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CLAY COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
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COMPLAINTS,  ARRESTS and ACCIDENTS



DEPUTIES # 21-5
ACCIDENT LOCATION: Hwy 10 and M27
DATE & TIME OF ACCIDENT: 10/16/14 18:51

1st VEHICLE

Drivers name: Nelson Oostra Age: 52
Drivers Address: Hull, IA
Vehicle Description: 1999 Chevrolet Truck
Vehicle Damage: $3000
Vehicle Owner: Prairie Land Ag Supply, Rock Valley, IA


INJURIES

None

ACCIDENT DETAILS

Osstra was west bound on Hwy 10 when a deer ran out in front of his vehicle. The deer was struck with the front end of the vehicle.


Deputies # 21-10
Date: 10-20-14

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Bryan Jay Adams Age: 59
Persons Address: Spencer, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 10-17-14/ 0811 hrs
Location of Arrest: 422 E. 9th St. Spencer, Iowa
Arrest Charge: Clay County Arrest Warrant for Failure to Appear
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy conducted an arrest warrant check and upon making contact, Adams was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Adams was held on a $10,000.00 cash or surety bond.


Deputies # 21-9, 21-2
Date: December 22, 2013

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Dionisio Contreras Montiel Age: 32
Persons Address: 6158 340th St. Primghar
Date/Time of Arrest: 10/19/2014, 1400
Location of Arrest: Clay County Jail
Arrest Charge: Identity Theft, Forgery, Tampering with records
Details of Arrest: Clay County Sheriff's Office conducted an investigation on current inmate Dionisio Contreras Montiel. Upon investigation it was found Montiel was fraudulently using identification of another person to gain employment. Montiel was charged with identity theft, forgery, and tampering with records.


Deputies # 21-10
Date: 10-15-14

COMPLAINTS

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ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Telesforo Nieves Ramirez Age: 25
Persons Address: Spencer, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 10-14-14/ 1506 hrs
Location of Arrest: 1500 mile of Clay county road B-24
Arrest Charge: Failure to Have a Valid Drivers License
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy initiated a traffic stop with having prior knowledge of the registered owner having an expired drivers license. Upon making contact with the driver, Ramirez, it was found he didn't have a drivers license. Ramirez was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay Jail w/o incident. Ramirez was charged with Failure to Have a Valid Drivers License, a Simple Misdemeanor and was later released on a $470.00 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
Date: 10-15-14

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Persons Name: Kevin Dillingham Age: 41
Persons Address: Everly, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 10-14-14/ 1326 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 206 N. Washington St. Everly, Iowa
Arrest Charge: Clay County Arrest Warrant for Failure to Appear on the original charge of O.W.I. (1st)
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy met Dillingham reference a warrant for his arrest. Dillingham was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Dillingham was later released on a $1,000.00 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: 10-14-14

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ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Lawrence Hopcroft III Age: 39
Persons Address: 304 Park St. Peterson, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 10-13-14/ 1103 hrs
Location of Arrest: Same above
Arrest Charge: O' Brien County Sheriff's Office Arrest Warrant-Failure to Appear on the original charge of P.C.S.-Marijuana
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy conducted an arrest warrant check on Hopcroft III and upon making contact, was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Hopcroft III was held on a $500 cash bond.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Citation Given & Released:
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Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate:
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
Deputies # 21-7
Date: 10/12/14

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Persons Name: Randy Bechler Age: 35
Persons Address: 3140 190th Ave
Date/Time of Arrest: 10/12/14 0018
Location of Arrest: 3140 190th Ave
Arrest Charge: Possession of drug paraphernalia and controlled substance (methamphetamine)
Details of Arrest: Clay County Deputies responded to a report of a possible overdose. Upon arriving Bechler was found to be under the influence of methamphetamine. He was placed under arrest and transported to the Clay County Jail, where he was charged with possession of controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.

