Clarinda Police Chief Keith Brothers said in a news release this (Thursday) morning, his officers were kept busy overnight dealing with an incident involving knives and a stun gun, and a second incident resulting in a police officer being assaulted.
At around 8:30-p.m., Wednesday, Clarinda Police responded to a 911 call of a domestic fight with weapons involved, at the Parkview Apartments on E. Main Street. Following an investigation, Officers arrested 27-year old Sara Ann Billie, for alleging assaulting 29-year old Lovelle Joseph Ward, and threatening Ward with a knife. Billie and Ward live together in one of the apartments.
Ward also allegedly displayed and threatened Billie with a stun gun during the altercation. Billie was arrested for aggravated domestic assault, while Ward was arrested for aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon. Billie was being held in the Page County Jail without bond, while Ward’s bond was set at $2,000.
And, at around 12:15-a.m. today (Thursday), Clarinda Police responded to a 911 call about a domestic altercation occurring at a residence in the 700 block of S. 18th Street, where property was being damaged. When officers arrived they learned that one of the parties involved in the incident, 38-year old Troy Lee Landess, of Clarinda, had left the home prior to officers arriving. Officers found Landess at his home on W. Logan Street. When they confronted him, Landess allegedly became combative with the officers, and used his fist to strike one officer in the head. The officer did not require medical attention.
Landess was arrested for interference with official acts by resisting arrest and disorderly conduct and additional charges are pending. He was later released on a recognizance bond in order to seek medical treatment for injuries Landess may have sustained earlier in the evening, for allegedly hitting a window with his fist.
Reports concerning both incidents have been forwarded to the offices of Page County Attorney Carl M. Sonksen for review and the filing of formal charges.