Additional charges filed against man arrested earlier this month for gun incident at Mason City bar

MASON CITY — More charges have been filed against the man who was arrested after an incident involving a gun at a Mason City downtown bar earlier this month.

Mason City police were called shortly before midnight on the night of November 18th to Lorados at 18 South Federal for the report of an armed male involved in a disturbance.

When officers arrived, the male fled on foot from the rear patio. An officer followed the suspect and ordered him to stop and get his hands out of his pockets. When the officer caught the suspect and attempted to take him into custody, the firearm that the suspect was carrying discharged a round near the feet of both the suspect and the officer, but neither were injured.

23-year-old Tirrell Hopkins was originally charged with the Class D felonies of possession of a firearm by a felon, interference with official acts while armed with a firearm and possession of a firearm by a domestic abuse offender.

Mason City police on Tuesday filed the additional charges of trafficking a stolen weapon used in a crime, a Class C felony, as well as third-degree theft, an aggravated misdemeanor. Police say that the rifle was found to be stolen from Minnesota.

Hopkins remains in the Cerro Gordo County Jail on a total of $27,000 cash-only bond.