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Mason City police officer injured during foot pursuit

MASON CITY — A Mason City police officer was injured as part of a foot pursuit this week of a wanted man.

Police Chief Jeff Brinkley says on Monday afternoon at about 4:30, two officers were attempting to serve an arrest warrant at 824 North Federal, and as they were leaving, a vehicle pulled in. Brinkley says a passenger, 21-year-old Joshua Teeter of Mason City, who was wanted on a probation violation, attempted to flee on foot.

When one of the officers encountered Teeter near a building, Teeter surrendered, but the officer was unable to avoid making physical contact with Teeter, and when he did, he also made contact with the building. The unnamed officer suffered a broken bone in his elbow and was taken to the emergency room at MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center to be treated, but he’ll be off duty for several weeks while recovering.

Teeter was taken to the Cerro Gordo County Jail and booked for interference with official acts causing bodily injury, interference with official acts causing serious injury, and for his warrant on a probation violation. He’s being held on a total of $17,000 bond.



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