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A Columbus Junction man was charged with criminal mischief


Authorities have accused a Columbus Junction, Iowa, man of criminal mischief.

Giovanni Mendoza, 20, was charged Oct. 16 with two counts of second-degree criminal mischief.

According to the arrest affidavit, Mendoza was seen by a witness shooting a gun in the parking lot of Syngenta in Lone Tree, where he works.

Mendoza damaged two vehicles in the parking lot, the affidavit said, totaling in cost between $1,000 and $10,000. The damage to the vehicles matched the type of gun found in Mendoza’s vehicle, the affidavit said.

Second-degree criminal mischief is a Class-D felony.

— Kayli Reese

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