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Plea change hearing scheduled for Mason City man accused of burglary, trying to run over people with his car

MASON CITY — A plea change hearing is set for a Mason City accused of crashing into a house after allegedly trying to run over people he was involved with in an altercation.

Mason City police were called on the morning of June 5th to the area of 1st and North Tennessee after multiple 9-1-1 callers reported a man crashed his car into a house and was armed with a gun. On arrival, officers found a car that had crashed into the east side of a home at 1046 1st Northeast.

19-year-old Zachary Baker-Ostrand called 9-1-1 to report he was involved in a collision, with medics finding Baker-Ostrand near the intersection of 2nd and North Tennessee complaining of injuries. After further investigation, it was discovered that Baker-Ostrand was allegedly involved in an altercation with the residents of 22 North Tennessee, where he is accused of trying to run over one of the residents with his vehicle, and then crashing his car into the house across the street.

Baker-Ostrand allegedly had a BB gun that he started shooting at 22 North Tennessee, walking up to the front of the house, shooting out the front door window, kicking in the door and threatening the occupants.

Baker-Ostrand was charged with first-degree burglary, a Class B felony, as well as assault with the intent to inflict serious injury, reckless driving, and failure to provide proof of insurance.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges back in July and was scheduled to be tried on February 9th, but online court records show a plea change hearing has been set for February 1st in Cerro Gordo County District Court.

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