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
ACCIDENT LOCATION: 300 mile of Clay County Road M-50
DATE & TIME OF ACCIDENT: 5-23-15/ 0609 hrs.

1st VEHICLE

Drivers name: Keri Voit Age: 30
Drivers Address: 3704 W. 4th St. Spencer, Iowa
Vehicle Description: 2014 Chrysler Town and Country Van
Vehicle Damage: $5,000.00
Vehicle Owner: Same

2nd VEHICLE

Drivers Name: Age:
Drivers Address:
Vehicle Description:
Vehicle Damage:
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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 3300 mile of Clay County road M-50 and struck a deer that entered the roadway.

CHARGES FILED REF. ACCIDENT
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Deputies # 21-10
Date: 5-23-15

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Trisha Quail Age: 48
Persons Address: Gillett Grove, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 5-14-15/ 1816 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 409 3rd St. Gillett Grove, Iowa
Arrest Charge: Clay County Arrest Warrant on the original charge of Filing False report to Public Entity
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy saw Quail pull into her residence with having prior knowledge she had a warrant for her arrest. Upon making contact, the warrant was confirmed and Quail was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County jail w/o incident. Quail was 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 # 21-9, 21-3
ACCIDENT LOCATION: Itersection Hwy 18/M-50
DATE & TIME OF ACCIDENT: May 21, 09:50

1st VEHICLE

Drivers name: Roger Riley Age: 41
Drivers Address: Dickens, IA
Vehicle Description: white 2009 Ford F-150
Vehicle Damage: $2500
Vehicle Owner:

2nd VEHICLE

Drivers Name: Gary Merrill Age: 65
Drivers Address: Webb, IA
Vehicle Description: blue 1994 Buick Lesabre
Vehicle Damage: $10000
Vehicle Owner:

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

INJURIES  No injuries

ACCIDENT DETAILS
On May 21, at 9:50 AM, the Clay County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a two vehicle collision at the intersection of Hwy 18 and M-50. Upon arrival and investigation it was learned Riley was traveling west on Hwy 18 when Merrill, traveling south on M-50, pulled in front of Riley's vehicle. Riley struck the rear of Merrill's vehicle. Merrill was cited for failure to obey stop sign. No injuries were reported.
DEPUTIES # 21-9
ACCIDENT LOCATION: 3600 mile of M-54
DATE & TIME OF ACCIDENT: 5/21/2015 at 0630

1st VEHICLE

Drivers name: Tyler Weber Age: 25
Drivers Address: West Bend, Ia
Vehicle Description: red 1998 Dodge Durango
Vehicle Damage: $7500
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 Not injured

ACCIDENT DETAILS
On May 21 at 6:30 AM, the Clay County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to the 3600 mile of M-54 for a one vehicle roll over. Upon arrival and investigation it was learned, the driver Tyler Weber, was traveling north in the 3600 mile of M-54, when he fell asleep and lost control of his vehicle. The vehicle entered the east ditch, struck a field drive causing the vehicle to roll. Weber was uninjured.
Deputies # 21-10
Date: 5-14-15

COMPLAINTS

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Persons Name: Andrew Hoogeterp Age: 24
Persons Address: Spencer, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 5-8-15/ 0708 hrs
Location of Arrest: 3500 mile of 240th Ave.
Arrest Charge: Driving While Revoked
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy initiated a traffic stop with having prior knowledge that the driver, Hoogeterp, had a revoked drivers license. Upon making contact, Hoogeterp was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Hoogeterp was charged with Driving While Revoked, a Serious Misdemeanor and Failure to File S.R. Insurance (D.U.S.), a Simple Misdemeanor. Hoogeterp was seen before the magistrate and was released on his own recognizance.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
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Deputies # 21-5
Date: 05/10/15

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Persons Name: Alexis Anderson-Smith Age: 30
Persons Address: Windom, MN
Date/Time of Arrest: 05/10/15 2:20pm
Location of Arrest: 180th Ave/B24
Arrest Charge: No driver’s license; no insurance; speed
Disposition of Arrested Person:
Citation Given & Released:
Released on Bond: $300
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate:
Held in Jail for Other Agency:

Persons Name: Jose Martin Lugo Garza Age: 42
Persons Address: Windom, MN
Date/Time of Arrest: 05/10/15 14:20
Location of Arrest: 180th Ave/B24
Arrest Charge: Violation of a protection order and a warrant from Emmet County.

