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Sheriff Marty Fisher has announced his intention to run for his fifth term as Fayette County Sheriff. "I am truly honored to be the Sheriff of Fayette County and hope to continue to make the great strides we have been making over the last several years. I want to keep things moving in the right direction. We have a very dedicated staff that truly want to make a difference. We have made a huge impact on crime, had record number of inmates, almost 800 arrests for the past year, dispatch answered over 20,000 calls and our civil office is non-stop with weapon permits, paper service and committals. We are doing our best and will continue to make Fayette County a safer place for everyone."

 

 

***PRESS RELEASE***

We want to refresh the citizens of the following news report sent out several months ago.  These groups are calling area residents and we want to make sure you are informed.  Please do not give money to these organizations, as they DO NOT support your local deputies.

Many residents have received calls from either the American Deputy Sheriff's Association or the United States Deputy Sheriff's Association.  The Fayette County Sheriff's Office DOES NOT support either of these groups.  They tell you the deputies need bullet-proof vests.  Each deputy in Fayette County is provided with a bullet proof vest.  These tactics are used to solicit money from you.  Before you ever give money, please contact our office to check on the validity.

The Fayette County Sheriff's Office does support the Iowa State Sheriff's and Deputies Association.  The Iowa State Sheriff's and Deputies Association does not solicit by phone.  They only solicit by direct mail.  This mailing is done with the Sheriff's signature at the bottom of the letter.  We have many honorary members and don't want the public to be confused with this.

Sheriff Marty Fisher
Fayette County Sheriff's Office

Fayette County UTV Ordinance

   

 

 

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Sheriff Marty Fisher would like to announce that the Fayette County Sheriff's Office is now using the Iowa VINE, Victim Information & Notification Everyday.

 

The IowaVINE system is a service through which victims of crime can use the telephone or internet to search for information regarding the custody status of their offender and to register to receive telephone and email notification when the offender’s custody status changes.  The toll-free number for IowaVINE is 888-7-IAVINE or 888-742-8463.  This service is provided to assist victims of crime who have a right to know about their offender’s custody status. Users can register to be notified immediately of a change in the offender’s status, such as release, transfer, or escape.  When a notification is triggered, VINE automatically calls the number or numbers the victim has provided.  Calls continue for a designated period of time, or until the victim enters a four-digit PIN.

 

This system is fed information from the Fayette County Jail computer system to the national VINE network. This system will be used by the Fayette County Sheriff's Office Domestic and Sexual abuse Response Team (D.A.S.A.R.T) and other law enforcement agencies in the county. Currently agencies in DASART are West Union, Oelwein and Clermont police departments, however any agency in the county will be trained by the Sheriff’s Office and can have victims use VINE.  If you have any question on Iowa Vine and how the Fayette County Sheriff's Office will use it please call the Sheriff’s Office for details.  You can access the Iowa Vine by clicking the following link:  Iowa Vine

 

     

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : 

Fayette County Sheriff issue Appeal to Citizens in Fight Against Crime

Responding to the increasing number of people wanting to assist law enforcement officials and build a stronger partnership in the fight against crime, Sheriff Marty Fisher today announced that Fayette County citizens are being invited to become Honorary Members of the Iowa State Sheriff's and Deputies Association Institute.  

Membership appeals go out in the mail shortly. Individuals choosing to join the voluntary program can do so for as little as $20, while businesses can show their support for a $50 contribution. The funding provides critically important technical resources, training, and legislative support on key criminal justice issues.  Contributions are tax-deductible and unlike other organizations in our state,. the Membership Program does not solicit membership by telephone..  "With government funding becoming increasingly difficult to secure, the membership drive has taken on greater importance than ever before," said Sheriff Fisher. "The funding is vital to helping us carry out our mission of making our communities safer places to live, work and play."

The program is committed to its "No Telemarketing" policy and only sends invitations to citizens to become members by mail. Individuals that do not receive a membership appeal and would like more information can do so by contacting the Iowa State Sheriffs and Deputies Association Institute at PO Box 526, Atlantic, IA 50022, Phone (712) 243- 2206. Information also available online, www.issda.org Residents can also become members of the program by contacting the Sheriff's Office.  The membership program was formed to provide citizens with an opportunity to lend their support to more effective law enforcement and help local law enforcement officers protect the lives and property of citizens..

"As the need for building stronger public-private law enforcement partnerships in the country continues to escalate, programs such as this continue to grow in importance," said Sheriff Fisher. "I encourage everyone receiving a membership appeal to consider joining forces with us by becoming an Honorary Member. It is a valuable investment in the future." If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Sheriff Marty Fisher at (563) 422-6067 ext 231.

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NOVEMBER

On November 1, 2017, at approximately 12:00 am the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office responded to a car vs deer accident on X Avenue and 240th Street; approximately 5 miles south of Waucoma. Upon investigation, it was found that Jaiden Rylan Jacobson, age 18 of Sumner, was driving a 2014 Red Kia Sorento LX south bound when she struck a deer in the traveled portion of the roadway. The vehicle sustained approximately $1500 worth of damage. There were no injuries reported.

