Mason City man sentenced for choking Nora Springs police chief, faces probation revocation hearing

MASON CITY — A Mason City man accused of choking the Nora Springs police chief has been sentenced to over three months in jail.

37-year-old Daniel Tyree is accused of putting Nora Springs Police Chief Jesse Dugan in a choke hold at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa on the afternoon of January 10th with the intent to injure. Dugan did not sustain serious injuries as someone was able to intervene and assist him.

Court documents show that Tyree admitted to a police officer that he used methamphetamine and marijuana within the last day or two prior to the incident.

Online court records show Tyree last week pleaded guilty to assault on a peace officer. He was sentenced on Friday by Judge Adam Sauer to 100 days in jail.

Tyree had been sentenced earlier in January to a 10-year suspended sentence after pleading guilty to second-degree burglary. A probation revocation hearing on that sentence has been scheduled for March 19th.


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