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


Deputy # 21-10
Date: 7-21-19

Arrest:

Persons Name: Jack Quinn Age: 20
Location of Arrest: 201 Church St. Royal, Iowa
Details of Arrest: On 7-19-19 at approximately 1645 hrs, Jack Quinn was taken into custody by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office on an active Clay County Warrant for Violation of Probation. Bond was set at $1,000.00 cash or surety.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Held in Clay County Jail:
Released on Bond: XXX
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
DEPUTIES # 21-9
ACCIDENT LOCATION: 2700 BLK HWY 71
DATE & TIME OF ACCIDENT: 7/20/19 4:30pm

1st VEHICLE

Drivers name: Gary Wright Age: 60
Drivers Address: Spirit Lake, IA
Vehicle Description: 2012 Honda
Vehicle Damage: $8,000
Vehicle Owner:

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

INJURIES

None

ACCIDENT DETAILS

Wright was northbound in the 2700 block of Highway 71. Wright is believed to have fallen asleep while driving. Wright drifted left into the center median striking a culvert. Wright’s vehicle stayed in the median and never involved another vehicle. No injuries were reported.

CHARGES FILED REF. ACCIDENT

Name:
Address:
Charge:
Citation issued: Placed in Jail: Charges Pending:
DEPUTIES # 21-10/ 21-1/ 21-2
ACCIDENT LOCATION: 4700 mile of Hwy. 71
DATE & TIME OF ACCIDENT: 0948 hrs/ 7-16-19

1st VEHICLE

Drivers name: Tia Nieland Age: 21
Drivers Address: Auburn, Iowa
Vehicle Description: Black 2015 Ford Fusion
Vehicle Damage: $5,000.00
Vehicle Owner: Donald Nieland

2nd VEHICLE

Drivers Name: Jose Murillo Figueroa Age: 30
Drivers Address: Mesa, Arizona
Vehicle Description: 2018 Nissan Altima
Vehicle Damage: $10,000.00
Vehicle Owner: Ricardo Murillo Figueroa

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

INJURIES: none

ACCIDENT DETAILS:

Unit was traveling south in the 4700 mile of Hwy. 71 and Unit 2 was traveling south behind Unit 1. The driver of Unit 1 saw the uninvolved vehicle in front of her slow very rapidly so she slowed rapidly. The driver of Unit 2 slowed but failed to stop in assured and safe clear distance and rear ended Unit 1.

CHARGES FILED REF. ACCIDENT

Name:
Address:
Charge:
Citation issued: Placed in Jail: Charges Pending: XXX
Deputy # 21-4
Date: 7/19/19

Arrest:

Persons Name: Jesse Partlow Age: 28
Location of Arrest: 4600 mile of 310th Avenue/N14
Details of Arrest: On July 17, 2019 at approximately 8:35 pm, Jesse Partlow was taken into custody by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office on an active Clay County Warrant for violation of parole. Bond was set at no bond.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Held in Clay County Jail: X
Released on Bond:
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
Deputies # 21-10
Date: 7-16-19

COMPLAINTS:

Business/Persons Name: Paul Hersom
Address: 3455 315th Ave. Ruthven, Iowa
Address of Complaint: same
Date Complaint Reported: 7-15-19
Date Complaint Occurred: 7-15-19
Type of Complaint: Unauthorized Use of a Credit Card
Details of Complaint: Paul reported to the Clay County Sheriff's Office that his 16 year old son stole his credit card and made an unauthorized purchase.

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: 16 yr. old juvenile male Age:
Persons Address: 3455 315th Ave.
Date/Time of Arrest: 7-15-19/ 0809 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 3455 315th Ave.
Arrest Charge: Unauthorized Use of a Credit Card
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy responded to the complaint and upon investigation, it was found that the 16 year old juvenile male stole his father's credit card and made an unauthorized $40.00 transaction on the internet. The juvenile male was taken in to custody and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. The juvenile male was cited into juvenile court for Theft 5th, a Simple Misdemeanor and Unauthorized Use of a Credit Card, an Aggravated Misdemeanor, and was released to the custody of his father.
Deputies # 21-10
Date: 7-16-19

COMPLAINTS:

Business/Persons Name: Jason Mobley
Address:
Address of Complaint: 280th Ave. and 370th St.- Dickens, Iowa
Date Complaint Reported: 7-7-19
Date Complaint Occurred: 7-7-19
Type of Complaint: Criminal Mischief
Details of Complaint: Mobley reported a suspicious vehicle parked on 370th St. just east of 280th Avenue with a broken window. Upon the arrival of a Clay County Deputy, it was found the front driver side window and the windshield had been damaged. Upon investigation, it was found some time between 5:00-11:20 a.m. someone stopped and damaged the windows to the vehicle. The investigation is ongoing and charges are anticipated. If anyone has information regarding this incident, please contact the Clay County Sheriff's Office at 712-262-3221.
Deputies # 21-11
Date: 7/10/19

COMPLAINTS

Date Complaint Occurred: 7/10/19
Type of Complaint: Reckless Driver
Details of Complaint: On above date at approximately 12:18PM the Clay County Sheriff's Office received 2 calls about a reckless driver. Both callers stated the vehicle was all over the road and was in the opposite lane of travel. The 2nd caller watched the vehicle pull into a farm drive in the 1700MI of Hwy 18 and stayed in the area until a deputy could arrive.

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Thomas Myers Age:
Persons Address: Spencer, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 7/10/19 @ 12:53PM
Location of Arrest: 1700MI Hwy 18
Arrest Charge: OWI 1st Offense
Details of Arrest: Once the deputy arrived on scene it was found that Myers was passed out behind the wheel of his vehicle. Through investigation it was determined that Myers was operating while intoxicated and placed under arrest.

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/ 21-23
Date: 7-15-19

COMPLAINTS:

Address of Complaint: Fostoria Area on Hwy. 71
Date Complaint Reported: 7-7-19
Date Complaint Occurred: 7-7-19
Type of Complaint: Disturbance
Details of Complaint: The Clay County Sheriff's Office was advised of a disturbance in an moving motor vehicle in which a male passenger was telling the driver to pull over.