On November 2nd, 2017 at approximately 6:33 p.m. Fayette County Sheriff’s received a report of a vehicle in the ditch near Bear and Cedar Road, North of Wadena. After speaking with the driver it was discovered that Shawn E. Kuhse, age 34 of Elkader was traveling North on Cedar Road when he swerved to avoid hitting a deer which caused him to lose control of his 2002 Dodge Stratus. Kuhse was cited for failure to maintain control (simple misdemeanor). The 2002 Dodge Stratus was deemed a total loss and no injuries were reported.

On November 2nd, 2017 at approximately 6:33 p.m. Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a vehicle in the ditch near Bear RD and Cedar RD, North of Wadena. After speaking with the driver it was discovered that Shawn E. Kuhse, age 34 of Elkader was traveling North on Cedar Road when he swerved to avoid hitting a deer which caused him to lose control of his 2002 Dodge Stratus. Kuhse was cited for failure to maintain control (simple misdemeanor). The 2002 Dodge Stratus was deemed a total loss and no injuries were reported.

On 11/03/2017 a Fayette County Deputy arrested 51 year old Mark L. Franzen on a valid Fayette County warrant.  On 10/14/17 Franzen was involved in a single motor vehicle accident where he was found to be in operation of a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado.  Franzen sustained injuries from the accident and was transported via private vehicle to Palmar Hospital in West Union.  After an investigation it was found that Franzen was operating under the influence of alcohol 2nd offense. Franzen is currently on an appeal with the Iowa Department of Transportation for a previous charge of Operating under the influence 1st offense for an incident that occurred on October 2, 2017.  He was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he later posted a cash bond. 

On November 4th, 2017 at approximately 6:09 p.m. Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the area of 290th Street and Juniper Road in reference to a car vs. deer accident. Upon arrival it was discovered that Glenda June Forbes age 53 of Noblesville, Indiana was traveling Southbound on Juniper when she struck a deer, which was traveling across the traveled portion of the roadway with her 2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor. No injuries were reported and the Mitsubishi Endeavor sustained approximately $2,500.00 in damages. Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Ossian Fire Department.

On November 4th, 2017 at approximately 7:29 p.m. Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the area of Acorn Road and B Avenue in reference to a car vs. deer accident. Upon arrival it was discovered that Teresa M. Shea age 49 of Volga was traveling Westbound when she struck a deer, which was traveling across the roadway with a  2006 Toyota Tundra. No injuries were reported and the Toyota Tundra sustained approximately $3,000.00 in damages.

On 11-5-17, at approximately 11:30 AM, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a call of an assault that occurred at Prairie View Residential Facility, Fayette Iowa.  Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived on scene and conducted an investigation.  Nina Singh, 27 a Prairie View resident, was arrested and charged with Assault and Interference with Official Acts, both Simple Misdemeanors.  Singh was transported to Fayette County Jail where she currently awaits initial appearance. 

On November 5th, 2017 at approximately 6:34 pm the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a car vs deer accident on Harding Road just outside of Clermont on the Montauk Hill. Upon arrival it was discovered that Dean Ohloff age, 66 of Postville was traveling Northeast bound when he struck a deer which was traveling across the roadway with his 2006 Chrysler Town and Country. No injuries were reported and the vehicle sustained approximately $2,000.00 in damages. Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Clermont Fire Department.

On 11/05/2017 at approx. 3:00 PM Jerimiah James Bennett, 37 was arrested on a valid Fayette County warrant for domestic abuse assault with the intent to inflict serious injury.  Bennett was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he is held on a $9,999.99 bond. 

On 11-4-2017 at approximately 9:30 pm the Fayette County Sheriff's Office was called to a car/deer accident on Hwy 18 and T Ave.  Upon further investigation it was discovered that 71 Year old Donald Martin of West Union was driving his 2010 Acura MDX eastbound on Hwy 18 when a deer entered the roadway, and Martin was unable to avoid hitting the deer. There was an estimated $8000.00 in damage to Martin's vehicle. No injuries were reported.

After a two week long investigation the Fayette County Sheriff's Office charged Cody John Mosher, age 24 of Waucoma with two counts of sexual abuse in the third degree, a class C felony. Mosher allegedly had sexual relations with a 14 years old approx. two years ago at his residence in Waucoma and recently it was alleged by the same victim that he had nonconsensual sex with the alleged victim who is now 16 yrs old. This act also occurred at his residence in Waucoma. If convicted Mosher could be sentenced too twenty years in prison and have to register with the state as a sex offender. Mosher was arrested on 11/3/2017 and bonded out on the 4th with a cash bond of $20,000.00 cash bond. 

