Assault arrest and 2 accidents reported, in Atlantic


October 15th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic Police Department reports one arrest and two accidents took place over the weekend. Officials say on Saturday, 45-year old Rex McDermott, of Atlantic, was arrested on Domestic Abuse/Serious Assault, and Willful Injury, charges. McDermott was booked in to the Cass County Jail.

That same day, Cheryl Lebeck, of Atlantic, was cited for Failure to Obey a Stop Sign, after vehicles driven by Lebeck and Robynn Davidson, of Midvale, UT, collided at the intersection of 7th and Linn Streets, at around 10:50-p.m.  Officials say Lebeck was traveling north on Linn Street and approaching 7th. After coming up to the corner, she proceeded to head north on Linn, and was struck by the Davidson vehicle. The total amount of damage was estimated at $11,000.No injuries were reported.

Friday morning, an accident in the Hy-Vee parking lot in Atlantic caused $1,500 damage, but there were no injuries, and no citations issued. The Atlantic P-D says a vehicle driven by Thomas Billheimer, of Casey, was traveling east in the parking lot and turning into a parking stall, when it struck the right rear of a legally parked vehicle registered to Patricia Briles, of Griswold.