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CLAY COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
NEWS RELEASE FOR CRIMINAL
COMPLAINTS,  ARRESTS and ACCIDENTS



DEPUTIES # 21-5
ACCIDENT LOCATION: 3300 Hwy 18
DATE & TIME OF ACCIDENT: 12/15/14 8:17 PM

1st VEHICLE

Drivers name: Norman Reed Age: 39
Drivers Address: Detroit, MI
Vehicle Description: 2013 Freightliner, 1998 trailer
Vehicle Damage: $20,000
Vehicle Owner: Tractor: Minstar ; Trailer: United Trailer Lease Company.

2nd VEHICLE

Drivers Name: Jeremy Miller Age: 39
Drivers Address: Graettinger, IA
Vehicle Description: 2005 Ford F150
Vehicle Damage: $15000
Vehicle Owner: same as driver

INJURIES

Incapacitating to Miller. Refused treatment

ACCIDENT DETAILS

Reed was westbound on Hwy 18 in the 3300 mile and due to high winds, icy road conditions and speed, lost control and crossed the center line. Miller was eastbound and struck the trailer broadside. Both the Reed and Miller vehicles entered the south ditch. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Dickens Fire and Rescue, Spencer Ambulance, Ruthven Ambulance, Iowa Motor Vehicle Enforcement, and Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office.

CHARGES FILED REF. ACCIDENT

Name: Reed
Address: Detroit, MI
Charge: Fail to maintain control
Citation issued: X
DEPUTIES # 21-10/ Spencer P.D./ I.S.P.
ACCIDENT LOCATION: 3800 mile of Clay County Road M-54
DATE & TIME OF ACCIDENT: 12-13-14/ 1510 hrs

1st VEHICLE

Drivers name: Brady Sierck Age: 35
Drivers Address: Spencer, Iowa
Vehicle Description: 2001 GMC Denali
Vehicle Damage: $1,500.00
Vehicle Owner: Same above.

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INJURIES

Sierck was transported to the Spencer Hospital by family to be seen for possible injuries.

ACCIDENT DETAILS

Sierck was traveling north in the 3800 mile of Clay county road M-54. Siercks passenger side tires dropped off onto the shoulder of the road and over corrected, leaving yaw marks across the center of the road. Sierck lost control entering the west ditch and traveled into a field where he came to rest.

CHARGES FILED REF. ACCIDENT

Name: Brady Sierck
Address: 213 9th St. S.W. Spencer, Iowa
Charge: Upon investigation, it was found Sierck had been operating while intoxicated and upon being released from the Spencer Hospital, he as placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Sierck was charged with Failure to Maintain Control, a Simple Misdemeanor, and O.W.I. (1st), a Serious Misdemeanor and was held to appear before the magistrate. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Iowa Highway Patrol, the Spencer Police Department and Bud’s Service of Spencer, Iowa.
Citation issued: Placed in Jail: XXX Charges Pending:
Deputies # 21-10
Date: 12-12-14

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Persons Name: Ashli Fernando Age: 30
Persons Address: Ruthven, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 12-12-14/ 1727 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 15 11th St. S.E. Spencer, Iowa
Arrest Charge: Driving While Barred
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy initiated a traffic stop with having knowledge of the driver, Fernando, having a barred drivers license. Upon making contact with Fernando, she was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Fernando was charged with Driving While Barred, an Aggravated Misdemeanor and was later released on a $2,000.00 cash or surety bond.

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Deputies # 21-10
Date: 12-12-14

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Persons Name: Angela Permann Age: 28
Persons Address: Fostoria, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 12-10-14/ 1901 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 4000 mile of Hwy. 71
Arrest Charge: Driving While Revoked
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy initiated a traffic stop and upon investigation, it was found the driver, Permann, had a revoked drivers license. Permann was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Permann was charged with Driving While Revoked, a Serious Misdemeanor and Failure to File S.R. Insurance, a Simple Misdemeanor. Permann was released on a $1,000.00 cash or surety bond.

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Deputies # 21-10
Date: 12-12-14

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Persons Name: Lee Marshall Age: 19
Persons Address: Spencer, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 12-10-14/ 1652 hrs.
Location of Arrest: Clay County Jail
Arrest Charge: 2 Clay County Arrest Warrants for Violation of Probation
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy received two Clay County arrest warants on Marshall who was currently in the Clay County Jail. Marshall was served the warrants and was held to appear before the magistrate on a $4,000.00 cash only bond.

