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Sheriff Marty Fisher has announced his intention to run for his fifth term as Fayette County Sheriff. "I am truly honored to be the Sheriff of Fayette County and hope to continue to make the great strides we have been making over the last several years. I want to keep things moving in the right direction. We have a very dedicated staff that truly want to make a difference. We have made a huge impact on crime, had record number of inmates, almost 800 arrests for the past year, dispatch answered over 20,000 calls and our civil office is non-stop with weapon permits, paper service and committals. We are doing our best and will continue to make Fayette County a safer place for everyone."

 

 

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We want to refresh the citizens of the following news report sent out several months ago.  These groups are calling area residents and we want to make sure you are informed.  Please do not give money to these organizations, as they DO NOT support your local deputies.

Many residents have received calls from either the American Deputy Sheriff's Association or the United States Deputy Sheriff's Association.  The Fayette County Sheriff's Office DOES NOT support either of these groups.  They tell you the deputies need bullet-proof vests.  Each deputy in Fayette County is provided with a bullet proof vest.  These tactics are used to solicit money from you.  Before you ever give money, please contact our office to check on the validity.

The Fayette County Sheriff's Office does support the Iowa State Sheriff's and Deputies Association.  The Iowa State Sheriff's and Deputies Association does not solicit by phone.  They only solicit by direct mail.  This mailing is done with the Sheriff's signature at the bottom of the letter.  We have many honorary members and don't want the public to be confused with this.

Sheriff Marty Fisher
Fayette County Sheriff's Office

   

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Sheriff Marty Fisher would like to announce that the Fayette County Sheriff's Office is now using the Iowa VINE, Victim Information & Notification Everyday.

 

The IowaVINE system is a service through which victims of crime can use the telephone or internet to search for information regarding the custody status of their offender and to register to receive telephone and email notification when the offender’s custody status changes.  The toll-free number for IowaVINE is 888-7-IAVINE or 888-742-8463.  This service is provided to assist victims of crime who have a right to know about their offender’s custody status. Users can register to be notified immediately of a change in the offender’s status, such as release, transfer, or escape.  When a notification is triggered, VINE automatically calls the number or numbers the victim has provided.  Calls continue for a designated period of time, or until the victim enters a four-digit PIN.

 

This system is fed information from the Fayette County Jail computer system to the national VINE network. This system will be used by the Fayette County Sheriff's Office Domestic and Sexual abuse Response Team (D.A.S.A.R.T) and other law enforcement agencies in the county. Currently agencies in DASART are West Union, Oelwein and Clermont police departments, however any agency in the county will be trained by the Sheriff’s Office and can have victims use VINE.  If you have any question on Iowa Vine and how the Fayette County Sheriff's Office will use it please call the Sheriff’s Office for details.  You can access the Iowa Vine by clicking the following link:  Iowa Vine

 

     

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : 

Fayette County Sheriff issue Appeal to Citizens in Fight Against Crime

Responding to the increasing number of people wanting to assist law enforcement officials and build a stronger partnership in the fight against crime, Sheriff Marty Fisher today announced that Fayette County citizens are being invited to become Honorary Members of the Iowa State Sheriff's and Deputies Association Institute.  

Membership appeals go out in the mail shortly. Individuals choosing to join the voluntary program can do so for as little as $20, while businesses can show their support for a $50 contribution. The funding provides critically important technical resources, training, and legislative support on key criminal justice issues.  Contributions are tax-deductible and unlike other organizations in our state,. the Membership Program does not solicit membership by telephone..  "With government funding becoming increasingly difficult to secure, the membership drive has taken on greater importance than ever before," said Sheriff Fisher. "The funding is vital to helping us carry out our mission of making our communities safer places to live, work and play."

The program is committed to its "No Telemarketing" policy and only sends invitations to citizens to become members by mail. Individuals that do not receive a membership appeal and would like more information can do so by contacting the Iowa State Sheriffs and Deputies Association Institute at PO Box 526, Atlantic, IA 50022, Phone (712) 243- 2206. Information also available online, www.issda.org Residents can also become members of the program by contacting the Sheriff's Office.  The membership program was formed to provide citizens with an opportunity to lend their support to more effective law enforcement and help local law enforcement officers protect the lives and property of citizens..

