Two accidents Friday in Audubon County, one arrest


September 12th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The Audubon County Sheriff’s Office says no injuries were reported following two separate accidents last Friday. 19-year old Tyler Rich Wood, of Des Moines was cited for having no insurance, after the car he was driving hit a deer on Highway 44, at around 10-p.m., Friday. The 2005 Chevy Cavalier Wood was driving sustained $12,000 damage.

And, at around 11:45-p.m., vehicles driven by 23-year old David Michael Guill, of Macedonia, and 51-year old Dennis Alan Esbeck, of Brayton, collided at the intersection of Highways 44 and 71 in Hamlin. Authorities say when Guill failed to obey the stop sign as he was headed east on 44, the 1991 Honda Civic he was driving was hit by Esbeck’s 1998 Chevy, as it was traveling south on 71. Damage from the crash amounted to $7,000.

In other news, the Audubon County Sheriff’s Department reports 50-year old Fred James Muhr, of Exira, turned himself-in to the Sheriff’s Office this (Monday) morning. Muhr was wanted on an outstanding warrant out of Audubon County, for Driving While Revoked. The charge stems from an incident which occurred in Exira, on August 25th. Muhr was released from custody after appearing before the magistrate. His preliminary hearing was set for September 29th.