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



CLAY COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
NEWS RELEASE FOR CRIMINAL
COMPLAINTS & ARRESTS

Deputies # 21-5
Date: 07/29/15

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Joel Rodriguez Age: 25
Persons Address: Storm Lake, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 07/29/15 03:10 AM
Location of Arrest: Storm Lake
Arrest Charge: Contempt of court
Details of Arrest: Rodriguez was arrested by the Storm Lake Police Department and transported to Clay County.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Citation Given & Released:
Released on Bond:
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate: $300
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
July 26, 2015
Attempted Water Rescue Claims Life of Carroll Woman

Deputies # 21-5
Date: 07/26/15

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Kenny Jenkins Age: 26
Persons Address: Battiest, OK
Date/Time of Arrest: 07/26/15 02:17 AM
Location of Arrest: Wal-Mart parking lot
Arrest Charge: OWI 1st Offense; Failure to obey traffic control device
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy conducted a traffic stop and determined the driver was intoxicated. Jenkins was placed under arrest and transported to the Clay County.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Citation Given & Released:
Released on Bond:
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate: xxxx
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
Deputies # 21-10
Date: 7-25-15

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Shannon Boever Age: 37
Persons Address: Sioux Falls, S.D.
Date/Time of Arrest: 7-18-15/ 2250 hrs.
Location of Arrest: Clay County Jail
Arrest Charge: Clay County Arrest Warrant for Failure to Appear and serve jail sentence.
Details of Arrest: Boever turned herself in to the custody of the Clay County Sheriff's Office on the arrest warrant and was booked into the Clay County Jail to serve her mandatory jail sentence of 48 hrs.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
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Released on Bond:
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate:
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
Deputies # 21-2
Date: 07-24-2015

COMPLAINTS

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ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Craig Matthew Owens Age: 57
Persons Address: Spencer

Date/Time of Arrest: 07-21-2015
Location of Arrest: 2204-3 W 11th St Spencer
Arrest Charge: Warrant for violation of probation
Details of Arrest: On July 21st, 2015, at approximately 2:21 P.M., Deputys arrived at the residence of Craig Owens at 2204-3 W 11th St Spencer Ia. Craig Owens was arrested and transported to the jail. The warrant was served to the subject.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Citation Given & Released:
Released on Bond: No Bail
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate:
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
Deputies # 21-10
Date: 7/22/15

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ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Debra Bobzien Age: 44
Persons Address: Royal, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 7-18-15/ 2125 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 4212 310th Ave.
Arrest Charge: O.W.I. (1st)
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy conducted a suspicious vehicle check at 4212 310th Ave. Upon investigation, the Deputy made contact with the female driver, Bobzien, and found she had been consuming alcoholic beverages. Bobzien was run through field sobriety tests and upon completion, was placed under arrest for O.W.I. Bobzien was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident and was held in the Clay County Jail to appear before the Magistrate, charged with O.W.I. (1st), a Serious Misdemeanor, and Open Container, a Simple Misdemeanor.

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Held in Jail for Other Agency:
July 17, 2015
Minnesota Woman and Iowa Man to Federal Prison for Iowa Meth Conspiracy
Deputies # 21-5
Date: 07/21/15

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Kenneth Hample Age: 57
Persons Address: Gillett Grove, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 07/21/15 12:40 AM
Location of Arrest: 518 3rd St, Gillett Grove
Arrest Charge: Contempt of court
Details of Arrest: Dickinson County advised of an active warrant for Hample. Hample was located at his residence and arrested and his custody was transferred to Dickinson County.
Deputies # 21-2
Date: 07-20-15

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ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Mitchell James Houchins Age: 22
Persons Address: Spencer .

Date/Time of Arrest: 07-20-15
Location of Arrest: Clay County Jail
Arrest Charge: Warrant for Accessory to a Felony
Details of Arrest: On July 20th, 2015 at approximately 11:00 P.M. Mitchell Houchins turned himself into the Clay County Sheriff's Office on a warrant.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Citation Given & Released:
Released on Bond: $2000 cash or surety
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate:
Held in Jail for Other Agency:


Deputies # 21-10
Date: 7-17-15

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Brighton Jones Age: 20
Persons Address: Spencer, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 7-12-15/ 0257 hrs.
Location of Arrest: Clay County Jail
Arrest Charge: Criminal Mischief (Simple Misdemeanor)
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy had been assisting a Spencer Police Officer at the Clay County Jail with an arrest of Jones and upon placing Jones in a holding room, he became unruly and pushed over a table resulting in damage to the table. Jones was arrested and charged with Criminal Mischief, a Simple Misdemeanor and was held to appear before the Magistrate.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
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Deputies # 21-10
Date: 7-16-15

