A Mason City teen has been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison for his role in a December home robbery in which a woman was strangled and held at knife-point.
Joseph Ryan Jaskiel, 17, was sentenced Cerro Gordo County District Court Monday for felony second-degree robbery.
He originally was charged with first-degree robbery, which carries a maximum penalty of up to 25 years in prison.
The charge was reduced due to a plea bargain, according to court records.
A $1,000 fine was suspended.
Jaskiel will not have to serve a mandatory minimum sentence before being eligible for parole because he committed the offense when he was a juvenile.
At 11:38 p.m. on Dec. 27, Mason City Police officers responded to the 800 block of Eighth Street Northeast. They say up to three males forced their way into a home.
According to Mason City Police Lt. Rich Jensen, one of them held down a woman who lived in the home while the other two stole items from the residence.
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According to court documents, jewelry and electronics were stolen.
The woman, who was alone, was strangled by her attacker and lost consciousness. The attacker had a knife and threatened to stab her.
The woman did not seek medical attention, according to police.
Co-defendants Camden Michael Nicholson, 17, of Moody, Alabama; and Mateo Luis Ochoa, 16, of Mason City, also were charged with first-degree robbery.
Nicholson pleaded guilty to second-degree robbery and was sentenced in May to up to 10 years in prison.
Ochoa pleaded not guilty to first-degree robbery on June 11. His trial is set for Aug. 27.
Total victim compensation in the case has been calculated at $788, to be paid jointly by all convicted in the case, according to court documents.