Page County Sheriff’s Report includes charges filed in cattle neglect case


December 8th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Page County Sheriff Lyle Palmer Friday night, issued a report on three recent arrests. Palmer says at around 12:50-p.m., Friday, deputies responded to a domestic disturbance near the Bethesda area. Their investigation concluded with the arrest at 1389 O Avenue, of 32-year old Benjamin Lee Blackman, of Clarinda. Blackman was charged with Domestic Abuse Assault. He was brought to the Page County Jail and held without bond pending an appearance before the magistrate.

On Thursday, Page County deputies responding to a reported assault at 612 South Street in College Springs, arrested 20-year old Joseph Calvin Hull, of Braddyville, for allegedly assaulting 28-year old Joshua Baer. The arrest took place at around 7:35-p.m. Hull was charged with Trespassing and Simple Assault. He was being held in the Page County Jail on $300 bond, pending an appearance before the magistrate.

And, on Monday, 24-year old Kiel Martin Brittain, of Clarinda, was arrested on a warrant for Animal Neglect (a Serious Misdemeanor). Brittain was unable to post bond and was being held in the Page County Jail. His arrest was the result of an investigation that began in late November. During the course of the investigation over a period of several days, authorities consulted a veterinarian, who determined 17 cows, 1 bull and 15 calves, which were located on property owned by Brittain were severely malnourished. The animals were seized by authorities.