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Not guilty plea by Mason City man accused of convenience store burglary

MASON CITY — A Mason City man has pleaded not guilty to burglarizing a local convenience store.

Mason City police responded in the early morning hours of March 29th to the YesWay at 637 12th Northeast, where on arrival they found the business had been broken into and notified an employee. 26-year-old Johnathan Hamilton was arrested about three hours later after a traffic stop. Hamilton allegedly was found in possession of property taken during the burglary.

Hamilton on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to third-degree burglary and theft of lottery tickets, both Class D felonies. His trial is scheduled to start on August 17th in Cerro Gordo County District Court. 

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