Bench warrant issued for Anthony Rey Asay


September 23rd, 2022 by Ric Hanson

(Atlantic, Iowa) – Online court documents indicate Cass County District Court Judge Greg Stensland, Monday (Sept. 19) issued a Bench Warrant for 30-year-old Anthony Rey Asay. The warrant is for Failure to Appear for his Sept. 19th Pre-Trial Conference, as required. In Cass County, Asay faces a Class-D Felony charge of Willful Injury Causing Serious Injury, and Serious Misdemeanor charges of Assault causing bodily injury or mental illness, and Possession of a Controlled Substance/1st offense – Marijuana, associated with a stabbing incident that took place May 5th, in Atlantic. On August 29th, Asay’s Pre-Trial release was revoked and his cash-only bond was set at $5,000. His trial remains set for Sept. 27th at 9:30-a.m. in Cass County District Court.

Asay, who was wearing an ankle tracking bracelet was arrested Aug. 11th in connection with a stabbing incident at a gas station in Blair, Nebraska while he was awaiting trial on the incident in Atlantic. The victim in the Nebraska incident was treated for an injury to his arm. Asay faces charges associated with the Nebraska incident that include: 3rd Degree Assault for punching the victim; 2nd Degree Assault for stabbing the victim;Use of a Weapon to Commit a Felony; Possession of a Deadly Weapon by Prohibited Person – for possessing the knife he used to stab the male after being convicted of multiple felonies prior to this incident; and Driving under Revocation.