After a month long investigation the Fayette County Sheriff's Office filed charges on Thomas Allen Whitlatch, age 25 of Hawkeye for sexual abuse in the second degree, a class B felony. Whitlatch allegedly restrained an adult victim with ligatures and forced a sexual act upon the victim. Whitlatch was arrested on 11/3/2017 and taken to the Fayette County Jail and remains in custody on a $20,000.00 cash bond. If convicted Whitlatch could face 25 years in prison and be required to register with the state as a sex offender for 10 years.  Whitlatch is also being held on a pre-trial release violation and an additional $10,000.00 bond. 

 

    On 11-7-17, at approximately 10:30 AM, the Fayette County Sheriff's Office took a 911 call of a personal injury accident, involving a semi and an SUV, near the intersection of V Avenue and 170th St.  When Fayette County Sheriff's Deputies arrived on scene it was found that Eureka Elizabeth Labuschagne, 37 of Sumner was west bound on 170th and Lawain Galen Meier, 71 of Sumner, was north bound on V Avenue in a semi with trailer when the collision took place.  Investigation showed that the semi and part of the trailer were through the intersection as the SUV got to the intersection.  Labuschagne sustained minor injuries and transported to Sumner Hospital.   Damage to the 2005 Wilson Trailer and the 2002 Chevy Blazer were considered a total loss.  Labuschagne was cited for failure to have a valid driver's license, expired registration (both simple misdemeanors), and issued a written warning on Failure to Yield. Fayette County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Sumner Fire Department and Sumner Ambulance.  

  On 11-7-17, at approximately 8:15 AM, the Fayette County Sheriff's Office took a report of a vehicle in the ditch that was unoccupied at 90th St. and G Avenue.  Fayette County Sheriff's Deputies arrived on scene and conducted an investigation.  It was found that Enrique Trujillo Jr. 20 of Oelwein, was west bound on 90th St. when he lost control of his vehicle, went into the ditch and hit a culvert.  No injuries were sustained and damage to the 2011 Chevy Malibu was estimated at $5,000.  Trujillo was cited for Failure to Maintain Control, a Simple Misdemeanor.  

On 11/8/17 at 4:26 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a vehicle that struck a deer on Whitetail Road west of A Ave. An investigation determined that Vanessa Kerinne Wenthold from Waucoma was operating a 2008 Chevy Silverado eastbound on Whitetail Rd when a deer ran into the side of the vehicle causing an estimated $5000 Damage. Wenthold was not injured.

On November 9, 2017 Katherine Ann Upton age 37 of Fort Atkinson turned herself into the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. Katherine was wanted on two Fayette County Warrants for failure to appear/contempt of court. She was held in custody on $2000.00 cash until her appearance before a magistrate.  

On February 14th, 2017 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a theft report from Bryan Construction where items were taken from a rural Oelwein location.  On September 20, 2017 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a tip that the stolen items had been taken to an area Recycling business and sold for cash. After completing a lengthy investigation Jeremiah Junior William Larson age, 40 of Oelwein has been charged with fourth degree theft (a serious misdemeanor). 

On 11/9/17 a Fayette County Deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for speeding on Hwy 3 west of R Ave. During the stop it was determined that Aldijana Duric age 30 from Waterloo was operating the vehicle with a suspended driver’s license. Duric was arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail where she was charged with driving while license suspended and speeding (75 MPH in a 55 MPH zone). Duric was held in the Fayette County Jail  pending an appearance with a Magistrate.

On November 12, 2017 at 7:02 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an assault on 3rd Street South in the City of Maynard.  When Deputies arrived, it was learned that 58 year old Darren Carl Hamann of Maynard had an argument with two other people and subsequently assaulted them when the argument became heated.  Hamann was arrested and charged with Simple Assault and Disorderly Conduct, both simple misdemeanors.  Hamann was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he was held for an initial appearance in court.

On November 12, 2017 at approximately 12:31 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received report of a driving complaint westbound on Highway 93 near Randalia.  The reporting party passed by a red Chevrolet truck and had to swerve to avoid a female subject standing on the roadway attempting to flag them down.  The reporting party returned to check on them and noticed two persons acting strangely.  The reporting party drove away and called 911 when the red truck pursued them west on Highway 93.  A Sumner Police Officer located and stopped the red truck on Highway 93 in Sumner.  Upon investigation 27 year old Taylor Duane Slick of Sumner was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated  3rd Offense—a Class D Felony.  The Investigation also revealed that 32 year old Chyanne Marie Jha of Sumner had driven the vehicle prior to the reporting party encountering them along-side the road.  Jha was also arrested for Operating While Intoxicated 2nd Offense and Public Intoxication.  Slick and Jha were transported to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office and held awaiting appearance before a magistrate.  The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Sumner Police Department and the Bremer County Sheriff’s Office.   

On 11/12/2017 at approx. 6:06 a.m. Fayette County 911 received a call of a car verse deer accident on C Avenue just south of 30th street.  When Deputies arrived it was learned that 21 year old Mason Shannon was traveling South on C Avenue when a deer entered the road way.  Shannon was unable to avoid the deer thus causing a collision to where Shannon’s 2011 Ford Fusion sustained approx. $2500.00 in damages.

