MASON CITY, Iowa – A man accused of asking two people if they wanted to get shot is pleading not guilty.
McKinley Dudley Jr., 59 of Mason City, is charged with 2nd degree robbery. He was arrested after police say he approached a male and female on September 9 and threatened them with what appeared to be a gun. Dudley is accused of demanding the two empty their pockets and bags and then taking cigarettes from them.
Police say Dudley allowed his victims to leave after he escorted them to an apartment complex where he lives.
Dudley entered a not guilty plea Tuesday. His trial is scheduled to begin on December 4.