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Laura Schmoranz Age: 52
Persons Address: Dewar, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 7-7-19/ 1300 hrs
Location of Arrest: 10 block of w. 8th St. in Spencer, Iowa
Arrest Charge: O.W.I. (1st), Child Endangerment
Details of Arrest: The Clay County County Sheriff's Office responded to the complaint, located the vehicle in Spencer, Iowa and initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle. Upon investigation, it was found the driver, Schmoranz, and the male passenger, James Bedore, had been having a disagreement and both had been consuming alcoholic beverages. Upon further investigation, Schmoranz was run through field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest. Open containers were located in the vehicle in which Bedore was cited and released. Schmoranz was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Schmoranz was charged with O.W.I. (1st), a Serious Misdemeanor, Open Container, a Simple Misdemeanor and Child Endangerment, 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:
Deputies# 21-11 Date: 7/7/19
ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Micah Aden
Dalton Arrends
Age:
Persons Address:
Aden- Rolfe, IA, Arends- Laurens, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 7/7/19 @5:47AM Location of Arrest: 3700MI Hwy 71
Arrest Charge: Aden- Possession controlled substance-marijuana, possession drug paraphernalia, driving while license susp.ended, no insurance and speed

Arends- possession controlled substance-meth 2nd offense, possession drug paraphernalia

Details of Arrest: On the above date and time, a deputy stopped a vehicle being operated by Micah Aden for traveling 82MPH in 55MPB zone on Hwy 71. Through investigation it was determined that Aden did not have a valid license nor insurance on the vehicle. Aden was placed under arrest. A passenger in the vehicle, Dalton Arends, was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and was aJso placed under arrest. A search of the vehicle yielded other items of drug paraphernalia, marijuana and meth. The Sheriffs Office was assisted by the Spencer Police Department and Bud's Service

Disposition of Arrested Person: Citation Given & Released:
Released on Bond:
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate: XXX
DEPUTIES # 21-8, 21-4, & 21-3
ACCIDENT LOCATION: 4600 mile of Highway 71
DATE & TIME OF ACCIDENT: July 13, 2019 @ 4:53 pm

1st VEHICLE

Drivers name: Bruce Postolka Age: 64
Drivers Address: Sioux Rapids, IA
Vehicle Description: 2011 Buick Lacrosse
Vehicle Damage: Disabling Damage
Vehicle Owner: Bruce Postolka

2nd VEHICLE

Drivers Name: Arturo Sanchez Age: 51
Drivers Address: Newell, IA
Vehicle Description: 2005 GMC Envoy
Vehicle Damage: Minor
Vehicle Owner: Zaira Guadalup Martinez Vergara

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

INJURIES

None related to accident

ACCIDENT DETAILS

On July 13, 2019 at and approximately 4:53 pm, Sanchez was traveling southbound in the 4600 mile of Highway 71. Postolka was northbound in the same location. Suffering from a pre-existing medical injury, Postolka was in and out of consciousness. Postolka crossed the center line, crossed back to the proper lane, crossed the center line again, and struck Sanchez.
Deputies # 21-7
Date: 7/12/2019

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: BRADLEY DODGE
Age: 55
Persons Address: SPENCER, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 7/11/2019 @ 10:20 PM
Location of Arrest: 800 BLK OF EAST 8TH ST
Arrest Charge: VIOLATION OF NO CONTACT ORDER
Details of Arrest: ON JULY 10TH, 2019, THE CLAY COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE REICEVED A CALL OF A DISTURBANCE. THE VICTIM REPORTED THAT BRADLEY DODGE WAS SUPPOSED EXCHANGE THEIR CHILD. THERE WAS A DISTRUBANCE THAT WAS VERBAL DURING THE EXCHANGE. UPON FURTHER INVESTIGATION, IT WAS DETERMINED THAT DODGE WAS THE DEFENDANT IN A NO-CONTACT ORDER, BUT ALSO DETERMINED HE VIOLATED THE ORDER NOT ONLY BY THE DISTURBANCE COMPLAINT, BUT ALSO VIA TEXT MESSAGE AND EMAIL. DODGE WAS LOCATED AT HIS RESIDENCE AND TAKEN INTO CUSTODY. THE CLAY COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE WAS ASSISSTED ON SCENE BY THE SPENCER POLICE DEPARTMENT


Disposition of Arrested Person:
Citation Given & Released:
Released on Bond:
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate: XXX
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
Deputy # 21-11
Date: 7/11/19

Arrest:

Persons Name: Dakota Foran Age: 20
Location of Arrest: Clay County Jail
Details of Arrest: On 7/11/19 at approximately 1:40PM, Dakota was taken into custody by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office on an active Clay County Warrant for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bond was set at $600 Cash Only.


Disposition of Arrested Person:
Held in Clay County Jail: XXX
Released on Bond:
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
Deputy # 21-11
Date: 7/10/19

Arrest:

Persons Name: Timothy Vanderhaag Age:
Location of Arrest: Clay County Courthouse
Details of Arrest: On 7/10/19 at approximately 10AM, Timothy was taken into custody by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office on an active Clay County Warrant for Theft 5th. Bond was set at $300.


Disposition of Arrested Person:
Held in Clay County Jail: XXX
Released on Bond:
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
DEPUTIES # 21-9
ACCIDENT LOCATION: Church St & Main St. Webb, IA
DATE & TIME OF ACCIDENT: 07/10/19 @ 6:00pm

1st VEHICLE

Drivers name: Austin Gray Age: 22
Drivers Address: Story City, IA
Vehicle Description: 2006 Kenworth Semi
Vehicle Damage: $10,000
Vehicle Owner: Terminal Solutions LLC

2nd VEHICLE

Drivers Name: Dennis Anderson Age: 72
Drivers Address: Marathon, IA
Vehicle Description: 1999 Ford Explorer
Vehicle Damage: $8,000
Vehicle Owner:

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

INJURIES

None

ACCIDENT DETAILS

Gray was northbound on Church St. from Main St. in Webb. Anderson was southbound on Church St. when he is believed to have lost consciousness veering into the northbound lane of Church St. Anderson collided head-on with Gray. Anderson was transported to the Spencer Hospital by ambulance for non accident related health concerns. No injuries were reported.

