Mason City man’s kidnapping trial to be delayed until at least December

MASON CITY — A Mason City man’s kidnapping trial scheduled to start on November 1st will be delayed.

The Mason City Police Department says just before 1 o’clock on the afternoon of June 9th, officers and fire medics responded to a report that a female had been assaulted and held against their will for several days by a man known to them.

A criminal complaint states that 23-year-old Moises Erreguin-Labra locked a female victim in a room in a home in the 400 block of 1st Southwest for at least five days, not allowing her to leave, and subjected her to sexual abuse or torture.

Erreguin-Labra has been charged with first-degree kidnapping, a Class A felony punishable by life in prison without the opportunity for parole, as well as assault causing bodily injury. He filed a written plea of not guilty in July to the charges.

He was due in court for a pre-trial conference on Tuesday, but court records show a continuance was granted, delaying the start date of the trial to December 13th.