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Deputies # 21-10
Date: 12-12-14

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Persons Name: Gary Burger Age: 55
Persons Address: Spencer,Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 12-10-14/ 1618 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 816 Milwaukee Ave. Spencer, Iowa
Arrest Charge: Clay County Arrest Warrant-Contempt of Court
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy conducted an arrest warrant check on Burger and was located. Burger was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Burger was held on a $5,000.00 cash or surety bond.

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Deputies # 21-10/ Spencer P.D. 21-23
Date: 12-12-14

COMPLAINTS

Business/Persons Name: Brad Lanus
Address: 112 Pine St. Peterson, Iowa
Address of Complaint: Same
Date Complaint Reported: 12-10-14
Date Complaint Occurred: 12-10-14
Type of Complaint: Man with a gun
Details of Complaint: The Clay County Sheriff's Office received a complaint of a man having been drinking and left his residence in a silver Mercury vehicle with a gun.

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Anthony Lanus Age: 51
Persons Address: Peterson, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 12-10-14/ 2005 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 112 Pine St. Peterson, Iowa
Arrest Charge: O.W.I.
Details of Arrest: The Clay County Sheriff's Office, assisted by the Spencer Police Department, located the pulling into the driveway of 112 Pine St. Upon investigation, it was found the driver, A. Lanus, had been consuming alcoholic beverages and did have an uncased bolt action rifle in the vehcile. A. Lanus was run through field sobriety tests and upon completion, was placed under arrest for O.W.I. and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Lanus was held to appear before the magistrate on the charges of O.W.I. (1st), a Serious Misdemeanor and Violation of Gun Conveyance (unloaded gun), a Simple Misdemenaor.

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Deputies # 21-5
Date: 12/12/14

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Persons Name: Michael Turner Age: 34
Persons Address: Lasara, TX
Date/Time of Arrest: 12/12/14 12:11 AM
Location of Arrest: 700 block Grand Ave, Spencer
Arrest Charge: OWI 1st Offense, No driver’s license, Open container; Speed.
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy conducted a traffic stop in the 700 block of Grand Ave and identified the driver as Turner. The Deputy believed Turner had been drinking and conducted an investigation and determined Turner was intoxicated. Turner was arrested and transported to the Clay County Jail. A passenger in the vehicle was cited for open container. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Spencer Police Department.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
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Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate: X
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Deputies # 21-5
Date: 12/11/14

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Timothy Fuchs Age: 36
Persons Address: Albert City, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 12/11/14 20:20 PM
Location of Arrest: Albert City, IA
Arrest Charge: Contempt of Court
Details of Arrest: The Buena Vista Sheriff’s Office arrested Fuchs on a Clay County and transported him to Clay County and his custody was transferred to a Clay County Deputy. Fuchs was transported to the Clay County Jail and released after posting bond.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
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Released on Bond: $600
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Deputies # 21-10
Date: 12-11-14

COMPLAINTS

Business/Persons Name: Clay Central Everly School
Address: 306 E. 2nd St. Everly, Iowa
Address of Complaint:
Date Complaint Reported: 12-10-14
Date Complaint Occurred: 12-10-14
Type of Complaint: Underage Alcohol Possession
Details of Complaint: The C.C.E. School reported an underage student brought cherries containing alcoholic beverages to school and shared them with another student.

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Persons Name: 17 yr. old Juvenile Female (Everly) and 16 yr old Juvenile Male (Rossie) Age:
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Date/Time of Arrest: 12-10-14 Juvenile Female-1544 hrs./ Juvenile Male-1809 hrs.
Location of Arrest: Juvenile Female-Everly/ Juvenile Male-Rossie
Arrest Charge: Juvenile Female-Supplying Alcohol to a Minor and Underage alcohol Possession/ Juvenile Male-Underage Alcohol Possession
Details of Arrest: The Clay County Sheriff's Office responded to the complaint and upon investigation, it was found the 17 year old juvenile female supplied vodka soaked cherried to a 16 year old juvenile male in the school. The 17 year old juvenile female was cited into juvenile court for Supplying Alcohol to Minors and Underage Alcohol Possession, both Simple Misdemeanors, and was released to the custody of her father. The 16 year old juvenile male as cited into juvenile court for Underage Alcohol Possession, a Simple Misdemeanor, and was released to the custody of his mother.

