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Suspended sentence, probation for Mason City woman who let infant roll of bed while she was drunk

MASON CITY — It’s a suspended prison sentence and probation for a Mason City woman who pleaded guilty to child endangerment after allowing an infant to roll off a bed while she was intoxicated.

Mason City police and paramedics at about 4 o’clock on the morning of January 5th responded to a medical call at a residence in the 1700 block of South Delaware involving a two-month-old. Police said 36-year-old Lakesa Mitchell became intoxicated to the point where she wasn’t able to safely care for the child. They say the child rolled off the bed, onto the floor and was later found on the floor by the child’s mother.

The child was transported to the hospital by ambulance for evaluation. Police say a preliminary breath test showed Mitchell had a blood alcohol content of .214, over two-and-a-half times the legal limit for driving while intoxicated.

Mitchell pleaded guilty to the charge back in May and was sentenced on Tuesday by Judge Karen Salic to a two-year prison sentence, which was suspended, and was placed on two years probation. Mitchell must also complete all recommended substance abuse and mental health treatment as part of the sentence. 


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