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Chase & arrest in Adams County; Creston man faces drug charges

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May 24th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Adams County say a traffic stop at around 11:40-p.m., Monday, resulted in a brief pursuit. When Deputies tried to pull over a vehicle driven by Warren Logan Davis, of Lenox, Davis led them on a short chase on Sycamore Avenue near the intersection of Sycamore Avenue and 250th. Adams County Deputies managed to bring Davis to a stop by boxing him in. He was then was placed under arrest for Eluding.

Baxter

Baxter

Davis

Davis

And, Adams County Deputies, Tuesday, arrested Joey Baxter, of Creston, in connection with an incident that occurred on February 18th. Baxter was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Marijuana.

Iowa man pleads guilty in sex assault case involving minors

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May 24th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A Carter Lake man accused of sexually assaulting minors has pleaded guilty in the case. The Daily Nonpareil reports that 42-year-old David Trejo pleaded guilty Monday to one count of sexual exploitation of a minor and one count of soliciting lascivious acts with a minor as part of a plea agreement.

According to court documents, Trejo said he believed one girl he met online was 19 and did not find out that she was 14 until after they had sex several times. Court documents say another girl involved in the case was under the age of 14. Trejo faces up to 15 years in prison. He is scheduled to be sentenced July 11.

Iowa early News Headlines: Tue., 5/24/16

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May 24th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. CDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa City police chief is retiring after leading the department for over a decade. City officials announced Monday that Police Chief Sam Hargadine will retire from the Iowa City Police Department at the end of June. He has accepted a position at the Executive Director of the Iowa Police Chief’s Association. Hargadine has served as police chief since August 2005.

CARLISLE, Iowa (AP) — The world’s first surviving septuplets have graduated from their Iowa high school. Alexis, Brandon, Joel, Kelsey, Kenny, Natalie and Nathan McCaughey all crossed the stage Sunday at as part of Carlisle High School’s class of 2016.

CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a woman who died after a rafting accident on the Arkansas River. The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office says 60-year-old Debra Brymer, of Nashua, Iowa, was on a trip with her husband and grandson when she fell out of a commercial raft near Canon City on Sunday. Coroner Randy Keller tells the Canon City Daily Record he thinks an autopsy will show that she went into cardiac arrest or drowned.

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — The Ferris wheel in Davenport has been renovated to allow people with disabilities to enjoy a ride. The Quad-City Times reports that one of the Ferris wheel’s gondolas at the city-owned Modern Woodmen Park has been widened enough to accommodate a rider in a wheelchair and a second rider. Commission director Latrice Lacey says the manufacturer had assured the commission that the ride would be built to standards, but that an investigation found several deficiencies.

Traffic stop leads to meth-related arrest in Fremont County

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May 24th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

A traffic stop early this (Tuesday) morning in Fremont County, resulted in the arrest of a man on a drug and other, possible charges. Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports Deputies with the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office stopped 31-year old Michael Campbell of Mayflower, Arkansas for a traffic violation. During the course of the traffic stop Campbell was found to be in possession of methamphetamine paraphernalia.

Michael Campbell

Michael Campbell

Campbell was arrested for the incident and transported to the Fremont County Law Enforcement center where he was being held on $300 bond. Deputies were still investigating the incident and other charges are pending.

The Fremont Co. K9 unit and the Iowa State Patrol assisted at the scene.

Omaha officer creates scrapbook honoring fallen officer from Walnut

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May 23rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha police officer has devoted hundreds of hours collecting letters, cards and drawings to honor another officer who was killed in the line of duty. The Omaha World Herald reports Officer Constance Garro created the large scrapbook and delivered it Thursday to Officer Kerrie Orozco’s mother in Walnut, Iowa.

Orozco was killed May 20, 2015, as she and other officers tried to arrest a suspect wanted in connection with a September 2014 shooting. The scrapbook’s cover includes hand-painted blue roses that resemble the flowers laid on Orozco’s casket. Dozens of officers contributed photos and stories about Orozco. Students from Omaha schools added photos featured in the first few pages.

Garro also included pages of medals, coins and letters from over 20 law enforcement agencies across the country.

Creston man arrested on drug charges

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May 23rd, 2016 by Chris Parks

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest on Monday of a Creston man on charges from an incident that occurred on February 18th.  Deputies arrested Joey Baxter of Creston and charged him with Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Marijuana.  Baxter was taken to the Adams County Jail and held on $1,000 bond.