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Deputies # 21-5
Date: 12/08/14

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Persons Name: Janice Engelkes Age: 58
Persons Address: Spencer, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 12/08/14 18:30
Location of Arrest: 11th St SW and 4th Ave SW, Spencer
Arrest Charge: Driving on a suspended license and turning from improper lane
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy made a traffic stop on a vehicle for an improper turn. The driver was identified as Janice Engelkes of Spencer. A check of her driver’s license shows she is suspended for nonpayment of Iowa fines. Engelkes was arrested and taken to the Clay County Jail where she was held on a $300 bond.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
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Deputies # 21-10
Date: 12-7-14

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Persons Name: Nicholas Jurgens Age: 22
Persons Address: Emmetsburg, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 12-6-14/ 2205 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 3500 mile of Clay County road N-18
Arrest Charge: Clay County Arrest Warrant-Contempt of Court (2 day Mittimus)
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy took Jurgens into custody from a Palo Alto County Deputy who picked up Jurgens on the warrant. Jurgens was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident and is currently being held to serve a mandatory two day mittimus.

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Deputies # 21-10
Date: 12-7-14

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Persons Name: Lisa Lozano Age: 45
Persons Address: Albert City, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 12-06-14/ 1818 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 4200 mile of Hwy. 71
Arrest Charge: Driving Under Suspension
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy initiated a traffic stop with having prior knowledge of the registered owner not having a valid drivers license. Upon investigation, it was found the registered owner wasn't driving but Lozano was and she had a suspended license. Lozano was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Lozano was charged with Driving Under Suspension, a Simple Misdemeanor and was released on a $300.00 cash or surety bond.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
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Deputies # 21-10
Date: 12-7-14

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Persons Name: Deborah Simmons Age: 60
Persons Address: Storm Lake, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 12-5-14/ 2140 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 4600 mile of Hwy. 71
Arrest Charge: Driving Under Suspension
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy initiated a traffic stop for a speeding violation and upon investigation, it was found the driver, Simmons, had a suspended drivers license. Simmons was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Simmons was charged with Driving Under Suspension and Speeding, both Simple Misdemeanors and was released on a $300.00 cash or surety bond.

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Deputies # 21-10/21-4/21-2
Date: 12-7-14

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Persons Name: Carlos Wahl Age: 24
Persons Address: Mitchellville, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 12-4-14/ 2022 hrs.
Location of Arrest: Clay County Jail
Arrest Charge: 5-Clay County Arrest Warrants for Failure to Appear
Details of Arrest: The Clay County Sheriff's Office picked up Wahl at the Polk County Jail and transported him to the Clay County jail where he was served with five Clay County arrest warrants for failing to appear on the original charges of O.W.I., Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia, Driving Under Suspension, No Insurance and Interference w/ Official Acts. Wahl was held on a $1,000.00 cash only bond and a $1,200.00 cash or surety bond. Wahl was also held on warrants for Palo Alto County and Emmet County.

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Deputies # 21-10/ 21-9
Date: 12-7-14

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Persons Name: Kenneth Hample Age: 56
Persons Address: Gillett Grove, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 12-4-14/ 1637 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 3600 mile of Clay County road M-50
Arrest Charge: Driving Under Suspension
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy initiated a traffic stop with having prior knowledge of the registered owner, Hample, having a suspended drivers license. Upon making contact and identifying the driver as Hample, he was placed under arrest and transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Hample was released on a $300.00 cash or surety bond.

