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

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



Deputies # 21-10/ 21-2
Date: 4-27-16

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Benjamin Greiman Age: 28
Persons Address: 204 14th St. Apt. B Greeley, Colorado
Date/Time of Arrest: 4-26-16-2:42 pm
Location of Arrest: 3200 mile of Hwy 18
Arrest Charge: Contempt of Court-Assault on a Peace Officer; Operation w/o registration; No insurance
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy conducted a traffic stop and upon investigation, it was found Greiman had a Dickinson County warrant for his arrest. Upon confirmation of the warrant, Greiman 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: $2000
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate:
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
Deputies # 21-10
Date: 4-27-16

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Alexis Smith Age: 31
Persons Address: 209 S. Rumsey Everly, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 04-25-16/ 3:07 pm
Location of Arrest: Same
Arrest Charge: Theft (3rd)
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy conducted an arrest warrant check on Smith and upon making contact, Smith 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: $2000
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
Deputies # 21-10
Date: 4-25-16

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Joshua Spencer Age: 35
Persons Address: 803 W. 4th St. Spencer, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 4-24-16/ 6:03 pm
Location of Arrest: 3500 mile of Clay County road N-18
Arrest Charge: Probation violation-2 counts
Details of Arrest: Spencer was arrested in Palo Alto County and his custody was transferred to the Clay County Sheriff's Office, and he 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: $4000
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
Deputies # 21-10
Date: 4-20-16

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Timothy Warden Age: 35
Persons Address: 207 College St. Peterson, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 4-20-16/ 1:47 pm.
Location of Arrest: Same
Arrest Charge: Contempt of Court
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy conducted an arrest warrant check on Warden and upon making contact and confirming the Buena Vista County warrant, Warden 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: $1000
Clay County Sheriff's Office
News Release
4/25/2016

A 911 call leads to a rural Spencer man being arrested on various weapons, domestic assault and driving violations.

On Tuesday, April 19th, at approximately 11:00pm, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the residence of David and Janel Maurer, 4110 225th Avenue, Spencer, for a reported domestic assault and a shot was fired inside the residence. Initially, two Clay County Deputies, two Iowa State Troopers and a member of the Spencer Police Department responded, and established a perimeter and communication with the reporting party. Janel Maurer reported her husband David, had assaulted her and fired a shot from a weapon inside the residence, before leaving. Janel Maurer was directed from the residence and safely secured a distance from the scene.

As officers worked to determine specific events which occurred, David Maurer was located in the 2200 mile of 410th Street, driving a 1988 Caterpillar tractor, and taken into custody without incident. As the investigation continued, it was learned David Maurer had driven from his property in a 2005 Jeep, travelled north and east before crashing the Jeep in a field, landing upside down in a creek. David Maurer was able to extricate himself, and then drove the tractor toward his residence. The residence was secured and firearms and ammunition were seized for safekeeping, pending the disposition of the case.

David Maurer was transported to the Clay County Jail, charged with operating while intoxicated, reckless use of a firearm and domestic assault-impeding airflow, and held to appear before the Court.

“Whenever there is a combination of alcohol and firearms, obviously the danger increases greatly. We are fortunate to have quality agencies in our area to assist our Deputies in these situations and all responding officers worked together toward the common goal of a safe resolution to the incident”, said Chief Deputy Bradley A. Hawley.

"A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty."
DEPUTIES # 21-5
ACCIDENT LOCATION: 2800 mile Hwy 71
DATE & TIME OF ACCIDENT: 04/24/16 6:41 AM

1st VEHICLE

Drivers name: Tani Willey Age: 24
Drivers Address: Spencer, IA
Vehicle Description: 2006 Chevy Cobalt
Vehicle Damage: $3000
Vehicle Owner: Same

ACCIDENT DETAILS

Willey was northbound and a deer struck her driver’s side.
Deputies # 21-10/ 21-3
Date: 4-14-16

COMPLAINTS

Business/Persons Name: Anonymous
Address:
Address of Complaint: 4300 mile of 260th Avenue
Date Complaint Reported: 4-11-16
Date Complaint Occurred: 4-11-16
Type of Complaint: Suspicious Vehicle
Details of Complaint: The Clay County Sheriff's Office received a report of suspicious vehicle activity in the 4300 mile of 260th Avenue.

