(Update) Arrest made in fatal Bluffs shooting

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March 8th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

An arrest has been made in connection with a fatal shooting Monday evening, in Council Bluffs. Authorities say 22-year old Wesley W Correa-Carmenaty, of Council Bluffs, faces a charge of 1st degree Murder, one count of Attempted Murder, and one count of Robbery in the 1st degree.  He remains held in the Pottawattamie County Jail.

Wesley W Correa-Carmenaty

Wesley W Correa-Carmenaty

Authorities say his arrest followed an investigation that began with Bluffs Police were called to 116 Glen Avenue, Apt. #3, at around 6:30-p.m. Monday, for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival officers found 22-year old Anthony J. Walker, of Council Bluffs, dead from a gunshot wound to his upper chest. Officers were also advised of a male subject, identified as 32-year old Patrick Schultz, of Council Bluffs, was transported by private vehicle to Mercy Hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound to his upper left arm. He was reported to be in stable condition, with non-life threatening injuries.

While enroute to Glen Ave, officers located a possible suspect vehicle, a Black Chev Impala, and attempted to stop it. They were able to get the car stopped at the corner of Bluff and Pierce Street. Officers stated that the driver, identified as Wesley Correa, threw two guns out of the window prior to being stopped. The guns were recovered by officers. One of the weapons was actually a BB pistol, the other a Hi-Point 40 caliber handgun.

Correa was interviewed by Detectives and upon the conclusion of this interview was booked into corrections on the charges mentioned.

Stolen vehicle pursuit in Council Bluffs

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March 8th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

A van driven by two white males was involved in a pursuit early this (Tuesday) morning, in Council Bluffs. Police say officers located the red Ford Van with Iowa license plates CKT 254 at around 12:36-a.m., in the area of Park Avenue and E. Pierce Street. When officers tried to stop the van, it continued south and east to the South Expressway. The vehicle then continued south to Interstate 80 before heading west, into Nebraska.

Bluffs Police terminated the pursuit at the State line. Officers are following-up on leads in the investigation, in an attempt to identify the driver of the vehicle.

Argument leads to rollover accident & arrest in Council Bluffs

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March 8th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

A woman who was driving her allegedly intoxicated boyfriend home late Monday night, ended-up rolling her vehicle, after the couple got into an argument and the boyfriend tried to grab the steering wheel. Council Bluffs Police say 21-year old Brandon Griffeth-Mount, of Council Bluffs, was subsequently charged with Aggravated Domestic Abuse and Child Endangerment, because his girlfriend is six-months pregnant with his child.

Brandon Griffeth-Mount

Brandon Griffeth-Mount

Authorities say the unidentified woman and Griffeth-Mount were traveling westbound on Interstate 80 at around 10:30-p.m., when he grabbed the steering wheel from the passenger side of the vehicle. His actions caused the vehicle to veer off the road and slide sideways before rolling over into a ditch. The driver suffered a minor knee injury during the accident. She was transported to Mercy Hospital, treated and released.

Bluffs woman arrested after found passed out in a stolen vehicle

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March 8th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Police in Council Bluffs arrested a woman early this (Tuesday) morning, after finding her passed out in a stolen vehicle. Authorities say 31-year old Amber Coulter, of Council Bluffs, faces a charge of Theft in the 2nd degree, and was being held in the Pottawattamie County Jail.

Her arrest occurred after officers were called to 901 N. 35th Street in Council Bluffs, at around 2:15-a.m., for a female passed out in a vehicle. Police who found Coulter in the driver’s seat of the vehicle, noticed that the ignition was damaged and that the license plates displayed did not belong to the vehicle.

Amber Coulter

Amber Coulter

After the officers woke Coulter up, she denied stealing the vehicle, and claimed instead that she had borrowed it from a friend.

Stolen Lorimor Fire Truck found in eastern Iowa

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March 8th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Union County Sheriff’s Office says they were notified late Monday afternoon, that Cedar Rapids Police recovered a fire truck stolen from the Lorimor Fire Department late last week. The vehicle was unoccupied when it was recovered. No further details were provided.

The 2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Fire Truck was a grass/field fire unit. The theft was reported Friday afternoon. The truck and its equipment was valued at $15,000.