CHARGES FILED REF. ACCIDENT

Name:
Address:
Charge:
Citation issued: Placed in Jail: Charges Pending:
Deputy # 21-8
Date: 7-9-19

Arrest:

Persons Name: Christopher Mckee Age: 42
Location of Arrest: Scharnberg Campground
Details of Arrest: On July 9, 2019 at approximately 8:00 a.m., Mckee was taken into custody by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office on an active Osceola and Sioux County Warrant for Forgery. Bond was set at $15,000.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Held in Clay County Jail:
Released on Bond:
Held in Jail for Other Agency: XXX
Deputies # 21-8
Date: 7-9-19

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Amanda Mckee Age: 37
Persons Address: homeless
Date/Time of Arrest: 7-9-19 @0830
Location of Arrest: Scharnberg Campground
Arrest Charge: Possession of Controlled Substance-Meth, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Details of Arrest: Mckee was reported to be intoxicated by a campground host at the campground. Upon investigation by the deputy it was determined that Mckee was intoxicated, and in possession of a Controlled Substance believed to be Methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. She also had a valid warrant for her arrest from Osceola County. She was transported to the jail without incident.

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 # 21-3
Date: 7/9/2019

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: RADLEY GERRITSEN Age: 67
Persons Address: SPENCER, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 7/9/2019 @ 8:37PM
Location of Arrest: 2100 MILE OF 380TH AVENUE
Arrest Charge: OWI 3RD OFFENSE/ SPEEDING/ FAIL TO YIELD TO EMERGENCY VEHICLE/ FAILURE TO MAINTAIN CONTROL
Details of Arrest: A CLAY COUNTY DEPUTY ATTEMPTED TO STOP A GRAY MAZDA FOR TRAVELING 79 IN A 55MPH ZONE. THE DRIVER OF THE MAZDA, RADLEY GERRITSEN, ATTEMPTED TO FLEE FROM THE DEPUTY UNTIL HE LOST CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE AND CAME TO A STOP IN THE 2100 MILE OF 380TH AVENUE. GERRITSEN WAS FOUND TO BE INTOXICATED AND CHARGED ACCORDINGLY

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 # 21-3
Date: 7/4/2019

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: ARMANDO REYES Age: 53
Persons Address: SPENCER, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 7/4/2019 @ 11:56AM
Location of Arrest: 4th ST/GRAND AVE
Arrest Charge: INTERFERENCE W/ OFFICIAL ACTS/ NO DL/ NO INSURANCE/ ARREST WARRANT
Details of Arrest: A CLAY COUNTY DEPUTY INITIATED A TRAFFIC STOP ON A VEHICLE FOR A TRAFFIC VIOLATION. AFTER INVESTIGATION REYES WAS IDENTIFIED AS THE DRIVER AND FOUND TO HAVE A VALID ARREST WARRANT OUT OF NEBRASKA.

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 # 21-11 Date: 7/6/19

ARRESTS:
Persons Name: Ernesto Guerra Age:
Persons Address: Sibley, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 716/19 1:44Hrs
Location of Arrest: 1000MI 350th ST
Arrest Charge: Driving while license suspended, no insurance, harassment of public offical Details of Arrest: On the above date the Clay County Sheriff's Office conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle because the registered owner did not have a valid license. The deputy made contact with the male driver and gave a false name. Through investigation it was determined that Guerra was the male driving and was placed under arrest.
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 # 21-9
Date: 07/08/19

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Ruben Quezada Nuno Age: 55
Persons Address: Claremont, CA
Date/Time of Arrest: 7/6/19
Location of Arrest: 310th Ave Highway 18
Arrest Charge: OWI 1st, Open Contain, & Speed
Details of Arrest: While patroling Highway 18 east of Dickens, a deputy with the Clay County Sheriff's Office stopped a 2004 Ford Mustang traveling 85mph in a 55mph Zone. During the course of the traffic stop, the driver, Ruben Nuno was found to be under the influence of alcohol over the legal limit. Nuno was placed under arrest and taken to the Clay County Jail where he was charged with OWI 1st Offence, Speeding, and Open Container.

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 # 21-11
Date: 7/6/19

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Ernesto Guerra Age:
Persons Address: Sibley, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 7/6/19 @ 1:44Hrs
Location of Arrest: 1000MI 350th ST
Arrest Charge: Driving while license suspended, no insurance, harassment of public offical
Details of Arrest: On the above date the Clay County Sheriff's Office conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle because the registered owner did not have a valid license. The deputy made contact with the male driver and gave a false name. Through investigation it was determined that Guerra was the male driving and was placed under arrest.

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: 7-6-19

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Mark Hayes Age: 64
Persons Address: Everly, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 7-2-19/ 1622 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 3500 mile of 190th Ave.
Arrest Charge: O.W.I. (1st)
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy initated a traffic stop on a vehicle and upon investigation, it was found the driver, Hayes, had been consuming alcoholic beverages. Hayes was run through a series of field sobriety tests in which he failed. Hayes was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Hayes was charged with O.W.I. (1st), a Serious Misdemeanor, and No Insurance and No Drivers License, both Simple Misdemeanors. Hayes was held to appear before the Magistrate.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Citation Given & Released:
Released on Bond:
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate:
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
Deputies # 21-8
Date: 7-4-2019

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Jose Ricardo Diaz Age: 38
Persons Address: Spencer, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 7-4-19 @ 2:41 p.m.
Location of Arrest: 10 Block of W. 18th Street Spencer
Arrest Charge: Driving While License Suspended
Details of Arrest: Diaz was operating a motor vehicle in the 10 Block of W. 18th Street in Spencer. A Deputy observed him driving a vehicle and conducted a traffic stop on his vehicle. His license status was Suspended, and he was arrested at this time. He was placed under arrest by the deputy and transported to the Clay County Jail without incidednt

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 # 21-8

ACCIDENT LOCATION: 2700 Mile of Highway 71
DATE & TIME OF ACCIDENT: 7/3/2019 4:54 p.m.

