Mason City man sentenced over a year after pleading guilty

Joshuah Hockenson Joshuah Hockenson

Police say they caught him stealing from the Albert Lea Walmart.

Posted: Sep 14, 2018 1:12 PM

ALBERT LEA, Minn. – A Mason City man is sentenced for stealing from the Albert Lea Walmart.

Joshuah John Hockenson, 23, was arrested in June 2017 and charged with possession of burglary tools, 5th degree drug possession, theft, obstructing the legal process, and criminal damage to property. Police said he stole more than $600 worth of Walmart merchandise on June 25, 2017, cut a hole in the tarp of the store’s gardening section to get the items outside, and then escaped by using bolt cutters to cut the chain securing the store’s fence gate.

Albert Lea police said they then arrested Hockenson the next day when he was trying to steal another $500 worth of Walmart merchandise. Officers said they found methamphetamine on Hockenson when the searched him.

Hockenson pleaded guilty in July 2017 to 5th degree drug possession and obstructing the legal process. He twice failed to appear for a court hearing and was finally sentenced Friday to five years of supervised probation and must pay $2,377.70 of restitution.

Article Comments

Mason City
Clear
71° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 71°
Albert Lea
Clear
79° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 79°
Austin
Clear
79° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 79°
Charles City
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 73°
Rochester
Clear
74° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 74°
After a busy morning we're tracking a much calmer Sunday
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Newman drops West Fork to win district; other district scores

Image

Rochester native Alex Martin takes 2nd in 250 Moto race

Image

Floyd County Veterans Affairs office asking for box AC units

Image

Tracking pleasant temps to start the week

Image

Severe WX Cut-In July 20

Image

Motocross comes to Millville

Image

Robotics demonstrations at family fun night

Image

Auditor comes to town

Image

New aquatic center being considered in Byron

Image

North Iowa Fair on a hot night

Community Events