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

Alexis Anderson-Smith was stopped for a traffic violation and it was determined her driver’s license was suspended in MN. Anderson was arrested and taken to the Clay County Jail. A passenger was identified as Jose Martin Lugo Garza, Windom, MN, who was wanted in Emmet County for contempt of court, with a bond is $3200 cash. Garza was also in violation of a valid protection order from MN. Garza was arrested and transported to the Clay County Jail.
Deputies # 21-5
Date: 05/09/15

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Taylor Garot Age: 19
Persons Address: Spencer, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 05/09/15 3:00pm
Location of Arrest: Clay County Jail
Arrest Charge: Possession of contraband in a correctional facility
Details of Arrest: Garot was arrested on a warrant and brought into the Clay County jail. At jail, staff found marijuana and 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: 
Clay County Sheriff’s Office
News Release
5-1-15

A search warrant by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the Spencer Police Department, lands a Spencer male and female in the Clay County Jail on drug charges.

On Friday, May 1st, 2015 at approximately 1722 hrs, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office and the Spencer Police Department executed a search warrant at 109 E. 1st St. Apt. #2, Spencer, Iowa. Upon making contact with the occupants, Lucas Carstensen, 22, 109 E. 1st St. #2, Spencer, Iowa, and Sarah Kunath, 28, 109 E. 1st St. #2, Spencer, Iowa, they were detained and read the warrant.

Upon searching, methamphetamine, marijuana, cash and drug paraphernalia was located. Carstensen and Kunath were arrested and transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Carstensen was charged with P.C.S.-Marijuana w/ Intent to Deliver, a Class “D” Felony, P.C.S.-Methamphetamine, a Serious Misdemeanor and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor. Carstensen is currently being held in the Clay county Jail on a $3,000.00 cash only bond. Kunath was charged with P.C.S.-Marijuana, a Serious Misdemeanor and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor. Kunath was released on a $1,000.00 cash or surety bond.
Clay County Sheriff’s Office
News Release
5-1-15

An arrest warrant check on a Spencer, Iowa male, leads to a search warrant and drug arrests of two Spencer males.

At approximately 7:42 a.m., Friday, May 1st, 2015, a Clay County Deputy conducted an arrest warrant check on Brady Salberg, 23, 418 2nd Ave. East, Spencer, Iowa, for the original charge of Theft 5th, a Simple Misdemeanor. Upon making contact with Salberg, the Deputy smelled an odor of marijuana in the residence. Salberg was placed under arrest on the arrest warrant and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. A search warrant application was made and granted for the residence.

At approximately 10:39 a.m., the Clay County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Spencer Police Department in executing the search warrant at 418 2nd Ave. East Spencer, Iowa, where marijuana and drug paraphernalia was found. Wesley Bertrand, 20, 418 2nd Ave. East, Spencer, Iowa, was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident.

Bertrand was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor and Salberg was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor, and P.C.S.-Marijuana, a Serious Misdemeanor. Salberg was held on a $1300.00 cash or surety bond. The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are anticipated.
Deputies # 21-5
Date: 05/02/15

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Gary Sanderson Age: 59
Persons Address: 3299 335th Ave, Ruthven, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 05/02/15 5:10pm
Location of Arrest: 3299 335th Ave
Arrest Charge: OWI 1st Offense
Details of Arrest: Sanderson was stopped for a traffic violation and as the Deputy spoke with Sanderson, he determined Sanderson had been consuming alcoholic beverages. Sanderson refused to perform Standardized Field Sobriety tests and was arrested. Sanderson was transported to the Clay County jail, charged with OWI-1st and open container.

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: 05/02/15

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Brian Scott Age: 43
Persons Address: Royal, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 05/02/15 13:47
Location of Arrest: B53/160th Ave
Arrest Charge: Warrant for failure to pay fines/contempt of court
Details of Arrest: Scott was the passenger in a vehicle and it was determined he had an active arrest warrant from Clay County. Scott was arrested and transported to the Clay County jail.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Citation Given & Released:
Released on Bond:
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate: $1000 cash
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
Deputies # 21-5
Date: 04/30/15

