$250,000 cash bond set for suspect in Wausau shooting

Richard Mason remains in the Marathon County Jail while the victim recovers
Published: Jan. 31, 2022 at 4:02 PM CST
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WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - A judge has set a $250,000 cash bond for a 28-year-old Wausau man accused of shooting another man last week.

Richard L. Mason appeared in Marathon County court Friday afternoon.

Prosecutors say Mason shot a 38-year-old man during an argument on January 28. The shooting happened at a home on Myron St in the City of Wausau.

According to the criminal complaint, a witness told police she saw Mason shoot the victim, then stand over him with his gun pointed at him. The witness and Mason had been in a relationship and have two children together. The victim told police before Mason fired the gun, he told the victim, “you ruined my life”. Mason continued to say “you ruined my life” as he stood over the victim.

Police say the victim had an exit wound in his left abdomen. Officers said Mason left the scene in his vehicle.

“The defendant pulled the gun from behind his back and shot him,” a prosecutor said in a court hearing Monday. “ACH said he fell to the ground and the defendant Richard Mason, stood over him pointing the gun at him.”

Wausau Police arrested Mason a short time later near the 800 block of Lake View Drive without incident.

Marathon County Judge LaMont Jacobson increased Mason’s cash bond from $100,000 to $250,000 during Friday’s initial appearance.

Mason is currently being held in the Marathon County Jail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for February 14.

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