges are frequently amended or dismissed.

Mason City man with history of violating protective orders jailed again, accused of setting fire to woman's garage

Pope is accused of entering the woman's home on the 800 block of Fourth Street Northeast Nov. 22. Mason City police officers checked the home for Pope, who was in the basement, court documents said. 

He was arrested and booked into the Cerro Gordo County Jail. Pope was released after posting bond Nov. 23. 

He is scheduled to appear in Cerro Gordo County District Court Dec. 4.

Pope is accused of two no-contact order violations in October -- for being in a vehicle the woman was driving Oct. 5 and visiting her home Oct. 13, court documents said. 

Mason City man who threatened to kill woman faces multiple no-contact order violations

He pleaded guilty to the violations on Oct. 16. An agreement stated he would serve 10 days in jail on each violation, with sentences running concurrently with credit for time served.

Earlier in 2018, Pope accepted a plea agreement in which he pleaded guilty to domestic abuse charges. Charges related to taking the woman's phone and throwing a bottle of alcohol at her car, breaking the driver's side window, in a separate incident were dismissed. 

This year, Pope was accused of continuously texting the woman, damaging her car, telling her he "was going to kill her," showing up at her house and setting her garage on fire in separate incidents. 

Some charges were dismissed by the court, and in some instances, Pope received a plea agreement amending charges. He has since served jail time and has been fined. 

Photos: North Iowa's mugshots of 2018

Contact Courtney at 641-421-0534 or on Twitter @CourtneyFiorini.



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