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: James Eldon Lohr Age: 32
Persons Address: Melvin, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 04/30/15 15:10
Location of Arrest: Wilson and Ocheyedan St, Everly
Arrest Charge: Driving under suspended license, no insurance, and fraudulent use of license plates.
Details of Arrest: Lohr was stopped for an equipment violation, and provided a suspended Oklahoma driver’s license. Lohr’s driving privileges in IA are also suspended. Lohr was arrested and transported to the Clay County Jail. Lohr was also charged with no insurance and fraudulent use of license plates.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Citation Given & Released:
Released on Bond:
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate: $300 bond
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
Deputies # 21-10
Date: 5-4-15

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ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Trenten Stallings Age: 20
Persons Address: Spencer, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 4-29-15/ 10:31 a.m.
Location of Arrest: Kindlespire Park
Arrest Charge: 16 Clay County Arrest Warrants for Contempt of Court
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy was called to assist the Clay County Conservation at Kindlespire Park reference underage alcohol consumption. Upon the Deputy's arrival, Trenten Stallings interfered with official acts by providing a false name and date of birth. Stallings was found to have 16 Clay County warrants for his arrest and had been consuming alcoholic beverages under the legal age of 21. Upon confirmation of the warrants, Stallings was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Stallings was charged with Interference w/ Official Acts and Underage Alcohol Possession, both Simple Misdemeanors. Stallings was held on a $14,600.00 cash bond for the warrants and an additional $470.00 cash or surety bond on the additional charges..

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: 04/29/15

COMPLAINTS

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Date Complaint Reported: 04/29/15
Date Complaint Occurred:
Type of Complaint:
Details of Complaint: Gonzales was stopped following a complaint of a possible theft. Upon contact, Gonzales provided a false name and date of birth but the investigation determined his driver’s license was suspended license. He was arrested and transported to the Clay County Jail. He was charged with driving under suspension, providing false information and no insurance.

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Adrian Gonzales Age: 03/06/87
Persons Address: Estherville, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 04/29/15 20:18
Location of Arrest: 2100 Mile Hwy 18

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Citation Given & Released:
Released on Bond:
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate: $300 bond
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
Deputies # 21-7, 21-5, 21-4
Date: 4/29/15

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Details of Arrest: The Clay County Sheriff's Office was called to a disturbance at 10 Ash Street in Peterson. After an investigation, 37 Y/O Christopher Kacmarynski and 37 Y/O Molly Knudtson both of Peterson were arrested and charged with Domestic abuse assault.

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/ 21-6/ 21-8
ACCIDENT LOCATION: 2900 mile of Clay County road M-27
DATE & TIME OF ACCIDENT: 4-24-15/ 0723 hrs.

1st VEHICLE

Drivers name: Jason Huff Age: 30
Drivers Address: Lake Park, Iowa
Vehicle Description: White 2011 Chevy Silverado K1500 truck
Vehicle Damage: $20,000.00
Vehicle Owner: AG Partners LLC.

2nd VEHICLE

Drivers Name: Matthew Williams Age: 34
Drivers Address: Hartley, Iowa
Vehicle Description: Silver 2004 Chrysler Concorde
Vehicle Damage: $5,000.00
Vehicle Owner: Same above

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

INJURIES

Williams was transported to the Spencer Hospital by the Spencer Ambulance.

ACCIDENT DETAILS

Unit 1 was traveling south in the 2900 mile of Clay County road M-27. Unit 2 was traveling north in the 2900 mile of Clay County road M-27. The driver of Unit 1, Huff, saw the vehicle in front of him swerve and saw Unit 2 traveling north in the south bound lane. Unit 1 slowed, pulled onto the west shoulder to avoid a collision and collided with Unit 2. Unit 1 spun approximately 150 degrees and came to rest in a driveway on the west side of M-27 and Unit 2 spun approximately 180 degrees and came to rest in the west ditch north of the driveway. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Everly Fire and Rescue, the Spencer Ambulance and Bud’s Service.

CHARGES FILED REF. ACCIDENT

Name: Matthew Williams
Address: Hartley, Iowa
Charge: Driving on the wrong side of a two way Hwy. and No Insurance (accident related)
Citation issued:
Placed in Jail:
Charges Pending: XXX
Deputies # 21-10/ 21-23
Date: 4-20-15

COMPLAINTS

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ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Oscar Diaz-Mora Age: 31
Persons Address: Spencer, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 4-17-15/ 1342 hrs
Location of Arrest: 100 block of 1st Ave East Spencer, Iowa
Arrest Charge: No Drivers License
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy initated a traffic stop with having knowledge of the driver, Oscar Diaz-Mora, not having a valid Iowa drivers license. Diaz-Mora was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Diaz-Mora was charged with Failure to Have a Valid Drivers License, a Simple Misdemeanor, and was held on a $470.00 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: 4-20-15

