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Rockwell man accused of holding man at gunpoint, high speed chase in Mason City

MASON CITY — A Rockwell man was arrested early Saturday morning after police responded to a man being held at gunpoint.

Mason City police were called to the 700 block of South Van Buren at about 12:10 AM after a woman reported her husband was being held at gunpoint, with officers seeing a vehicle speed away on arrival. A pursuit went from 6th Southwest to South Monroe, eastbound on 15th Southwest and south on US Highway 65. The chase continued south of Mason City until the suspect vehicle had a mechanical issue near Owl Avenue.

26-year-old Tanner Breiner was arrested without incident and taken to the Cerro Gordo County Jail, where he was booked on charges of assault while displaying a weapon, eluding, three counts of failing to obey a traffic control device, open container, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Department and Iowa State Patrol assisted Mason City police.

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