NORTHWOOD | A Minnesota man and woman were arrested for beating a woman at a Northwood hotel in early December.
Abdirizak Warsame Mohammed, 41, of Columbia Heights, and Kadra Bashir, 32, of Minneapolis, were both charged with felony willful injury causing serious injury.
The incident allegedly occurred about 10:43 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Holiday Inn, 4712 Wheelerwood Road in Northwood.
A Worth County Sheriff’s Deputy was dispatched to a fight at the Holiday Inn for a fight in progress in a room on the second floor.
Dispatch received a second 911 call from the front desk.
The front desk told dispatch that the assaulted woman with employees and the other two left the hotel.
“When I went up to room 222 I notice blood on the floor as I walked in,” the deputy said in court documents. “Broken glass from a beer bottle all over the floor and multiple other beer bottles on the floor.”
The deputy noted that there was “quite a bit of blood” on one of the beds where the woman was lying.
The woman’s left eye was completely swollen shut and starting to bruise, court documents said. He face was bloody and she also told the deputy that one of her teeth had been knocked out.
The woman told the deputy that Mohammed and Bashir asked to stay in her room because they were intoxicated and could not drive.
The two started to smoke and destroy the room, according to court documents. The woman said she told the two to stop.
Mohammed allegedly jumped onto her and started punching her in the face before starting to strangle her.
The woman said she fought back, and Bashir started to hold her down while Mohammed continued to punch her.
Bashir left a 2014 red Chevrolet Malibu at the hotel.
Nationwide warrants for Mohammed and Bashir were issued Dec. 11. Both were arrested at the end of December.
Mohammed and Bashir are held in Worth County Jail, each on a $10,000 bond.
Mohammed is scheduled to appear Friday in Worth County District Court.
A no contact order was issued against Bashir Dec. 30.
Bashir is scheduled to appear Jan. 8 in Worth County District Court.
On Dec. 30, Bashir wrote a letter to the court asking for a bond review hearing. Bashir said she cannot afford a $10,000 bond and claimed she could lose her job if she is not released from jail.
“I have a child to attend to so please review this,” she said.
No bond hearing has been set as of Wednesday afternoon.
North Iowa crime and courts news for December
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OSAGE | A juvenile has been charged with felony terrorism after a threat against Osage Community School District.
NORTHWOOD | The Assistant Worth County Attorney claims the attorney for a North Iowa woman accused of running a puppy mill used inflammatory language and misstated evidence in his arguments to allow the woman to keep 13 of the 154 animals seized by the county, documents said.
MASON CITY | A trial date has been set for a Mason City man charged with vehicular homicide in a motorcycle crash that killed a Mason City woman in September.
BUFFALO CENTER | Two men accused of damaging a tractor while operating it without permission near Buffalo Center have each been charged with felony first-degree criminal mischief.
FOREST CITY | A Forest City man with a history of narcotics convictions has been sent to prison.
MASON CITY - A Mason City man was arrested for dealing more than 12 grams of meth to an informant in June and July.
MASON CITY - A Mason City man was arrested for assaulting a man and woman Friday at his home.
FOREST CITY | A woman has received five years of probation for being at a Forest City gathering where methamphetamine was used.
NORTHWOOD | An attorney for a North Iowa woman accused of running a puppy mill argues she did not neglect her animals and should be allowed to keep 13 of the 154 animals seized by the county, documents said.
CLEAR LAKE | Officials have determined a potential shooting threat at Clear Lake High School was not a credible threat.
MASON CITY | The railroad officer involved in a shooting Nov. 29 in Mason City has been placed on administrative leave throughout the investigation, officials say.
MARBLE ROCK | An intersection west of Marble Rock is closed due to a crash involving a semi and a vehicle.
MASON CITY | A Mason City man was arrested for pushing and grabbing a pregnant woman Tuesday night.
MASON CITY – Mason City police are investigating mail stolen from the Humane Society of North Iowa that likely included charitable donations to the organization.
WORTH COUNTY | A Cresco man has been arrested for eluding and theft after leading troopers on a chase from Clear Lake to Worth County.
FOREST CITY | A North Iowa woman has been sentenced to two days in jail and fined $315 on a misdemeanor drug charge, while a felony charge of gathering where drugs were used has been dismissed.
FOREST CITY | A Humboldt man arrested during a traffic stop south of Forest City in March has received a deferred judgment on felony drug charges.
MASON CITY — A CBS news documentary airing Saturday night on Jodi Huisentruit's disappearance will show "never-before-seen footage" of John Vansice, a man police have said is a person of interest in the cold case.
NORTHWOOD | An attorney representing Worth County said a North Iowa woman accused of running a puppy mill should not be allowed to keep nine dogs and four cats seized by the county, documents said.
MASON CITY — CBS news documentary "48 Hours" will focus on Jodi Huisentruit’s disappearance in an upcoming episode, tentatively scheduled to air Saturday evening, and it includes efforts to interview a man law enforcement has labeled a person of interest in the case.
MASON CITY | The owner of a Mason City car dealership pleaded guilty to money laundering in federal court, documents said.
CEDAR RAPIDS | A California man who was accused of harboring a runaway 15-year-old in Mason City has been charged in federal court for sexual exploitation of a minor.
LAKE MILLS | A Lake Mills man accused of hiding a kidnapping suspect in a closet will be arraigned Dec. 14 on a misdemeanor charge of being an accessory after the fact.
LAKE MILLS | A Mason City man accused of dragging a woman out of a Lake Mills residence while armed with a knife and threatening to kill her has been charged with kidnapping and other crimes.
NORTHWOOD | A North Iowa woman accused of running a puppy mill has been allowed to see 13 of the animals she is seeking custody of before they are moved to another location outside the county, a magistrate has ruled.
MASON CITY | Authorities have identified the man who was transported to Mercy Medical Center–North Iowa after being shot by a railroad officer Nov. 29 in northwestern Mason City.
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NEW HAMPTON -- A former Alta Vista man has been sentenced to life in prison in the neglect death of his infant son in 2017.
LAKE MILLS | The alleged accomplice of a man who has pleaded guilty to stealing 150 pigs from a hog confinement near Lake Mills has been arrested on charges of felony first-degree theft and third-degree burglary.
NORTHWOOD | A Worth County deputy who visited the property of a North Iowa woman accused of operating a puppy mill described the scene at a court hearing Monday.
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