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Persons Name: Rachel Walvoord Age: 39
Persons Address: Spencer, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 4-17-15/ 1325 hrs
Location of Arrest: 400 block of 1st Ave. East Spencer, 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 the driver, Walvoord, had a suspended drivers license. Walvoord was placed under arrest and was transported to the the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Walvoord was charged with Driving Under Suspension and Failure to Wear Seatbelt, both Simple Misdemeanors and was held on a $300.00 cah 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 # 21-5
Date: 04/18/15

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Thomas Hudek Age: 56
Persons Address: 717 ½ 6th Avenue East, Spencer, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 04/18/15 3:20pm
Location of Arrest: 4400 Mile M54
Arrest Charge: OWI 1st; Possession of a controlled substance; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; open container and no insurance.
Details of Arrest: Hudek was stopped when it was learned his driver’s license was expired. It was determined Hudek had been consuming alcoholic beverages and an investigation was started. It was determined Hudek was intoxicated and was placed under arrest. An inventory of Hudek’s vehicle turned up marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Hudek was transported to the Clay County Jail.

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 # 21-2, 21-7
Date: 4-18-15

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ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Javier Mendez Age: 39
Persons Address: Spencer
Date/Time of Arrest: 12:32 pm
Location of Arrest: 4500 mile Hwy 71
Arrest Charge: No driver's license
Details of Arrest: Mendez was stopped for a moving traffic violation and it was determined he was driving without a valid license. Mendez was arrested and transported to the
Clay County Jail.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Citation Given & Released:
Released on Bond: Released on bond.
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate:
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
Deputies # 21-5
Date: 04/17/15

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Samuel Martinez Garcia Jr. Age: 27
Persons Address: Le Mars, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 04/17/15 21:36
Location of Arrest: 1200 Mile Hwy 10
Arrest Charge: No driver’s license.
Details of Arrest: Garcia was stopped for not having license plates. It was learned Garcia did not have a valid driver’s license. He arrested and transported to the Clay County Jail.

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: 04/16/15

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Jessica Gehrke Age: 33
Persons Address: Royal, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 04/16/15 21:05
Location of Arrest: M27/B53
Arrest Charge: Driving under suspension
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at M27/B53 for failing to stop at a stop sign. The driver was identified as Jessica Gehrke of rural route Royal. A check of Gehrke’s driver’s license shows she has 5 suspensions in affect for failing to pay Iowa fines. Gehrke was arrested and taken to the Clay County Jail. She was charged with driving under suspension and released on a $300 bond. She was giving a written warning for fail to obey traffic control device.

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 # 21-3,21-4
Date: 04/09/2015/

COMPLAINTS

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Persons Name: Andrew Jon Hoogeterp Age: 24
Persons Address: 3655 240th Avenue #6
Date/Time of Arrest: 04/09/2015 -0312
Location of Arrest: 3200 Mile of M-50
Arrest Charge: OWI 1st Offense, Failure to Maintain Control
Details of Arrest: Clay County Deputies were dispatched to a personal injury accident in the 3200 Mile of county road M-50. Upon arrival Deputies discovered damage to a bridge and a black 2002 Jaguar XTY in the east ditch. Upon investigation, it was determined that the driver of the Jaguar, Andrew Hoogeterp, was intoxicated at the time of the accident. Hoogeterp was taken into custody and transported to the Clay County Jail where he was charged with OWI 1st offense and Failure to Maintain Control. Deputies are waiting on an estimate from the Clay County Engineer to determine the amount of damage to the bridge.

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 # 21-7
Date: 4-8-15

COMPLAINTS

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Persons Name: David Wekony Age: 48
Persons Address: Spencer
Date/Time of Arrest: 4/8/15 1912 hours
Location of Arrest: 300 south Grand Ave
Arrest Charge: Providing false information on sex offender registry
Details of Arrest:
David Wekony was placed under arrest by the Clay County Sheriff's Office for providing false information of the sex offender registry. He was charged with 2nd and subsequent offense and held on a $50,000 bond

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Citation Given & Released:
Released on Bond: X
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate:
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
Deputies # 21-10
Date: 04-06-15

