Mason City man facing first-degree murder charge, held on $500,000 cash bond

Bowers was arrested May 31 in connection to a knife assault and was charged with attempted murder.

Posted: Oct 31, 2017 10:56 AM
Updated: Oct 31, 2017 2:24 PM

Mason City, Iowa – A Mason City man who was facing an attempted murder charge has now been charged with first-degree murder.

According to court documents filed this morning, 20-year-old Braedon Steven Bowers has been officially charged with murder in the first degree in the death of Wraymond Leon Todd. He is being held on $500,000 cash bond in the Cerro Gordo County Jail.

Bowers had been facing an attempted murder charge before Todd died last Sunday.

Bowers is scheduled to be arraigned on June 27 at 1:15 at the Law Enforcement Complex in Mason City.

The court document stated, "The said Braedon Steven Bowers, on or about May 30, 2017, in the County of Cerro Gordo, and State of Iowa, did having malice aforethought, willfully, deliberately, and with premeditation kill Wraymond Leon Todd, in violation of Section 707.1, 707.2(1)(a) of the Code of Iowa, a Class A Felony."

Bowers was arrested May 31 in connection to a knife assault and was charged with attempted murder.

Bowers was taken into custody last Wednesday afternoon after police officers in Britt spotted a vehicle they believed Bowers was in and stopped it.

Todd was found with a knife wound to the chest in 300 block of West State Street last Tuesday and was taken to Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa for emergency surgery. He died Sunday.

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