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: 10-11-2014

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Edwin Hedberg Age: 55
Persons Address: Newell, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 10/11/14 19:23
Location of Arrest: Buena Vista County Jail
Arrest Charge: Probation Violation
Details of Arrest: Hedberg turned himself into the Buena Vista Sheriff’s Office because he had a warrant out of Clay County for a probation violation. A Clay County Deputy picked up Hedberg at the county line from a BV CO Deputy and transported him to the Clay County Jail. Hedberg is being held in jail without bond.

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 # 21-7
Date: 10/11/14

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ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Richard Green Age: 55
Persons Address: 3515 190th Ave Spencer
Date/Time of Arrest: 10/11/14 0205
Location of Arrest: 3515 190th Ave Spencer
Arrest Charge: OWI 3rd
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy initiated a vehicle stop on Green for a traffic and equipment violation. He was suspected of being under the influence of alcohol and placed under arrest. He was transported to the Clay County Jail where he was charged with OWI 3rd.

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 # 21-7
Date: 10/11/14

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ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Lewis Moldovan Age: 61
Persons Address: Sac City
Date/Time of Arrest: 10/8/14 2055
Location of Arrest: 1600 mile of Hwy 18
Arrest Charge: OWI 1st
Details of Arrest: A report was received of a reckless driver on Highway 18 near Everly. A Clay County Deputy initiated a stop of the vehicle for a traffic violation. 61 Y/O Moldovan was suspected of being under the influence and placed under arrest. He was transported to the Clay County Jail were he was charged with OWI 1st and no proof of insurance.

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: 10-10-14

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Cory Allen Woodrow Age: 30
Persons Address: Spencer, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 10-09-14/ 1105 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 3115 West 4th St. Spencer, Iowa
Arrest Charge: Clay County Arrest Warrant for Violation of Pretrial Release Conditions
Details of Arrest: Woodrow was taken into custody by the Clay County Sheriff's Office as he turned himself in on a Clay County arrest warrant. Woodrow was held on a $5,000.00 cash only bond.

United States Attorney's Office
Northern District of Iowa
United States Attorney Kevin W. Techau
PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: October 9, 2014

For further information contact:
Timothy Duax
(712) 255-6011
Sioux City, Iowa

IOWA MAN SENTENCED TO FEDERAL PRISON FOR METHAMPHETAMINE CONSPIRACY

A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced October 2, 2014, to four years in federal prison.

Jeremy Rabenberg, 40, from Hartley, Iowa, received the prison term after a June 10, 2014, guilty plea to conspiring to distribute methamphetamine.

At the guilty plea, Rabenberg admitted he was involved in the distribution of at least 1500 grams of mixed methamphetamine which contained 500 grams or more of actual (pure) methamphetamine from approximately 2013 through February 2014. On January 29, 2014, during the early morning hours, Spencer Police Officers responded to a call and located Rabenberg asleep in his vehicle (with engine running) parked outside a bar. Officers seized about $5,000 in cash and about two grams of methamphetamine from the center console of the vehicle and a .380 caliber Berretta handgun with seven rounds in the loaded magazine from between the front passenger seat and the center console. Later on the same date, law enforcement executed a search warrant at Rabenberg's residence. Law enforcement seized approximately 354.58 grams of actual (pure) methamphetamine, $7,200 in U.S. currency and a number of firearms from Rabenberg's bedroom.

Rabenberg was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett. Rabenberg was sentenced to 48 months' imprisonment. A special assessment of $100 was imposed. He must also serve a 5-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system. Rabenberg is being held in the United States Marshal's custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn S. Wehde and investigated by the Clay County Sheriff s Office assisted by the Iowa Great Lakes Drug Task Force, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Iowa Division of Intelligence, Orange City Police Department, and the Tri-State Drug Task Force.

Court file information is available at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl. The case file number is 14-4025.
United States Attorney's Office
Northern District of Iowa
United States Attorney Kevin W. Techau

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: October 9, 2014

For further information contact:
Timothy Duax
(712) 255-6011
Sioux City, Iowa

IOWA MAN SENTENCED TO FEDERAL PRISON FOR METHAMPHETAMINE CONSPIRACY

A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced October 1, 2014, to more than five years in federal prison.

