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Mason City man accused of harboring a runaway

He is being held on a charge of harboring a runaway against the wishes of a parent.

Posted: Nov. 13, 2018 1:23 PM
Updated: Nov. 13, 2018 1:33 PM

MASON CITY, Iowa - A Mason City man accused of harboring a local runaway and allegedly trying to get her to jump on a train is being charged in Cerro Gordo County.
David Vogelpohl, 21, was arrested on a charge of harboring a runaway against the wishes of a parent for his alleged role in assisting/helping a runway. He was taken into custody in Nebraska, according to Mason City police, and is being held on $5,000 bond in the Cerro Gordo County jail.
According to court documents, a 15-year-old female ran away from home and Vogelpohl claimed to have no knowledge of her disappearance.
On Oct. 17-18, authorities say Vogelpohl was identified and spoke with law enforcement from Clarke and Warren counties on three occasions. Each time, a young female later confirmed to be the girl was with him. Authorities say she appeared scared and gave a false name.
“A diner employee reported overhearing Vogelpohl begging (the girl) to jump on a train with him to get to Kansas City,” court documents state.
Vogelpohl is being held on $5,000 bond.

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