1st VEHICLE

Drivers name: Janelle Graves Age: 23
Drivers Address: Spencer, IA
Vehicle Description: 2006 Pontiac G6
Vehicle Damage: $2,500
Vehicle Owner: Janelle Graves

2nd VEHICLE

Drivers Name: Jamie Kruse Age: 44
Drivers Address: Spencer, IA
Vehicle Description: 2019 Chevrolet Silverado
Vehicle Damage: $1,000
Vehicle Owner: Jamie Kruse

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

INJURIES

None

ACCIDENT DETAILS

Driver 1 admitted that she and unit 2 were both North bound in the 2700 mile of Highway 71. Driver of unit 1 stated at the intersection of 270th Street she decided that she wanted to suddenly make a right turn onto 270th Street. She stated that she made an abrupt lane change to the outside lane, and struck unit 2. The driver of unit 2 stated that he was in the outside lane, and unit 1 abruptly tried to come into his lane and struck the driver side of his vehicle. No injuries were reported as a result of the accident.

CHARGES FILED REF. ACCIDENT

Name: Janelle Graves
Address: Spencer, IA
Charge: Improper Lane Change
Citation issued: XXX Placed in Jail: Charges Pending:
Deputies # 21-8
Date: 7-3-2019

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Derek Robert Lewis Age: 30
Persons Address: Hartley, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 7-3-19 @ 1:10 p.m.
Location of Arrest: 1200 Mile of 330th Street
Arrest Charge: 2 counts of Driving While License Suspended, Failure to Maintain Control, No Proof of Insurance Accident Related.
Details of Arrest: Lewis was operating a motor vehicle in the 1200 mile of 330th Street. He lost control of his vehicle and entered the South ditch. Lewis left the scene before Deputies arrived. Lewis then returned to the scene to try to recover his vehicle, and was driving a different vehicle this time. Deputies observed him driving the second vehicle and conducted a traffic stop on his vehicle. His license status was Suspended, and he was arrested at this time. He was placed under arrest by the deputy and transported to the Clay County Jail without incidednt

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Citation Given & Released:
Released on Bond: x
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate:
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
Deputy # 21-10
Date: 7-2-19

Arrest:

Persons Name: Julius Blakeley Age: 25
Location of Arrest: 3115 W. 4th St. Spencer, Iowa
Details of Arrest: On 7-2-19 at approximately 1442 hrs, Julius Blakeley was taken into custody by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office on an active Clay County Warrant for Violation of Release. Bond was set at No Bond.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Held in Clay County Jail: XXX
Released on Bond:
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
Deputy # 21-10
Date: 7-2-19

Arrest:

Persons Name: Bradley Kots Age: 22
Location of Arrest: 3115 W. 4th St. Spencer, Iowa
Details of Arrest: On 7-2-19 at approximately 1334 hrs., Bradley Kots was taken into custody by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office on an active Clay County Warrant for Violation of Release. Bond was set at $5,000.00 cash.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Held in Clay County Jail: XXX
Released on Bond:
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
Deputy # 21-10
Date: 7-2-19

Arrest:

Persons Name: Austin Muilenburg Age: 25
Location of Arrest: 3115 W. 4th St. Spencer, Iowa
Details of Arrest: On 7-2-19 at approximately 1432 hrs., Austin Muilenburg was taken into custody by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office on an active (South Dakota) Clark County Warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance. Bond was set at $0.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Held in Clay County Jail:
Released on Bond:
Held in Jail for Other Agency: XXX
Deputy # 21-10
Date: 7-2-19

Arrest:

Persons Name: Justin Vargas Age: 32
Location of Arrest: 3115 W. 4th St. Spencer, Iowa

Details of Arrest: On 7-2-19 at approximately 11:07 a.m., Justin Vargas was taken into custody by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office on an active (South Dakota) Clark County Warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance. Bond was set at $0.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Held in Clay County Jail:
Released on Bond:
Held in Jail for Other Agency: XXX
On May 9, 2019, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office investigated a drive-by shooting at the Country Villa trailer court at 3655 240th Ave in Clay County. It was determined that a residence was struck multiple times by a suspect shooting from a vehicle while on the roadway adjacent to the trailer court. A subsequent investigation involving the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Division of Narcotics Enforcement, and the Spencer Police Department resulted in a search warrant being conducted at Travis Mattson’s residence in Spencer, Iowa and Mattson’s arrest on May 11, 2019. This investigation led to Mattson being prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office in Sioux City, Iowa, the details of which can be found below.

PRESS RELEASE
For further information Timothy.Duax@usdoj.gov
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (712) 255-6011
Date: 7/2/2019 Sioux City, Iowa

Spencer Man to Federal Prison for Meth and Gun Convictions
Shot at drug customer’s home, and fortified his own residence to protect his drugs and guns

A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine and possessed guns was sentenced June 28, 2019, to 19 years in federal prison.

Travis Wayne Mattson, age 35, from Spencer, Iowa, received the prison term after a November 26, 2018, guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

At the guilty plea, Mattson admitted his involvement in a conspiracy that from January, 2017, through approximately May 11, 2018, distributed nearly 10 pounds of methamphetamine mixture in the Spencer, Iowa area. Mattson kept his methamphetamine and drug proceeds in safes inside his home. Evidence also showed that on one occasion Mattson fired multiple rounds at a drug customer’s residence. During a search warrant of Mattson’s residence, law enforcement located methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, a digital scale, 9mm rounds of ammunition, a bullet proof vest, and two guns. Evidence at the sentencing further showed that Mattson installed metal and wood barricades to fortify his residence as well as security cameras to monitor entrances to the residence.

Mattson was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand. Mattson was sentenced to 228 months’ imprisonment. He must also serve a 4-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the

federal system. Mattson 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 Mikala Steenholdt and investigated by the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Iowa Department of Criminalistics Investigation, Spencer Police Department, Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa Great Lakes Drug Task Force, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives,
H.E.A.T. team, and the Clay County Attorney’s Office

Court file information at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl.
The case file number is 18-4043. Follow us on Twitter @USAO_NDIA
Deputies # 21-8
Date: 6-30-2019

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Denise Engelhart Age: 37
Persons Address: Ruthven, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 6-30-19 @ 5:03 p.m.
Location of Arrest: 2700 Mile of Highway 18
Arrest Charge: Possession of a Controlled Substance
Details of Arrest: Engelhart was stopped by a deputy for a traffic offense. During the course of the stop, it was discovered that Engelhart was in possession of a controlled substance-Marijuana. She was placed under arrest by the deputy and transported to the Clay County Jail without incidednt
Deputy # 21-9
Date: 7/2/19

