MASON CITY, Iowa – A man accused of throwing knives at police is pleading guilty.
Joshua James Martin, 35 of Mason City, was arrested after Mason City police responded to a domestic incident on March 10. Officers say when they arrived, Martin became agitated and threatened them with large knives. Court documents say Martin began throwing knives at officers, missing by a couple of feet.
Law enforcement was called to the scene after Martin allegedly hit a woman in the face and grabbed her by the throat.
He’s now pleading guilty to interference with official acts and domestic abuse assault. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for May 20.