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


Deputies # 21-7
Date: 3/21/2019

COMPLAINTS

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

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: STACY BAAS
Age: 53
Persons Address: ROSSIE, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 3/7/2019 2:48 PM
Location of Arrest: 270TH ST AND HIGHWAY 71
Arrest Charge: DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED AND CONTRABAND IN A CORRECTIONAL FACILITY(D FELONY)
Details of Arrest: ON MARCH 7TH, 2019 APPROXIMATELY 2:48 PM, A CLAY COUNTY DEPUTY OBSERVED A BUS ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. THE DEPUTY MADE CONTACT WITH THE DRIVER, LATER IDENTIFIED AS STACY BAAS. UPON INVESTIGATION, IT WAS DETERMINED THAT BAAS' DRIVER'S LICENSE WAS UNDER SUSPENSION. BAAS WAS PLACED UNDER ARREST. ONCE AT THE JAIL, BAAS WAS FOUND TO BE IN POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE. BAAS WAS BOOKED INTO THE CLAY COUNTY JAIL WITHOUT INCIDENT.

Disposition of Arrested Person:
Citation Given & Released:
Released on Bond:
Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate: X
Held in Jail for Other Agency:
DEPUTIES # 21-10
ACCIDENT LOCATION: Hwy 71 and 410th St.
DATE & TIME OF ACCIDENT: 3-16-19/ 0737 hrs.

1st VEHICLE

Drivers name: Brad Pierson Age: 56
Drivers Address: Spencer, Iowa
Vehicle Description: 2017 Dodge Ram Promaster Van
Vehicle Damage: $2,800.00
Vehicle Owner: Lease Plan U.S.A. LT

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 4000 mile of Hwy. 71. Upon approaching the intersection of 410th St., a dog ran into the roadway and Unit 1 struck the dog.

CHARGES FILED REF. ACCIDENT

Name:
Address:
Charge:
Citation issued: Placed in Jail: Charges Pending:
Deputies # 21-10
Date: 3-17-19

COMPLAINTS

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

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Michael Sehman Age: 44
Persons Address: Milford, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 3-16-19/ 1305 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 1800 mile of 400th St.
Arrest Charge: Driving Under Suspension
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy initated a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation and upon investigation, it was found Sehman was violating his temporary restricted license which reverted his driver license status to its original status of suspended. Sehman was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Sehman was charged with Driving Under Suspension, Speeding and Violation of Conditions of a Restricted License, all Simple Misdemeanors. Sehman was released on a $320.63 cash bond.
Deputies # 21-10
Date: 3-17-19

COMPLAINTS

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

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Glenn Muckey Age: 37
Persons Address: 2745 160th Ave. Everly, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 3-16-19/ 1515 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 3115 W. 4th St. Spencer, Iowa
Arrest Charge: Clay County Arrest Warrant-Violation of Probation
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy met Muckey and took him into custody. The warrant was served and Muckey was alter released on a $2,000.00 cash only 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: 3-17-19

COMPLAINTS

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

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Danny Jurries Jr. Age: 32
Persons Address: Linn Grove, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 3-17-19/ 1448 hrs.
Location of Arrest: Hwy. 10 just west of Hwy 71
Arrest Charge: Possession of Drug Paraphernalia/ P.C.S.-Marijuana (3rd)
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy initiated a traffic stop for a traffic violation and upon investigation, the Deputy detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Upon conducting a search of the driver, Danny Jurries, drug paraphernalia and marijuana was located. Jurries was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Jurries was charged with Speeding and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, both Simple Misdemeanors and P.C.S.-Marijuana (3rd), an Aggravated Misdemeanor. Jurries 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:
DEPUTIES # 21-1, 21-2, 21-10
ACCIDENT LOCATION: M54/ 500th St, Webb
DATE & TIME OF ACCIDENT: 3/15/19, 11:35 a.m.

1st VEHICLE

Drivers name: Peter Norgaard Age:
Drivers Address: Dickens, Iowa
Vehicle Description: 2006 International Semi
Vehicle Damage: Approximately $6000
Vehicle Owner: Norgaard Trucking LLC

2nd VEHICLE

Drivers Name: Susan Dobyns Age:
Drivers Address: Webb, Iowa
Vehicle Description: 1994 Buick LeSabre
Vehicle Damage: Totalled
Vehicle Owner: Same

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

INJURIES

None

ACCIDENT DETAILS

Norgaard was driving southbound behind Dobyns, when Dobyns was going to make a left turn. Dobyns looked in her mirror and noticed a semi-tractor and trailer approaching from behind. Dobyns got scared and pulled back out in front of Norgaard and they collided. It was determined that Dobyns had been drinking, but she wasn’t legally intoxicated.

