Clay County, Iowa Sheriff's Office News Releases for criminal complaints, arrests and accidents.

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Clay County Sheriff's Office - News Releases


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


Deputies # 21-10
Date: 10-09-18

COMPLAINTS

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Address:
Address of Complaint:
Date Complaint Reported:
Date Complaint Occurred:
Type of Complaint:
Details of Complaint:

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Dawn Vanderhoff Age: 32
Persons Address: Ruthven, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 10-08-18/ 1501 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 3500 mile of 340th Ave.
Arrest Charge: 2-Clay County Arrest Warrants for Failure to Appear on the original charges of Unauthorized Use of a Credit Card
Details of Arrest: The Palo Alto County Sheriff's Office had Vanderhoff in custody and turned her over to the custody of the Clay County Sheriff's Office. Vanderhoff was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Vanderhoff was held on a $4,000.00 cash or surety bond.

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: 10-8-18

COMPLAINTS:

Business/Persons Name: John Newgard
Address: 5015 340th Ave.
Address of Complaint:
Date Complaint Reported: 10--3-18 and 10-4-18
Date Complaint Occurred: 10-2-18 to 10-4-18
Type of Complaint: Harassment
Details of Complaint:

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Clint Fetzer Age: 45
Persons Address: 5085 340th Ave. Webb, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 10-05-18/ 1520 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 3115 W. 4th St. Spencer, Iowa
Arrest Charge: Harassment (2nd), Malicious Prosecution and False Reports
Details of Arrest: On the afternoon of October 4th, 2018, the Clay County Sheriff's Office was investigating a harassment complaint on Clint Fetzer and while interviewing the complainant, Newgard, the Clay County Communication Center received a call from John Newgard, who was wanting to turn himself in for stealing 20 hogs over the past four months. Upon investigation, it was found the call was made by Fetzer. On Friday, October 5th, 2018, Fetzer was in custody at the Clay County Jail reference another incident and was additionally charged with Harassment (2nd), Malicious Prosecution and False Reports, all Serious Misdemeanors. Fetzer was held on a $1,000.00 cash or surety bond.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Citation Given & Released:
Released on Bond:
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate:
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
Deputies # 21-10
Date: 10-8-18

COMPLAINTS

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ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Wesley Lloyd Age: 29
Persons Address: Spencer, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 10-04-18/ 1927 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 3115 W. 4th St. Spencer, Iowa
Arrest Charge: Clay County Arrest Warrant-Violation of Release
Details of Arrest: Lloyd was taken into custody and was served with the arrest warrant. Loyd was held w/o bond to appear before the Magistrate.

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 # 21-9
ACCIDENT LOCATION: 2100 Block 280th St.
DATE & TIME OF ACCIDENT: 10/4/18 @ 8:15pm

1st VEHICLE

Drivers name: David James Schmidt Age: 38
Drivers Address: Spencer
Vehicle Description: 1997 Honda Accord
Vehicle Damage: Total Loss
Vehicle Owner:

2nd VEHICLE

Drivers Name: Age:
Drivers Address:
Vehicle Description:
Vehicle Damage:
Vehicle Owner:

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

INJURIES

Minor

ACCIDENT DETAILS

Schmidt was westbound out of Fostoria, IA when he lost control of the vehicle. He entered the south ditch and rolled the vehicle multiple times. Schmidt walked back to his residence. While investigating the accident deputies had reason to believe Schmidt was under the influence of alcohol and checked Schmidt’s sobriety level. Schmidt was placed under arrest for Operating While Intoxicated.

CHARGES FILED REF. ACCIDENT

Name: Scmidt
Address:
Charge: OWI 1st & Driving While Suspended
Citation issued: Placed in Jail: XXX Charges Pending:
Deputies # 21-10
Date: 9-28-18

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ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Dianna Payne Age: 30
Persons Address: 204 W. Calumet St. George, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 9-28-18/ 1632 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 3115 W. 4th St. Spencer, Iowa
Arrest Charge: Clay County Arrest Warrant-Failure to Appear
Details of Arrest: Payne was an inmate in the Clay County Jail and was served with a Clay County Arrest Warrant for Failing to Appear in Court for the Original Charge of Driving While Barred, an Aggravated Misdemeanor. Payne was held on an additional $2,000.00 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: 9-25-18

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ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Kyle Strohman Age: 26
Persons Address: Spencer, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 9-24-18/ 1526 hrs
Location of Arrest: 4000 mile of 130th Avenue, Royal, Iowa
Arrest Charge: Driving Under Suspension
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy initiated a traffic stop for a traffic violation and upon investigation, it was found Strohman was violating the conditions of his restricted drivers license. Strohman was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Strohman was charged with Driving Under Suspension, Violation of Conditions of a Restricted Drivers License and Operating a Non-Registered Vehicle. Strohman was held on a $566.25 cash or surety bond.

