NORTHWOOD | A North Iowa man is accused of breaking the screen of a gaming machine at Diamond Jo Casino early Saturday morning.

Dion Wesley King, 55, is charged with felony second-degree criminal mischief. Court documents list both a Manly address and a Mason City address for King. 

About 2:15 a.m. Saturday, the Worth County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Diamond Jo Casino to report vandalism, according to a news release.

A deputy viewed damage to a gaming machine. 


“When I arrived, I was informed that a patron had repeatedly punched a touch screen on one of the gaming machines, causing the screen to break,” the deputy wrote in charging documents. 

The deputy reviewed video of the incident, showing a man hitting the screen with his fist multiple times, court documents said.

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According to court documents, King admitted to getting frustrated and hitting the screen multiple times.

The estimated value to repair the machine is $2,000.

King was arrested and booked into the Worth County Jail.

He was released later that day and is scheduled to appear in Worth County District Court Tuesday.

— Courtney Fiorini


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