Wanted man arrested

MASON CITY, Iowa – A man wanted in north Iowa since this weekend is now behind bars and authorities are thanking the community and people on social media for helping.

Mason City police arrested Jordan Holmes peacefully late last night. They found him at a home on the 1700 block of South Delaware.

Holmes is wanted in a stabbing assault that took place near Lorados bar in downtown Mason City early Sunday morning.

Police say community cooperation was key in locating him, as well as other local threats to the public.

“One of the first things we do is we reach out to the media because guys are our connection to the public you guys are well plugged in and we utilize that,” said Lt. Ron Vande Weerd with the Mason City Police Department.

As social media becomes more widely used, Lt. Vande Weerd says they plan to tap into it more to keep in touch throughout the community.

“Social media, obviously that’s an up and coming thing with the new people. It’s here and that is something the police department needs to tap into more. Then use that to help locate people cause that could be a very valuable source,” said Vande Weerd.

Holmes is being held at the Cerro Gordo County Jail on a felony charge of willful injury.

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