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Police: Mason City man wanted for violating probation was armed with baton, brass knuckles

Police: Mason City man wanted for violating probation was armed with baton, brass knuckles


MASON CITY | A Mason City man arrested on a warrant for violating his probation had weapons at the time of his arrest, police say. 

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Jacob Michael Schmitt, 26, was charged with misdemeanor carrying weapons.

At about 1:15 a.m. Oct. 23, Schmitt was allegedly armed with an expandable baton concealed in the front of his waistband while he was walking on the sidewalk in the 800 block of North Adams Avenue.

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He dropped a pair of brass knuckles while walking off the sidewalk toward a residence, court documents said. 

Schmitt didn't live at the home and doesn't have a permit to carry weapons, police wrote in charging documents. 

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In July, he was sentenced to two years' probation in a drug and theft case. Three sentences of two years in prison were suspended. 

He is accused of violating his probation in September for missing an appointment at Prairie Ridge and with his probation officer, failing to report he lost his job at Schukei Chevrolet and failing to report his new address after he was kicked out of Kingdom Living for breaking rules.  

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Schmitt was charged with fifth-degree theft and trespassing for stealing a bottle of water and a Monster energy drink from Shopko Sept. 12. He was banned from the store in June 2017. 

Schmitt's probation officer requested a warrant for his arrest, stating his "current whereabouts are unknown," court documents said. He did not appear at a probation revocation hearing Oct. 15. 

Schmitt was arrested Oct. 23. He is being held on a $9,300 bond at the Cerro Gordo County Jail and is due in Cerro Gordo County District Court Oct. 31. 

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



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