GARNER — A Mason City man has been sentenced to over ten years in prison after trying to run over a Winnebago County deputy.
25-year-old Marcus Hughes pleaded guilty to charges of eluding, assault on a peace officer while displaying a dangerous weapon, and third-offense possession of marijuana. A criminal complaint stated that Hughes was pulled over on US Highway 69 in Hancock County on May 25th, but then attempted to run over a deputy after a K9 drug dog detected drugs in Hughes’ vehicle. Hughes was arrested after a brief pursuit.
Hughes was sentenced this week by District Judge Gregg Rosenbladt to five years in prison on each charge, with the eluding and assault charges to run at the same time.
Hughes was also sentenced to additional prison time after having his probation revoked in a July 2018 case where he resisted arrest after a domestic disturbance in Mason City. He was given a five-year suspended sentence, but now must serve the remainder of that time in prison.