Ivan Lopez-Castelan, 32, from Iowa, received the prison term after a June 30, 2014, guilty plea to conspiring to distribute methamphetamine.

At the guilty plea, Lopez-Castelan admitted he was involved in the distribution of at least 1500 grams of mixed methamphetamine which contained 500 grams or more of actual (pure) methamphetamine from approximately 2011 through February, 2014. On February 7, 2014, law enforcement conducted a controlled purchase of approximately one pound of methamphetamine from Lopez-Castelan in Orange City, Iowa, for $28,000.

Lopez-Castelan was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett. Lopez-Castelan was sentenced to 61 months' imprisonment. A special assessment of $100 was imposed. He must also serve a 2-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system. Lopez-Castelan is being held in the United States Marshal's custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn S. Wehde and investigated by the Clay County Sheriff's Office assisted by the Iowa Great Lakes Drug Task Force, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Iowa Division of Intelligence, Orange City Police Department, and the Tri-State Drug Task Force.

Court file information is available at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl. The case file number is 14-4014.
DEPUTIES # 21-5 21-2
ACCIDENT LOCATION: 2500 mile B24
DATE & TIME OF ACCIDENT: 10/08/14 15:05

1st VEHICLE

Drivers name: Betty Carlson Age: 77
Drivers Address: Spencer, IA
Vehicle Description: 1997 Mercury Sable
Vehicle Damage: $4000
Vehicle Owner: same as driver

INJURIES

Incapacitating

ACCIDENT DETAILS

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of a reckless driver in the 2800 mile of Hwy 18. The complainant continued to follow the vehicle when it turned onto B24 westbound. The driver lost control at the Railroad crossing in the 2500 mile of B24. The vehicle entered the north ditch rolling several times before coming to rest in the passenger side. The driver was taken by ambulance to the Spencer Hospital and later flown by Life Flight to Sioux Falls. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Spencer Ambulance, Spencer and Dickens Fire and Rescue. This case is still under investigation.
Deputies # 21-4, 21-3
Date: 10/07/2014

COMPLAINTS

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ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Austin James Dotson Age: 19
Persons Address: Spencer, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 10/07/2014
Location of Arrest: M54 and 405th Street
Arrest Charge: Possession of Controlled Substance-Marijuana, Possession of Drug paraphernalia
Details of Arrest: Clay County Deputies initiated a traffic stop at the intersection of M54 and 405Th Street in rural Clay County. Upon investigation, an odor of marijuana was detected and marijuana and drug paraphernalia were seized. Dotson was transported to the Clay County Jail and booked without incident for Possession of Controlled Substance (marijuana) serious misdemeanor and possession of drug paraphernalia (simple misdemeanor). Further Charges are pending.

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: 10-08-14

COMPLAINTS

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ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Cody Freeberg Age: 18
Persons Address: Everly, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 10-06-14/ 0619 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 1500 mile of Clay County Road B-24
Arrest Charge: Driving While Barred
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy initiated a traffic stop for a traffic violation and upon investigation, it was found Freeberg had a Barred drivers license. Freeberg was placed under arrest and transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Freeberg was charged with Driving While Barred, an Aggravated Misdemeanor, Speeding, No Insurance, Failure to File S.R. Insurance and Driving Under Suspension, all Simple Misdemeanors.

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: 10-8-14

COMPLAINTS

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Date Complaint Reported:
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ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Shawn Aeilts Age: 38
Persons Address: Spencer, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 10-3-14/ 1054 hrs.
Location of Arrest: Hardee's Spencer, Iowa
Arrest Charge: Clay County Arrest Warrant for the original charge of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy recognized Aeilts at Hardee's and knew he had a warrant for his arrest. Upon making contact with Aeilts, he was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Aeilts was held on a $300.00 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 # 21-5
ACCIDENT LOCATION: 4600 Mile of M54
DATE & TIME OF ACCIDENT: 10-04-14 17:44

