Maass charged with two felonies

On Jan. 25, Norman Albert Maass, 40, Little Falls, was charged with one felony count of knowingly violating the predatory offender registration requirement or intentionally providing false information and one felony count of fifth degree possession of not a small amount of marijuana by Morrison County Attorney Brian Middendorf and his staff.

Maass is required to register as a predatory offender until Oct. 7, 2016, as a result of a conviction for third degree criminal sexual conduct in August 1995, in Scott County. His last registration was in Dunlap, Iowa, July 20, 2010.

In April 2011, a countywide check on registered predatory offenders was conducted in Harrison County, Iowa, and the sheriff discovered Maass no longer lived at the address he had provided. He was required to report his new address at least five days prior to moving.

On Jan. 23, the Little Falls Police Department received information from the U.S. Marshal Service that Maass may be living in Southwest Little Falls. Contact was made, he was arrested and taken to the Morrison County jail.

The officers allegedly located two marijuana pipes and a small amount of marijuana in Maass’ pocket. At the jail, an officer allegedly found a clear glass pipe with residue, a straw and a small plastic baggie with white powder that later field-tested positive for methamphetamine.

If convicted, Maass faces a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment and/or a $10,000 fine.

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