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Christopher Wood Age: 48
Persons Address: 2424 480th Street, Webb
Date/Time of Arrest: 4-11-16/ 7:55 pm
Location of Arrest: 2424 480th Street, Webb
Arrest Charge: Possession of controlled substance-Methamphetamine; Drivng While Barred; Driving under suspension; Operation without Registration; Stopping on the travelled portion of an unpaved roadway; Careless driving; Interference with official acts; Fraudulent use of registration
Details of Arrest: The Clay County Sheriff's Office investigated suspicious vehicle actions having been advised a male in a white minivan was driving erratically. Upon investigation, Wood was identified as the driver. Deputies made contact with Wood at his residence where he was placed under arrest. Wood resisted Deputies but was secured and 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 # 21-10/ 21-26
Date: 4-14-16

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: Two male juveniles Age: 16/17
Persons Address: Spencer, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 4-8-16/11:47 pm-16 yr. old: 4-9-16/ 1:56 am-17 yr old
Location of Arrest: 3800 mile of Hwy. 71-16 yr old/ Clay County Jail-17 yr. old
Arrest Charge: P.C.S.-Marijuana; Possession of drug paraphernalia
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy initiated a traffic stop and upon approaching the vehicle, the odor of marijuana was detected coming from the vehicle. Upon investigation, the 16 year old was found to possess marijuana and was placed under arrest and transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Upon further investigation, marijuana and drug paraphernalia was located in the vehicle and the 17 year old was transported to the Clay County Jail and placed under arrest. The 16 year old was charged in juvenile court for P.C.S.-Marijuana and was released to a responsible adult. The 17 year old was charged in juvenile court for P.C.S.-Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and released to his mother.

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: 4-13-16

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Tricia Norgaard Age: 51
Persons Address: 209 3rd St. Dickens, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 4-2-16/ 0114 hrs.
Location of Arrest: Same above
Arrest Charge: Clay County Arrest Warrant-Original charge- Assault
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy conducted an arrest warrant check on Norgaard. Contact was made and upon confirmation of the warrant, Norgaard was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Norgaard was booked into jail and was later releasedon a $300.00 cash 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/ 21-4/21-3
Date: 4-13-16

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Michele Freeman Age: 51
Persons Address: 2106 1st Ave. East Lot #1 Spencer, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 4-5-16/ 11:24 pm
Location of Arrest: Same
Arrest Charge: Interference w/ Official Acts; Assault on a Peace Officer; Possession of Controlled Substance-2 counts; Possession of drug paraphernalia
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy conducted an arrest warrant check and upon making contact with Freeman, smelled the odor of marijuana coming from inside the residence. The Deputy called for assistance and Freeman attempted to prevent entry by the Deputy. The residence was entered to detain Freeman and secure the residence. Freeman was non-compliant and placed under arrest and transported to the Clay County Jail. A search warrant was applied for and granted. The search warrant was executed with illegally possessed narcotics and drug paraphernalia being located.

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 # 21-5
Date: 03/31/16

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Jacob Mersch Age: 29
Persons Address: Sioux City, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 03/31/16 1:30 PM
Location of Arrest: Clay County Jail
Arrest Charge: Fail to appear
Details of Arrest: Mersch was arrested in Woodbury County and transferred to the Clay County Jail on an active Clay County warrant. Mersch was held on a $1000 bond.
Deputies # 21-10
Date: 4-4-16

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Tylor Igou Age: 29
Persons Address: 125 1st Ave. Rossie, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 3-30-16/ 2:22 am
Location of Arrest: Rossie
Arrest Charge: Violation of a Protection Order
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy located Igou at his residence, made contact, placed him under arrest and transported him 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: Yes
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
DEPUTIES # 21-5
ACCIDENT LOCATION: 1500 mile Hwy 10
DATE & TIME OF ACCIDENT: 04/01/16 07:14 AM

1st VEHICLE

Drivers name: Liza Gunnerson Age: 41
Drivers Address: Peterson, IA
Vehicle Description: 2016 Buick
Vehicle Damage: $2000
Vehicle Owner: Gunnerson

2nd VEHICLE

Drivers Name: Ryan Harmdierks Age: 26
Drivers Address: Sioux Rapids, IA
Vehicle Description: 2012 Chevy Silverado
Vehicle Damage: $1000
Vehicle Owner: Harmdierks

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

INJURIES

None reported

ACCIDENT DETAILS

Harmdierks was east bound on Hwy 10 and while attempting to pass, struck Gunnerson’s vehicle. It was determined Harmdierks was intoxicated and placed under arrest. He was charged with OWI 2nd Offense, an aggravated misdemeanor.
“A CRIMINAL CHARGE IS MERELY AN ACCUSATION, AND THE DEFENDANT IS PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL AND UNLESS PROVEN GUILTY.”