1st VEHICLE

Drivers name: Gary Findley Age: 71
Drivers Address: Gillett Grove, IA
Vehicle Description: 2006 Red Mini Cooper
Vehicle Damage: $2500
Vehicle Owner: Same as driver


INJURIES

None

ACCIDENT DETAILS

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office was informed of a reckless driver in the 4600 mile of M54. The caller advised a red Mini Cooper had driven in and out of the east ditch and continued on. The vehicle was last seen turning onto 2nd St in Gillett Grove. A Clay County Deputy located the vehicle at 506 2nd St in Gillett Grove. The owner of the vehicle, Gary Findley was not located until the next day at his residence. Findley was cited for failure to maintain control of his vehicle.

CHARGES FILED REF. ACCIDENT

Name: Gary Findley
Address: 506 2nd St, Gillett Grove
Charge: Fail to maintain control
Citation issued: xxx
Placed in Jail:
Charges Pending:
Deputies # 21-2
Date: Oct 4, 2014

COMPLAINTS

Business/Persons Name:
Address:
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Date Complaint Reported: 10/03/2014 at 1900
Date Complaint Occurred: 10/03/2014
Type of Complaint: Warrant Service
Details of Complaint: Subject violated his probation

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Dalles Benjamin Dalles Age: 36
Persons Address: 722 10th Street, Sheldon Iowa 50201
Date/Time of Arrest: 10/03/2014 at 1900
Location of Arrest: Clay County Sheriff’s Office
Arrest Charge: Warrant Service
Details of Arrest: Dalles Benjamin Dodge violated his probation and a warrant issued for his arrest. Dodge was served the warrant for Violating his probation, and processed into 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
Date: 10-3-14

COMPLAINTS

Business/Persons Name:
Address:
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Date Complaint Reported: 10/03/2014
Date Complaint Occurred: 10/03/2014
Type of Complaint: Criminal Mischief 5th Degree
Details of Complaint: An inmate placed grafitti on the walls of the Clay County Jail.

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Chase Douglas Peterson Age: 21
Persons Address: 524 2nd Ave SE, Spencer Iowa 51301
Date/Time of Arrest: 10/03/2014 at 1600
Location of Arrest: Clay County Sheriff’s Office
Arrest Charge: Criminal Mischief 5th Degree (Simple Misd)
Details of Arrest: Peterson was charged with Criminal Mischief for placing grafitti on the walls of the Clay County Jail resulting in damage costs in the amount of $200.00 or less.

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: 10-03-14

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Tina Sue Miller Age: 38
Persons Address: Albert City, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 10-03-14 16:59
Location of Arrest: M54/400th St
Arrest Charge: Warrant for theft 5th
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. The driver was identified as Tina Miller of Albert City. A check of her driver’s license showed she had a warrant out of Buena Vista County for Theft 5th with a cash bond of $300. Miller was arrested and taken to the BV Co line and transferred to a BV Co Deputy.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Citation Given & Released:
Released on Bond:
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate: xx
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
DEPUTIES # 21-10/ 21-4
ACCIDENT LOCATION: 2000 mile of 360th St.
DATE & TIME OF ACCIDENT: 10-3-14/ 0615 hrs.

1st VEHICLE

Drivers name: Garrett Seaman Age: 19
Drivers Address: Spencer, Iowa
Vehicle Description: 1994 Dodge Caravan
Vehicle Damage: $1,500.00
Vehicle Owner: Jeffrey Seaman

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

Seaman was traveling west in the 2000 mile of 360th St. 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: 10-3-14

COMPLAINTS

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

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Matthew John Englert Age: 24
Persons Address: Royal, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 10-2-14/1114 hrs
Location of Arrest: 1200 mile of Clay County road B-40
Arrest Charge: Driving Under Suspension
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy initiated a traffic stop with having prior knowledge of the registered owner's license being suspended. Upon investigation, it was found Englert was driving and was placed under arrest. Englert was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Englert was charged with Driving Under Suspension and Failure to File S.R. Insurance, both Simple Misdemeanors.

