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Bluffs man shot in the leg, faces attempted murder & other charges

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November 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A Pottawattamie County man was arrested Monday afternoon on attempted murder and other charges, following a domestic disturbance that resulted in a weapon being fired. According to Council Bluffs Police, 29-year old Mackland Thomas, of Council Bluffs, was shot in the leg as he allegedly attempted to run over two women, one of whom was holding her child.

Mackland Thomas

Mackland Thomas

The incident began at around 3:50-p.m. at 1022 5th Avenue, in Council Bluffs. An investigation determined 22-year old Samantha Butler, of Council Bluffs, was in her bedroom talking to several people and 18-year old Craig Anson, of Council Bluffs, when Thomas arrived and attempted to kick the bedroom door in. After he entered the room, Thomas attempted to lunge at Anson.

Butler got between the men, but Thomas pushed her out of the way and against a door, causing Butler to suffer minor injuries. Thomas then got on top of Anson and began hitting him in the face. 41-year old Kimberly Trotter, who was also in the home, retrieved a hand gun from her bedroom and began striking Thomas with the hand grip in an attempt to get him to stop assaulting Anson.

Persons in the home were able to get Thomas off of Anson and push him outside of this residence. Butler and Trotter were standing on the grass just off of the porch when Thomas got into his 2003 Ford Escort and backed his vehicle up. Thomas then allegedly intentionally drove on the grass towards both women, narrowly missing them. Butler was also holding her infant child at the time of this incident.

Trotter then fired the hand gun one time at vehicle driver side door striking Thomas in the leg. Thomas then fled in his vehicle from the scene to 820 Ave H. He was transported to Mercy Hospital by Council Bluffs Rescue, treated for the gunshot wound and released. Thomas was then arrested and booked into Pottawattamie County Corrections charges that include two counts of attempted murder, assault while participating in a felony, child endangerment, and domestic abuse/serious assault.

Vehicle crashes into Bluffs home, 1 injured

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November 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Council Bluffs say one person suffered non-life threatening injuries after a vehicle crashed into a home at around 9:05-p.m., Sunday. Officers were dispatched to 105 Glenview Drive on a single vehicle accident in which a vehicle drove into this residence. Officers arrived on scene and located the passenger of the vehicle and were told by witnesses that the driver (later identified as Andrew J. Smook, of Omaha) fled the scene. Officers secured the passenger (Jim Schafer, of Council Bluffs), and checked 105 Glenview Drive for occupants.

Officers located three occupants, all of whom were not injured. Schafer was taken to the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha as a precaution for treatmeant of his injuries, which appeared to be non-life threatening. The city Building Inspector was contacted, upon his arrival he inspected the duplex and found the damage to be only to the window area of the home and not effecting
the support structure.

Officers eventually located Smook at an address in Omaha, and cited him for various traffic offenses and released by Council Bluffs Police. The charges include Exhibition Driving, Failure to Maintain Control of a Vehicle and Leaving the Scene of an Injury Accident.

Cass County Sheriff’s report: drug & theft arrests

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November 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

 

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office reports several arrests took place over the past week. Today (Monday, Nov. 23rd), 22-year old Tyler Alan Kush, of Omaha, was arrested on charges of OWI 1st Offense (Serious) and Possession of Marijuana (Serious). Kush was taken to the Cass County Jail where later released on $1,000 bond.

On Sunday, 29-year old Samuel Lavern Huffman, of Anita, was arrested by Cass County Deputies on an Atlantic Police Department warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance (Serious), two counts of Prescription Drug Violation (Serious), and Carrying Weapons (Aggravated). Huffman was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released later that day on $2,000 bond.

On Saturday, 56-year old Jeffrey Harold Jensen, of Adel, was arrested in Cass County on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine (Serious) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Simple). Jensen was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released the following day on his own recognizance. Also arrested Saturday, was 26-year old Brandon Michael Luke, of Anita, who faces charges that include Possession of Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine) 3rd or Subsequent Offense (D Felony), Driving While Revoked (Serious), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Simple). Luke was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released the following day on $5,000 bond.

And, on Thursday, Nov. 19th, deputies with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested 36-year old Michael Edward Flood, of Omaha, on a charge of Theft 2nd Degree (D Felony) for being in possession of a vehicle that was reported stolen in Nebraska. Flood was taken to the Cass County Jail where he remains held on $5,000 bond. Also arrested, was 46-year old Shane William Knapp, of Anita, on a charge of OWI 1st Offense. Knapp was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released the following day on his own recognizance.

 

Single-vehicle accident in Adair County, Sunday

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November 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Guthrie County Sheriff’s Office reports personnel with Stuart Ambulance, Stuart Police and the Adair County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single vehicle rollover accident Sunday, at around 6:10-p.m.  The accident happened about three-miles south of Stuart on the “Stuart Road” (Adair County Road P-28) near 130th Street.

Officials say the patient was transported to the Adair Co Hospital, in Greenfield. No other information was immediately released.

Armed robbery in Denison

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November 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Denison say an armed robbery took place early this (Monday) morning. The robbery occurred in a parking lot in the 1200 Block of North 26th Street. During the incident, a person described as an American black male in his early to mid 20’s, 5’2″-to 5’4″ tall, slender build wearing dark blue jeans, a dark, zip up black hoodie and a black beanie style stocking hat, displayed a handgun and demanded money from the victim.

12249777_10153236346613027_5811953809633198415_nThe victim complied with the suspect’s demands, and no one was hurt during the incident. If anyone has information about this or any other serious crime in Denison, contact the Denison Police Department at 712-263-3195 or Crawford County Crime Stoppers at 712-263-4050.

No injuries reported after fire guts a home in Guthrie Center

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November 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Authorities say no injuries were reported following a fire in Guthrie Center Sunday afternoon that heavily damaged a residence. The Blaze at 104 N. 2nd Street was reported at around 1-p.m.

Fire officials say the house was fully engulfed in smoke flames when crews arrived on the scene soon after they were notified. Firefighters from Panora and Guthrie Center provided mutual aid.

Personnel were on scene for about four hours but couldn’t save the home. The cause of the fire, which destroyed the basement and first floor, was undetermined at last report.

Glenwood man arrested on assault/weapons charge

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November 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Glenwood arrested 26-year old Joshua Madsen, of Glenwood, Friday. Madsen was charged with Assault, by Use of/or display of, a weapon, and, unlawful possession of prescription drugs. His bond was set at $3,000. Authorities report also, 26-year old Gary Ewart, of Glenwood, was arrested Sunday, for OWI/1st offense. His bond was set at $1,000.

Drug paraphernalia-related arrest in Red Oak

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November 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak arrested a man on drug charges, Sunday night. 42-year-old Shawn Allen Ponton was arrested at around 10:15-p.m. at the intersection of South Broadway and 3rd Avenue, and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
The man was taken to the Montgomery County jail where he was being held on $1,000 cash bond.

(Podcast) KJAN 8-a.m. News, 11/23/2015

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November 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

More area and State news from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

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Creston Police report, 11/23/15

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November 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Three people were arrested on separate charges over the past few days, in Creston. Officials say 36-year old Demion Garrison, of Creston,  was arrested Saturday night at his residence, for Disorderly Conduct. Garrison was later released from the Union County Jail on a $300 bond. Earlier that evening, 67-year old Harry Walters, of Creston, was arrested at the Union County Law Enforcement Center, on a charge of OWI/2nd offense. He was later released on a $2,000 bond.

And, last Friday night, 51-year old David White, of Creston, was arrested for Public Intoxication. He was later released from custody on a $300 bond.