"As the need for building stronger public-private law enforcement partnerships in the country continues to escalate, programs such as this continue to grow in importance," said Sheriff Fisher. "I encourage everyone receiving a membership appeal to consider joining forces with us by becoming an Honorary Member. It is a valuable investment in the future." If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Sheriff Marty Fisher at (563) 422-6067 ext 231.

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DECEMBER

On December 13th, 2015 at approximately 4:01 p.m. Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to a single vehicle accident on W33 just South of 110th Street. Upon arrival it was discovered that Randi Johnson, age 18 of Fayette was traveling Northbound when she Hydroplaned on the wet roads causing her 2007 Ford Freestyle that  she was driving to enter the West Ditch and eventually stop after traveling approximately 200 feet into an empty field. No injuries were reported and the 2007 Ford Freestyle sustained approximately $2,000.00 in damages. The accident remains under investigation.

On December 13th, 2015 at approximately 8:09 p.m. Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to a single vehicle accident on 40th Street just West of Rustic Road. Upon arrival it was discovered that Ryann Studebaker, age 16 of Oelwein was traveling Westbound when she attempted to cross water covering 40th Street in her 2003 Chevy Cavalier. Upon attempting to cross the water covered roadway Studebaker got stuck and drove the vehicle further into the ditch which was filled with flood water. No injuries were reported and the Chevy Cavalier sustained major damages. Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Oelwein Police Department. The accident remains under investigation.

On 12/14/2015 at 6:57 A.M. the Fayette County Sheriff’s office responded to a semi rollover accident east of West Union on Hwy 18. Once deputies arrived they found a semi loaded with market hogs driven by Kyle Gary Bishop, age 23 of West Union had lost control and rolled his vehicle onto the Highway. Approximately 30 hogs were killed and the rest were taken to a local farm. Hwy 18 was closed down for over an hour due to the cleanup. Bishop was cited for failure to maintain control. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the West Union Fire Department.  

On 12/10/15 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office  in conjunction with the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division conducted tobacco compliance checks at retail establishments that sold tobacco products throughout Fayette County. A minor under the supervision of a Deputy entered the establishments in an attempt to purchase tobacco products. Two retail establishments were found to be non-complaint with Iowa’s tobacco laws.  Citations for proving tobacco to a minor were issued to Tiffany Bell Scarff at Charlie's Quik Shop in Arlington and Alexander Jordan Wulfekuhle at the Pumper in Fayette.  If convicted of the charges the retail establishments could face further administrative sanctions from the State of Iowa.

On December 14, 2015, at approximately 10:30 pm the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested Tessa Annette Rose Marion, age 22 of Fayette, for two valid out of county warrants. Marion was transported to the Fayette County Jail and was later transported to Floyd County.

On 12/18/15 at 11:09 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two vehicle accident at the intersection of East St and East Main in Maynard. An investigation determined that Daniel  Ray Howard from Maynard was operating a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado. Howard stopped at the intersection then proceeded to cross East Main and failed to see a 2001 Pontiac Bonneville eastbound on Main St operated by Pamela Jean Vanhyfte from Maynard. Both vehicles collided in the intersection. There was an estimated $5000 Damage to the Howard vehicle. The Vanhyfte vehicle was considered a total loss. Howard was cited for fail to yield upon entering through roadway. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Maynard Fire Dept , First Responders and Mercy Oelwein Ambulance. No injuries were reported at the time of the accident.

On December 20th, 2015 Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a driving complaint in the City of Maynard. While conducting an investigation Deputies were notified of another call in the City of Maynard involving suspicious activity. Deputies located and arrested Harley David Bushaw, age 19 of Arlington, IA. Bushaw is charged with Trespassing and Driving While Barred he was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he awaits initial appearance.

On 12-19-15 at approximately 11:00PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was contacted for a disturbance in the 12000 block of 240th Street. Upon investigation Albert Cline, 30 of West Union was arrested and charged with assault causing bodily injury. He was transported to the Fayette County Jail and is awaiting his initial appearance.  