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Stacie Vergith Age: 43
Persons Address: Spencer, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 7-12-15/ 0104 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 2200 mile of 410th St.
Arrest Charge: O.W.I. (1st)
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy observed a vehicle stop on a gravel road and upon conducting a check on the occupants, it was determined the driver, Vergith, had been consuming alcoholic beverages. Vergith was run through field sobriety tests and upon completion, was placed under arrest for O.W.I. Vergith was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Vergith was charged with O.W.I. (1st), a Serious Misdemeanor and was held to appear before the Magistrate.
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Clay County Sheriff’s Office
News Release
Date 7-15-15

An arrest warrant check by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance with the Spencer Police Department, lands two in adult males in the Clay County Jail on the arrest warrant and drug charges.

At approximately 1855 hrs, Saturday, July 11th, 2015, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office assisted by the Spencer Police Department, conducted an arrest warrant check on Radley Gerritsen, 63, at 322 W. 5th St. #4, Spencer, Iowa. Upon making contact with R. Gerritsen, an odor of marijuana was detected coming from inside the apartment. Upon confirmation of the warrant, R. Gerritsen was placed under arrest and another occupant, Derek Gerritsen, 21, was detained.

Upon further investigation, D. Gerritsen advised there was marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the residence and upon locating it, D. Gerritsen was placed under arrest. R. Gerritsen and D. Gerritsen were transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. R. Gerritsen was held to appear before the magistrate on a $2,000.00 cash or surety bond. D. Gerritsen was charged with P.C.S.-Marijuana, a Serious Misdemeanor and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor. D. Gerritsen was held on a $1,000.00 cash or surety bond.

“A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant(s) are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.”
Deputies # 21-10/ 21-3
Date: 7-14-15

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Kevin Tech Age: 28
Persons Address: Denison, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 7-10-15/ 0114 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 4600 mile of Hwy. 71
Arrest Charge: P.C.S.-Marijuana; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation and upon investigation, a search of the vehicle was made and marijuana and drug paraphernalia were located. Tech was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Citation Given & Released:
Released on Bond: $1000
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate:
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
Deputies # 21-10
Date: 7-14-15

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Robert Broadhead Age: 34
Persons Address: Spencer, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 7-9-15/ 2053 hrs
Location of Arrest: 1000 mile of 360th St.
Arrest Charge: Clay County Arrest Warrant for the original charge of Burglary 3rd and Unauthorized Use of a Credit Card.
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy met an O'Brien County Deputy who had Broadhead in custody on the warrant. The Clay County Deputy took Braodhead into custody and transported him to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Broadhead was held on a $5,000.00 cash or surety bond.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
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Held in Jail for Other Agency:

Deputies # 21-5
Date: 07/11/15

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Chase Hagedorn Age: 25
Persons Address: Dickens, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 07/11/15 11:48 PM
Location of Arrest: 500 block of 11th Street SE, Spencer, IA
Arrest Charge: OWI-2nd; Possession of a controlled substance- 2nd; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; No insurance
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy initiated a traffic stop for an equipment violation, and determined Hagedorn had been drinking. An investigation followed and Hagedorn was placed under arrest. A subsequent search found a quantity of controlled substances and drug paraphernalia. Hagedorn was transported to the Clay County Jail. Hagedorn also received a warning for an equipment violation.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Citation Given & Released:
Released on Bond:
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate: X
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
DEPUTIES # 21-10
ACCIDENT LOCATION: 1300 mile of Hwy. 10
DATE & TIME OF ACCIDENT: 07-9-15/ 1914 hrs.

1st VEHICLE
Drivers name: Wade Withers Age: 41
Drivers Address: Linn Grove, Iowa
Vehicle Description: Silver 2007 Harley Davidson
Vehicle Damage: $2,500.00
Vehicle Owner: Lynn Withers

INJURIES none

ACCIDENT DETAILS
Unit 1 was traveling east in the 1300 mile of Hwy. 10 and struck a deer that entered the roadway.

