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Deferred judgment, probation for Mason City woman who pleaded guilty to harboring a runaway

MASON CITY — The last of three Mason City people accused of harboring a runaway last year has been sentenced.

38-year-old Eric Anderson, 59-year-old Leroy Lomholt, and 33-year-old Megan Carlyle of Mason City were arrested in February for harboring a runaway against the wishes of their parents. Police say the three provided shelter to a known runaway under the age of 18 who was voluntarily absent without the consent of the child’s parents, guardian or custodian. The child was located and was taken back to her home with no foul play being suspected.

Carlyle pleaded guilty in November to harboring a runaway, an aggravated misdemeanor. She was given a deferred judgment on Monday and was sentenced to two years of probation, with the conviction being wiped from her record if she successfully completes probation.

Lomholt pleaded guilty to the charge back on October 5th. He was sentenced to a year in jail with all but seven days suspended. Lomholt was also placed on two years probation.

Anderson had the charge in this case dismissed but was sentenced in August to two years in prison after pleading guilty in a separate harboring a runaway case.

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