Arrest:

Persons Name: Tony Putzier Jr. Age: 27
Location of Arrest: Clay County Sheriff's Office
Details of Arrest: On 7/1/19 at approximately 5:00pm, Tony Putzier Jr. was taken into custody by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office on an active Clay County Warrant for Parole Violation. Bond was set at NO Bond.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Held in Clay County Jail: XXX
Released on Bond:
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
Deputies # 21-4
Date: June 25, 2018 (, 8:10 pm

ARRESTS:
Persons Name: Gabriel Hall Age: 35
Persons Address: Spirit Lake
Date/Time of Arrest: June 25, 2019 *8:10 pm
Location of Arrest: Clay County Jail
Arrest Charge: Mittimus Warrant
Details of Arrest: On June 25, 2019 at approximately 8:10 pm, Gabriel Hall was served a valid Clay County mittimus warrant in the Clay County Jail. Hall was transported to the Clay County Jail from the Osceola County Jail earlier that day.
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 # 21-4
Date: June 30, 2019

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Tyson Zellaha Age: 35
Persons Address: Spencer
Date/Time of Arrest: June 29, 2019 @ 1:30 am
Location of Arrest: 3100 mile of Highway 71
Arrest Charge: OWI - 1st Offense
Details of Arrest: On June 29, 2019 at approximately 1:30 am, a Clay County Deputy initaited a traffic stop in the 3100 mile of HIghway 71 with a vehicle that was traveling faster than the posted speed limit. The deputy met with the driver of the 1991 GMC Sierra, Tyson Zellaha. During the course of the stop, it was determined Zellaha was under the influence of alcohol. Zellaha was placed under arrest for operating while intoxicated - 1st offense, and was transported to the Clay County Jail to appear before a magistrate.

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 # 21-4
ACCIDENT LOCATION: 2600 mile of Highway 18
DATE & TIME OF ACCIDENT: June 28, 2019 @ 11:00 pm

1st VEHICLE

Drivers name: Cari Crooks Age: 54
Drivers Address: Spencer
Vehicle Description: 2018 Subaru Outback
Vehicle Damage: Severe
Vehicle Owner: Cari Crooks

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

On June 28, 2019 at approximately 11:00 pm, Crooks was westbound in the 2600 mile of Highway 18 and struck a deer in the roadway.

CHARGES FILED REF. ACCIDENT

Name:
Address:
Charge:
Citation issued: Placed in Jail: Charges Pending:
Deputies # 21-11
Date: 6/27/19

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Chad Cookinham
Age:
Persons Address: Spirit Lake, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 6/27/19 @ 1:22PM
Location of Arrest: Fostoria, IA
Arrest Charge: Clay County Arrest Warrant for Theft
Details of Arrest: Cookinham was taken into custody by the Clay County Sheriff's Office and was transported to the Clay County Jail. Cookinham had an active arrest warrant out of Clay County for Theft.

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 # 21-11
ACCIDENT LOCATION: 3200MI 380th ST
DATE & TIME OF ACCIDENT: 6/27/19 @ 9AM

1st VEHICLE

Drivers name: Madisen Schany Age:
Drivers Address: Ruthven, IA
Vehicle Description: 2014 Ford Explorer
Vehicle Damage: Totaled
Vehicle Owner: Same

2nd VEHICLE

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

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

INJURIES

Possibly Minor Injuries

ACCIDENT DETAILS

On the above date and time, Clay County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a single vehicle rollover. Upon deputies arrival the vehicle was on it’s top and the female driver was still inside. Through investigation it was determined that she was headed westbound on 380th St and loss control. She entered the ditch on the south side of the road causing her vehicle to roll onto its top. Schany was not secured by a seat belt and was transported to Spencer Hospital with minor injuries. Clay County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Dickens Fire, Ruthven Fire, Spencer Ambulance and Bud’s Service.

CHARGES FILED REF. ACCIDENT

Name:
Address:
Charge:
Citation issued: Placed in Jail: Charges Pending:
Deputies # 21-7 & 21-9
Date: 6/23/19

COMPLAINTS

Business/Persons Name:
Address:
Address of Complaint: 4535 Highway 71 Sioux Rapids, IA
Date Complaint Reported: 06/23/19
Date Complaint Occurred:
Type of Complaint: Underage Party
Details of Complaint: The Clay County Sheriff's Office received a complaint of an underage alcohol party occurring at 4535 Highway 71. The Clay County Sheriff's Office were assisted by the Buena Vista County Sheriff's Office and the Spencer Police Department. Upon arrival, it was determined that there were numerous people under the age of 21 that were found to be in possession of alcohol. The incident is still under investigation and additional arrests are likely.

Deputies also made contact with Victor Vincent Perez – Martinez of Hull, IA. Victor had an active warrant out of Sioux County. The warrant was an order revoking his probation and mandating Victor to serve 75 days in the Sioux County Jail.


The following were cited and released for Possession of Alcohol Under the Legal Age of 21:

Dylan Elliott Rutter (20) of Spencer, IA
Abigail Kristine Wagner (18) of Algona, IA
Alicia Marie Rosales (18) of Spencer, IA
Brooke Lynn Lilly (20) of Le Mars, IA
Emma Mae Schmidt (19) of Spencer, IA
Matthew Jene Nasers (20) of Paullina, IA
Zaccary Dean Mann (18) of Stuart, IA
Koby Wayne Steffens (18) of Sloan, IA
Payton James Hayden (18) of Rossie, IA
Chanceller Allan Steelman (18) of Spencer, IA
16 year old Juvenile Female from Merril, IA
DEPUTY # Mehan 21-5
ACCIDENT LOCATION: 2000 Mile of 400th Street
DATE & TIME OF ACCIDENT: 6-19-2019 A 11:11p.m.
1st VEHICLE
Drivers name: Patricia Zimmerman Age: 19
Drivers Address: 308 Southmoor Dr – Spencer, Ia - 51301
Vehicle Description: 2017 Jeep Compass
Vehicle Damage: $8000
Vehicle Owner: Same
2" VEHICLE
Drivers Name: Age:
Drivers Address:
Vehicle Description:
Vehicle Damage:
Vehicle Owner:
IF ANY OTHER VEHICLES INVOLVED....SEE ATTACHED 2ND NEWS RELEASE
INJURIES
None reported
ACCIDENT DETAILS
On Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 at 11:12p.m. The Clay County Sheriffs Office was called to the 2000 mile of 400th Street for a report of a car/deer collision. Upon investigation, id was determined that Patricia Zimmerman (19) of Spencer, Ia was driving her 2017 Jeep Compass eastbound in the 2000 mile of 400th Street when a deer entered the roadway. The Zimmerman vehicle struck the deer causing an estimated $8000 damage. No injuries were reported at the scene.
CHARGES FILED REF. ACCIDENT