Crash victim’s parents file complaint against Nebraska judge

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May 23rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The parents of an Iowa woman who authorities say was killed by a drunken driver in the country illegally have filed a complaint with the Nebraska Supreme Court against the judge who set the now-missing suspect’s bail. Bail was $50,000 for Eswin Mejia after he was charged with vehicular homicide in the Omaha collision between his vehicle and one driven by 21-year-old Sarah Root, of Council Bluffs. He hasn’t been seen since posting the required 10 percent of the bail, or $5,000.

Root’s parents have been collecting petition signatures and Monday gave more than 5,000 to the high court in Lincoln. They want Judge Jeffery Marcuzzo kicked off the bench or punished for setting the bail low enough for Mejia to post 10 percent and flee.

5 Atlantic residents arrested over the past few days

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May 23rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Atlantic Police Chief Steve Green reports several, recent arrests. On Sunday, 30-year old Albert Johnson, of Atlantic, was arrested on a Cass County warrant for Theft in the 2nd degree. Green says the charge stems from the theft of a modified Harley Davidson motorcycle that was stolen out of Manilla. The bike, which Johnson allegedly painted a different color, was seen parked on his property, and later identified by the owner.

And, four people were arrested last Thursday, in Atlantic. 52-year old David Charles, of Atlantic, was arrested on a Cass County warrant for Attempted Burglary in the 3rd degree, with regard to the theft of electricity from a rental home by allegedly using an extension cord from the vacant property and connecting it to his property.

35-year old Brian Beard, of Atlantic, was arrested for Assault Causing Bodily Injury, after he turned himself-in to the Cass County Jail following a verbal altercation with an individual that later turned physical.  27-year old Jenna Smith, of Atlantic, was arrested for Thursday Forgery and Theft in the 2nd degree, with regard to checks written.

And 16-year old Jiles McCoy, of Atlantic, was arrested on a Felony charge of Extortion, with regard to activity on social media. He was cited and released to a parent, with his charge being filed with Juvenile Court. Additional details concerning his arrest were not released.

Each of the other subjects were booked into the Cass County Jail.

Des Moines man arrested on Theft & drug charges in Adair Co.

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May 23rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Adair County Sheriff’s Office reports four arrests over the past week. On May 15th, 32-year old Christopher Lee Ballentine, of Des Moines, was arrested by Stuart Police for Possession of a Controlled Substance/Methamphetaine, and Theft in the 1st Degree, for taking property valued at $10,000 or greater. Ballentine was released from custody last Thursday, on $10,000 bond.

On May 17th, 31-year old Cole John Daughenbaugh, of Greenfield, was arrested by an Adair County Sheriff’s Deputy on a U-S Marshal’s warrant. Daughenbaugh was held without bond in the Adair County Jail and later released to the custody of the U-S Marshal’s service.

On May 19th, 27-year old Tyler James Hicks, of Fontanelle, was arrested in Adair County for OWI/2nd offense and Failure to hold a valid license. Hicks was later released on $2,000 bond.

That same day, 31-year old Jordan Randall Huewe, of Creston, was arrested in Adair County for OWI/1st offense and having an Open Container in a motor vehicle. He was later released on $1,000 bond.

CCHS employees donate to medical mission trip

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May 23rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Cass County Health System says Dr. Elaine Berry, Family Medicine Physician at CCHS, volunteers for the Fellowship of Associates of Medical Evangelism (FAME) and has traveled previously to India, Dominican Republic, and other countries as part of her work with the group.

In the photo are, seated left-to-right: Jeff Osegard, Judy Masker, Dr. Berry, and Dawn Marnin.  Back row: Renita Torneton, Verlene Holste, Brenda Euken, Calla Johnson, Sara Arnold, and Michelle Poulsen.

In the photo are, seated left-to-right: Jeff Osegard, Judy Masker, Dr. Berry, and Dawn Marnin. Back row: Renita Torneton, Verlene Holste, Brenda Euken, Calla Johnson, Sara Arnold, and Michelle Poulsen.

Dr. Berry is currently on a mission trip to Honduras with FAME, and thanks to the generosity of CCHS employees, was able to purchase more than $800 in medications and medical supplies for the trip.

Dr. Berry thanked the employees of CCHS for their donations and support, and she asked everyone to pray for safe travels and a successful trip.