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Man reaches plea deal in four criminal cases.

Still has federal lawsuit pending over accusations of jail mistreatment.

Posted: Nov. 10, 2017 5:42 PM
Updated: Nov. 10, 2017 5:42 PM

MASON CITY, Iowa – A man facing a litany of criminal charges has reached a plea with the prosecution.

27-year-old King Allah James pleaded guilty to domestic abuse assault causing bodily injury for an incident on December 18, 2016. He was sentenced to 365 days in jail, with all but 60 days being suspended, and two years of supervised probation.

James was then charged with two counts of assault on a health care provider for an incident on April 17 after authorities say he spit on a nurse and doctor at Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa.
He was charged with assault on a jailer or correctional staff after police say James spit on a Cerro Gordo County jail staffer on May 18.

On August 31, James was arrested and charged with eluding and operating a motor vehicle while his license was barred after law enforcement say he refused to obey a traffic stop.

Finally, James was charged with two counts of assault on a peace officer, jailer, or correctional staff and one count of interference with official acts causing bodily injury after an October 3 incident where James reportedly attacked two jailers.

James has entered Alford pleas to misdemeanor assault and aggravated misdemeanor assault on a jailer. He has also been found in violation of his probation. All other charges have been dismissed.

He has been sentenced to up to two years in prison. A federal lawsuit James has filed against the Cerro Gordo County Jail and several individuals for alleged mistreatment while in custody is still pending, according to online court records.

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