Mason City man now facing federal firearms charge

MASON CITY — A man who led authorities on a chase through Mason City earlier this year is now facing federal gun possession charges.

37-year-old Joshua Wilmarth of Mason City was accused of not stopping for a traffic stop near the intersection of 19th and South Monroe in the early morning hours of October 19th. A pursuit began with it finally ending near the intersection of 2nd and North Pennsylvania after the truck sustained disabling damage.

Wilmarth was originally charged in Cerro Gordo County District Court with being a felon in possession of a firearm after a handgun and shotgun were found in the truck.

Wilmarth last week was indicted by a federal grand jury of one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.