18-year-old Mason City man gets 30 years in prison

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(ABC 6 News) – An 18-year-old Mason City will spend the next 30 years in prison for shooting a man and then robbing a gas station.

Back in January, 18-year-old Jesup Ward shot a man who later recovered. The very next day he robbed an Casey’s convenience store at gunpoint.

No one was injured in that incident.

Ward was sentenced to 25 years for armed robbery and another 5 years for reckless discharge of a firearm.

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On January 3, officers responded to the convenience store at 813 North Federal Ave. at 9:39 p.m. on a report of an armed robbery that had occurred.

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Video surveillance showed a suspect pointing a handgun at employees who said the suspect demanded money.