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DEPUTIES # 21-5
ACCIDENT LOCATION: 100 block of 2nd Ave, Royal
DATE & TIME OF ACCIDENT: 12/05/14 01:30 AM

1st VEHICLE

Drivers name: Eric Mohror Age: 51
Drivers Address: Peterson, IA
Vehicle Description: 2001 Dodge Dakota
Vehicle Damage: Totaled, $5000
Vehicle Owner: same as driver


INJURIES

Minor scratches

ACCIDENT DETAILS

On 12/05/14 at approximately 03:30 AM a Clay County Deputy located a vehicle which had been driven under a parked semi-trailer on 2nd Ave in Royal. The vehicle is registered to Eric Mohror from Peterson. Mohror was located at his residence later that morning and admitted to hitting the parked trailer. On 12/08/14 Mohror turned himself into the Clay County Jail on several traffic charges, fail to report an injury accident, striking a parked vehicle, and fail to maintain control of a vehicle. Mohror posted a $1000 bond and was release with a court date.
Deputies # 21-10/ S.P.D. 21-36
Date: 11-30-14

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Persons Name: Tylor Igou Age: 28
Persons Address: 125 1st Ave. Rossie, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 11-30-14/ 1526 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 3700 mile of Hwy. 71
Arrest Charge: Domestic Abuse Assault (Serious)
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle reference a domestic abuse assault complaint stemming from 11-28-14. Upon speaking with the suspect, Tylor Igou, he was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Igou was charged with Domestic Abuse Assault, a Serious Misdemeanor, and was held to appear before the magistrate without bond.

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Deputies # 21-10
Date: 11-30-14

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Persons Name: Jacob Stricker Age: 24
Persons Address: Milford, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 11-29-14/1555 hrs.
Location of Arrest: Front St. and Hwy 10 in Peterson, Iowa
Arrest Charge: Driving While Revoked and Dickinson County Arrest Warrant
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy initiated a traffic stop with having prior knowledge that the driver, Jacob Stricker, had a revoked drivers license and a Dickinson County warrant for his arrest. Upon making contact, Stricker was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Stricker was charged with Driving While Revoked, a Serious Misdemeanor and Failure to File S.R. Insurance, a Simple Misdemeanor. Stricker was held to appear before the magistrate on the traffic violations and was held w/o bond for Dickinson County.

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Deputies # 21-10
Date: 11-30-14

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Persons Name: Miguel Lopez-Lopez Age: 19
Persons Address: Cherokee, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 11-28-14/1523 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 5100 mile of Hwy. 71
Arrest Charge: Failure to have a Valid D.L.
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy initiated a traffic stop for a traffic violation and upon investigation, it was found the driver, Lopez-Lopez, didn't have a valid drivers license. Lopez-Lopez was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Lopez-Lopez was charged with Failure to Have a Valid Drivers License, a Simple Misdemeanor, and was later released on a $470.00 cash or surety bond.

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Deputies # 21-10
Date: 11-2-14

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Persons Name: Jorge Rocha Jr. Age: 30
Persons Address: Spencer, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 11-26-14/ 1623 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 5th St. and Grand Ave.
Arrest Charge: No Drivers License
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy initiated a traffic stop for a traffic violation and upon investigation, it was found Rocha Jr. didn't have a valid drivers license. Rocha Jr. was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Rocha Jr. was charged with Failure to Obey Traffic Control Device and No Drivers License, both Simple Misdemeanors. Rocha Jr. was later released on $470.00 cash bond.

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Deputies # 21-4
Date: 11/24/2014

COMPLAINTS

Business/Persons Name: Anonymous
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Address of Complaint: 401.5 Grand Avenue, Apartment #16
Date Complaint Reported: 11/24/2014
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Type of Complaint: Person with a Warrant
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Persons Name: Kevin Aaron Vail Age: 26
Persons Address: 401.5 Grand Avenue, Apartment #16, Spencer, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 11/24/2014 20:14
Location of Arrest: 401 1/2 Grand Avenue, Spencer, IA 51301
Arrest Charge: 6 warrants; failure to appear, warrant for domestic abuse assault & obstructing emergency communication, charged with possession of controlled substance (meth), possession of a controlled substance (marijuana), possession of drug paraphernalia
Details of Arrest: Clay County Deputies were assisted by the Spencer Police Department in locating a male with multiple outstanding warrants at 401 1/2 Grand Avenue. Deputies received information that Vail was hiding from Law Enforcement but had been seen in his apartment. Upon arriving at Vail's residence, Deputies identified Vail through a window, entered the residence, and took Vail into custody. Vail was found to have multiple controlled substances on his person at the time of arrest and charged. Vail was transported to the Clay County Jail without incident.

