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Police investigate a stabbing in the 300 block of West State Street in Mason City Tuesday afternoon.

MASON CITY | A Mason City man suspected in the stabbing of another man Tuesday is now behind bars on a charge of attempted murder.

Braedon Steven Bowers, 20, was booked into the Cerro Gordo County Jail shortly before 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

No bond will be set until he is seen by a magistrate, according to information on the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff's Office website. 

Bowers is accused of stabbing Wraymond Leon Todd, 23, Mason City, in the chest Tuesday afternoon in the 300 block of West State Street. 

Police say Todd was seriously injured and was transported to Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa, where emergency surgery was performed. He remains in critical condition. 

Cody Michael Bublitz, 28, Mason City, was also cut during the assault but declined immediate medical attention, according to police. 

Police towed a vehicle they believe Bowers was driving as he left the scene and later abandoned.

The Britt Police Department on Wednesday afternoon spotted a vehicle Bowers was believed to be in and stopped the vehicle. Bowers, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was taken into custody. 

Police say Bowers and the victim knew each other prior to the incident, which occurred on the street near a two-story home at 325 W. State St. The stabbing was reported around 3:35 p.m. Tuesday. 

The Mason City Police Department says its investigation, in which the Iowa DCI, Forest City and Britt police departments and Mason City Fire Department provided assistance, is ongoing. 

Anyone with information about the case is encouraged to call the Mason City Police Department at 641-421-3636 and speak with Criminal Investigation Division Lt. Rich Jensen.

Tips also can be called in to North Iowa CrimeStoppers.


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