Name:
Address:
Charge:
Citation issued: Placed in Jail: Charges Pending:
Deputies # 21-11
Date: 6/22/19

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Krissy Smith
Age:
Persons Address: Spencer, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 6/22/19 @ 5PM
Location of Arrest: Clay County Jail
Arrest Charge: Arrest Warrant
Details of Arrest: On the above date and time, Smith turned herself into the jail. She had an active arrest warrant for possession of controlled substance- Methamphetamine 1st Offense.

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 # 21-11
Date: 6/12/19

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Edwin Gonzalez
Stella Gore Age:
Persons Address: Gonzalez- Hartley
Gore-Milford
Date/Time of Arrest: Gonzalez- 6/12/19 @ 6:15PM
Gore- 6/18/19 @ 4:10PM
Location of Arrest: 3400MI 145th Ave
Arrest Charge: Gonzalez- Driving with Suspended License, No Insurance
Gore- Possession Controlled Substance 3rd Offense- Meth, PCS 3rd Offense-Marijuana, Possession Drug Paraphernalia.
Details of Arrest: On 6/12/19 at approximately 6PM A Clay County Deputy observed Edwin Gonzalez operating a motor vehicle near Scharnberg Park. The Deputy knew Gonzalez did not have a valid driver's license. Upon a traffic stop Gonzalez was placed under arrest. The Clay County K-9 was deployed on the vehicle and alerted on the vehicle. The vehicle was then towed to the Sheriff's Office impound lot. On 6/13/19 a search warrant was applied for and granted for the vehicle. Upon a search several items of drug paraphernalia along with meth and marijuana were located. Through investigation it was determined that the items belonged to the vehicle's owner, Stella Gore. Arrest warrants were issued for Gore. On 6/18/19 Gore was arrested at the Sheriff's Office on those warrants.


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 # 21-11
Date: 6/18/19

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Patrill Ellis Age:
Persons Address:
Date/Time of Arrest: 6/18/19
Location of Arrest: Clay County Jail
Arrest Charge: Arrest Warrant
Details of Arrest: Ellis had an active parole violation arrest warrant out of Clay County. He was transported to the Clay County Jail by the Iowa Department of Corrections. He was served the warrant and is being held with 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 # 21-11
Date: 6/21/19

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Chad Hinners Age:
Persons Address: Spencer, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 6/3/19 @ 12PM
Location of Arrest: Clay County Courthouse
Arrest Charge:
Details of Arrest: On 6/3/19 Hinners was sentenced to 2 years incarceration with the Iowa Department of Correcrtions after being convicted of Domestic Abuse Causing Injury, 2nd Offense. Deputies placed Hinners into handcuffs and transported him to the Clay County Jail where he awaits transportation to prison.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Citation Given & Released:
Released on Bond:
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate:
Held in Jail for Other Agency: XXX
DEPUTY # Mehan 21-5
ACCIDENT LOCATION: 2000 Mile of 400th Street
DATE & TIME OF ACCIDENT: 6-19-2019 @ 11:11p.m.

1st VEHICLE

Drivers name: Patricia Zimmerman Age: 19
Drivers Address: 308 Southmoor Dr – Spencer, Ia - 51301
Vehicle Description: 2017 Jeep Compass
Vehicle Damage: $8000
Vehicle Owner: Same

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 reported

ACCIDENT DETAILS

On Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 at 11:12p.m. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office was called to the 2000 mile of 400th Street for a report of a car/deer collision. Upon investigation, it was determined that Patricia Zimmerman (19) of Spencer, Ia was driving her 2017 Jeep Compass eastbound in the 2000 mile of 400th Street when a deer entered the roadway. The Zimmerman vehicle struck the deer causing an estimated $8000 damage. No injuries were reported at the scene.

CHARGES FILED REF. ACCIDENT

Name:
Address:
Charge:
Citation issued: Placed in Jail: Charges Pending:
Deputies # 21-11
Date: 6/17/19

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Robert Schade Age:
Persons Address: Royal, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 6/17/19 @ 3PM
Location of Arrest: 300Blk Meadow St Royal, IA
Arrest Charge: Arrest Warrant for Theft 5th Degree
Details of Arrest: Clay County Sheriff's Office conducted a warrant check in the 300 blk of Meadow St in Royal attempting to locate Robert Schade. Schade had a valid arrest warrant out of Clay County for Theft 5th Degree. Schade was located and placed under arrest and 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 # 21-11
Date: 6/12/19

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Cari Bergstrom Age:
Persons Address: Sheldon, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 6/12/19 @ 10:12AM
Location of Arrest:
Arrest Charge: Warrant for Failure to Appear for Sentencing Bond $5,000 Cash Only
Details of Arrest: Bergstrom was in custody of the O'Brien County Jail. She was released and O'Brien County transported her to the Clay County line and Clay County transported her to the 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 # 21-10 / 21-17 I.S.P. #98
Date: 6-17-19

COMPLAINTS

Business/Persons Name: Ranae Sturgill
Address: 4030 310th Ave. Dickens, Iowa
Address of Complaint: same
Date Complaint Reported: 6-13-19
Date Complaint Occurred: 6-13-19
Type of Complaint: Disturbance
Details of Complaint: Ranae called in a complaint reference Tyler Sturgill giving her husband Edward a fat lip and pulling a knife on him.

