A weekend police standoff in Mason City ended with one man jailed. Authorities received a call at about 9:50 on Saturday night on the report of an intoxicated man who was armed with a shotgun. A female was in the house and talking with dispatchers when the suspect fired a shot into the ceiling.
Officers who arrived at the scene were able to get the woman out of the house safely. She was not injured but had been assaulted. Shortly after 11 o’clock, members of the North Iowa Narcotics Task Force Special Operations Group entered the residence and took the man into custody.
Arrested was 49-year-old Steven Foster Warnke, who was charged with terrorism, possession of a firearm by a felony, and domestic assault. Warnke was taken to the Cerro Gordo County Jail, where he’s being held on a total of $19-thousand-825 bond.