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: 8-23-16

COMPLAINTS

Business/Persons Name:
Address:
Address of Complaint:
Date Complaint Reported:
Date Complaint Occurred:
Type of Complaint:
Details of Complaint:

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Jessica Gehrke Age: 35
Persons Address: 4055 110th Ave. Royal, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 08-10-16/ 10:09 pm
Location of Arrest: Same above
Arrest Charge: Contempt of Court; Violation of Probation
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy conducted a warrant check for Dickinson County and made contact. Upon confirmation of the warrants, Gehrke 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:
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate:
Held in Jail for Other Agency: $5000

Deputies # 21-10/ 21-5
Date: 08-14-16

COMPLAINTS

Business/Persons Name:
Address:
Address of Complaint:
Date Complaint Reported:
Date Complaint Occurred:
Type of Complaint:
Details of Complaint:

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Grace Azevedo Age: 25
Persons Address: Spencer, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 08/14/16- 2:35 am
Location of Arrest: 1000 mile of Hwy. 18
Arrest Charge: OWI-1st ; No driver's license
Details of Arrest: A traffic stop was made for an equipment violation and upon investigation, it was found Azevedo, had been consuming alcoholic beverages. Azevedo performed field sobriety tests and upon completion, 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:
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate: X
Held in Jail for Other Agency:

DEPUTIES # 21-2; 21-7
ACCIDENT LOCATION: 4212 310th Avenue
DATE & TIME OF ACCIDENT: 08/15/2016 @ 1:50 P.M.

1ST VEHICLE:
Drivers name: Age: Darwin Winkowitsch
Drivers Address:
Vehicle Description: White 2016 GMC Sierra
Vehicle Damage: $1500
Vehicle Owner:

2ND VEHICLE:
Drivers Name: Age:
Drivers Address:
Vehicle Description:
Vehicle Owner:

INJURIES:
Minor

ACCIDENT DETAILS:
The Clay County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a vehicle in the ditch at 4212 310th Avenue. On scene, contact was made with the driver, Darwin Winkowitsch. Winkowitsch’s vehicle, attached to a 26 foot enclosed trailer, was in the ditch. The truck and trailer were facing south in the north bound ditch. Winkowitsch stated he was southbound on 310th Ave and dozed off, driving into the north ditch. Winkowitsch refused medical treatment. The truck and trailer were towed from the ditch. Winkowitsch was cited for failure to maintain control.


CHARGES FILED REF. ACCIDENT:
Name: Winkowitsch
Address:
Charge: Failure to maintain control
Citation issued: X Placed in Jail: Charges Pending:
 
Deputies # Chris Raveling
Date: 08/20/16

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Charity Madsen Age: 40
Persons Address: Laurens, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 08/20/16 2:20 AM
Location of Arrest: 290th Ave and Hwy 18
Arrest Charge: OWI 1st; Open container
Details of Arrest: Madsen was stopped for a traffic violation and it was determined she had been drinking. Standardized field sobriety tests were conducted and Madsen was placed under arrest.

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 # 21-3, 21-2
Date: 8/18/2016

COMPLAINTS

Business/Persons Name:
Address:
Address of Complaint:
Date Complaint Reported:
Date Complaint Occurred:
Type of Complaint:
Details of Complaint:

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Dane Zittritsch Age:
Persons Address: Royal Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 8/18/2016 @ 8:31 P.M.
Location of Arrest: 170th Ave and 370th St
Arrest Charge: Domestic Abuse Assault- 1st offense
Details of Arrest: The Clay County Sheriff's Office received a call to a domestic disturbance at 403 Meadow Street, Royal, Ia. It was learned Zittritsch left the residence after the disturbance and a traffic stop was made on Zittritsch at 170th Ave and 370th St. Zittritsch was placed under arrest and trasnported to the Clay County Jail without incident.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Citation Given & Released:
Released on Bond: No
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate:
Held in Jail for Other Agency:

Deputies # 21-10
Date: 8-11-16

COMPLAINTS

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

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Nathaniel Wolthuis Age: 35
Persons Address: Everly, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 8-5-16/ 6:29 pm
Location of Arrest: 3400 mile of 130th Avenue
Arrest Charge: Driving While Barred; Driving under suspension; No insurance; No driver's license
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy initiated a traffic stop knowing Wolthuis had a barred drivers license. Upon making contact, Wolthuis was placed under arrest and transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident.