On December 19th, 2015 at approximately 2:18 p.m. Fayette County Sheriff Deputy received information of a barred driver leaving the Sheriff’s Office in a 2015 Kia Soul. Deputy conducted a traffic stop on Highway 150 just North of North Industrial Parkway. Upon conducting the stop, the driver, Jessica Lynn Konicek, age 28 of Cedar Rapids was arrested and charged with Driving While Barred. Jessica was transported to the Fayette County Jail where she awaits initial appearance.

On December 19, 2015 the Fayette County Sheriff's Office arrested Torrey Willie, 33, of rural Fayette. Willie was taken into custody on a Fayette County Warrant for failure to appear and transported to the Fayette county Jail.  

On 12-22-15 at approx. 0110Hrs a Fayette County Deputy stopped a vehicle for a traffic  violation. Upon investigation Michael Rover, 42 of Westgate was arrested and charged with Operating While Intoxicated 1st Offense, Fail to Obey Stop Sign, and Open Container as a Driver. He is being held at the Fayette County Jail awaiting an initial appearance.

On December 20, 2015 Fayette County Deputies arrested Raymond Jack Ohl Jr. 47 at 5231 Neon Rd. Oelwein, Iowa on a federal warrant for conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance and conspiracy to commit money laundering. Ohl was taken to the Fayette County Jail and picked up the next day by the US Marshal service to appear in before United States federal judge.

On 12/23/2015 at 10:03 A.M. the Fayette County Sheriff's Office responded to a two vehicle accident with injuries at the intersection of Hwy150 and Hwy 93 in the city of Fayette. Once deputies arrived they found a 2015 Mercedes Benz SUV driven by Kathryn J Moser, age 53 of Independence had struck a 2006 Chevy truck driven by Roger C Litterer, age 73 of Clarksville. Litter had failed to yield when entering the Hwy and was struck. Moser was transported to Palmer by Fayette Ambulance for minor injuries. Litterer was not injured, however was cited for fail to yield when entering into a Hwy. Moser's vehicle was a total loss and Litterer estimated damage was $2,500.00

On December 21, 2015 Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies located and arrested Jared J. Hill, age 26 of Oelwein on a valid arrest warrant for Second Degree Theft (Class D Felony). Hill was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he is being held on a $7,500.00 bond.

On December 22, 2015 Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the City of Oran in reference to a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival Dustyn L. Henry, age 26 of Oran was arrested on a valid warrant for Failure to Appear; Original Charges of Unlawful Possession of Prescription Drug (serious misdemeanor), Third Degree Burglary (Class D Felony). Henry was transported to the Fayette County Jail and is being held on a $2,000.00 bond. Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Bremer County Sheriff’s Office and Sumner Police Department.

On December 23, 2015 Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the area of 306th Street and Harding Road in reference to a single vehicle car vs. utility pole accident. Upon arrival it was discovered that Jade M. Stevens, age 17 of Strawberry point was traveling Southbound when she lost control of her 2007 Chevy Impala on the snow covered roadway. The 2007 Chevy Impala slid into the West ditch where it struck an electric utility pole. No Injuries were reported and the vehicle was deemed a total loss. The accident remains under investigation.

On December 26, 2015 at approximately 2:16 AM a Fayette County Deputy stopped a vehicle in the 19,000 block of Highway 18 for a traffic violation.  Upon investigation 29 year old Melisa Pullin of Waterloo was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated—1st Offense and transported to the Fayette County jail. 

On December 29, 2015 at 1:55 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a two vehicle accident on R Ave. at the intersection of 180th Street. When Deputies arrived, it was learned that a 2008 Workhorse UPS truck, driven by 47 year old Tracy Northup of Decorah was approaching a stop sign on 180th Street, when he wasn’t able to brake soon enough for the stop and entered thru the intersection, as a 2012 Freightliner Ag Vantage LP truck, driven by 57 year old David Wisecup of Independence, was approaching the intersection.  Wisecup was unable to stop in time and collided with Northup’s vehicle.  Northup was charged with Failure to Obey a Stop Sign.  Both vehicles are believed to be totaled, and there were no injuries reported.  The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Iowa DOT, and the Hawkeye Fire Department.