CHARGES FILED REF. ACCIDENT

Name: Susan Dobyns
Address: Webb, Iowa
Charge: Open Container/Alcoholic Beverage
Citation issued: XXX Placed in Jail: Charges Pending:
Deputies # 21-10
Date: 3-15-19

COMPLAINTS

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

Persons Name: Shawn Aeilts Age: 42
Persons Address: 318 W. 18th St. Lot #8 Spencer, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 3-11-19/ 1150 hrs.
Location of Arrest: same above
Arrest Charge: Clay County Arrest Warrant for Failure to Appear on the Original Charge of Theft 5th
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy conducted an arrest warrant check on Aeilts and contact was made. Upon confirmation of the warrant, Aeilts was placed under arrest and was transported to jail w/o incident. The warrant was served and Aeilts was held on a $500.00 cash only 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: 3-15-19

COMPLAINTS

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Date Complaint Occurred:
Type of Complaint:
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ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Jarred Snedeker Age: 27
Persons Address: Spirit Lake, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 3-11-19/ 1727 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 3115 W. 4th St. Spencer, Iowa
Arrest Charge: 2-Clay County Arrest Warrants for Failing to Appear on the Original Charges of Driving While Revoked and No Insurance
Details of Arrest: Snedeker was picked up and transported to the Clay County Jail by staff and was served with the warrants at the Clay County Jail. Snedeker was held on a $1,000.00 cash only 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: 3-11-19

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Kyeli Jones Age: 19
Persons Address: Royal, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 3-7-19/ 0921 hrs
Location of Arrest: 115 Meadow St. Apt. #1 Royal, Iowa
Arrest Charge: Clay County Arrest Warrant-Failure to Appear to Serve Mandatory Mittimus
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy conducted an arrest warrant check on Jones and made contact. Upon confirmation of the warrant, Jones was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Jones was held to serve a mandatory mittimus of 48 hrs with credit for time served.
Deputies # 21-10
Date: 3-7-2019

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Melissa Michels Age: 36
Persons Address: Spencer, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 3-7-19/ 1919 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 1516 Grand Ave. Spencer, Iowa
Arrest Charge: 2 Clay County Arrest Warrants for Fraudulent Practices 3rd Degree and Tampering w/ Records
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy conducted an arrest warrant check on Michels and made contact. Upon confirmation of the warrants, Michels was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Michels was held on a $4,000.00 cash or surety bond.
Deputies # 21-10/ 21-7
Date: 3-11-19

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Brianna Laubenthal Age: 29
Persons Address: 721 E. 18th St. Spencer, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 3-6-19/ 1746 hrs.
Location of Arrest: Same above
Arrest Charge: 3 Clay County Arrest Warrants- 2 for Violation of Probation and 1 for a 30 day Mandatory Mittimus/ 4 Dickinson County Arrest Warrants for Failure to Appear
Details of Arrest: Clay County Deputies conducted a sex offender registry check at the residence on a subject and upon investigation, it was found Laubenthal was at the residence. Upon locating Laubenthal, a warrant check was conducted on her and it was found she had 3 Clay County warrants for her arrest and 4 Dickinson County warrants for her arrest. Upon confirmation of the warrants, Laubenthal was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail. Laubenthal was held on a $4,000.00 cash or surety bond with having to serve the 30 day mandatory mittimus for Clay County and was held w/o bond on the Dickinson County arrest warrants.
PRESS RELEASE For further information contact:
Timothy.Duax@usdoj.gov
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (712) 255-6011
Date: March 8, 2019 Sioux City, Iowa

Sanborn Woman to Federal Prison for Meth
Distributed meth in a school zone

A woman who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced March 8, 2019, to 8 years in federal prison.

Jamie Williams, 33, from Sanborn, Iowa, received the prison term after a May 21, 2018, guilty plea to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine within 1000 feet of a protected location.

Evidence at the guilty plea and sentencing showed that from 2015 through January 2018, Williams distributed more than six pounds of methamphetamine from her residence. Williams lived within 1000 feet of Hartley Melvin Sanborn Middle School. In January 2018, law enforcement executed a search warrant at Williams’ residence and seized over 120 grams of pure methamphetamine from her purse.