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Clay County Sheriff's Office
News Release
11/25/2014

On Friday, November 21, 2014, the Clay County Sheriff's Office arrested and charged Drew Evan Strom, 27, 1502 N 6th Street, Estherville, with impersonating a public official, an aggravated misdemeanor, and unauthorized use of an emergency vehicle and reckless driving, each simple misdemeanors.

On Wednesday, October 8, 2014, Strom, placed a 911 call to the Clay County communication center, advising he was an “off-duty officer” driving a marked patrol vehicle, and reported a reckless driver. Strom stated the driver failed to obey a stop sign, was all over the road and travelling at a high rate of speed. Strom attempted to stop the vehicle by activating emergency lighting and sirens without success. The driver of the vehicle Strom attempted to stop, Betty Carlson, 76, Spencer, crashed her car in the 2500 mile of 350th Street, suffering injuries which eventually led to her death.

An investigation by the Clay County Sheriff's Office, determined Strom is not and has never been a certified peace officer in the State of Iowa. Strom was on-duty as a jailor for the Emmet County Sheriff’s Office, travelling through Clay County in a fully marked patrol squad, engaged in a prisoner transport. No prisoner was present however Strom had a female matron with him.

Strom turned himself in to the Clay County jail upon notification of charges. He was processed at the Clay County jail and released with a Court date.

"A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty."
Deputies # 21-7
Date: 11/25/14

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Persons Name: Lindsey Lucas Age: 19
Persons Address: Everly
Date/Time of Arrest: 11/20/14 2244
Location of Arrest: 3600 mile of M-38
Arrest Charge: Driving while suspended and registration violation
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy initiated a stop on Lucas with prior knowledge of he driving with a suspended license. Lucas was placed under arrest and transported to the Clay County Jail where she was charged with two counts of driving while suspended and registration violation.

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Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate: X
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DEPUTIES # 21-5
ACCIDENT LOCATION: 1000 mile 824
DATE & TIME OF ACCIDENT: 11/22/14 18:20

1st VEHICLE

Drivers name: Steve Trojahn Age: 48
Drivers Address: Spencer, IA
Vehicle Description: 2002 Ford Windstar
Vehicle Damage: $2500
Vehicle Owner: same as driver

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ACCIDENT DETAILS

Trojahn was traveling east when a deer entered the roadway and was struck by the front driver's side.
DEPUTIES # 21-5
ACCIDENT LOCATION: 2800 Mile Hwy 71
DATE & TIME OF ACCIDENT: 11/22/14 17:57

1st VEHICLE

Drivers name: Jeremy Jennings Age: 38
Drivers Address: Royal, IA
Vehicle Description: 1999 Chrysler Town & Country
Vehicle Damage: $1500
Vehicle Owner: Same as driver

INJURIES

ACCIDENT DETAILS

Jennings was traveling south when a deer entered the roadway and was struck by the front passenger.
Deputies # 21-5
Date: 11/21/14

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Persons Name: Michael Weissel Age: 21
Persons Address: Spencer, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 11/21/14 17:00
Location of Arrest: Clay County Jail

Arrest Charge: Violation of the sex offender registry and sex offender exclusion, Aggravated Misdemeanors.

Details of Arrest: The Clay County Sheriff's Office received information Michael Weissel violated his restrictions as a sex offender. After an investigation, it was determined Weissel gave the Clay County Sheriff's Office false information on his sex offender registration. Weissel advised he lived with a family member but he lived with a girlfriend and two minor children. Weissel has also alleged to be on school grounds in Spencer without permission.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
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Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate: xxxx
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
Deputies # 21-10
Date: 11-22-14

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Persons Name: Cody Freeberg Age: 18
Persons Address: Everly, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 11-21-14/ 1736 hrs
Location of Arrest: 203 E. Wilson St. #5 Everly, Iowa
Arrest Charge: Clay County Arrest Warrant for original charge of P.C.S.-Marijuana
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy conducted an arrest warrant check on Freeberg and upon making contact, Freeberg was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Freeberg was released on a $1,000.00 cash or surety bond.