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

Deputies # 21-10
Date: 8-10-16

COMPLAINTS

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

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Gasim Zakarya Age: 30
Persons Address: Spencer, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 7-22-16/ 6:18 pm
Location of Arrest: 3115 W. 4th St. Spencer, Iowa
Arrest Charge: Theft-5th
Details of Arrest: Zakarya was at the Clay County Jail and found to have stolen property in his possession. An investigation determined the property was reported stolen in Bismarck, North Dakota.

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
Date: 8-2-16

COMPLAINTS

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

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Jose Vicente-Pelico Age: 20
Persons Address: Spencer, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 7-30-16/ 4:43 pm
Location of Arrest: 4500 mile of Hwy 71
Arrest Charge: No driver's license; Speed
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy conducted a traffic stop and learned Vicente-Pelico was not valid to drive. Vicente-Pelico 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:
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate: $330
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
Deputies # 21-10
Date: 8-2-16

COMPLAINTS

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

Persons Name: Adam Enockson Age: 27
Persons Address: Royal, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 7-27-16/ 4:58 pm
Location of Arrest: 3740 Hwy 71, Spencer, IA
Arrest Charge: Contempt of Court
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy conducted an arrest warrant check and upon confirmation of the warrant, Enockson 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:
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate: $1000
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
DEPUTIES # 21-10
ACCIDENT LOCATION: 4900 mile of M-27
DATE & TIME OF ACCIDENT: 7-28-16/ 2119 hrs.

1st VEHICLE

Drivers name: Stephen Jefferson Age: 22
Drivers Address: 105 E. 4th St. Peterson, Iowa
Vehicle Description: 2002 Buick
Vehicle Damage: $1,500.00
Vehicle Owner: James Bush

2nd VEHICLE

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

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

INJURIES

None

ACCIDENT DETAILS

Unit 1 was traveling south in the 4900 mile of Clay County road M-27 and a deer entered the roadway and ran into the driver side of the vehicle.

CHARGES FILED REF. ACCIDENT

Name:
Address:
Charge:
Citation issued: Placed in Jail: Charges Pending:
Deputies # 21-2
Date: 8-2-16

COMPLAINTS

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

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Timothy Warden Age: 35
Persons Address: Peterson Ia
Date/Time of Arrest: 8-1-16 @ 7:33 P.M.
Location of Arrest: Clay County Jail
Arrest Charge: Clay County Warrant
Details of Arrest: On August 1st 2016 Timothy Warden turned himself into the Clay County Jail. A Clay County Deputy served the warrant to Warden. No 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 # 21-2
Date: 8-2-16

COMPLAINTS

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

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Jered Skar Age: 33
Persons Address: Sioux City IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 8-1-16 @ 6:45 P.M.
Location of Arrest: 200 Block of 11th St SW, Spencer
Arrest Charge: No Drivers License
Details of Arrest: At approximately 6:16 P.M. the Clay County Sheriff's Office was dispathced to a reckless driver traveling north on Highway 71 in the 4100 mile. The Deputy conducted a traffic stop and made contact with Skar, who had a suspended driver's license in North Dekota. Skar was placed under arrest and transported to the Clay County Jail without incident.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Citation Given & Released:
Released on Bond:
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate: $300
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
Deputies # 21-10
Date: 7-30-16

COMPLAINTS

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

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Dean Bond Age: 52
Persons Address: 107 6th Ave. east. Spencer, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 7-24-16/ 3:12 pm
Location of Arrest: Same
Arrest Charge: Clay County Arrest Warrant-Sex Offender Registry Violation/ Department
of Correction Arrest Warrant-Violation of Parole
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy conducted an arrest warrant check on Bond and
upon making contact and verifying the warrant, Bond was placed under arrest and was
transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. At the jail, the Deputy was advised of a
Department of Corrections warrant on Bond.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Citation Given & Released:
Released on Bond:
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate: $5000/No bond
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
Deputies # 21-2
Date: 7-28-16

COMPLAINTS

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

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Christopher Elliot Nelson Age:
Persons Address: Sioux City Ia
Date/Time of Arrest: 7-26-16 @ 6:06 P.M.
Location of Arrest: Clay County Jail
Arrest Charge: Clay County Warrant
Details of Arrest: Nelson was tranferred from the Woodbury County Jail to the Clay County Jail.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Citation Given & Released:
Released on Bond: No bond.
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate:
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
Deputies # 21-2
Date: 7-28-16

