Wanted woman nabbed in Cerro Gordo County

Toni Funte

MASON CITY, Iowa – A North Iowa woman is facing multiple charges in multiple counties.

44-year-old Toni Jean Funte was booked into the Cerro Gordo County Jail around 11:30 pm Thursday for interference with official acts and outstanding warrants in Howard, Floyd and Black Hawk counties.

She is charged with three counts of intimidation with a dangerous weapon, going armed with intent and reckless use of a firearm for an alleged incident on November 5, 2015, in rural Howard County.  Two individuals reportedly went to 20536 Cedar Avenue to pick up some items.  As they were getting ready to leave the property, Funte allegedly began firing a weapon at their vehicle.  Funte is accused of hitting the vehicle three times, shattering the passenger side window and leaving two chips in the windshield.

When she was booked into the Howard County Jail on those charges, a deputy allegedly found a baggie of methamphetamine in Funte’s purse.  She is charged with possession of a controlled substance for that.

Funte is also facing a charge of 2nd degree theft in Floyd County for allegedly buying a stolen lawn mower on November 19, 2015.  She’s accused of paying $150 for a $2,300 riding lawn mower that had been stolen in Chickasaw County.

Funte is also wanted in Black Hawk County for failure to serve a jail sentence for a 3rd degree theft conviction.

The Howard County Attorney’s Office says Funte has previous drug convictions in Winnebago and Cerro Gordo counties and Freeborn County in Minnesota.

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