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Five years in prison for Mason City man on intimidation with a dangerous weapon charge

MASON CITY — It’s five years in prison for a Mason City man accused of shooting at an occupied car in November in southeastern Mason City.

Police were called on November 24th to the area of 8th and South Kentucky, where after investigating arrested 18-year-old Manuel Zamorano. Zamorano was accused of firing four shots at either a car or at a person nearby. Nobody was struck by any of the bullets, which also did not hit the car. Zamorano while being arrested allegedly also spit on a police officer and an Iowa State Patrol trooper also received a cut to their hand.

Zamorano was originally charged with terrorism, two different counts of assault on a police officer, interference with official acts and possession of marijuana. Zamorano as part of a plea agreement pleaded guilty to an amended charge of intimidation with a dangerous weapon with the intent to injure or provoke fear.

District Judge Colleen Weiland on Monday sentenced Zamorano to five years in prison as well as a $750 fine.

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