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Persons Name: Karma Montag Age: 20
Persons Address: Royal, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 4-2-15/ 1200 p.m.
Location of Arrest: 200 block of Meadow St. in Royal, Iowa
Arrest Charge: Driving Under Suspension
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy conducted an investigation after he had seen a female wearing a yellow sweatshirt back a van onto the street and pull in front of a residence and a short time later, he saw the female passenger driving with the female in the yellow sweatshirt in the passenger seat. The Deputy knew through prior knowledge that the female in the yellow sweatshirt, Karma Montag, had a suspended license. The Deputy conducted license checks and upon meeting with the females, it was found, the female in the yellow sweatshirt was Karma Montag. Montag was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Montag was charged with Driving Under Suspension and was released on a $300 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 # 21-5
Date: 04-03-15

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Tyler Baschke Age: 28
Persons Address: Milford, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 04-03-15 10:20am
Location of Arrest: Clay Co Jail
Arrest Charge: Violation of a protection order
Details of Arrest: Baschke was arrested at the Clay County jail on an active warrant for violation of a protection order.

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, 21-8
Date: 04-03-15

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: James Hartrmann Age: 65
Persons Address: Everly, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 04/03/15 9:05am
Location of Arrest: 301 E 3rd St, Everly, IA
Arrest Charge: Domestic assault
Details of Arrest: The Clay County Sheriff’s Office received a report from the Spencer Hospital of a domestic assault with injuries. After an investigation, Deputies determined the female fell during an altercation with her husband and received an injury. Deputies went to 301 E 3rd St, Everly, and arrested James Hartmann and transported him to the Clay County Jail.

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: 3-30-15

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ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Jeremy Messenbrink Age: 31
Persons Address: Heron Lake, Mn
Date/Time of Arrest: 3-29-15/ 1249 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 3400 mile of Clay County road M-27
Arrest Charge: Driving While Revoked
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy initiated a traffic stop for a traffic violation and upon investigation, it was found Messenbrink had a revoked drivers license. Messenbrink was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Messenbrink was charged with Driving While Revoked, a Serious Misdemeanor, Speeding, No Insurance, Failure to File S.R. and Drivng Under Suspension, all Simple Misdemeanors. Messenbrink was released upon posting a $1,000.00 cash or surety bond.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
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Held in Jail for Other Agency:
DEPUTIES # 21-5
ACCIDENT LOCATION: Hwy 71 North and Hwy 18
DATE & TIME OF ACCIDENT: 03/27/15 2:21pm

1st VEHICLE

Drivers name: Melissa Meester Age: 43
Drivers Address: Ellsworth, MN
Vehicle Description: 2000 Buick LeSabre
Vehicle Damage: $3000 totaled
Vehicle Owner: Driver

2nd VEHICLE

Drivers Name: Scott Lemke Age: 46
Drivers Address: Spirit Lake, IA
Vehicle Description: 2006 GMC Savana
Vehicle Damage: $2000
Vehicle Owner: Thee Garage Sale, Okoboji, IA

INJURIES

ACCIDENT DETAILS

Meester was traveling east and stopped at the stop sign at the Hwy 18 and Hwy 71 crossover. A semi was attempting to make a left hand turn from Hwy 71 and stopped in the left hand turn lane. The semi could not make the turn because of Meester’s vehicle. Meester attempted to cross Hwy 71 and did not see the oncoming Lemke vehicle. Meester’s vehicle struck Lemke’s vehicle broadside. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Spencer Police Department, Spencer Fire and Rescue and Spencer Ambulance.
CHARGES FILED REF. ACCIDENT

Name: Meester
Address:
Charge: Fail to obey a traffic control device
Citation issued: X
Placed in Jail:
Charges Pending: 
Deputies # 21-10/ 21-7
Date: 3-29-15

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ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Matthew Simons Age: 43
Persons Address: Melvin, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 3-26-15/ 1448 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 3200 mile of 100th Ave.
Arrest Charge: Driving While Barred
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation and upon investigation, it was found, Simons, had a barred drivers license and was wanted on an O'Brien County arrest warrant. Simons was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Simons was charged with Driving While Barred, an Aggravated Misdemeanor, Operation w/o Registration, No Insurance, Failure to File S.R. Insurance and Driving Under Suspension, all Simple Misdemeanors. Simons was held in the Clay County Jail on a $2,000.00 cash or surety bond and was held for the O'brien County Sheriff's Office on the arrest warant.