On 11/12/2017 at approx. 10:44 a.m. Fayette County 911 received a call of a one vehicle roll over on C Avenue just north of 10th street.  When Deputies arrived it was learned that a 17 year old male was operating a 1995 Geo Prism when he fell asleep behind the wheel causing him to lose control and enter the east ditch, rolled over and came to rest on it wheels.  A passenger, 20 year old Brooke Nunemaker, sustained what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Manchester Hospital via Strawberry Point EMS.  The 17 year old driver was cited for failure to maintain control and the vehicle was estimated to be a total loss.  Fayette County was assisted on scene by Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office, Strawberry Point EMS and Lamont Fire Dept. 

On 11-14-17, at approximately 7:45 AM, the Fayette County Sheriff's Office took a call of a 2 vehicle accident in the 27000 Block of Hwy 150, just south of Eldorado IA.  Fayette County Sheriff Deputies arrived on scene and conducted an investigation.  It was found that Cynthia Renea Holm, 54 of West Union, and Natalie Fitzgerald, 22 of Elkader, were both northbound on Highway 150, when Holm had to brake abruptly,  causing Fitzgerald to rear end Holm's 2007 Mercury Mountaineer.  No injuries were sustained.  Damage to the 2007 Mercury Mountaineer was estimated at $1500, and damage to Fitzgerald's 2009 Chevy Impala was estimated at $8,000.  This accident remains under investigation. 

On 11-15-17, at approximately 6:15 Am, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a car deer accident, near the intersection of 200th St and Highway 150, just south of West Union.  Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived on scene, and it was found that Antonios Anthopoulos, 27 of Oelwein, was south bound on Highway 150, when a deer came into the roadway striking his vehicle.  No injuries were sustained and damage to the 2000 Chevy Silverado was estimated at $5,000. 

On 11-15-17, at approximately 6:45 Am, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a vehicle that was in the ditch , near the intersection of 90th St. and K Avenue. When Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived on scene, it was found that  a  15 year old juvenile was northbound on K Avenue when a deer came into the roadway, causing them to swerve.  No injuries were sutained, damage to vehicle was minimal. The accident remains under investigation. (photo)

On 11-15-17, at approximately 7:05 Am, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a car deer accident near the intersection of Highway 150 and 110th St.  When Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived on scene it was found that Andrew John Ryan Radabaugh, 22 of Manchester, was south bound on Highway 150, when a deer came into the roadway striking his vehicle.  No injuries were sustained and damage to the 2005 Chevy Blazer was estimated at $3,000. 

On November 16, 2017 Dubuque authorities arrested Herbert Paul Craven JR. age 52 of Dubuque on a Fayette County Warrant for Violation Of Probation (Original Charge of Willful Injury Causing Serious Injury). Craven JR. is also being held on a Nationwide Warrant out of the state  Minnesota the Warrant is  for Domestic Abuse and Violation of  an order of Protection. He is currently being held without bond in the Fayette County Jail where he will appear before a magistrate.

On November 16, 2017 Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputy arrested Gregory Michael German age 37 of Lamont IA. German was located in the 200 blk of Mill St. in Wadena. German was wanted on a Buchanan County Warrant for Exploitation of a Minor and Dissemination and Exhibition of Obscene material. He was taken to the Fayette County Jail on $15,000.00 Bond and later transferred to Buchanan County.   

On 11-18-17, at approximately 10:15 AM, the Fayette County Sheriff's Office received a call of a single vehicle accident at the Recreational Center in West Union.  After Fayette County Sheriff's Deputies arrived on scene, it was found that Gerald Lee Olson, 76 of West Union, was leaving the Rec Center, when the vehicle's breaks locked up and collided with a tree.  No injuries were sustained and damage to the 1990 Mercury Grand Marquis was considered a total loss. This accident remains under investigation. 

On 11/16/17 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Officer arrested Herbert Paul Craven Jr age 52 from Dubuque. Craven was arrested on a Fayette County Warrant for Probation Violation. Craven was transported from the Dubuque County Jail to the Fayette County Jail where he is being held without bond.

On 11/18/2017 at approx. 7:52 AM Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a one vehicle rollover accident on Cedar Rd just north of Bighorn Rd.  Once Deputies arrived it was learned that Susan Kress, 60 of Clinton was traveling south on Cedar RD in her 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer towing a twin axle enclosed U Haul trailer.  Kress lost control of her vehicle thus entered the east ditch cause the vehicle and trailer to overturn and rest on the passenger side.  Kress was not injured and her vehicle is considered a total loss.  Kress was cited for failure to maintain control.  Fayette County Deputies where assisted on scene by Tri-State Ambulance and Wadena Fire Dept.  (photo)

On November 18, 2017 at approximately 02:18 AM a Fayette County deputy stopped a 2018 Ford truck for traveling in excess of the posted speed limit on Highway 150 south of Fayette.  Upon investigation 26 year old Nicholas Matthew Gonzalez of Miles, Texas was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated.  Gonzalez was transported to the Fayette County Jail.  He was charged with Operating While Intoxicated 1st Offense and Speeding. 

