Weekend fight leads to an arrest in Shelby County


August 3rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A fight last weekend led to the arrest of an Avoca man, and complaints filed against two other people. Police in Harlan reported Thursday, that 18-year old Terry Ward, of Avoca, was arrested last Saturday for Disorderly Conduct, Public Intoxication and Assault, for allegedly striking 43-year old Shannon Graves, of Des Moines. The incident occurred in the pit area of the Shelby County Speedway. Graves was transported to Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan, where she was treated for minor injuries. Officials say complaints were filed against Graves, and 24-year old Andrew Coffman, of Des Moines, for Disorderly Conduct.

The H-PD also reports 56-year old Ricky Lee Hansen, of Harlan, was arrested July 27th, on Driving While Intoxicated/2nd offense, and careless driving, charges. The arrest took place following a traffic stop in Harlan.

And, last Sunday, officers in Harlan investigated the theft of a 1994 Pontiac Grand Prix from the Jerry Davis residence. The vehicle was later recovered at the J.J. Jensen sports complex. An investigation into the theft continues.