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Man to stand trial for Mason City stabbing

Troy Burtis Troy Burtis

Remains in jail over a month after the crime.

Posted: Jul. 24, 2018 8:17 PM

MASON CITY, Iowa – A man arrested after a stabbing is going to stand trial.

Troy Allen Burtis, 34 of Mason City, is pleading not guilty to 1st degree burglary, willful injury causing bodily injury, and domestic abuse assault causing bodily injury. He’s accused of breaking a crawlspace window to enter a home in the 600 block of South Carolina Avenue in Mason City on June 21.

Authorities say once inside, Burtis stabbed a man in the neck with a knife and pushed a woman and pulled her hair. The man was left with a one-inch cut on his neck.

Burtis’ trial is set to begin on September 11. He remains in the Cerro Gordo County Jail on $39,000 cash only bond.

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