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: 10-01-14

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Brittney Collins Age: 25
Persons Address: Royal, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 10-01-14 19:48
Location of Arrest: 1900 Mile B40
Arrest Charge: Drive on a suspended license
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy stopped a vehicle for excessive speed. The Deputy identified the driver as Brittney Collins of Royal. A check of her driver’s license showed it is suspended two times for failure to pay Iowa fines. Collins was arrested and taken to the Clay County Jail. Collins was charged with driving on a suspended Iowa license.

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 # 21-7, 21-3
Date: 10/1/14

COMPLAINTS

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ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Kristoffer Rogers-Grimes Age: 36
Persons Address: 5015 230th Ave Sioux Rapids
Date/Time of Arrest: 09/30/14 2330
Location of Arrest: 5015 230th Ave Sioux Rapids
Arrest Charge: Going armed with intent, reckless use of a firearm, domestic abuse assault.
Details of Arrest: Clay County Deputies responded to a disturbance at 5015 230th Ave where gunshots were fired. An investigation showed 4 shots were fired from a 9mm pistol. 36 Y/O Kristoffer Rogers-Grimes was placed under arrest and transported to the Clay County Jail. He was charged with reckless use of a firearm, going armed with intent, and domestic abuse assault. He was held on $1,000 bond

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/ 21-4
Date: 09-24-14

COMPLAINTS

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ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Jes Rohrbaugh Age: 31
Persons Address: Spencer, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 09-23-14/ 1830 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 2240 485th St.

Arrest Charge: Driving While Barred
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle reference an issue with Rohrbaugh violating his temporary restricted license. Upon investigation, Rohrbaugh was found to be violating his TRL. Rohrbaugh was placed under arrest, transported to the Clay Jail w/o incident and was charged with Driving While Barred, an Aggravated Misdemeanor, Driving Under Suspension and Violation of Conditions of a Restricted License, both Simple Misdemeanors. Rohrbaugh 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:
United States Attorney's Office
Northern District of Iowa
United States Attorney Kevin W. Techau
PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: September 23, 2014

For further information contact: Timothy Duax
(712) 255-6011
Sioux City, Iowa


PLYMOUTH COUNTY MAN SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR METHAMPHETAMINE CONVICTION

A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced September 11, 2014, to more than eleven years in federal prison.

Jason Moore, 30, from LeMars, Iowa, received the prison term after an April 25, 2014, guilty plea to conspiring to distribute methamphetamine.

At the guilty plea, Moore admitted his involvement in a conspiracy from about June of 2012 through March 2013, that distributed more than 500 grams of actual (pure) methamphetamine. During the time period of the conspiracy, Moore lived in Northwest Iowa and sold methamphetamine to various customers in Northwest and Central Iowa. Moore traveled to Des Moines, Iowa one or two times a week to obtain methamphetamine for resale in Central and Northwest Iowa.

Moore was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Donald E. O'Brien. Moore was sentenced to 162 months with credit for 19 months previously served for a current sentence of 143 months' imprisonment. A special assessment of $100 was imposed. He must also serve a 5-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.

Moore is being held in the United States Marshal's custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn S. Wehde and investigated by the Clay County Sheriff's Office, who was assisted by the Iowa Great Lakes Drug Task Force, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Spirit Lake Police Department, Le Mars Police Department, Hawarden Police Department, O'Brien County Sheriff's Office, Sheldon Police Department, and the Central Iowa Drug Task Force.