CHARGES FILED REF. ACCIDENT
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Address:
Charge:
Citation issued: Placed in Jail:
Charges Pending:

Deputies # 21-10
Date: 7-9-15

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Tommy Hartfield Age: 42
Persons Address: Peterson, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 7-8-15/ 1807 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 105 Pine St. Peterson, Iowa
Arrest Charge: Clay County Arrest Warrant-Failure to Appear for contempt hearing
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy conducted an arrest warrant check on Hartfield and upon making contact, the warrant was confirmed and Hartfield was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Hartfield was released on a $300.00 cash or surety bond.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
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Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate:
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
Deputies # 21-10
Date: 7-9-15

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Nathan Vanderlinden Age: 24
Persons Address: Orange City, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 7-4-15/ 1651 hrs.
Location of Arrest: Cenex parking lot, Fostoria, Iowa
Arrest Charge: Four Clay County arrest warrants for failure to appear
Details of Arrest: The Dickinson County Sheriff's Office had Vanderlinden in custody on Clay County's warrants and turned him over to a Clay County Deputy. Vanderlinden was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Vanderlinden was held on a $4,000.00 cash or surety bond.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
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Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate:
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
Deputies # 21-10
Date: 7-8-15
ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Julie Bennett Age: 43
Persons Address: 120 2nd Ave. Rossie, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 7-4-15/ 1454 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 120 2nd Ave. Rossie, Iowa
Arrest Charge: Clay County Arrest Warrant-Contempt of Court
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy conducted an arrest warrant check and upon making contact with Bennett, she was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Bennett was held in the Clay County Jail w/o bond to serve her mandatory two day jail sentence.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
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Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate:
Held in Jail for Other Agency:

Disposition of Arrested Person:
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Released on Bond:
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate:
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
Deputies # 21-10
Date: 7-7-15

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Christina Winne Age: 26
Persons Address: Spencer, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 7-3-15/ 2302 hrs.
Location of Arrest: Scharnberg Park, Everly, Iowa
Arrest Charge: P.C.S.-Marijuana
Details of Arrest: The Clay County Sheriff's Office received information of a subject camping at Scharnberg Park by Everly, Iowa, that was possibly in possession of a large quantity of marijuana. Upon investigation, it was found the male in question was present but he had no marijuana in his tent but Christina Winne did. Winne was palced under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Winne was charged with P.C.S.-Marijuana, a Serious Misdemeanor, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a simple Misdemeanor. Winne was later released on a $1000.00 cash or surety bond.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
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Held in Jail for Other Agency:
Deputies # 21-10/ 21-9
Date: 7-7-15

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Julie Bennett Age: 43
Persons Address: 120 2nd Ave. Rossie, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 7-3-15/ 1731 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 120 2nd Ave. Rossie, Iowa
Arrest Charge: Child Endangerment
Details of Arrest: The Clay County Sheriff's Office received a call for a welfare check on two subjects. Upon arrival, Deputies conducted a welfare check and investigation and found Bennett had gotten intoxicated during the day and fell asleep, leaving her 1 year old daughter unattended. Bennett was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Bennett was charged with Child Endangerment, an Aggravated Misdemeanor and was held to appear before the Magistrate.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
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Released on Bond:
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate:
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
Deputies # 21-10
Date: 7-5-15

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Sergio Hernandez Age: 41
Persons Address: Spencer, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 7-2-15/ 1546 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 200 block of W. 1st St. Spencer, Iowa
Arrest Charge: Driving Under Suspension
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy made contact with Hernandez after observing him driving on a suspended license while he was on a traffic stop. Hernandez was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Hernandez was charged with Driving Under Suspension, a Simple Misdemeanor, and was later released on a $300.00 cash or surety bond.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
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Released on Bond:
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate:
Held in Jail for Other Agency:

Deputies # 21-10
Date: 7-5-15

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Dustin Wickert Age: 34
Persons Address: Granada, Mn
Date/Time of Arrest: 06-21-15/ 2323 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 4100 mile of 280th Ave.
Arrest Charge: No Drivers License
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation and upon investigation, it was found the driver, Wickert, didn't have a valid drivers license. Wickert was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Wickert was charged with No Drivers License and No Insurance, both Simple Misdemeanrs and was later released on a $571.25 cash or surety bond.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Citation Given & Released:
Released on Bond: XXX
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate:
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
Deputies # 21-5
Date: 06/25/15

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Robert Taylor Jr. Age: 20
Persons Address: 203 W 5th Street, Webb, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 06/25/15 9:22 PM
Location of Arrest: 203 W 5th Ave, Webb
Arrest Charge: Violation of Probation
Details of Arrest: Contact was made with Taylor, who taken into custody before being transferred to the Buena Vista County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies # 21-5
Date: 06/24/15

