Jury convicts Mason City man for crashing into law enforcement vehicle as part of pursuit

MASON CITY — A Cerro Gordo County jury has convicted a Mason City man accused of deliberately crashing his vehicle into a law enforcement vehicle.

37-year-old Jacob Cullum was arrested on December 29th and charged with second-degree criminal mischief and eluding with speeds over 25 miles per hour, both Class D felonies, as well as driving while barred.

A criminal complaint stated law enforcement encountered Cullum in the early morning hours on that date, with Cullum leading a chase that went more than 25 miles per hour over the speed limit, with Cullum deliberately backing into the patrol vehicle to try to disable it, causing over $1500 damage.

The jury on Wednesday afternoon found Cullum guilty on all three charges. Cullum faces up to 12 years in prison when sentenced on May 22nd.