A southern Minnesota 19-year-old has pleaded not guilty to stealing a car in Mason City and then joyriding through a farm field in Mitchell County.
Alec Gordon Woods of Austin was arrested on May 15th after a Mitchell County Sheriff’s deputy responded to a report of a car spinning circles in a farm field in the 3700 block of Primrose Avenue east of Osage. A vehicle matching the same description was then seen speeding on Highway 218 and was pulled over. Woods was identified as the driver and he admitted to stealing the car from a hotel parking lot in Mason City on May 12.
This week, Woods pleaded not guilty to second-degree theft and is now scheduled to stand trial beginning August 11.