Villisca man arrested for Probation Violation


March 21st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department reports a Villisca man was arrested Tuesday, on a Department of Corrections warrant for Violation of his probation. 21-year old Benjamin Wyatt Barnes was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $7,500 bond. Barnes was placed on a two-year probation in February, after entering a written plea of guilty to a felony charge of Lascivious Acts with a Child. As a condtion of his probation, a judge had ordered Barnes to attend a Sex Offender Treatment program.  He’s scheduled to appear in court again March 26th.

The Sheriff’s Office reports also, 28-year old Matthew Gusman, of Red Oak was arrested Monday afternoon, in connection with an assault which alledgedly occurred in the 100 block of west Coolbaugh Street, in Red Oak. Gusman was held being held in jail on a $300 bond.

And, Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputies investigated an incident of criminal mischief, Monday, in Stanton, after a woman reported to authorities someone broke the rear window of her car. The incident occurred either late Sunday night or early Monday morning. The damage was estimated at $300. No arrests have been made in connection with the incident.