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: 9-14-18

COMPLAINTS

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ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Garrett Longnecker Age: 22
Persons Address: Cambridge, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 9-11-18/ 1220 hrs.
Location of Arrest: Clay County Fairgrounds
Arrest Charge: Sex Offender Area/ Activity Violation (1st)
Details of Arrest: The Clay County Sheriff's Office received information of Longnecker working/ subcontracting at the Clay County Fair and would be in violation of the Sex Offender Exclusionary Rule by doing so. Upon investigation, it was found Longnecker was working at the fair and was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Longnecker was charged with Sex Offender Area/Activity Violation (1st) and was held on a $2,000.00 cash or surety bond.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Citation Given & Released:
Released on Bond:
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate:
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
Deputies # 21-10
Date: 9-16-18

COMPLAINTS

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ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Loren Weier Age: 60
Persons Address: Linn Grove, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 9-15-18/ 1818 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 4700 mile of 140th Ave.
Arrest Charge: Driving Under Suspension
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy initiated a traffic stop after having identified the driver, Weier, and with having prior knowledge of him having a suspended drivers license. Upon making contact with Weier, he was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County jail w/o incident. Weier was charged with Driving Under Suspension and No Insurance, both Simple Misdemeanors. Weier was held on a $566.25 cash or surety bond.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Citation Given & Released:
Released on Bond:
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate:
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
Deputies # 21-10
Date: 9-15-18

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ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Damon Teepe Age: 22
Persons Address: Laurens, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 9-11-18/ 1532 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 3115 W. 4th St. Spencer, Iowa
Arrest Charge: Clay County Arrest Warrant-Vioation of Probation
Details of Arrest: Teepe was arrested and served with the Clay County arrest warrant for Violation of Probation. Teepe was held on a $5,000.00 cash only bond.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Citation Given & Released:
Released on Bond:
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate:
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
Deputies # 21-10
Date: 9-15-18

COMPLAINTS

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ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Robert Reitz Age: 28
Persons Address: Spencer, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 9-14-18/ 1518 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 3115 W. 4th St. Spencer, Iowa
Arrest Charge: Sex Offender Verification Violation
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy conducted an investigation of a sex offender violation and upon completion, it was found Reitz had been failing to notify the Clay County Sheriff's Office of changes on his relevant information. Reitz was placed under arrest and was charged with Sex Offender Verification Violation, an Aggravated Misdemeanor. Reitz was held on a $2,000.00 cash or surety bond.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Citation Given & Released:
Released on Bond:
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate:
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
Deputies # 21-9
Date: 9/16/18

COMPLAINTS

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ARRESTS:

Persons Name: ZINRRY JOSUE RODRIGUEZ Age: 30
Persons Address: Addison, Texas
Date/Time of Arrest: 9/15/18 @ 11:46pm
Location of Arrest: 270th St / Highway 71
Arrest Charge: OWI 1st & Speed
Details of Arrest: Rodriguez was driving a 2003 Ford F350 Northbound on Highway 71 out of Spencer. He was stopped by a Clay County Deputy for speeding 90mph in 65mph zone. Rodriguez's sobriety was checked. It was determined that Rodriguez was impaired and placed under arrest for OWI and transported to the Clay County Jail. Rodriguez was charged with OWI 1st Offense and Speed.

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: 9-11-18

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Thomas Letien Age: 23
Persons Address: Everly, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 9-10-18/ 1304 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 3500 mile of 200th Ave.
Arrest Charge: Driving While Revoked
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy initiated a traffic stop with having prior knowledge of the driver, Letien, having a revoked drivers license. Upon making contact, Letien was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Letien was charged with Driving While Revoked, a Serious Misdemeanor. Letien was held on a $1,000.00 cash or surety bond.

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: 9-11-18

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Jason Woodard Age: 45
Persons Address: Spencer, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 9-11-18/ 1325 hrs.
Location of Arrest: Clay County Jail
Arrest Charge: Sex Offender Verification Violation
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy conducted an investigation on Jason Woodard and a possible Sex Offender Verification Violation. Upon completion, it was found Woodard failed to updated his verification of relevant information to the Clay County Sheriff's Office. Woodard was charged with Sex Offender Verification Violation, an Aggravated Misdemeanor and was held to appear before the Magistrate on a $2,000.00 cash or surety bond.

