MASON CITY | Felony charges have been filed against the man who allegedly struck and killed a Mason City motorcyclist in late-November.

Victor Rivera, 47, Mason City, was charged with vehicular homicide/operating while under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident and serious injury by vehicle.

Rivera was the driver of a pickup which allegedly struck Jefferson Davis, 43, of Mason City at the intersection of Highway 122 and South Pierce Avenue just before 5 p.m. Nov. 22.  

The charges were filed Monday by the Cerro Gordo County Attorney's Office.

Rivera remains in the Cerro Gordo County Jail pending a court hearing.

Following the collision, Rivera allegedly fled the scene and was pulled over a short time later by a Cerro Gordo County deputy in the 1500 block of North Madison Avenue.

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Davis was killed and a passenger on the motorcycle, Nicole Lynn Shariff, 40, also of Mason City, was injured.

Also on Monday, Rivera was sentenced to five years in prison on a conviction for going armed with intent. A burglary charge was dismissed. Those charges stemmed from a February incident in Clear Lake.

He has entered not guilty pleas to charges of domestic abuse assault–display or use of a weapon, domestic abuse assault–injury or mental illness, and harassment.

The charges stemmed from a Sept. 19 incident in Mason City where he allegedly pushed his girlfriend onto the ground and held a knife to her throat threatening to kill her.

A hearing is set for 10:30 a.m. Dec. 31 in Cerro Gordo County District Court concerning the dismissal of a no-contact order in that case.

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