Photos released of suspect in racial slurs painted in downtown Mason City

Public asked to help identify man on video footage.

Posted: Jun 4, 2020 11:05 AM
Updated: Jun 5, 2020 2:30 AM

MASON CITY, Iowa – Police have released imaged of a suspect in the racial slurs painted on four downtown businesses.

The Mason City Police Department says the photos are from video of one of the incidents and they’re asking the public to help identify the man in them. Investigators say he was wearing a black t-shirt with print on it and khaki-like shorts. It is believed he’s involved in the racial graffiti painted on the following four businesses:

• Brick Furniture, 107 N Federal Ave
• Heiny McManigal Duffy Stambaugh & Anderson Law Firm, 11 4th St NE
• LaJames College of Hairstyling, 24 2nd St NE
• Control Print, 524 N Federal Ave

Anyone with information about these cases or the suspect’s identity is asked to contact MCPD Criminal Investigation Division Lieutenant Rich Jensen at 641-421-3636 or share information through CrimeStoppers of North Central Iowa by calling 800-383-0088 or by reaching out to them on their Facebook page.

MASON CITY, Iowa - Police in Mason City are asking for the public’s help after racial slurs were spray-painted on downtown buildings.

Police said it happened either late Wednesday or early Thursday. Three reports were taken.

“This conduct is detrimental to the narrative that is currently taking place in our community. There is no place for it here. We appreciate the community’s support in conveying that message and helping us to hold accountable those who are responsible for the damage,” Mason City police chief Jeff Brinkley said.

Anyone with information is asked to call investigator Rich Jensen at 641-421-3636.

Peaceful protests have been held in the downtown area of Mason City in recent days following the death of George Floyd.

 

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