On November 17, 2017 Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputy arrested David James Fuller age 55 of Rural Fayette On a Black Hawk County Warrant for probation violation he was transferred to Black Hawk County Jail where he is being held without bond pending his appearance before a magistrate.

On 11-20-17 at approximately 12:57 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a domestic disturbance at a residence in Hawkeye.  Deputies responded and upon investigation 58 year old Ned Roy Fox was arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail.  Fox was charged with Domestic Abuse Assault (Simple Misdemeanor) and held awaiting appearance before a magistrate. 

On 11/20/2017 at approx. 11:44 Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a motor vehicle rollover accident on HWY 150 just north of 240th street.  When Deputies arrived it was learned that 22 year old Daniel Hyke of Cresco was operating a 1999 Mazda pickup north bound when he attempted to pass another vehicle and was not able to make the pass safely when he lost control of his vehicle.  Hyke entered the east ditch causing his vehicle to roll, coming to rest on the driver side.  Hyke suffered minor injuries and the vehicle was considered a total loss, he was cited for failure to maintain control. Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by Tri-State ambulance and West Union Fire Dept. 

On 11/21/2017 at approx. 10:07 a.m. Fayette County Sheriff’s OFfice received a 911 call of a one vehicle rollover accident at the intersection of 100th St. and T Ave.  When Deputies arrived it was learned that 56 year old Nazario Uribe was traveling west on 100th street in a 2000 Chevrolet Blazer, when a vehicle in front of him slowed to turn south on T Ave.  Uribe swerved to avoid collision with the vehicle in front of him and lost control, entering the north ditch and rolling his vehicle on the driver side.  Uribe was not injured however his vehicle is considered a total loss.  Uribe was cited for failure to maintain control and failure to provide proof of financial liability-accident.  Fayette County Deputies were assisted on scene by Westgate Fire and EMS, and SEMS Ambulance.

On November 20, 2017 Johnson County Authorities arrested Adam Joseph Olsen age 34 of Iowa city on a Fayette County Mittimus for failure to do Jail time (Contempt of Court: Original Charge Possession of Marijuana). Mr. Olsen is currently being held in the Fayette County Jail until he has completed his 2 day jail sentence.

On November 17, 2017 a Fayette County Deputy arrested  Jonathan Troy Spencer age 56 of Waucoma  on an Outstanding Arkansas  warrant for a parole violation.  Investigation showed Spencer was a felon and when arrested a firearm was found in his residence.  He was transported to the Fayette County Jail and charged with Possession of control of firearms as a felon.  He is currently being held in Fayette County Jail on $5,000.00 bond. He Will be transferred to Arkansas to answer the charge of the parole violation at a later date.

On November 21, 2017 at 3:43 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a semi rollover accident on V Ave. north of Hwy. 93.  When Deputies arrived, it was learned that 21 year old Tad Chapin of Tripoli was turning out of a residence driveway, and made too wide of a turn, causing him to go into the ditch and roll the 2007 Mack Semi and Trailer onto its side in the ditch.  No injuries were reported and the semi sustained approximately $20,000 in damage.  This accident remains under investigation.

On November 25, 2017, at approximately 8:41 am the Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a vehicle rollover on Juniper Road just south of Great River Road, approximately 5 miles north of West Union. Upon further investigation by Sheriff's deputies it was determined the driver, Jean Mary Zweibahmer, age 68 of Ossian was driving south bound in a Red 2005 Buick Rainier CXL on Juniper Road when she lost control causing the vehicle to spin and then go into the east side ditch. Driver and Passenger were transported to Palmer Lutheran Hospital  where the passenger,  Karl  Zweibahmer, 73 of Ossian was later pronounced dead at the hospital. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the West Union Fire Department, TriState Ambulance, and Clermont Ambulance. This accident remains under further investigation.

On November 26, 2017 at 2:25 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a possible  No Contact order violation in the City of Arlington.  Upon investigation, it was learned that Cole Michael Johnson of Independence had violated a No Contact Order that was issued against him.  Johnson was located in Independence and arrested for two counts of Violation of a No Contact Order, and Driving While License Barred in Iowa.  Johnson was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he is being held for an initial appearance in court.  Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Independence Police Department.

On 11/28/17 at 4:49 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a vehicle in the ditch and on its side on 80th St west of Q Ave. An investigation determined that a 16 year old from Charles City was operating a 2007 Ford Ranger westbound on 80th St  when she met an eastbound vehicle., trying to avoid the vehicle she lost control, entered the south ditch and overturned onto the passenger side. The driver was transported to Mercy Hospital in Oelwein by Mercy Ambulance to be evaluated for minor injuries. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Maynard Fire and First Responders. The vehicle is considered a total loss. The incident remains under investigation.

