Mason City man accused of shooting at houses earlier this year indicted in federal court, state charges dropped

MASON CITY — State charges against a Mason City man accused of shooting at four different houses earlier this year have been dropped after he has been indicted in federal court.

43-year-old Harley Llewellyn was arrested on May 17th after a search warrant was executed at his residence in the 1800 block of South Taft, where officers recovered two handguns. Llewellyn was charged at the time of the arrest for the April 25th shooting of a private residence in the 800 block of 9th Northeast, with court documents stating that Llewellyn was allegedly attempting to provoke fear of possible serious injury to a specific person and his family.

Llewellyn was later charged with being involved in shooting incidents in the 100 block of South Jefferson on April 7th, in the 600 block of 10th Northeast on April 7th, and in the 800 block of 15th Southeast on May 3rd.

Llewellyn was charged with four counts of intimidation with a dangerous weapon, a Class C felony, in connection with each shooting, as well as being a felon in possession of a firearm and interference with official acts.

Llewellyn was scheduled to go on trial on August 23rd, but local prosecutors this past Thursday moved to dismiss the case after a federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted Llewellyn on one count of possession of a firearm by a felon.

The indictment states that Llewellyn knowingly possessed two nine-millimeter handguns after being convicted of third-degree burglary in Wright County in September 2018 and domestic abuse assault in Wright County in February 2021.

If convicted as charged in the federal indictment, Llewellyn would face up to 10 years in prison. There’s no parole in the federal prison system.