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Deputies # 21-7 Date: 3/25/15

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Persons Name: Tasha Poulin Age: 27
Persons Address: Spencer
Date/Time of Arrest: 3/25/15 1800 hours
Location of Arrest: Clay County Jail
Arrest Charge: Failure to appear for initial appearance
Details of Arrest: Poulin turned herself in to the Clay County Jail and was placed under arrest.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Citation Given & Released:
Released on Bond: $1000
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Held in Jail for Other Agency:
Deputies # 21-7
Date: 3/22/15

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Persons Name: Elizabeth Dunbar Age: 38
Persons Address: Sioux City
Date/Time of Arrest: 3/22/15 2125
Location of Arrest: Hwy 71 and 475th St.
Arrest Charge: driving while barred
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy initiated a vehicle stop for a traffic violation. Elizabeth Dunbar was driving with a barred license. She was placed under arrest and transported to the Clay County Jail where she was charged.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Citation Given & Released:
Released on Bond: X
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Deputies # 21-10/21-4/ 21-3
Date: 3-22-15

COMPLAINTS

Business/Persons Name: Anonymous
Address:
Address of Complaint: 115 Meadow St. Apt. #3 Royal, Iowa 51357
Date Complaint Reported: 03-19-15
Date Complaint Occurred: 03-19-15
Type of Complaint: Disturbance
Details of Complaint: The Clay County Sheriff's Office received a report of banging and arguing at the above named residence.

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Matthew Howe (22)/ Karma Montag (20) Age:
Persons Address: Howe-Spencer, Iowa/ Montag-Royal, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: Howe-3-19-15-0302 hrs/ Montag-2341 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 115 Meadow St. Apt. #3 Royal, Iowa
Arrest Charge: P.C.S.-Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Details of Arrest: Deputies of the Clay County Sheriff's Office responded to the disturbance complaint and upon investigation, an odor of marijuana was detected in the residence. Upon conducting a search, Deputies located marijuana and drug parpahernalia. Howe was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Howe was charged with P.C.S.-Marijuana, a Serious Misdemeanor and Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia and was held to appear to before the Magistrate on a $1,000.00 cash or surety bond. Later in the evening, Montag was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Montag was charged with P.C.S.-Marijuana, a Serious Misdemeanor and Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor and was released on a $1,000.00 cash or surety bond.

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Deputies # 21-10
Date: 3-19-15

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Persons Name: Luis Vazquez-Garcia Age: 30
Persons Address: Omaha, Nebraska
Date/Time of Arrest: 3-16-15/ 2114 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 4600 mile of Hwy. 71
Arrest Charge: Failure to Have a Valid 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, Vazquez-Garcia, had no drivers license. Vazquez-Garcia was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Vazquez-Garcia was charged with No Drivers License and was later released on a $470.00 cash bond.

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DEPUTIES # 21-10/ 21-8
ACCIDENT LOCATION: 3200 mile of 480th St.
DATE & TIME OF ACCIDENT: 3-16-15/ 0435 hrs.

1st VEHICLE

Drivers name: Kevin Skinner Age: 35
Drivers Address: Ida Grove, Iowa
Vehicle Description: 2008 Peterbilt Tractor pulling a 2005 Wilson Trailer
Vehicle Damage: $40,000.00 to tractor and $15,000.00 to the trailer
Vehicle Owner: Backroads Express LLC.

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

INJURIES

Possible

ACCIDENT DETAILS

Unit 1 was traveling east in the 3200 mile of 480th St. The driver of Unit 1 fell asleep, crossed the center line and entered the north ditch. Unit 1 drove east in the north ditch and rolled over onto its side coming to rest on a fence.

CHARGES FILED REF. ACCIDENT

Name: Kevin James Skinner
Address: 800 2nd St. Ida Grove, Iowa
Charge: Failure to Maintain Control
Citation issued: XXX
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Deputies # 21-10
Date: 3-17-15

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Persons Name: Adam Swanson Age: 32
Persons Address: Everly, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 3-11-15/ 0549hrs.
Location of Arrest: Ocheyedan St. and Wilson St. in Everly, Iowa
Arrest Charge: Driving While Revoked
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy saw Swanson driving and knew through prior knowledge he had a revoked drivers license. Upon making contact, Swanson was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Swanson was charged with Driving While Revoked, a Serious Misdemeanor and No Proof of Insurance, a Simple Misdemeanor. Swanson was held to appear before the Magistrate on a $1,000.00 cash or surety bond.