On 11-29-17 at approx. 8:57 p.m.  the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a car vs. deer accident on Hwy 187 north of 50th St. Upon further investigation the driver of the 2014 Buick, Kayleen L. Schott 43 of Arlington was traveling north when a deer entered the roadway and Schott was unable to avoid striking the deer causing approx. $5000.00 damage to the vehicle. No one was injured in the accident.

 

DECEMBER

On December 2nd, 2017 Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies we’re called to the 1000 block of Bell Road in reference to a car vs. deer accident. Upon arrival it was discovered that Alan Thornton, age 61 of Decorah was traveling Westbound when he struck a deer that was traveling across the roadway in his 2017 Nissan Murano. Minor injuries were reported and the Nissan sustained approximately $8,000.00 in damages. The Fayette County Sheriffs Office was assisted by Arlington Ambulance and Fire.

On 12-1-17 at approx. 9:56 p.m. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a car vs deer accident on Hwy 18 north of Clermont. Upon further investigation the driver of the 2015 Chrysler Van Michael L. Corcoran 27 of West Union was traveling south when a deer entered into the roadway and stuck the front end of the van causing approx. $4500.00 damage. No one was injured in the accident.

On 12/4/2017 at approx. 7:36 am Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a motor vehicle in the ditch on 110th street just east of Y Ave.  Ounce Deputies arrived it was learned that 18 year old Claire Egan was traveling East on 110th street, in a 2001 Toyota Camry,  when a deer entered the roadway.  Egan swerved to avoid collision with the deer and entered the north ditch.  Egan’s vehicle sustained approx. $3000.00 in damages and she was complaining of minor injuries.  Egan was transport via private vehicle to the hospital to be checked out. 

On December 4TH, 2017 at approximately 3:50 p.m. Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the 16,000 block of Highway 150 in reference to a three vehicle accident with injuries. Upon conducting an investigation it was discovered that Logan p. Johnson age, 18 of Cresco was traveling northbound in his 2005 Ford F150 when he struck a 2014 Jeep Cherokee, which was being driven by Paul Spies JR age, 25 of West Union.  As a result of being struck by Johnson’s F150 the 2014 Jeep Cherokee struck the third vehicle, a 2013 Chrysler 200 driven by Barbara Corbin, age 67 of Wadena. Spies and his passenger, Callie Ann Tope, age 25 of West Union then traveled into the east ditch where their vehicle rolled once. Upon interviewing the drivers it was discovered that Johnson became distracted before looking up and realizing the other two vehicles had stopped as Corbin was yielding to oncoming traffic so she could make a left turn. All parties involved were transported to Palmer Hospital in West Union for minor injuries. The 2014 Jeep Cherokee and 2005 Ford F150 were deemed a total loss. The 2013 Chrysler 200 sustained approximately $5,000.00 in damages. Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Iowa D.N.R., Fayette Ambulance, Fayette Fire, and Tri-State Ambulance. Johnson was cited for use of an electronic device while driving (simple misdemeanor).

On 12/5/2017 a Fayette County Deputy arrested Darrick Eubanks age 23 of Waterloo on a valid Fayette County warrant for Failure to appear on a violation of a no contact/protective order.  Eubanks was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he is being held on a $1500.00 cash bond.

On 12/5/2017 a Fayette County Deputy arrested Chad Palmer age 45 of West Union  on a valid Fayette County warrant for violation of probation with original charge of attempted burglary 3rd degree.  Palmer was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he is being held on a $2500.00 cash bond. 

On 12/6/17 Patsy Ann Martin age 46 from West Union turned herself into the Fayette County Jail on a valid outstanding Fayette County  warrant for Tampering with a witness or juror. Martin was booked into the Fayette County Jail and is being held on $10,000 cash only bond.

On 12/13/17 at 6:27 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a two vehicle accident at the intersection of C Ave/Hwy 187 and 50th St.  An investigation  determined that Laine Earl Woltz age 18 from Arlington was operating a 2004 Chrysler Sebring southbound on C Ave. Woltz had stopped on C Ave waiting for oncoming traffic to pass before making a left hand turn onto 50th St . Adam Charles Fliehler age 21 from Arlington was operating a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado, also southbound on C Ave. Fliehler failed to see the Sebring stopped and ran into the rear of the Sebring.  There was an estimated $4500 damage to the Sebring and an estimated $1000 damage to the Silverado.  No one was injured. The incident remains under investigation.

On 12/12/2017 Fayette County 911 received a call reporting a violation of no contact order in Arlington.  Upon investigation it was learned that Cole Michael Johnson 24 had been in contact with the protected party and that Johnson had left the scene in a 2008 Chevy Silverado before deputies arrived. The Iowa State patrol later located the vehicle on Hwy 20 and arrested Johnson for driving while barred.  He was transported to Buchanan County Jail and held for an initial appearance.  Johnson is also facing charges in Fayette County for driving while barred, violation of no contact order, domestic abuse assault, stalking, and burglary.  If convicted of the charges Johnson could face 10 years in prison.  Fayette County was assisted by Iowa State Patrol.