 

On 12/31/2015 at 6:43 A.M. the Fayette County Sheriff's Office took a 911 call of a two vehicle accident two miles west of West union on Hwy 18. Once deputies arrived they found a garbage truck driven by Dustin Jon Bunn, age 23 of Fairbank and his passenger Jeremiah M Geary, age 35 of Fayette were backing the truck into a farm drive when a pickup truck driven by Phillip Wayne Emerson White, age 24 of Nashua and his passenger Melinda Lee Scribner, age 41 also of Nashua collided with the garbage truck. Scribner was trapped in the vehicle and the West Union Fire Department used the jaws of life and was able to cut her free, she was transported to Palmer Hospital and later air lifted to Mayo Hospital in Rochester MN with life threatening injuries. White was also transported to Palmer and later air lifted to the UI hospital in Iowa City with life threatening injuries. Geary who was out of the vehicle collecting trash was struck by the Garbage truck upon impact and transported to Palmer Hospital and air lifted to Gunderson Hospital in Lacrosse with life threating injuries and Bunn was transported to Palmer Hospital and being treated for his injuries. Bunn will be cited for unsafe backing upon a highway and White will be cited for driving with a suspended driver's license. The Sheriff's office was assisted at the scene by the West Union Fire Department, The Department of Transportation Enforcement, West Union Police, Tri State and Fayette Ambulance services. Also, White and Scribner had a Dog in their vehicle and it was taken to the West Union Vet Clinic for treatment.     

On 12-31-15, at Approximately 2;30 P.M. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested Victor Raymond Childers, 18 of Aurora IA, for Driving While License Revoked, a Serious Misdemeanor.  It was also found that Childers had a valid Fayette County Arrest Warrant, original charge, Theft in the 2nd Degree, Class D Felony.  Childers was taken into custody and transported to Fayette County Jail where he awaits initial appearance. 

JANUARY

On 1-2-16, at approximately 8:50 PM, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested Theresa Berdine Miller, 51 of Oelwein.  Miller was taken into custody and charged with Driving While License Suspended and No Proof of Insurance, both Simple Misdemeanors.  Miller was transported to Fayette County Jail, where she awaits initial appearance.

On 1-5-16 at approx.. 10:00 a.m. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested Nicholas R. Kennel 28 of 18569 Lane Road, Fayette, IA on a valid arrest warrant out of Dubuque County for probation violation. Kennel was ordered to be held without bond. Kennel was arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail where he was held and later released to Dubuque County.

On 1/4/2016 at 12:58 P.M. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was informed of a vehicle in the ditch 1300 block of Abby Road outside of Elgin. Upon arrival it was discovered that Lyle Gene Butikofer, age 54 of Elgin was operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and slid in the ditch. Butikofer was arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail and charged with operating while intoxicated and fail to maintain control.

On January 7th, 2015 at 3:17 PM Fayette County Deputies were called to the 700 block of South Street in the City of Arlington in reference to a two vehicle accident. Upon arrival it was discovered that Mark Bond, age 55 of Arlington was backing out of a driveway in a 1995 White Ford Dump Truck when he struck Betsy McTaggart, age 33 who was traveling Eastbound on South Street in her Red 2014 Ford Escape. No injuries were reported.  Bond was cited for Failure to Yield Right of Way (simple misdemeanor).

On 1-9-16 at approx. 4:00 AM The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a disturbance taking place at 133 Cook St, West Union .IA. upon investigation it was determined that a male, identified as Larry Gillam 36 of Waterloo was arrested and charged with Public Intoxication 1st Offense. He was held at the Fayette county jail for an initial appearance.

On January 8, 2016 at approximately 8:05 pm Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a vehicle in the ditch on V68 and 130th Street; approximately 5 miles North of Westgate. Upon Further investigation by Sheriff’s Deputy it was determined that Miranda Nicole Kerian, age 20 of Cresco, was driving a Gray 2003 Oldsmobile Bravada  North bound when she lost control of her vehicle due to the weather conditions and entered the East side ditch. The vehicle sustained approximately $500 in damage, and no injuries were reported.

