Man arrested in North Dakota on vehicular homicide charge is back in Audubon County


October 15th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Audubon County Sheriff’s Office reports a south central Iowa man arrested last week in North Dakota on vehicular homicide and serious injury by vehicle charges out of Audubon County, is back in Iowa. 56-year-old Kendall Lee Ware, of Lineville, was extradited from authorities in Minot, ND., and is being held in the Audubon County Jail on $50,000 bond. His preliminary hearing is set to take place October 22nd.

The charges again Ware stem from an October 19th, 2011 accident that resulted in the death of 17-year-old Kristopher Crawley of Audubon, and serious injuries to 22-year-old Jason Robert Rattenborg, also of Audubon.  The accident occurred on Highway 71 just north of Brayton.  Ware fled the area following the incident.

A warrant was issued on June 29th, 2012, following an extensive investigation into the crash.  The Audubon County Sheriff’s Office requested and received assistance from the U.S. Marshalls Service in conducting the arrest. The Iowa State Patrol also assisted in the investigation of the accident.