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Deputies # 21-10
Date: 11-22-14

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Persons Name: Chase Peterson Age: 21
Persons Address: Spencer, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 11-19-14/ 1506 hrs
Location of Arrest: 511 E. 19th St. Spencer, Iowa
Arrest Charge: 2 Clay County Arrest Warrants for violation of probation
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy met and and took Peterson into custody in the 500 block of E. 19th St. Spencer, Iowa, reference two Clay County arrest warrants. Peterson was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident where he is currently being held on a $10,000.00 cash only bond.

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DEPUTIES # 21-10
ACCIDENT LOCATION: 2600 mile of Hwy. 18
DATE & TIME OF ACCIDENT: 11-21-14/ 1956 hrs

1st VEHICLE

Drivers name: Dorothy Weatherman Age: 68
Drivers Address: Ruthven, Iowa
Vehicle Description: 2005 Cadillac Deville
Vehicle Damage: $6,000.00
Vehicle Owner: Same above

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INJURIES

none

ACCIDENT DETAILS
Unit 1 was traveling east in the 2600 mile of Hwy. 18 and struck a deer that entered the roadway.

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Deputies # 21-7
Date: 11/20/14

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Persons Name: Michael Menard Jr Age: 33
Persons Address: 433 West Park St
Date/Time of Arrest: 11/18/14 2030 hours
Location of Arrest: Clay County Jail
Arrest Charge: Failure to appear
Details of Arrest: Menard turned himself in to the Clay County Jail on a Clay County warrant for failure to appear on an original charge of possession of controlled substance. he was booked without incident.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
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Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate: X
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Deputies # 21-7
Date: 11/20/14

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Persons Name: Michael Weissel Age: 21
Persons Address: 314 w 5th St Spencer
Date/Time of Arrest: 11/18/14 1635 hours
Location of Arrest: 314 W 5th St
Arrest Charge: violation of probation and interference with official acts
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy arrived at 314 W 5th St for a warrant check on Michael Weissel. Weissel was found hiding inside a couch and was placed under arrest. He was transported to the Clay County Jail where he was charged with violation of probation and interference with official acts. The Clay County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Spencer Police and Probation Office.

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Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate: X
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Deputies # 21-4
Date: 11/15/2014

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Persons Name: Taylor Marie Small Age: 19
Persons Address: 2120 390th Street, Spencer, IA 51301
Date/Time of Arrest: 11/15/2014/01:27
Location of Arrest: 2400 Mile B53
Arrest Charge: OWI 1st, Minor in possession of alcohol, possession of drug parphernalia, violation of a restricted license, and cited for improper rear lamps
Details of Arrest: Clay County Deputies initiated a traffic stop with a vehicle driving with no tailights. An odor of alcholic beverage was detected coming from the vehicle. Upon investigation it was determined the driver of the vehicle was under the influence of alchol and placed under arrest. Further investigation found drug paraphernalia and that the driver was in violation of a restricted license. Small was transported to the Clay County Jail and held to appear before magistrate.

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Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate: XXX
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Deputies # 21-10
Date: 11-16-14

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Persons Name: Martell Guider Age: 27
Persons Address: Spencer, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 11-15-14/ 0926 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 1800 mile of Clay County Road B-24
Arrest Charge: P.C.S.-Marijuana
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy initiated a traffic stop for a traffic violation and upon pulling in behind the vehicle, the Deputy saw the driver and passenger had switched places. Upon investigation, the Deputy smelled an odor of marijuana coming from the passenger side of the vehicle and upon conducting a search, marijuana was located. Guider was placed under arrest was was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Guider was charged with Speeding, a Simple Misdemeanor and for P.C.S.-Marijuana, a Serious Misdemeanor. Guider was released on a $1,000.00 cash or surety bond.

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Released on Bond: XXX
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DEPUTIES # 21-10
ACCIDENT LOCATION: 1900 mile of 310th St.
DATE & TIME OF ACCIDENT: 11-14-14/ 1900 hrs

1st VEHICLE

Drivers name: Thomas Myers Age: 57
Drivers Address: 1739 Hwy. 18 Spencer, Iowa
Vehicle Description: 1997 Buick Lesabre
Vehicle Damage: $1,500.00
Vehicle Owner: Same above

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INJURIES

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ACCIDENT DETAILS

At approximately 1900 hrs, Friday, November 14th, 2014, unit one was traveling west in the 1900 mile of 310th St. Myers advised he swerved to miss striking six deer, lost control entering the south ditch and rolled onto its top.
CHARGES FILED REF. ACCIDENT

Name: Thomas Myers
Address: same above
Charge: Failure to Maintain Control
Citation issued: XXX Placed in Jail: Charges Pending:
News Release
11-09-14

A traffic stop by a Clay County Deputy lands an adult male and an adult female in the Clay County Jail on drug charges along with a juvenile female who was cited into juvenile court and released.