Williams was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand. Williams was sentenced to 96 months’ imprisonment. She must also serve an eight-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system. Williams is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until she can be transported to a federal prison.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mikala M. Steenholdt and investigated by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office, Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office, and Iowa Division of Criminalistics Investigations.

Court file information at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl.
The case file number is 18-4010.
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Deputies # 21-10/ 21-7
Date: 3-6-19

COMPLAINTS

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Date Complaint Occurred:
Type of Complaint:
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ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Lizette Salmeron Age: 21
Persons Address: Linn Grove, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 3-2-19/ 1554 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 4700 mile of Hwy. 71
Arrest Charge: No Drivers License
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy initiated a traffic stop for a traffic violation and upon investigation, it was found the driver, Salmeron, didn't have a drivers license. Salmeron was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Salmeron was charged No Drivers License, No Insurance and Operation w/o Registration, all Simple Misdemeanors. Salmeron was released on a $573.75 cash or surety 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: 3-6-19

COMPLAINTS

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

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Glenn Muckey Age: 37
Persons Address: Everly, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 3-1-19/ 2008 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 2745 160th Ave.
Arrest Charge: Dickinson County Arrest Warrant for Violation of Probation
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy conducted an arrest warrant check on Muckey and made contact. Upon confirmation of the warrant, Muckey was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Muckey was served the warrant and was later released on a $5000.00 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 # 21-10
Date: 3-1-19

COMPLAINTS

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

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Dawson Walker Age: 20
Persons Address: Sanborn, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 2-26-19/ 2108 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 1100 mile of 400th St.
Arrest Charge: Clay County Arrest Warrant for the original charges of Ongoing Criminal Conduct and Conspiracy to Commit a Non-Forcible Felony
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy met with an O' Brien County Deputy who had Walker in custody on the warrant. Walker was taken into custody by the Clay County Deputy and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Walker was held on a $5,000.00 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
Deputies # 21-10
Date: 3-1-19

COMPLAINTS

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

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Joy (Farence) Walker Age: 18
Persons Address: Sanborn, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 2-26-19/ 2200 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 3115 W. 4th St.
Arrest Charge: Clay County Arrest Warrant for the original charges of Ongoing Criminal Conduct and Forgery
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy met with Joy (Farence) Walker reference the warrant and took her into custody w/o incident. Walker was served with the warrant and was held on a $5,000.00 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:
DEPUTIES # 21-7
ACCIDENT LOCATION: 1800 Mile of B-40
DATE & TIME OF ACCIDENT: 2/26/2019 @ 6:38 AM

1st VEHICLE

Drivers name: JAMES FUHRMAN Age: 30
Drivers Address: CHEROKEE, IA
Vehicle Description: 1998 DODGE RAM-RED
Vehicle Damage: FRONT END-$2,000
Vehicle Owner: JAMES FUHRMAN

2nd VEHICLE

Drivers Name: GARRY LANGE Age: 60
Drivers Address: SUTHERLAND, IA
Vehicle Description: 2003 PETERBILT WITH TRAILER
Vehicle Damage: MINOR FRONT END
Vehicle Owner: SOUTH VIEW RANCH

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

INJURIES

N/A

ACCIDENT DETAILS

ON FEBRUARY 25TH, 2019, THE CLAY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE WAS CALLED TO THE 1800 MILE OF B-40 FOR A HEAD ON COLLISION. UPON INVESITAGTION, IT WAS DETERMINED JAMES FUHRMAN WAS OPERATING A 1998 RED DODGE RAM WEST BOUND AND GARRY LANGE WAS OPERATING A 2009 PETERBILT SEMI WITH TRAILER EAST BOUND. BOTH DRIVERS BELIEVED THEY HAD ENOUGH ROOM TO PASS EACH OTHER, BUT DUE TO THE HEAVY SNOW FALL THE NIGHT PRIOR, BOTH DRIVERS MISJUDGED THE DISTANCE AND COLLIDED HEAD ON. ONLY A MINOR INJURY WAS REPORTED BY FUHRMAN, BUT HE DENIED MEDICAL ATTENTION. FUHRMAN’S VEHICLE IS BELIEVED TO BE TOTALED AND THE SEMI OPERATED BY LANGE ONLY SUSTAINED MINOR DAMAGE AND WAS ABLE TO BE DRIVEN AWAY FROM THE SCENE.

CHARGES FILED REF. ACCIDENT

Name: DAMION HONKOMP
Address: SPENCER, IA
Charge: FAILURE TO YIELD TO VEHICLE ON RIGHT
Citation issued: XXX Placed in Jail: Charges Pending:
DEPUTIES # 21-10
ACCIDENT LOCATION: 100 block of High Street in Everly, Iowa
DATE & TIME OF ACCIDENT: 2-26-19/ 0800 hrs.