COMPLAINTS

Business/Persons Name:
Address:
Address of Complaint:
Date Complaint Reported:
Date Complaint Occurred:
Type of Complaint:
Details of Complaint:

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Chad Naatjes Age:
Persons Address: Sioux Rapids
Date/Time of Arrest: 7-14-16 @ 6:09 P.M.
Location of Arrest: Clay County Jail
Arrest Charge: Criminal Mischief 3rd; Failure to Maintian Control
Details of Arrest: On June 19th 2016, approximately 9:01 P.M. the Clay County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a suspicious vehicle at 4270 280th Avenue. The driver of the vehilce was identified as Naatjes, who had lost control while southbound on M54. Naatjes entered the east ditch and drove into a corn field, causing damage to the standing crop.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Citation Given & Released:
Released on Bond:
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate: $2000 bond
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
Deputies # 21-10
Date: 7-23-16

COMPLAINTS:

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

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Destiny Osberg Age: 22
Persons Address: Minneapolis, Mn
Date/Time of Arrest: 7-20-16/ 1705 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 3115 W. 4th St.
Arrest Charge: Clay County Arrest Warrant-Violation of Probation
Details of Arrest: The Clay County Sheriff's Office took Osberg into custody at the Clay County Jail for a Clay County arrest warrant for violation of probation. Osberg was held to appear before the judge w/o 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: 7-23-16

COMPLAINTS:

Business/Persons Name:
Address:
Address of Complaint:
Date Complaint Reported:
Date Complaint Occurred:
Type of Complaint:
Details of Complaint:

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Aaron Storey Age: 20
Persons Address: Spencer, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 7-21-16/ 1624 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 3115 W. 4th St.
Arrest Charge: Clay County Arrest Warrant-Orig Chg.-2 counts of Unlawful Possession of Prescription Drugs
Details of Arrest: The Clay County Sheriff's Office took Aaron Storey into custody when he turned himself in on the Clay County arrest warrant. Storey was booked into the Clay County Jail and was later released with a court date.

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: 7-24-16

COMPLAINTS

Business/Persons Name:
Address:
Address of Complaint:
Date Complaint Reported:
Date Complaint Occurred:
Type of Complaint:
Details of Complaint:

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Jacob Marco Age: 35
Persons Address: Sheldon, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 7-21-16/ 1803 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 1st St. N.E. and S. Hayes Avenue-Primghar, Iowa
Arrest Charge: State of Iowa-Department of Corrections Arrest Warrant-Violation of Parole
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy met with the Sioux County Deputy who had Jacob Marco in custody on the Clay County arrest warrant. Marco was taken into custody of the Clay County Sheriff's Office and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Marco was turned over to Clay County Jail Staff for booking and is currently being held w/o bail.

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, Spencer P.D., Iowa Stae Patrol, Palo Alto County Sheriff's Office, Buena
Vista County Sheriff's Office
Date: 7-20-16

COMPLAINTS:

Business/Persons Name: Cassie Engelkes
Address:
Address of Complaint: 4740 290th Ave. Webb, Iowa
Date Complaint Reported: 7-10-16
Date Complaint Occurred: 7-10-16
Type of Complaint: Man w/ a Gun
Details of Complaint: Engelkes advised she was assisting her sister in moving out of
Johnathon Koenig's residence and was advised he shot at them twice with a gun. She
advised she was hit in the shoulder but didn't need medical treatment.

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Johnathon Koenig Age: 27
Persons Address: 4740 290th Ave. Webb, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 7-10-16/ 1815 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 4740 290th Ave. Webb, Iowa
Arrest Charge: Assault with a Dangerous Weapon
Details of Arrest: The Clay County Sheriff's Office received the above call and upon
arrival, met with the indiduals involved. Upon investigation, it was reported Koenig fired
two shots in the victims direction. Engelkes stated she heard a shot and felt something hit
her in the back and had a mark. The mark was not a bullet wound but she appeared to be
hit from a piece of whatever the bullet hit. Contact was made by phone with Koenig and
with the assistance of the Iowa State Patrol, the Palo Alto County Sheriff's Office, the
Buena County Sheriff's Office and the Spencer Police Department, Koenig was met at the
end of his driveway and was detained without incident. Upon further investigation, Koenig
admitted the gun displayed was a .22 rifle but denied shooting it. Koenig was placed under
arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Koenig was charged with
Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, an Aggravated Misdemeanor.