At approximately 1231 hrs, Saturday, November 8th, 2014, a Clay County Deputy initiated a traffic stop for a traffic violation. Upon investigation, it was found illegal drug activity had occurred in the vehicle prior to the stop and the Spencer Police Department K-9 Unit was asked to assist. Upon the K-9 units’ arrival, contact was made with a juvenile female passenger, 17, Sioux Rapids, Iowa, and she turned over marijuana and drug paraphernalia to the officers. The Spencer Officer and his narcotic detecting K-9 walked around the suspect vehicle and did alert on the vehicle for illegal substances.

A search of the vehicle was conducted and a small quantity of marijuana and drug paraphernalia were located. Jordan Withers, 18 Sioux Rapids, Iowa, Nina Elliott, 18 Sioux Rapids, Iowa and Juvenile female, 17, Sioux Rapids, Iowa were taken into custody and were transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Withers and Elliott were charged with P.C.S.-Marijuana, a Serious Misdemeanor, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor. Withers and Elliott were held on a $1,000.00 cash or surety bond. The 17 year old juvenile female was cited into juvenile court for P.C.S.-Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and was released to her guardian.
Deputies # 21-5
Date: 11/09/14

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Persons Name: Angelic Peterson Age: 22
Persons Address: Spencer, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 11/09/14 18:47
Location of Arrest: 1503-C Grand Plaza Dr. Spencer, IA
Arrest Charge: Harassment
Details of Arrest: The Clay County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint involving Facebook posts. An investigation found several harassing texts and calls leading to Peterson’s arrest and transported to the Clay County Jail, she was charged with Harassment by electronic means a Simple Misdemeanor. She was released after posting bond.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
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Released on Bond: $300
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Deputies # 21-10
Date: 11-08-14

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Persons Name: Edgar Ruiz-Betanzos Age: 27
Persons Address: Pedro Escobedo, Mexico
Date/Time of Arrest: 11-02-14/ 0755 hrs
Location of Arrest: 4300 mile of Hwy. 71
Arrest Charge: Failure to Have a Valid Drivers License
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy initiated a traffic stop for a speeding violation and upon investigation, it was was found Ruiz-Betanzos didn't have a drivers license. Ruiz-Betanzos was placed under arrest and transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Ruiz Betanzos was charged with No Drivers License and Speeding, both Simple Misdemeanors and was held on a $470.00 bond.

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Deputies # 21-5
Date: 11/07/14

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Persons Name: Gregory Durst Age: 50
Persons Address: Spencer, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 11/07/14 16:02
Location of Arrest: 3100 Mile Hwy 71
Arrest Charge: Violation of a Restricted Driver’s License
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 3100 mile of Hwy 71. The driver, Gregory Durst, Spencer, was in violation of his restrictions and was arrested.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
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Released on Bond: X $300
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Deputies # 21-4, 21-5
Date: 11/07/2014

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Address of Complaint: 1500 mile of 330th Street
Date Complaint Reported:
Date Complaint Occurred: 11/01/2014
Type of Complaint: Traffic accident
Details of Complaint: Vehicle in the ditch, possible car fire, occupants intoxicated

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Persons Name: Anthony Charles Lucas Age: 27
Persons Address: 524 5th Street, Ashton, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 11/07/2014
Location of Arrest: Clay County Sheriff's Office
Arrest Charge: Leaving the scene of a personal injury accient; Fail to maintain control; Open container
Details of Arrest: The Clay County Sheriff's Office responded to a vehicle in the ditch and possible fire, with intoxicated occupants. Upon arrival, Deputies found vehicle in ditch, no fire and the occupants had left the scene. Mulitple opened alcoholic beverage containers were observed in the vehicle and Deputies determined the driver, Lucas, was injured during the accident. Lucas was located and arrested at a later date. The investigation is continuing and additional charges are possible.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
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Released on Bond: X
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Date: 11/07/14
Deputies # 21-5

