Arrest made after alleged assault

Peter Veal

MASON CITY, Iowa – Police have arrested a man after an accused assault in a Mason City residence.

Authorities say they were called to the home on the 000 block of 14th Street Southeast around three Monday morning.

A female told police that a former boyfriend had entered her residence Sunday night by forcing his way in through a window. She told authorities that she also was assaulted and held against her will for several hours. Eventually she says her and her child were able to get away.

27-year-old Peter Veal was identified as the boyfriend and arrested. He’s facing felony charges.

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