Guilty plea from one of two defendants in Charles City robbery case

CHARLES CITY — One of two people from Charles City arrested after a robbery and assault in July has pleaded guilty in the case.

A criminal complaint charged 41-year-old Darius Mason and 39-year-old Kathyleen Mason with first-degree robbery and willful injury causing serious injury. The pair are accused of attacking someone with a dangerous weapon and robbing them on July 10th. The complaint says the victim was struck several times in the face, head, and lower body causing injury and pain, with the injuries including a broken nose, fractured ankle, as well as bruising and swelling on and above the left eye.

Kathyleen Mason as part of a plea agreement earlier this week filed a written plea of guilty to the willful injury causing serious injury charge, a Class C forcible felony. She’s scheduled to be sentenced on October 24th.

Darius Mason is scheduled to be tried on the charges on September 13th.