Arrest made connected to Mason City convenience store robbery

MASON CITY — A Mason City man has been jailed in connection with a convenience store robbery earlier this month.

Mason City police accuse 18-year-old Jesup Ward of the armed robbery of the Casey’s at 813 North Federal on January 3rd.  Court records also say that Ward has been charged in connection with a burglary at 105 South Broadway in Manly on January 2nd, where the property owner reported missing two black handguns.

Ward was arrested on Wednesday in Fort Dodge and is currently in the Worth County Jail.