On 1-11-16, at approximately 9:10 PM, the Fayette County Sheriff's Office took a 911 call of roll-over accident near the intersection of 255th St and V-68, Waucoma.  When Fayette County Sheriff's Deputies arrived on scene it was found that Gene Anne Berst, 15 of Waucoma, was traveling Northbound on V-68 , when she lost control of her vehicle, causing the 2008 Chevy Impala to slide into the ditch and roll.  No injuries were reported and damage to the 2008 Chevy Impala was considered a total loss.  This accident remains under investigation.   

  

  On 1/14/2016 at 7:51 A.M. the Fayette County Sheriff's Office received a 911 report of a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Hwy 150 and 190th Street just south of West Union. Once deputies arrived they requested West Union Fire to bring the jaws for people trapped. A 2003 Ford Taurus driven by Kellie Adel Blanchard, age 46 of West Union was traveling south on Hwy 150 when a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt driven by Sara Ann Shaffer, age 23 of Waterloo was traveling north on Hwy 150 when she lost control on the frost covered roadway and drifted into the lane of Blanchard and struck her vehicle head on. Blanchard was trapped and had to be cut from her vehicle and taken to Palmer Hospital and later airlifted to Mayo in Rochester MN with serious injuries. Shaffer and her passenger Shelby Ann Shaffer, age 25 of Oelwein were taken to Palmer Hospital for treatment of their injuries. Sara Shaffer was later airlifted to Gunderson in LaCrosse for treatment of her injuries. The Fayette County Sheriff's Office was assisted at the scene by Iowa State Patrol, Iowa Department of Transportation Enforcement Patrol, Fayette County Conservation, West Union Fire Department and Tri State and Fayette Ambulance services, and the Fayette County Sheriff's Office Traffic Investigation Unit. The accident is under investigation at this time.

After an investigation the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office filed charges on 28 year-old Amber Lynn Stewart of West Union for Miscellaneous Prohibitions a simple misdemeanor. On 1/4/2016 Stewart was working for the Turkey River Saloon in Clermont where she served a person intoxicated alcoholic beverages. Stewart charges were filed on 1/14/2016 and she shall appear in court on a later date.  Under Iowa law 123.49 a person shall not sell, dispense, or give to an intoxicated person any alcoholic liquor, wine or beer.  

On 1-13-15, The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jeffrey Bockholt, 56 of Oran, on a Fayette County Mittimus warrant.  Bockholt was taken into custody and transported to Fayette County Jail, where he will serve the remainder of his sentence.   

 

On January 13, 2016 at 8:20 am Fayette County Sheriff's Office was notified of a vehicle in the ditch 2 mi. North East of Oelwein on 50th St. Upon further investigation by Sheriff's Deputy it was determined that Vickie Sue Wendel age 44 of Oelwein was traveling east bound on 50th st. driving her White 2009 Nissan when the driver swerved to miss a deer that was in the traveled portion of the roadway and went into the north ditch. No injuries reported. Vehicle is considered a total loss. Accident remains under investigation. 

On 01/16/2016, at approximately 7:24 AM, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a car vs. deer accident just south of the HWY 150 and King Road intersection. Upon arrival, it was determined that Michelle McDaniel, of Fort Atkinson, was driving her 2000 Buick Park Avenue south on HWY 150, when a deer entered the roadway. McDaniel was un-able to stop, striking the deer and causing approximately $3,000 in damage to the vehicle. McDaniel was not injured in the accident.

On 1-19-16, at approximately 3:00 PM, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a suspicious, white powdery substance in a grain bin at the residence 6392 J Avenue Arlington  IA.  Upon further investigation it was found that the white powdery/crystalized substance belonging to Lyle Keith Keding, 59 of Arlington, whom was in a farm machinery accident earlier in that day and was transferred by ambulance to Mercy, Oelwein.  After the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation, Keding was arrested and charged with Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver, a Class C Felony, Possession  of Drug Paraphernalia, A Simple Misdemeanor, and  Introducing Contraband, a Class D Felony.  Keding was taken into custody transported to Fayette County Jail where he awaits initial appearance.  

