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Another continuance granted in Mason City bar stabbing trial

MASON CITY — There’s another postponement in the trial of a Mason City man accused of stabbing five people at a bar last summer.

Police were called to “The Place 2B” at 116 North Federal at about 10:15 PM on the night of July 4th. Injuries sustained by the victims were non-life-threatening. 39-year-old Raul Arias was charged with five counts of willful injury causing serious injury, with each charge being a Class C felony that carries a ten-year prison term if convicted.

Arias was supposed to have his trial start on March 26th, but online court records show District Judge Christopher Foy on Tuesday approved a motion for a continuance in the case, rescheduling the trial for June 4th.

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