1st VEHICLE

Drivers name: Rebecca Stykel Age: 24
Drivers Address: 103 High St. Everly, Iowa
Vehicle Description: 2012 Ford Fusion
Vehicle Damage: $2,000.00
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 backing out of its driveway and struck a snow bank on the south side of the road.

CHARGES FILED REF. ACCIDENT

Name:
Address:
Charge:
Citation issued: Placed in Jail: Charges Pending:
Deputies # 21-10
Date: 2-25-19

COMPLAINTS

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

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Martin Devol Age: 54
Persons Address: Fort Dodge, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 2-21-19/ 1911 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 1000 block of 7th Ave. S.W.-Spencer, Iowa
Arrest Charge: Driving Under Suspension
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation and with having knowledge the registered owner had a suspended drivers license. Upon investigation, it was found the registered owner, Devol, was driving. Devol was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Devol was charged with Operation w/o Registration and Driving Under Suspension, both Simple Misdemeanors and 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 # 21-2
ACCIDENT LOCATION: 4700 Mile- M/27
DATE & OF ACCIDENT: 2/25/19 10:30 a.m.
1st VEHICLE
Driver's name: Emma Meyers Age:

Drivers Address: Linn Grove Ia.
Vehicle Description: Gray 2016 Chevrolet Equinox
Vehicle Damage: $3500.OO
Vehicle Owner: Same
2nd VEHICLE
Drivers Name: Age:
Drivers Address:
Vehicle Description:
Vehicle Damage: Vehicle Owner:
ANY OTHER VEHICLES INVOLVED....SEE NEWS RELEASE
INJURIES
Minor
ACCIDENT DETAILS
Meyers was southbound on M/27, when she swerved to avoid an object in the roadway. She was unable to keep her vehicle under control and went into the east ditch. The vehicle then rolled onto its top. Meyers left the scene and was transported to a medical facility by family member. to be treated for minor injuries.
CHARGES FILED REF. ACCIDENT
Name:
Address:
Charge:
Citation issued: Placed in Jail: Charges Pending:
Deputies # 21-10
Date: 2-25-19

COMPLAINTS

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

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Brady Griffin Age: 45
Persons Address: Sanborn, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 2-20-19/ 1725 hrs
Location of Arrest: 400 block of E. 2nd St. Everly, Iowa
Arrest Charge: Driving Under Suspension
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle with having knowledge of the driver, Griffin, having a suspended drivers license. Griffin was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Griffin was charged with Driving Under Suspension, a Simple Misdemeanor, and was later released on a $300.00 cash or surety 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 # 21-7
ACCIDENT LOCATION: 3500 MILE OF 140TH AVE
DATE & TIME OF ACCIDENT: 2/21/2019 @ 10:12 AM

1st VEHICLE

Drivers name: BRIAN WATLAND Age: 45
Drivers Address: SPENCER, IA
Vehicle Description: 2009 PETERBILT AND 2018 TRINITY TRAILER
Vehicle Damage: DRIVER SIDE
Vehicle Owner: STAHLY FAMILY FARMS, INC

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 FEBRUARY 21ST, 2019 AT 10:12 AM, THE CLAY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE WAS CALLED TO A SEMI-TRUCK ROLLOVER IN THE 3500 MILE OF 140TH AVE. THE DRIVER, BRAIN WATLAND OF SPENCER, WAS DRIVING A SEMI-TRUCK HAULING DISTILLARY GRAIN OWNED BY STAHLY FAMILY FARMS, INC. WATLAND WAS ATTEMPTING TO BACK INTO A FEED LOT WHEN THE DRIVER SIDE TIRES ON THE TRAILER BEGAN TO SLIDE INTO THE DITCH. WATLAND ATTEMPTED TO STOP THE SLIDE BY DRIVING THE TRUCK FORWARD, BUT DUE TO ICY ROAD CONIDTIONS, THE TRAILER CONTINUED SLIDE, ULTIMATELY PULLING THE TRACTOR INTO THE DITCH. THE SEMI CAME TO REST ON THE DRIVER SIDE, WATLAND WAS ABLE TO EXIT THE VEHICLE WITHOUT ANY INJURIES. THE LOAD THAT WAS BEING HAULED IS NON-TOXIC AND WAS REMOVED FROM THE DITCH. THIS IS STILL BEING INVESTIGATED BY THE CLAY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE. DAMAGE TO THE VEHICLE WAS DISABLING AND THE ESTIMATED COST IS YET TO BE DETERMINED.