Clayton Portwood (Photos)

Clayton Portwood (Photos)

Red Oak man arrested for simple assault Monday evening

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March 8th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak arrested a man Monday evening on a charge of Simple Assault. 45-year old Ricky Allen Baker, of Red Oak, was taken into custody at around 5:35-p.m. in the 200 block of N. 2nd Street. Baker was brought to the Montgomery County Jail and held on a $300 cash bond.

Adams County Sheriff’s report, 3/8/16

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March 8th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office has released information on a couple of recent arrests. On Monday, 56-year old James Walbert Tucker, of Afton, was arrested following a traffic stop at Highway 34 and Sycamore Avenue, for Driving While Barred. Tucker was being held in the Adams County Jail on $2,000 bond.

And, at around 8:35-p.m, on March 2nd, a traffic stop in Adams County and subsequent search of the vehicle by the K9 Unit, resulted in the arrest of 64-year old Leroy Eugene Mallow, of Chowchilla, CA, on Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, charges. His bond was set at $1,300.

Primary election news: McLaren to run for re-election as Cass County Sheriff; Pott. Co. Auditor to run on BOS

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March 8th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Three Republican candidates for office in Cass County filed their nomination papers Monday, serving as their notice of intent to run in the June Primary. Cass County Sheriff Darby McLaren, and Cass County Auditor Dale Sunderman have chosen to run for re-election, and, as we told you last week, Atlantic Mayor Dave Jones has officially announced he intends to run for the Cass County Board of Supervisors seat in District 1, offering a challenge to Atlantic Police Chief Steve Green, who seeks the same seat. The deadline for filing nomination papers is 5-p.m., March 30th.

The Daily NonPareil reports, in Pottawattamie County, Auditor Marilyn Jo Drake says she will not seek a ninth term as auditor, but will instead will run for a seat on the county’s Board of Supervisors. Drake, a Republican who has worked in the county auditor’s office since 1977 and was elected auditor in 1985, filed her nomination papers on Monday. She believes her experience would be beneficial on the board. And Melvyn Houser, a county supervisor for 16 years, said he will seek the county auditor’s post in an effort to succeed Drake.

Also on Monday, the first day nomination papers could be filed for this year’s county races, Council Bluffs resident, 27-year old Bart Randolph joined Drake in filing his papers for a board seat. A first-time political office seeker, Randolph is a Democrat and small business owner. He opened a new courier and same-day delivery service roughly two months ago, also served six years in the U.S. Air Force.

Two of the five supervisor seats are up for election this year. They are currently held by Republicans Lynn Grobe, who is seeking re-election, according to his wife, Carolyn, and Houser. Also on the ballot this November in Pott. County, are the positions of county auditor and county sheriff. Jeff Danker, first voted in as county sheriff in November 1992, said he will run again, which would be his seventh term if re-elected.

Those interested in running for office must obtain at least 100 signatures from eligible county voters, which would be checked by the auditor’s office. Those elected must be county residents when their term begins, in this case, next Jan. 1st.

Shooting in Council Bluffs leaves one person dead

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March 8th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Police found a man shot dead inside an apartment Monday night at 116 Glen Ave. in Council Bluffs. Police told the Omaha World-Herald, another man from the same shooting arrived at Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs about 6:30 p.m. Monday. Bluffs Police Sgt. Dave Dawson said the second victim was expected to survive. Neither victim had been identified or their relatives contacted as of late Monday night. Officials said no arrests have been made.

 

Boys State Basketball Schedule at Wells Fargo Area in Des Moines: Tue., 3/8/16

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March 8th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Class 2A Quarterfinals
10:30-a.m. Des Moines Christian (21-3) vs. Anamosa (20-5)
12:15p.m. Western Christian (22-2) vs. Kuemper Catholic, Carroll (18-6)

Class 3A Quarterfinals
2:00-p.m. MOC/Floyd Valley (21-3) vs. Dubuque/Wahlert (19-5)
3:45-p.m. Chariton (23-1) vs. Solon (10-14)
6:35-p.m. Spirit Lake (21-3) vs. Cedar Rapids/Xavier (16-8)
8:15-p.m. Pella (22-1) vs. Perry (15-9)

The Class 4A Quarterfinals at the State Tournament begin Wednesday