On 1-20-16 at approx. 12:50 p.m. Fayette County Deputies arrested Brett M. Farmer 20 of Waucoma on a valid arrest warrant out of Fayette County. Farmer was arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail. Farmer was wanted for Criminal Mischief in the second degree a class “D” felony, Domestic abuse assault a serious misdemeanor, and trespassing causing damage, a serious misdemeanor. Farmer was held at the Fayette County jail in lieu of  $10,000.00 dollars.

On January 21, 2016 Tina Louise Jorgensen age 32 of Havelock IA. was arrested by Pocahontas County Authorities on a Fayette County Warrant for probation violation original charge (Burglary) Tina Jorgensen was released after posting $5000.00 Bond and will appear in Fayette County Court at a later date.   

On 1/20/16 at 8:16 Am the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a vehicle that struck a deer on Harding Rd west of F Ave. An investigation determined that Susan Jane Zimmer from West Union was operating a 2011 Nissan Maxima eastbound on Harding Rd when a deer entered the roadway and was struck causing an estimated $7500 damage to the vehicle. Zimmer was not injured.

    On 1/24/2016 at 5:38 P.M. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a one vehicle accident Hwy 18 in Clermont. Once deputies arrived they found a 2002 Buick Century operated by 38 year old James Allen Tackett of Clermont had lost control and struck the business of Resale Therapy in Clermont. Tackett also had a , five year old female passenger in the back seat. Clermont Fire and Rescue were able to get the child and the driver out of the vehicle and the child was transported to Palmer Hospital, however Tackett was pronounced dead at the scene. Fayette County Traffic investigation unit was called out and preliminary investigation shows that alcohol may have been a factor in the accident. Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Clermont Fire and rescue and ambulance services.

Upon investigation of a car accident that took the life of James Allen Tackett, age 38 of Clermont on 1/24/2016, Investigators discovered that Tackett was a convicted sex offender and had failed to register with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office that he had been living in Clermont with the mother of the five year-old in the vehicle, who was discovered to be Tackett’s girlfriend. Investigators then found that Hilary Marie Upton, age 27 of Clermont had prior knowledge that Tackett was required to register as a sex offender and permitted custody and control of her daughter to him. On 1/25/16  investigators filed a Child endangerment charge, an Aggravated Misdemeanor on Upton. She will be summoned to appear in court on a later date.  Fayette County also requested that the Department of Human services (DHS) open an investigation on Upton due to other children living in the home.

On 1/24/2016 at 11:51 A.M. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office had been called to Innovative Ag Services in Oran, Iowa for a burglary to the buildings and offices. During the investigation someone reported seeing a male subject on the grounds and then walking east out of town on the gravel. Deputies found the subject and identified him as Brian Jon Latham, age 47 of Waterloo. Deputies found that Latham was wanted out of Blackhawk County for an escape charge from the Department of Correctional Services. Once deputies arrested Latham on the warrant they found on his person burglary tools, Items taken from the burglary in Oran and a large amount of cash. Latham was transported to the Fayette County Jail and was charged with Burglary in the 2nd degree, criminal trespassing and possession of burglary tools. He is currently in the Fayette County Jail awaiting his appearance in court.  Latham was currently on Parole for numerous burglaries back in 2011 out of Fayette County and was resident at the Waterloo Residential Facility when he escaped on 12/31/2015.    

On 1/15/2016 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation along with the Department of Human Services (DHS) on possible drug activity at a residence in Randalia, Iowa with children living there. Deputies during the investigation found in possession of Connie Jean Conner’s, age 42 of Randalia who was living in a camper trailer at a residence with her children the controlled substance, Methamphetamine. Also found were digital scales, baggies and drug paraphernalia. Charges of possession of methamphetamine with the intent to deliver, a class “C” felony, possession of Drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor were filed on 1/20/2016 with the courts and Conner will appear on a later date. DHS took custody of the children in this incident.  

On January 25, 2016 Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputy served two arrest warrants on Joshua Raymond Steinbronn age 30 of Westgate for Probation Violation he is currently being held in the Fayette County Jail of $7,500.00 bond.