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Tyler Sturgill Age: 25
Persons Address: 4030 310th Ave. Dickens, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 6-13-19/ 2348 hrs.
Location of Arrest: Same Above
Arrest Charge: Domestic Abuse Assault-Displaying or Using a Dangerous Weapon/ Carrying Weapons
Details of Arrest: The Clay County Sheriff's Office responded to the complaint and was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol. Upon investigation, it was found an altercation occurred and a knife was pulled. Sturgill was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Sturgill was charged with Carrying Weapons and Domestic Abuse Assault-Displaying or Using a Dangerous Weapon, both Aggravated Misdemeanors. Sturgill was held w/o bond to appear before the Magistrate.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Citation Given & Released:
Released on Bond:
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate:
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
DEPUTIES # 21-11
ACCIDENT LOCATION: 240th Ave and 440th ST
DATE & TIME OF ACCIDENT: 06/13/19 @ 1PM

1st VEHICLE

Drivers name: Ronald Neulieb
Age:
Drivers Address: Alta, IA
Vehicle Description: 2016 F-150
Vehicle Damage: $6,000
Vehicle Owner: Same

2nd VEHICLE

Drivers Name: Iona Huffman Age:
Drivers Address: Sioux Rapids, IA
Vehicle Description: 07 Explorer
Vehicle Damage: $9,000
Vehicle Owner: Same

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

INJURIES

Wesley Huffman- Minor Injuries transported to Spencer Hospital by Ambulance

ACCIDENT DETAILS

Deputies were called to the above intersection for a motor vehicle crash. It was determined that Neulieb was Eastbound on 440th ST attempting to make a left hand turn onto 240th Ave. Neulieb did not see Huffman who was traveling Westbound on 44th ST. Huffman collided with Neulieb causing both vehicle to have major damage. Both vehicles were towed away.

CHARGES FILED REF. ACCIDENT

Name: Ronald Neulieb
Address:
Charge: Fail to yield upon left turn
Citation issued: XXX Placed in Jail: Charges Pending:
DEPUTY # Mehan 21-5
ACCIDENT LOCATION: 4500 block of Hwy 71
DATE & TIME OF ACCIDENT: 6-15-2019 @ 3:10 a.m.

1st VEHICLE

Drivers name: Brady Cressler Age: 20
Drivers Address: 11808 610th St – Fonda, Ia – 50540
Vehicle Description: 2012 Chevrolet Camaro
Vehicle Damage: $1500
Vehicle Owner: Same

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

On the morning of Saturday, June 15th, 2019, at 3:10 a.m. the Clay County Sheriff’s Office was called to the 4500 block of Hwy 71 for a report of a car/animal collison. Upon investigation at the scene, it was determined that Brady Cressler (20) of Fonda, Ia was driving his 2012 Chevrolet Camaro southbound in the 4500 block of Hwy 71 when a raccoon entered the roadway and Cressler struck the animal. No injuries were reported during the investigation and damages were estimated at $1500 to the Cressler vehicle.

CHARGES FILED REF. ACCIDENT

Name:
Address:
Charge:
Citation issued: Placed in Jail: Charges Pending:
Deputies # Mehan 21-5
Date: 6-16-2019

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Jerry Scharnberg Age: 49
Persons Address: 4290 270th Ave - Greenville, Ia - 51343
Date/Time of Arrest: 6-16-2019 @ 8:17 p.m.
Location of Arrest: Spencer Hospital
Arrest Charge: Domestic Assault - 2nd Offense - Aggravated Misdemeanor
Details of Arrest: On Sunday, June 16th, 2019 at 7:26 p.m. the Clay County Sheriff's Office was called to the Spencer Hospital for a report of a domestic assault that had occurred earlier in the evening. Following an investigation, Jerry Scharnberg (49) of Greenville, Ia was arrested for Domestic Assault - 2nd Offense, an aggravated misdemeanor. Scharnberg was transported without incident to the Clay County Jail where he was booked and is currently awaiting his initial appearance before the judge. The Clay County Sheriff's Office was assisted at the hospital by the Spencer Police Department.

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 # 21-8
Date: 6-15-2019

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Brenda Lee Stone Age: 48
Persons Address: Ruthven, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 6-15-19 @ 4:03 p.m.
Location of Arrest: Spencer
Arrest Charge: Driving While Suspended, No Proof of Insurance
Details of Arrest: Stone was stopped by a deputy. During the course of the stop, it was discovered that Stone's drivers licenses was currently Suspended. She was placed under arrest by the deputy and transported to the Clay County Jail without incidednt

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 # 21-4
ACCIDENT LOCATION: 3000 mile of N18/330th Street
DATE & TIME OF ACCIDENT: June 16, 2019 @ 8:30 am

1st VEHICLE

Drivers name: Tyrell Gibson Age: 23
Drivers Address: Ruthven, IA
Vehicle Description: Gray, 2004, Chevy Tahoe
Vehicle Damage: Severe/Totaled
Vehicle Owner:


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

INJURIES

Minor

ACCIDENT DETAILS

On June 16, 2019 at approximately 8:30 am, Gibson was northbound in a gray, 2004, Chevrolet Tahoe, in the 3000 mile of N18/330th Avenue. Gibson entered the shoulder of the roadway at highway speed. After attempting to correct the vehicle, he lost control, struck a no passing sign while entering the east ditch, and rolled one time. Gibson was transported to the Spencer Emergency Room for minor injuries. Gibson was cited for failure to maintain control.

CHARGES FILED REF. ACCIDENT

Name: Tyrell Gibson
Address: Ruthven, IA
Charge: Failure to maintain control
Citation issued: X Placed in Jail: Charges Pending:
Deputies # 21-11
Date: 6/12/19

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Cari Bergstrom Age:
Persons Address: Sheldon, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 6/12/19 @ 10:12AM
Location of Arrest:
Arrest Charge: Warrant for Failure to Appear for Sentencing Bond $5,000 Cash Only
Details of Arrest: Bergstrom was in custody of the O'Brien County Jail. She was released and O'Brien County transported her to the Clay County line and Clay County transported her to the 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 # Mehan 21-5
Date: 6-11-2019

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Tyler Rienhardt Age: 26
Persons Address: 110 4th St SE Apt 304 - Spencer, Ia - 51301
Date/Time of Arrest: 6-11-2019 @ 6:19 p.m.
Location of Arrest: 2800 block of Hwy 18
Arrest Charge: Driving without a Valid Iowa License
Speed Violation
Details of Arrest: On Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 at approximately 5:58 p.m. the Clay County Sheriff's Office initiated a traffic stop in the 2800 block of Hwy 18 on a brown Buick Enclave. During the traffic stop, it was determined that the driver, Tyler Rienhardt (26) of Spencer, Ia, did not possess a valid driver's license. Rienhardt was subsequently placed under arrest and transported to the Clay County Jail where he was booked and is awaiting his initial appearance before the judge. Rienhardt was also cited and given a court date for the speed violation.

