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18-year-old Charles City man charged with intimidation with a gun

By Bob Steenson,

An 18-year-old Charles City man has been charged with threatening a group of people with a firearm.

Jamal Brandon Smith was arrested Monday in Charles City on a charge of intimidation with a firearm, a Class D felony.

According to the complaint filed in Floyd County District Court, On Aug. 27 Smith allegedly removed a long gun (a rifle or shotgun) from a parked car and walked toward a group of people on the sidewalk in the 400 block of Hulin Street.

“Mr. Smith shouted and made threats to the group,” the court document says. “This group of people felt that they were in fear of their lives and the expectation he would use this firearm in his hand.”

Smith made an initial appearance on Tuesday and bail was set at $5,000 cash. His attorney, Matthew Pittenger of Mason City, filed a motion asking that the bond be reviewed and set at 10% cash or surety on the $5,000.

A bond review hearing has been set for Sept. 29.