Disposition of Arrested Person:

Citation Given & Released:
Released on Bond:
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate: XXX
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
“A CRIMINAL CHARGE IS MERELY AN ACCUSATION, AND THE DEFENDANT IS
PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL AND UNLESS PROVEN GUILTY.”

DEPUTIES # 21-10
ACCIDENT LOCATION: 4500 mile of Hwy. 71
DATE & TIME OF ACCIDENT: 7-16-16/ 5:54 pm

1st VEHICLE

Drivers name: Whitney Christensen Age: 30
Drivers Address: Alta, Iowa
Vehicle Description: Red 2007 Nissan Maxima
Vehicle Damage: $2,500.00
Vehicle Owner: Same above

2nd VEHICLE

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

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

INJURIES

ACCIDENT DETAILS

Unit 1 was traveling south in the 4500 mile of Hwy. 71 behind a truck pulling a boat. Unit 1 entered the north bound lane to pass the truck in a no passing zone. As Unit 1 was beside the boat, the driver saw the boat swaying and a truck traveling north towards her. Unit 1 entered the east shoulder, drove across 460th St., lost control and came to rest after colliding with the ditch embankment.

CHARGES FILED REF. ACCIDENT

Name: Whitney Christensen
Address: same above
Charge: Failure to Maintain Control
Citation issued: XXX Placed in Jail: Charges Pending:
Deputies # 21-10
Date: 7-15-16

COMPLAINTS

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

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Becky Mosley (33) Jerry Mosley (33) Age:
Persons Address: 703 3rd Ave. E. Spencer, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 7-9-16/ 9:03 pm
Location of Arrest: Clay County Jail
Arrest Charge: Becky Mosley-P.C.S.-Marijuana (1st)/ Jerry Mosley P.C.S.-Marijuana (3rd)
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy initiated a traffic stop and smelled a strong odor of marijuana. The Mosleys were detained and transported to the Clay County Jail while a search warrant application was made. The search warrant was granted and the warrant was served at 703 3rd Avenue East, Spencer, and on the vehicle. During the search, marijuana was located B. Mosley was held on a $1,000.00 cash or surety bond and J. Mosley 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: $1000(B.Mosley) $2000(J.Mosley)
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
Deputies # 21-10/ 21-2
Date: 7-8-16

COMPLAINTS:

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

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Antwuan Dorsey Age: 21
Persons Address: Spencer, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 7-8-16/ 9:34 pm
Location of Arrest: 3800 mile of Hwy 71
Arrest Charge: No Driver's License
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy conducted a motorist assist and upon
investigation, it was learned Dorsey had a suspended Missouri drivers license. Dorsey 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: $300
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate:
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
Deputies # 21-5
Date: 07/14/16

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Mark Keniston Age: 27
Persons Address: Emmetsburg, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 07/14/06 11:12 AM
Location of Arrest: 200 block of 1st St SW, Fostoria, IA
Arrest Charge: OWI 1st; Speed; No insurance.
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy made a traffic stop and determined Keniston was intoxicated. Keniston was arrested and transported to the Clay County Jail.

Deputies # 21-2
Date: 7/12/2016

COMPLAINTS:

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

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Jesse Carlson Age: 25
Persons Address: Fort Dodge Ia
Date/Time of Arrest: 06/30/2016 2:43 P.M.
Location of Arrest: Clay County Jail
Arrest Charge: Clay County Warrant
Details of Arrest: On June 30th 2016, approximately 2:43 P.M. a Clay County Deputy served Jesse Carlson the warrant.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Citation Given & Released:
Released on Bond:
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate:
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
Deputies # 21-2
Date: 7/12/2016

COMPLAINTS:

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

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Matthew Specht Age: 26
Persons Address: Marcus IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 7/12/2016
Location of Arrest: Clay County Jail
Arrest Charge: Contempt of Court-Failure to Appear, 3 counts
Details of Arrest: Specht was served three Clay County warrants while in custody of the Clay County Sheriff's Office.

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

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