CLOSINGS: View Closings

Storage unit thieves plead guilty in Hancock County

Christopher Hoeft
Christopher Hoeft

Forest City men were facing over a dozen charges each.

Posted: Nov 13, 2018 3:19 PM

GARNER, Iowa – Two Forest City men accused of a rash of storage unit burglaries in Hancock County are pleading guilty.

Christopher Michael Hoeft, 39, is pleading guilty to three counts of 3rd degree burglary and Kristen Nelson, 34, is pleading guilty to two counts of 2nd degree theft and two counts of 3rd degree burglary.


Kristen Nelson

Authorities say the two repeatedly broke into storage units in the 100 block of Industrial Drive in January and stole thousands of dollars in private property.

Hoeft’s sentencing is set for January 8. Nelson’s sentencing date has not been set.

Both were originally charged with over a dozen crimes but those additional charges will be dismissed as part of their plea bargains.

Article Comments

Mason City
Clear
wxIcon
Hi: 12° Lo: 5°
Feels Like: -17°
Albert Lea
Clear
wxIcon
Hi: 11° Lo: 1°
Feels Like: -18°
Austin
Clear
wxIcon
Hi: 16° Lo: 3°
Feels Like: -14°
Charles City
Broken Clouds
wxIcon
Hi: 16° Lo: 6°
Feels Like: -16°
Rochester
Overcast
wxIcon
Hi: 15° Lo: -2°
Feels Like: -15°
Snow today, cold tomorrow
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Ice almost ready for arena

Image

Chris' PM Weather Forecast 12/9

Image

Plan to Move Alternative School

Image

Dangerously Cold Windchlls

Image

Balloon Brigade

Image

Heading to Bowl Games

Image

Shoveling Snow

Image

Acts of Kindness

Image

Travel on Snowy Roads

Image

My Money: What to do with money from inheritance

Community Events