On January 27, 2016, at approximately 10:00 pm the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was informed of a vehicle in the ditch in the 6000 block of Echo Valley Road; approximately six miles east of West Union. Upon arrival the vehicle was on its side and the driver was temporarily trapped. Upon further investigation by the Sheriff’s Deputy it was determined that Angela Sue Hendrickson, age 48 of West Union, was driving a White 2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT east bound when she lost control on ice/snow covered roadway. The vehicle sustained approximately $1500 in damage and no injuries were reported. Hendrickson was also arrested for Operating While Intoxicated 1st Offense (Serious Misdemeanor), and was transported to the Fayette County Jail to await an in initial appearance.

January 28, 2016 Hilary Marie Upton age 30 of Clermont turned herself into the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. She was wanted on a Fayette County Warrant for Child Endangerment. Hilary Upton is currently being held in the Fayette County Jail on $2000.00 Bond.

On January 29, 2016 Rocael Garcia – Hernandez age 29 of Rural Wadena surrendered himself to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office he was wanted out of Dubuque County on the charge of Sexual abuse in the 2nd degree he is currently in the Fayette County Jail being held without bond pending an appearance before a magistrate.  

On 1-29-16, at approximately 3:15 PM, the Fayette County Sheriff's Office came upon a snowmobile accident near the intersection of 100th Street and Highway 150, Maynard IA.  Through an investigation, it was found that  Mason Ross Bantz, 20 of Maynard, was traveling southbound in a farm field with is snowmobile when he struck a culvert/ditch.  Bantz was transported to Mercy Emergency Room in Oelwein, with injuries and chest pain.  Damage to the 1996 Arctic Cat Snowmobile was minimal.  This accident remains under investigation. 

On 1-31-16, at approximately 6:45 PM, the Fayette County Sheriff's Office took a 911 call of a car/deer accident in the 26000 Block of Harding Rd, Clermont.  When Fayette County Sheriff's Deputies arrived on scene, it was found that Laurie Ann Barker, 50 of Postville, was traveling eastbound on Harding road when a deer came into the roadway striking her vehicle.  No injuries were reported and the damage to the 2010 Dodge Avenger was estimated at $9,000. 

FEBRUARY

On 2-1-16, at approximately 4:30 PM, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of an assault that took place near 20271 V Avenue Hawkeye IA.  Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived on scene and conducted an investigation. Allegedly Gruver drove to the residence armed with a  Claw hammer and attacked a female, Gruver was disarmed by several by-standers then fled the scene.  Later that evening,  Christopher James Gruver, 43 of Hawkeye, was taken into custody and charged with  Felony going armed with intent a Class “D” Felony and Stalking a Class “D” Felony, Domestic Assault, displaying a weapon Aggravated Misdemeanors, Serious Assault, an Aggravated Misdemeanor and Driving While License Suspended, a Simple Misdemeanor.  It also was found that Gruver had multiple warrants through Fayette County, original charges Theft in the 4th Degree, a Serious Misdemeanor and Driving While License Suspended, a Simple Misdemeanor,  Gruver was transported to Fayette County Jail, where he awaits initial appearance. 

On February 2, 2016 at 5:06PM a Fayette County Deputy stopped a red 1992 Buick LeSabre on Hwy 150 just south of West Union, for having an expired license plate.  Upon investigation, it was learned that the driver, 49 year old Donald Burdette Johll of Postville, was Suspended from operating a motor vehicle in the State of Iowa.  Johll was arrested and taken to the Fayette County Jail where he was held for an initial appearance.  Johll was charged with Driving While Suspended x7, Violation of Conditions of a Restrictive License, Operating with an Expired Registration, and Failure to File SR22 Insurance.

On February 2nd, 2015 at approximately 4:19 p.m. Deputies were called to the City of Fayette in reference to a single vehicle property damage accident at the Pumper. Upon conducting an investigation it was discovered that Tommy Lee Lippart, age 60 of Fayette had left the scene of the accident. Upon locating Lippart he was arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail. Lippart was charged with Operating While Intoxicated Third Offense, a D Felony and Driving While License Suspended, a simple misdemeanor.  Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Fayette Police Department.

On February 3, 2016 Linn County authorities arrested James Logan Baird age 24 of Oelwein on a Fayette County Warrant for Probation Violation original charge Domestic Abuse Assault. He is being held on $1000.00 Cash Bond.

 

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