Mason City man’s kidnapping trial rescheduled for July

(ABC 6 News) – UPDATE: Moises Erreguin-Labra’s 1st-degree kidnapping trial this week was declared a mistrial and rescheduled for July 10, according to court documents.

Erreguin-Labra was originally scheduled to stand trial on charges of kidnapping and assault in June of 2022.

According to Cerro Gordo Judge Chris Foy’s filings from Thursday, June 29, jury selection for Erreguin-Labra’s trial began June 26, but the defendant allegedly exercised all of his “strikes” to remove selected jurors from the panel.

While the State challenged the validity of Erreguin-Labra’s strikes, an individual review of each one would have significantly delayed proceedings, according to the court documents.

Erreguin-Labra’s defense moved to declare a mistrial, and the case has been rescheduled for July 10-14.

(ABC 6 News) – The Mason City Police Department has arrested 23-year-old Moises Erreguin-Labra, and said he has been charged with Kidnapping in the 1st Degree.

The police department said Thursday afternoon law enforcement responded to a report of a person that had been assaulted and held against their will for several days by a man known to them.

Police said the victim was taken to the hospital, and a search warrant was executed at a residence on the 400 block of 1st St. SW.

Erreguin-Labra was initially arrested for Serious Assault, said police, but was later charged with Kidnapping in the 1st Degree as the investigation developed.

He is currently being held at the Cerro Gordo County Jail.