CHARGES FILED REF. ACCIDENT

Name:
Address:
Charge:
Citation issued: Placed in Jail: Charges Pending:
DEPUTIES # 21-7
ACCIDENT LOCATION: 1ST AVE WEST AND 2 16TH ST
DATE & TIME OF ACCIDENT: 2/21/2019 @ 8:50 AM

1st VEHICLE

Drivers name: SALVADOR VENEGAS DICANTE Age: 43
Drivers Address: SPENCER, IA
Vehicle Description: 2015 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN
Vehicle Damage: FRONT END-$2,000
Vehicle Owner: SALVADOR VENEGAS DICANTE

2nd VEHICLE

Drivers Name: DAMION HONKOMP Age: 46
Drivers Address: SPENCER, IA
Vehicle Description: GARBAGE TRUCK
Vehicle Damage: MINOR
Vehicle Owner: CITY OF SPENCER

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

INJURIES

N/A

ACCIDENT DETAILS

ON FEBRUARY 21ST, 2019 AT APPROXIMATELY 8:50 AM, SALVADOR VENEGAS DICANTE OF SPENCER, WAS DRIVING A 2015 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN AND STRUCK A CITY OF SPENCER GARBAGE TRUCK, DRIVEN BY DAMION HONKOMP OF SPENCER, AT 1ST AVE WEST AND W 16TH STREET IN SPENCER. VENEGAS DICANTE WAS TRAVELING WEST AND HONKOMP WAS TRAVELING NORTH. HONKOMP ATTEMPTED TO STOP, BUT DUE TO THE ICY ROADS, THE VEHICLES COLLIDED IN THE INTERSECTION. THERE WERE NO TRAFFIC CONTROLS PRESENT AT THIS INTERSECTION. THERE WERE NO INJURIES REPORTED BY EITHER DRIVER. HONKOMP WAS CITED FOR FAILURE TO YIELD TO VEHICLE ON RIGHT.

CHARGES FILED REF. ACCIDENT

Name: DAMION HONKOMP
Address: SPENCER, IA
Charge: FAILURE TO YIELD TO VEHICLE ON RIGHT
Citation issued: XXX Placed in Jail: Charges Pending:
Deputies # 21-3
Date: 02/18/2019

COMPLAINTS

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

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Brady Griffin Age: 45
Persons Address: Sanborn, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 02/18/2019 @ 8:50PM
Location of Arrest: M27/ Everly, IA
Arrest Charge: Driving While License Suspended
Details of Arrest: A Deputy observed Brady Griffin operating a white Chevrolet pickup in Everly and knew Griffin had a suspended driver's licnese. The deputy initiated a traffic stop on Griffin and arrested him for driving under suspension.

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, 21-1, 21-2, 21-6
ACCIDENT LOCATION: 4600 Mile of Highway 71, Goat Hill
DATE & TIME OF ACCIDENT: February 19, 2019 at 07:48 am

1st VEHICLE

Drivers name: Gary Kringen Age: 36
Drivers Address: Sibley
Vehicle Description: 2010 Peter built
Vehicle Damage: Minor
Vehicle Owner: Bosma Poultry Inc

2nd VEHICLE

Drivers Name: Mellissa Berkland Age: 32
Drivers Address: Grimes
Vehicle Description: Black 2018 Ford F150
Vehicle Damage: Totaled
Vehicle Owner: Mellissa Berkland


3nd VEHICLE

Drivers Name: Mark Fredericks Age: 59
Drivers Address: Hartley
Vehicle Description: White 2018 Ford Expedition
Vehicle Damage: Totaled
Vehicle Owner: HENRY M ADKINS & SONS INC

INJURIES

Minor

ACCIDENT DETAILS

On the above date and approximate time Unit One turned southbound onto Highway 71 from 460th Street, Unit Two was traveling southbound on Highway 71 and stuck Unit 1 in the rear, Unit 3 was traveling southbound on Highway 71 as well, behind Unit two, which then struck Unit 2 in the rear of the vehicle.