On 12-17-17 at approximately 10:12 pm Fayette County took a 911 call of a single vehicle accident in the 29000 block of Harding Road. Upon investigation it was determined that Jade Lansing 18 of Postville was traveling northbound when her vehicle, a 2002 Buck LeSabre entered the north ditch. The vehicle rolled and came to rest on it wheels. Lansing was transported to the hospital by ambulance for injuries sustained in the accident. The vehicle is considered a total loss. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Postville Police Department, Postville Fire Dept., Postville Ambulance and the Iowa State Patrol. This accident remains under investigation.

On 12-18-17 at approx. 1130pm Fayette County took a 911 call of suspicious activity taking place at 5419 60th Street near Arlington. Upon investigation Dylan Lamphier 19, Lamont and Spencer Borrett 19 Strawberry Point were arrested and charged with Reckless use of Fire, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of a Controlled Substance. The suspects are being held at the Fayette County Jail awaiting an initial appearance.  The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Arlington Fire Department and Arlington Ambulance. This case remains under investigation and further charges are pending.

On December 17, 2017 at approximately 5:39 PM Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Quanisha Lanate Owens, 38 of Waterloo at the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.  An investigation determined that Owens was Barred from operating in the State of Iowa.  Quanisha was charged with Driving While License Barred, an Aggravated Misdemeanor, and booked into the Fayette County Jail and held for an initial appearance in court.

On 12/19/2017 at approx. 11:44 am Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a vehicle roll over on C Ave. just north of Eisenhower Rd.  When Deputies arrived it was learned that 42 year old Justin Harris was operating a 2006 Ford Cargo Van north bound on C Ave. when he slowed to pull over to look at his GPS.  Harris got to close to the ditch and tipped his van on to the passenger side.  There were no injuries on the scene and the vehicle sustained approx. $1500.00 in damages.  The accident remains under investigation.

**Over the last two weeks the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office has been doing three SEPERATE on-going investigations involving students from North Fayette Valley High School, North Fayette Middle School and Starmont High School including sexting between students after law enforcement officials’ were notified of the incidents by parents and school officials.

At North Fayette Valley High School three students were charged. A 16 year old Male for Harassment 3rd for possession and forwarding inappropriate photographs of a minor, a 15 year old female for possession of a controlled substance and drug Paraphernalia and a 16 year old female of West Union for possession and delivery of the controlled substance marijuana, a class “D” Felony, Sexual Exploitation of a minor, an aggravated misdemeanor and possession of drug paraphernalia.

At the North Fayette Middle School a 13 year old male was charged with Invasion of privacy, a serious misdemeanor for taking a photograph of a student in the restroom without their knowledge.

 At Starmont High School the following were charged:

A 15 year old male was charged with Invasion of privacy, for taking an inappropriate photograph of a student without their knowledge and Harassment in the 3rd degree, simple misdemeanor.

A 15 year old male was charged with Harassment in the 3rd degree

A 15 year old female for Invasion of privacy for taking an inappropriate photograph of a student without their knowledge and harassment in the 3rd degree.

Under Iowa Law of Harassment in the 3rd degree subsection (5) “ Disseminate, publishes, distributes, post or causes to disseminate, publish, distributed, or posted a photograph of film showing another person in a state of full or partial nudity or engaged in a sex act, knowing that the other person has not consented to the dissemination, publication, distribution, or posting. (Simple misdemeanor) Deputies are still continuing to investigate these incidents and are examining cell phones and more charges could be filed at a later date.
Sheriff Marty Fisher would like to remind parents and or guardians to monitor your children’s electronic devices, know what they are looking at and what kind of content they have on their phones.  It is also important to communicate with your children so that they understand the consequences of these actions and that this kind of behavior is against the law and they can be criminally charged for such actions.

On December 22nd, 2017 at approximately 4:26 p.m. Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to 18569 Lane Road in reference to an assault. Upon conducting an investigation it was discovered that Dallas Michael James, age 22 of Kelsey, Iowa assaulted another male resident. James was arrested and charged with assault and disorderly conduct both simple misdemeanors. Dallas was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he awaits initial appearance.

On December 22, 2017, the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office apprehended Cole Michael Johnson, age 24 of Independence, on five warrants from Fayette County: Domestic Abuse Assault, Violation of No Contact Order, Burglary in the 3rd Degree, Stalking, and Driving while Barred. Johnson was then transported to the Fayette County Jail where he awaits an initial appearance. Johnson is being held on a $20,000 cash only bond.  

On December 23, 2017, at approximately 2:15 am the Fayette County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a 911 call of a vehicle in the ditch on Great River Road in the 7000 block, just 3 miles west of Clermont. Sheriff's Deputies arrived on scene and conducted an investigation. It was found that Chase Henry Heying, age 24 of Ossian, was traveling west bound in a Gray 1997 Geo Prizm when he entered the north side ditch and struck a culvert. Heying received serious injuries and was transported to Palmer Lutheran Hospital in West Union. Heying was later flown to LaCrosse,WI, for further medical treatment. The vehicle is considered a total loss. This accident remains under investigation. The Fayette County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Clermont Fire Department and Clermont Ambulance.