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: 9-11-18

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Martin Stallings Age: 45
Persons Address: Peterson, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 9-10-18/ 1126 hrs.
Location of Arrest: alley behind Ampride 3 in Peterson, Iowa
Arrest Charge: Driving Under Suspension
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy initated a traffic stop with having prior knowledge of Stallings having a suspended drivers license. Upon making contact with Stallings, he was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Stallings was turned over to jail staff for booking, charged with Driving Under Suspension and No Insurance, both Simple Misdemeanors. Stallings was released on a $566.25 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 # 21-10
Date: 9-10-18

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Jonathan Markley Age: 34
Persons Address: Havelock, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 9-6-18/ 1617 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 3115 W. 4th St. Spencer, Iowa
Arrest Charge: 2 Clay County Arrest Warrants for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Details of Arrest: Markley was arrested without incident and was served the warrants. Markley was held on a $2,500.00 cash or surety bond.

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 # 21-9
ACCIDENT LOCATION: 1700 block of 350th St.
DATE & TIME OF ACCIDENT: 9/5/18 @ 1:05pm

1st VEHICLE

Drivers name: Makaila Kennedy Age: 27
Drivers Address: Lake Park, IA
Vehicle Description: 2007 Dodge Caravan
Vehicle Damage: $10,000
Vehicle Owner:

2nd VEHICLE

Drivers Name: Age:
Drivers Address:
Vehicle Description:
Vehicle Damage:
Vehicle Owner:

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

INJURIES

Minor

ACCIDENT DETAILS

Kennedy was westbound in the 1700 Block of 350th St. Kennedy was distracted by an electronic device, taking her eyes off the road. Kennedy crossed into the eastbound lane and struck the mailbox just off of the south shoulder. Kennerdy then lost control of the vehicle. Kennedy crossed back across the centerline, entered the north ditch. The vehicle then rolled.

CHARGES FILED REF. ACCIDENT

Name: Makaila Kennedy
Address:
Charge: Failure to Maintain Control
Citation issued: XXX Placed in Jail: Charges Pending:
Deputies # 21-10/ 21-11
Date: 9-2-18

COMPLAINTS

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ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Gabriel Jacobs Age: 22
Persons Address: Newell, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 9-1-18/ 1101 hrs
Location of Arrest: 3115 W. 4th St. Spencer, Iowa
Arrest Charge: P.C.S.- Marijuana
Details of Arrest: At approximately 0834 hrs, Saturday, September 1st, 2018, the Clay County Sheriff's Office received a complaint of a vehicle in the ditch in the 3000 mile of 500th St. Upon a Clay County Deputy's arrival, a Gray 2002 Ford Taurus was located in the north ditch and the Deputy saw a glass marijuana pipe through the window on the front driver seat. Contact was made with the driver, Jacobs, and the vehicle was towed to the Clay County Sheriff's Office for further investigation. Jacobs met with the Deputy at the Clay County Sheriff's Office and a search of the vehicle was made. During the search, approximately 30 grams of marijauna and more drug parpahernalia was located. Jacobs was placed under arrest and was taken to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Jacobs was charged with P.C.S.-Marijuana, a Serious Misdemeanor, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Failure to Maintain Control, both Simple Misdemeanors. Jacobs was released on a $1,000.00 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 # 21-10, 21-23, 21-37, 21-39
Date: 9-2-18

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ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Dan Freeman Age: 56
Persons Address: 3655 240th Ave. Lot #34 Spencer, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 9-1-18/ 1402 hrs.
Location of Arrest: same above
Arrest Charge: Carrying Weapons/ Public Intoxication
Details of Arrest: The Clay County Sheriff's Office received a complaint of a man with a gun. Upon the arrival of officers from the Spencer Police Department, Freeman was detained. A short time later, a Clay County Deputy arrived and upon investigation between the two agencies, it was found Freeman went into the street with a handgun after having words with a male next door. Freeman was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Freeman was charged with Carrying Weapons, an Aggravated Misdemeanor and Public Intoxication, a Simple Misdemeanor and was held to appear before the Magistrate.

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 # 21-8
Date: 9/3/18

COMPLAINTS

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ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Aaron Miller Age: 19
Persons Address: 115 Meadow St. Royal, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 9/3/18 @ 8:50 PM
Location of Arrest: 4100 Blk of Highway 71
Arrest Charge: Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Details of Arrest: Deputy serached Millers car, and discovered Drug Paraphernalia. Miller was arrested for being in possession of Drug Paraphernalia

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