CHARGES FILED REF. ACCIDENT

Name:
Address:
Charge:
Citation issued: Placed in Jail: Charges Pending:
Deputies # 21-10
Date: 2-16-19

COMPLAINTS

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

ARRESTS:

Persons Name: Kolby Dicus Age: 25
Persons Address: Salix, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 2-12-19/ 1736 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 3115 W. 4th St. Spencer, Iowa
Arrest Charge: Kossuth County Arrest Warrant for Harassment (3rd degree)
Details of Arrest: Dicus was taken into custody on the warrant and was later released on a $1,000.00 cash or surety bond.

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Deputies # 21-10
Date: 2-17-19

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Persons Name: Asmar Abdul-Saleem Age: 31
Persons Address: Graettinger, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 2-15-19/ 1945 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 1300 mile of 310th St.
Arrest Charge: Driving Under Suspension
Details of Arrest: A Clay County Deputy initiated a traffic stop with having knowledge of the reigstered owners not having valid Iowa drivers licenses. Upon investigation, the driver advised the Deputy he was neither of the registered owners and advised he was Kariem Abdul-Saleem. Upon further investigation, it was found the driver was Asman Abdul-Saleem. A check was conducted on Abdul-Saleem's license and he was suspended. Abdul-Saleem was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Abdul-Saleem was charged with Failing to File S.R. Insurance (D.U.S.), Driving Under Suspension and Providing False Information, all Simple Misdemeanors.

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Held in Jail to Appear Before Magistrate: XXX
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Deputies # 21-10
Date: 2-17-19

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Persons Name: Ipsain Jimenez-Barajas Age: 25
Persons Address: Storm Lake, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 2-16-19/ 1640 hrs
Location of Arrest: 4700 mile of Hwy. 71
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, Jimenez-Barajas, had a suspended drivers license. Jimenez-Barajas was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Jimenez-Barajas was charged with Speeding, No Insurance and Driving Under Suspension, all Simple Misdemeanors. Jimenez-Barajas was released after paying a $573.75 cash bond.

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Released on Bond: XXX
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Deputies # 21-9
Date: 02-16-19

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Address: 2424 480th St. Webb, IA
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Type of Complaint: Under Age Alcohol Party
Details of Complaint: The Clay County Sheriff's Office was called by an anonymous caller that there was an underage party at 2424 480th St. and that minors were consuming alcohol there. At approximately 11:30pm on Saturday February 16, 2019 Clay County Deputies, Iowa State Patrol, and Spencer Police Department arrived to find minors consuming alcohol.

Rachel Duhn (19) of Emmetsburg, Dustin Murtaugh (18) of Spencer, Dakota Woodard (18) of Milford, Danika Frederick(18) of Spencer, and Sophie Smith (19) of Spencer were cited for Possession of Alcohol Under the Age of 21. There were also 8 Juveniles under the age of 18 were cited for Underage Alcohol Possession. One juvenile under 18 was cited for Possession of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana). The Juveniles were refered to Juvenile Court and released to a parent or gardian.

This incident is still under investigation and more arrests are possible.

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Deputies # 21-7
Date: 2/15/2019

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Persons Name: COTY BRIDGE
Age: 24
Persons Address: SPENCER, IA
Date/Time of Arrest: 2/12/2019 3:00 PM
Location of Arrest: CLAY COUNTY JAIL
Arrest Charge: ATTEMPTED ESCAPE FROM CUSTODY & INTERFERENCE WITH OFFICIAL ACTS
Details of Arrest: ON FEBRUARY 12TH, 2019 COTY BRIDGE WAS BEING HELD IN THE CLAY COUNTY JAIL. WHILE BEING TRANSFERRED BETWEEN CELLS, BRIDGE BECAME UNCOOPERATIVE AND BEGAN ARGUING WITH THE JAILER ESCORTING HIM. BRIDGE STATED HE WOULD TRY TO RUN AND ATTEMPTED TO FLEE DOWN THE HALLWAY, BUT WAS RESTRAINED BY THE JAILER. AFTER THE JAILER RESTRAINED BRIDGE, BRIDGE WAS STILL COMBATIVE, BUT THE JAILER WAS ABLE TO PLACE BRIDGE IN THE CELL WITHOUT INJURY.


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Deputies # 21-10
Date: 2-6-19

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Persons Name: Jesus Lara Age: 35
Persons Address: Emmetsburg, Iowa
Date/Time of Arrest: 2-3-19/ 1306 hrs.
Location of Arrest: 3400 mile of Hwy. 18
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 that the driver, Lara, had a suspended drivers license. Lara was placed uder arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail w/o incident. Lara was charged with Operation w/o Registration, No Insurance and Driving Under Suspension, all Simple Misdemeanors. Lara was later released on a $573.75 cash or surety bond.

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