Man arrested for trespassing after two warnings

A Marshalltown man has been charged with trespassing by Marshalltown police in connection with an incident at a local convenience store.

At 1:27 a.m. Thursday, police were called to the business on a complaint Enrique Lemus, Jr. 33, was trespassing, according to MPD and Marshall County District Court records. Store personnel reported to police he was on store property a third time after being warned at 12:35 a.m. and 1:02 a.m. to stay away, said Capt. Brian Batterson of the MPD.

Store personnel told the MPD, the defendant was given the first warning after being on property and staring at a cashier for an extended period, which made the cashier uncomfortable. Lemus returned, and was given a second warning.

Batterson said it appeared to the officer the defendant was “in some kind of crisis,” but not serious enough to call in medical professionals. Lemus was taken into custody and transported to Marshall County Jail. A pre-trial conference is Oct. 17.