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Deputies # 21-10/ 21-3
Date: 0317-15

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Persons Name: Ronnie Dale Loder Age: 37
Persons Address: 3923 335th Ave.
Date/Time of Arrest: 03-10-15/ 2331 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 3923 335th Ave.
Arrest Charge: Clay County Arrest Warrant-Orig. Charge-Accessory to a Misdemeanor
Details of Arrest: The Clay County Sheriff's Office conducted an arrest warrant check on Loder and upon making contact, placed him under arrest and transported him to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Loder was held on a $300.00 cash or surety bond.

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Deputies# 21-10
Date: 3-11-15

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Lucas Parsons Age: 31
Persons Address: Spencer, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 03-08-15/ 055 hrs.
Location of Arrest: Fostoria, Iowa Cenex-Gas Station
Arrest Charge: Clay County Arrest Warrant for Contempt of Court
Details of Arrest: Parsons was arrested in Dickinson County and was turned over to the
custody of the Clay County Sherifrs Office on a Clay County arrest warrant for failing to
serve a mandatory mittimus of 36 days in jail. Parsons was transported to the Clay County
Jail w/o incident and is currently serving his 36 day jail sentence.

Deputies # 21-5
Date: 03-09-15

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Shawn Pattison Age: 44
Persons Address: Graettinger, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 03-09-15 10:25 AM
Location of Arrest: 3400 mile Hwy 18
Arrest Charge: Parole violation.
Details of Arrest: Pattison was taken into custody by the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office and his custody was transferred to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office and he was transported to the Clay County Jail.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
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Released on Bond:
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate: X
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Deputies # 21-4
Date: 03/06/2015

COMPLAINTS

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Address of Complaint: 3293 335th Avenue, Ruthven IA 51358
Date Complaint Reported: 03/06/2015 1644
Date Complaint Occurred:
Type of Complaint: assault/ unresponsive male
Details of Complaint: unconscious male who was hit/ assaulted. unconscious, non responsive, unknown if breathing.

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Ronnie Dale Loder Age: 37
Persons Address: 3293 335th Avenue, Ruthven, IA 51358
Date/Time of Arrest: 03/06/2015 1718
Location of Arrest: 3293 335th Avenue, Ruthven IA, 51358
Arrest Charge: Willful Injury-Class C Felony
Details of Arrest: Clay County Deputies were dispatched to 3293 335th Avenue in the rural Lost Island area of Ruthven for a male had been struck in the face and was unconscious and possibly not breathing. Upon arrival, Deputies contacted Loder who had called in the incident. Deputies then discovered the victim with signs of trauma. Deputies determined the victim had been struck by Loder. The victim refused to be transported to the Spencer Hospital by the Spencer Ambulance, but was later taken by personal vehicle. It was determined the victim had suffered serious injury in the incident. This incident remains under investigation. Further charges are pending.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
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Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate: XXX
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
Deputies # 21-10/ Clay County Jail Staff
Date: 3-4-15

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Persons Name: Jose Rodriguez-Escalante (21)/ Brian Chavarria (18) Age:
Persons Address: Rodriguez-Escalante-Spencer, Iowa/ Chavarria-South Sioux City, Nebraska
Date/Time of Arrest: Rodriguez Escalante-0308 hrs/ Chavarria-0318 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 4600 mile of Hwy 71
Arrest Charge: Rodriguez-Escalante-Supplying Alcohol to Minors/ Chavarria-Driving While Revoked
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy initiated a traffic stop for a traffic violation and upon investigation, it was found, three female passengers had been consuming alcoholic beverages and Rodriguez-Escalante supplied it to them. Rodriguez-Escalante was placed under arrest and upon further investigation, it was found the driver, Brian Chavarria, had a revoked drivers license and he was placed under arrest. The three females, Rodriguez-Escalante and Chavarria were transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. The three females were cited and released for Underage Alcohol Possession, a Simple Misdemeanor. Rodriguez was charged with Supplying Alcohol to Minors, a Serious Misdemeanor and Open Container (Passenger), a Simple Misdemeanor and was held on a $1,000.00 bond to appear before the Magistrate. Chavarria was charged with Driving While Revoked, a Serious Misdemeanor and was held to appear before the Magistrate on a $1,000.00 cash or surety bond.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
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Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate: XXX
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“A CRIMINAL CHARGE IS MERELY AN ACCUSATION, AND THE DEFENDANT IS PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL AND UNLESS PROVEN GUILTY.”