Court file information is available at
https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl. The case file number is 13-4039.
DEPUTIES # 21-3/ 21-10
ACCIDENT LOCATION: 2400 Mile HWY 18
DATE & TIME OF ACCIDENT: 9-23-14 @ 1648

1st VEHICLE

Drivers name: Erling Anderson Age: 85
Drivers Address: 315 9th Ave, Clarkfield, MN
Vehicle Description: 2013 Chrysler Town & Country
Vehicle Damage: 8,000
Vehicle Owner: Same

2nd VEHICLE
Drivers Name: Larry Saxton Age: 65
Drivers Address: 1701 Union St, Emmetsburg, Ia
Vehicle Description: 2011 Ford Explorer
Vehicle Damage: 9,000
Vehicle Owner: Same

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

INJURIES

None

ACCIDENT DETAILS

Anderson was eastbound on highway 18 when he pulled over to the shoulder of the roadway because he missed his turn. Anderson made a u-turn on the roadway in front of Saxton. Saxton (2nd Vehicle) had nowhere to go and was struck by Anderson (lst Vehicle).

CHARGES FILED REF. ACCIDENT

Name: Erling Anderson
Address: 315 9th Ave, Clarkfield MN
Charge: Making U-turn on curve or hill
Citation issued: X
Placed in Jail:
Charges Pending:
Deputies # 21-10/ 21-3
Date: 9-23-14

COMPLAINTS

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

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Miguel Lopez-Lopez Age: 33
Persons Address: Clarion, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 9-22-14/ 2019 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 4600 mile of Hwy. 71
Arrest Charge: Driving While Revoked
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy conducted a traffic stop for a traffic violation and upon investigation, it was found Lopez-Lopez had a revoked drivers license. Lopez-Lopez was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Lopez-Lopez was charged with No Drivers License and Failure to File S.R. Insurance, both Simple Misdemeanors and Driving While Revoked, a Serious Misdemeanor. Lopez-Lopez 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: XXX
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
Deputies # 21-2
Date: Sep 22, 2014

COMPLAINTS

Business/Persons Name:
Address:
Address of Complaint:
Date Complaint Reported: 09/22/2014 at 0611
Date Complaint Occurred:
Type of Complaint: Warrant Service
Details of Complaint: Subject arrested on an outstanding warrant

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Scott Claire Pederson Age: 19
Persons Address: 1108 11th Street #3 Emmetsburg Iowa 50536
Date/Time of Arrest: 09/22/2014 at 0611
Location of Arrest: Clay County Sheriff’s Office
Arrest Charge: Warrant Service / Theft 5th Degree
Details of Arrest: Pederson was arrested for an outstanding warrant on theft 5th degree.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Citation Given & Released:
Released on Bond: xxx
Held in Jail to Appear before Magistrate: xxx
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
Deputies # 21-2
Date: 9/23/14

COMPLAINTS

Business/Persons Name:
Address:
Address of Complaint:
Date Complaint Reported: 09/05/2014
Date Complaint Occurred: 09/01/2014 to 09/16/2014
Type of Complaint: Harassment By Communication / Harassment 1st Degree
Details of Complaint: The complainant was receiving unwanted telephone calls from an individual leaving phone messages, using obscene language and making threats.


ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Brandon Lee Putnam Age: 30
Persons Address: 233 Apt #1 N. Grand Ave Spencer Iowa 51301
Date/Time of Arrest: 09/22/2014 at 09:48
Location of Arrest: Clay County Sheriff’s Office
Arrest Charge: Harassment 1st Degree (Aggravated Misdemeanor)
Details of Arrest: After a two week investigation on Harassment complaints from the victim, Brandon Lee Putnam was charged and arrested on Harassment by Communication charges for calls made on or around 09/05/2014, and charged and arrested again on 09/22/2014 for Harassment 1st Degree for Threatening calls made on or before 09-15 to 09-16, 2014. A no contact order was also issued and served on Brandon Lee Putnam.

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: 9/20/14

COMPLAINTS

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

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Robert Rowland Age: 66
Persons Address: Milford
Date/Time of Arrest: 9/19/14 1850 Hours
Location of Arrest: 2900 mile Hwy 71
Arrest Charge: Driving while cancelled
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy stopped to assist a disabled vehicle and discovered Robert Rowland, of Milford was operating the vehicle with a cancelled license. He was placed under arrest and transported to the Clay County Jail. He was charged with driving while cancelled and defective tires.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Citation Given & Released:
Released on Bond: X
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.”