Mason City man sentenced for felon firearm possession, threatened to kill woman

Federal prison sentence for Mason City Man

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(ABC 6 News) – A Mason City man was sentenced to 10 years in a federal prison for possession of a firearm as a felon on Jan. 25.

On Nov, 23, 2022, Joseph Fitzgerald, 64, pointed a shotgun at a disabled woman he lived with and threatened to kill her, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

The woman then called 911, according to court documents.

When officers arrived on the scene, Fitzgerald refused to let officers enter the residency.

Officers eventually made contact with the woman.

According to the DOJ, Fitzgerald has a history of convictions for domestic violence, illegal drugs and burglary.

Fitzgerald also has 13 assault convictions, according to the DOJ.

Fitzgerald has been sentenced to 120 months imprisonment and a three-year term of supervised release after his service.

He has no option for parole.