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Persons Name: Julie Bennett Age: 43
Persons Address: Rossie, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 11/07/14 17:08 and 11/08/14 16:52
Location of Arrest: 120 2nd Ave, Rossie, IA
Arrest Charge: Domestic assault-Serious misdemeanor and Violation of No-contact order

Details of Arrest: The Clay County Sheriff’s Office was called to 120 2nd Ave, Rossie, for a reported assault. Julie Bennett was located and the investigation determined Bennett assaulted her boyfriend, causing injury. Bennett was arrested and transported to the Clay County Jail and held without bond.

On 11/08/14 the Clay County Sheriff’s Office was notified Bennett was at the residence in Rossie, after having been served a no-contact order. Bennett was arrested and transported to the Clay County Jail, held on $300 bond.
Deputies # 21-4, 21-3
Date: 11/05/2014

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Persons Name: Fabian Ivan Garcia Age: 24
Persons Address: Spencer, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 11/05/2014
Location of Arrest: 4800 Mile of M54
Arrest Charge: Operating While Intoxicated 1st offense
Details of Arrest: Clay County Deputies initiated a traffic stop in the 4800 mile of M54. Upon further investigation, open containers were detected and it was determined the driver was driving under the influence of alcoholic beverage. Garcia was arrested and transported to the Clay County Jail where he was charged with operating while intoxicated first offense.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
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Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate: XXX
DEPUTIES # 21-5
ACCIDENT LOCATION: 306 E 2nd St, Everly, IA
DATE & TIME OF ACCIDENT: 11/05/14 15:36

1st VEHICLE

Drivers name: Catlin Haroldson Age: 17
Drivers Address: Royal
Vehicle Description: 1998 ford Taurus
Vehicle Damage: $1000
Vehicle Owner: Mark Haroldson

2nd VEHICLE

Drivers Name: Renee Nehring Age: 17
Drivers Address: Royal
Vehicle Description: 2004 Chevy Venture
Vehicle Damage: $750
Vehicle Owner: Dwayne Nehring

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INJURIES

none

ACCIDENT DETAILS

Nehring pulled into the parking lot of the Clay Central Everly School as Haroldson was backing out of a parking space. Haroldson's vehicle struck the drivers door of the Nehring vehicle. No injuries were reported.

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Deputies # 21-5
Date: 11/02/14

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Persons Name: Benjamin Sikora Age: 20
Persons Address: Fostoria, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 11/02/14 17:20
Location of Arrest: .708 SW Highway Blvd. Fostoria
Arrest Charge: Domestic Assault, simple misdemeanor
Details of Arrest: On 10/25/14 A Clay County Deputy was dispatched to 708 SW Highway Blvd for a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, the female had left the residence. After investigation by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, on 11/02/14 Benjamin Sikora was arrested at this residence. Sikora was charged with Domestic Assault and held without bond.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
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Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate: xxx
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Deputies # 21-10
Date: 11-1-14

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Persons Name: Cody Freeberg Age: 18
Persons Address: Everly, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 10-29-14/ 1811 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 203 E. Wilson St. Everly, Iowa
Arrest Charge: 5 Clay County arrest warrants for failure to appear
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy conducted an arrest warrant check and upon making contact with Freeberg, he was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Freeberg was held in jail on 5 Clay County arrest warrants for failing to appear on the original charges of Driving While Barred, Driving Under Suspension, Failure to File S.R. Ins. , No Insurance and Speeding. Freeberg was held on a $10,000.00 cash or surety bond.

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Deputies # 21-10
Date: 11-1-14

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Persons Name: Rick Nelson Age: 25
Persons Address: Sioux City, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 10-29-14/ 1711 hrs
Location of Arrest: Clay County Jail
Arrest Charge: Clay County Arrest Warrant for Contempt of Court
Details of Arrest: The Clay County Sheriff's Office took Nelson into custody on a Clay County arrest warrant for contempt of court and was held on a $1,000.00 cash only bond.

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“A CRIMINAL CHARGE IS MERELY AN ACCUSATION, AND THE DEFENDANT IS PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL AND UNLESS PROVEN GUILTY.”