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Mason City woman accused of trashing Clear Lake hotel room found incompetent to stand trial

CLEAR LAKE — A Mason City woman arrested for allegedly trashing a Clear Lake hotel room and being found with drugs has been found incompetent to stand trial.

32-year-old Jennifer Lindquist was accused of breaking furniture, a window and an air unit while yelling and screaming out the window, as well as throwing articles out the window at the America’s Best Value Inn at 1306 North 25th Street in Clear Lake in the early morning hours of April 3rd.

When officers arrived after responding at about 2:40 AM, Lindquist was the only person in the room, and they allegedly found a half-smoked marijuana roach on a counter near the door, as well as one gram of methamphetamine in her purse and on her person while being arrested. Lindquist was charged with second-degree criminal mischief, possession of marijuana and possession of methamphetamine.

A competency hearing was recently held, where it was found that Lindquist was to be suffering from mental illness and has a history of borderline personality disorder. Judge Adam Sauer ruled that Lindquist was not competent to stand trial, posed a danger to the public and was committed to the Iowa Medical and Classification Center for treatment.


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