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 # 21-9
Date: 06/07/2019

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Jerry Allen Voss Age: 51
Persons Address: Jackson, MN
Date/Time of Arrest: 6/7/19 @ 3:45pm
Location of Arrest: Fostoria, Iowa
Arrest Charge: Arrest Warrant - Probation Violation
Details of Arrest: Voss was arrested in Dickinson County and transported to Fostoria where a Clay County Deputy took Voss into custody and transported him to the Clay County Jail. Voss' Bail is set at $5,000 cash only.

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
ACCIDENT LOCATION: 2600 mile of Hwy. 18
DATE & TIME OF ACCIDENT: 6-7-19

1st VEHICLE

Drivers name: Darin Garman Age: 52
Drivers Address: Marion, Iowa
Vehicle Description: 2014 Toyota 4-Runner
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

none

ACCIDENT DETAILS

Unit 1 was traveling west in the 2600 mile of Hwy. 18 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
ACCIDENT LOCATION: 4400 mile of 290th Ave.
DATE & TIME OF ACCIDENT: 6-7-19/ 2149 hrs.

1st VEHICLE

Drivers name: Elisabeth Vanderhoff Age: 33
Drivers Address: Sioux Rapids, Iowa
Vehicle Description: 2006 Chevy Tahoe
Vehicle Damage: $3,500.00
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

none

ACCIDENT DETAILS

Unit 1 was traveling south in the 4400 mile of 290th Ave. 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: 6-9-19


ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Lucas Flannegan Age: 33
Persons Address: Ruthven, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 6-9-19/ 2019 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 3200 mile of Hwy. 18
Arrest Charge: Driving Under Suspension
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy initiated a traffic stop for a speeding violation and upon investigation, it was found that the driver, Flannegan, had a suspended drivers license. Flannegan was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Flannegan was charged with Speeding and Driving Under Suspension, both Simple Misdemeanors, and was released on a $300.00 cash 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: 6-10-19

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Darchele Groce Age: 55
Persons Address: Storm Lake, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 6-9-19/ 0301 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 4600 mile of Hwy. 71
Arrest Charge: O.W.I. (1st)
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy initiated a traffic stop for a speeding violation. Upon investigation, it was found that Groce had been consuming alcoholic beverages. Groce was run through several field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest. Groce was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Groce was charged with O.W.I. (1st), a Serious Misdemeanor, Open Container and Speeding, both Simple Misdemeanors. Groce was held to appear before the Magistrate.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Citation Given & Released:
Released on Bond:
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate:
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
CLAY COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
NEWS RELEASE FOR CRIMINAL
COMPLAINTS & ARRESTS

Deputies # Mehan 21-5
Date: 6-6-2019

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Neil Duncan Age: 62
Persons Address: 212 1/2 S. Grand Ave - Spencer, Ia - 51301
Date/Time of Arrest: 6-6-2019 @ 1612hrs.
Location of Arrest: 212 1/2 S. Grand Ave - Spencer, Ia - 51301
Arrest Charge: Clay County Warrant - OC of Criminal Mischief - 4th Degree - Serious Misdemeanor
Details of Arrest: On the afternoon of June 6th, 2019, at 4:12 p.m. the Clay County Sheriff's Office arrested Neil Duncan (62) of Spencer, Ia on a valid Clay County arrest warrant, original charge of Criminal Mischief - 4th degree, a serious misdemeanor. The warrant was a result of an investigation into damage to a vehicle that occurred on May 28th, 2019, in the 2800 block of 340th street that caused an estimated $384.77. Duncan was unable to provide the $1000 cash-or-surety bond and subsequently transported to the Clay County Jail where he awaits his initial appearance before a judge.

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# 21-4
Date: June 6, 2019

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Tim Warden Age: 38
Persons Address: Peterson
Date/Time of Arrest: June 6, 2019 (a), 7:20 am Location of Arrest: Highway 10 & 100th Avenue Arrest Charge: Driving while license suspended
Details of Arrest: On June 6, 2019 at approximately 7:20 am a Clay County Deputy was running stationary radar in the 10 block of 2nd Street/Highway 10 in Peterson, Iowa, when he observed Warden drive by him, traveling westbound, in a 2002 Hyundai Elantra. The deputy knew from prior knowledge Warden's driver's license was suspended. After confirming that information through dispatch, the deputy initiated a traffic stop at the intersection of Highway 10 and 100th Avenue. Warden was placed under arrest and transported to the Clay County Jail with no 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 # 21-11
Date: 6/4/19

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Ashley Call Age:
Persons Address: Spencer, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 6/4/19 @ 9:56AM
Location of Arrest: Clay County Courthouse
Arrest Charge: Arrest Warrant
Details of Arrest: Deputies were called to the courthouse for a female who was there and she had 2 active warrants out of Clay County. Both were for failure to appear for pretrial confrence. She was placed under arrest and 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:
CLAY COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
NEWS RELEASE FOR CRIMINAL
COMPLAINTS & ARRESTS

Deputies # 21-11
Date: 6/4/19

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Jazie Dee Lowe Age: ?????
Persons Address: Spencer, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 6/4/19 @ 9:34AM
Location of Arrest: Clay County Jail
Arrest Charge: Arrest Warrant
Details of Arrest: On the above date Jazie Lowe turned herself in to the Clay County Jail on 2 active arrest warrants.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Citation Given & Released:
Released on Bond: XXX
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate:
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
CLAY COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
NEWS RELEASE FOR CRIMINAL
COMPLAINTS & ARRESTS

Deputies # 21-11
Date: 6/4/19

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Jonathan Guider Age:
Persons Address: Sioux City,IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 6/4/19
Location of Arrest: Clay County Jail
Arrest Charge: 3 warrants for probation violation total bond $4,000 cash only
Details of Arrest: Guider was transported to the Clay County Jail from the Woodbury County Jail after being arrested on a total of 3 warrants for probation violation.

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.”