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Nathan Bell Age: 34
Persons Address: Spencer, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 06/24/15 10:25 PM
Location of Arrest: Clay County Jail
Arrest Charge: Violation of Probation
Details of Arrest: Bell was charged with violation of probation from an original charge of enhanced public intoxication.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Citation Given & Released:
Released on Bond:
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate: $2000
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
Deputies # 21-4,21-2
Date: 06/16/2015

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Patrick Layne Steffens Age: 22
Persons Address: 105 W 3rd Street, Peterson, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 06/16/2015 2204
Location of Arrest: 105 West 3rd Street, Peterson
Arrest Charge: Possession of Stolen Vehicle (Theft 2nd Degree)
Details of Arrest: Clay County Deputies were on patrol in Peterson when they discovered a stolen vehicle outside of a residence. The vehicle was documented as stolen in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Upon making contact with Steffens at the residence, he was found to be in possession of the keys of the vehicle. Steffens was placed under arrest and transported to the Clay County Jail where he was charges with Possession of a Stolen Vehicle (Theft 2nd). The investigation is ongoing and further charges are anticipated. The Clay County Sheriff's Office has been assisted in this investigation by the Fayetteville Arkansas Police Department.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Citation Given & Released:
Released on Bond:
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate: XXX
Held in Jail for Other Agency:

Deputies # 21-10
Date: 6-22-15

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Shane Daugherty Age: 27
Persons Address: Royal, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 6-20-15/ 1730 hrs.
Location of Arrest: Clay County Sheriff's Office
Arrest Charge: O'Brien County Arrest Warrant-Failure to Appear
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy met Daugherty at the Clay County Sheriff's Office reference the warrant and upon confirmation, Daugherty was taken into custody and was later released on a $500.00 cash bond.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
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Released on Bond:
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate:
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
DEPUTIES # 21-10
ACCIDENT LOCATION: 4100 mile of Clay County road M-54
DATE & TIME OF ACCIDENT: 6-21-15/ 2202 hrs.

1st VEHICLE

Drivers name: Daniel Vrieze Age: 43
Drivers Address: 314 N. Washington St.
Vehicle Description: Red 1992 Ford F150
Vehicle Damage: $2,000.00
Vehicle Owner: same

2nd VEHICLE

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IF ANY OTHER VEHICLES INVOLVED….SEE ATTACHED 2ND NEWS RELEASE

INJURIES none

ACCIDENT DETAILS  Unit 1 was traveling north in the 4100 mile of Clay County road M-54 and struck a deer that entered the roadway.

CHARGES FILED REF. ACCIDENT
Name:
Address:
Charge:
Citation issued: Placed in Jail: Charges Pending:
Deputies # 21-10
Date: 6-21-15

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Roberto Rodriguez Age: 37
Persons Address: Storm Lake, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 6-20-15/ 1831 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 4300 mile of M-50
Arrest Charge: Failure to Have a Valid Drivers License
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy initiated a traffic with having prior knowledge of the driver, Roberto Rodriguez, not having a valid drivers license. Upon making contact with Rodriguez, he was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Rodriguez was charged with No Drivers License and was released on a $472.50 cash or surety bond.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
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Released on Bond:
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate:
Held in Jail for Other Agency:

Deputies # 21-5
Date: 06/18/15

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Bradley Bond Age: 24
Persons Address: Emmetsburg, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 06/18/15 05:56 AM
Location of Arrest: 1500 mile B40
Arrest Charge: drive while license suspended
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy stopped a vehicle for speeding in the 1500 mile of B40. The driver was identified as Bradley Bond and a check of his Iowa driver’s license showed it was suspended for non-payment of Iowa fines. Bond was arrested and taken to the Clay County Jail and released on a $300 bond. Bond was cited for speed.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Citation Given & Released:
Released on Bond: xxx
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate:
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
Deputies # 21-5
Date: 06/16/15

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Ashley Harr Age: 30
Persons Address: Estherville, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 06/16/15 7:49 PM
Location of Arrest: 200 Blk of Railway, Gillett Grove, IA
Arrest Charge: Drive while barred
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Harr, who’s driving privileges were barred for habitual offender. Harr was arrested and transported to the Clay County Jail.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Citation Given & Released:
Released on Bond: $2000
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate:
Held in Jail for Other Agency:

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