MASON CITY — A Rockwell man accused of holding a man at gunpoint and leading authorities on a high speed chase has pleaded not guilty. 

Mason City police were called to the 700 block of South Van Buren shortly after midnight on October 19th after a woman reported her husband was being held at gunpoint, with officers seeing a vehicle speed away on arrival. A pursuit went from 6th Southwest to South Monroe, eastbound on 15th Southwest and south on US Highway 65. The chase continued south of Mason City until the suspect vehicle had a mechanical issue near Owl Avenue.

26-year-old Tanner Breiner was arrested and charged with assault while displaying a weapon, eluding, three counts of failing to obey a traffic control device, open container, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He pleaded not guilty to those charges on Monday in Cerro Gordo County DIstrict Court, with Judge Adam Sauer scheduling his trial to start on January 28th.