On 12-24-17, The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a welfare check in the city of Clermont.  Upon checking on a female subject, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office found that a domestic assault had occurred.  After an investigation and Multiple interviews, Thomas Robert Burrow, 69 of Clermont was arrested and charged with Domestic Abuse Assault, Causing Bodily Injury, a Serious Misdemeanor.  A further investigation showed that Burrow had multiple marijuana/Hemp plants and paraphernalia in the residence where he stayed.  4lbs of marijuana/Hemp plants were seized.  Burrow was charged additionally with 10 counts of Drug Stamp Violation, D Felonies, Possession with Intent to Deliver, a Class C Felony, Possession of Controlled Substance, a Serious Misdemeanor,  and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor.  If Convicted Burrow could face up to 64 years in prison. 

 

 

On December 28, 2017 at approx. 8:26 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a vehicle rollover accident on Eisenhower Rd/Hwy 187 just west of Arlington.  When deputies arrived it was learned that Charley Baker, 65 of Arlington was west bound on Eisenhower Rd. when he  lost control of his 2004 Pontic Sunfire.  The Driver entered the south ditch rolling his vehicle several times and coming to rest on the roof.  Baker was transported to Mercy Hospital in Oelwein for non-life threating injuries,  Baker’s vehicle is considered a total loss. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by Arlington Fire and EMS.  The accident remains under investigation.

On 12/30/17 at 6:12 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a 911 call reporting a disturbance in Wadena. Upon investigating the incident Fayette County Deputy’s arrested   David Shannon Cooley age 36 from Wadena. Cooley was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he was charged with Domestic Abuse Assault and held in the Fayette County Jail pending an appearance with a Magistrate.

On December 29th, 2017 at approximately 2:30 PM Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the area of Highway 187 and I Avenue in reference to a two vehicle property damage accident. Upon arrival it was discovered that Terrance Martowski, age 25 of East Haven, Connecticut was rear ended by Chad Whittle, age 33 of Arlington, IA. Upon conducting an investigation it was further discovered that Martowski was making a left hand turn when a snow plow had passed causing low visibility due to blowing snow. Whittle then struck Martowski’s 2017 Hyundai Elantra with his 2006 Ford F150 causing Martowski to travel into the North ditch. Both vehicles sustained disabling major damages. Minor injuries were reported. The incident remains under investigation. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Iowa D.N.R.

On 12-30-17 at approximately 10:30 pm a Fayette County Deputy stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Upon investigation Michael Lewis, 23 of Hazelton was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance(marijuana), Possession of drug paraphernalia, Driving While License suspended, driving on the wrong side of a two lane highway, and speeding. He is being held at the Fayette County Jail awaiting an initial appearance. This incident remains under investigation and more charges are pending.

On 12-31-17 at approximately 2:36 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a vehicle in the ditch on Apple Road east of Clermont. Upon investigation it was determined that, John Youngblood 47 of Clermont lost control of his 2004 Ford due to weather conditions causing his vehicle to slide into the ditch. The vehicle received approx. $3000.00 worth of damage. There was also damage to a county road’s sign. There were no injuries and this accident remains under investigation.

 JANUARY

On 1-1-18, at approximately 7:00 AM, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a disabled vehicle near the intersection of  R Avenue and 100th St.  After an investigation Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Jade Mcallister, 33 of Oelwein, for Driving While License Revoked, a serious misdemeanor, and No Proof of Insurance, a Simple Misdemeanor.  McAllister was taken into custody and transported to Fayette County Jail, where she awaits initial appearance. 

On 1/1/18 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took custody of Jason Wayne Lafond age 37 from Cedar Rapids. Lafond was arrested and transported from the Linn County Jail to the Fayette County Jail. Lafond had a Mittimus warrant for failing to serve two days in jail as ordered by the court. (original charge-carrying weapons). Lafond will be held in the Fayette County Jail to serve his sentence then released to appear in court at a later date for a contempt hearing.

On 1-2-18, at approximately 8:30 AM, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a stolen vehicle.  After an investigation the vehicle was located in a ditch on F Avenue just outside of Clermont IA.  It was found that the driver of the vehicle, Doney Howard Jr. 61 of Elgin, was south on F Avenue when he lost control and vehicle and it went onto its’ side.  Howard arrested and charged with Driving while barred, an aggravated misdemeanor, and failure to Maintain Control, a simple misdemeanor.  No injuries were sustained, and damage to the 2002 Ford Explorer was estimated at $4,000.  Howard was taken into custody and transported to Fayette County Jail, where he awaits initial appearance.

On January 2, 2018, at approximately 11:18 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a vehicle in the ditch on O Avenue just south of 230th Street; approximately 3 miles west of West Union. After further investigation it was found that Darren Garth Peyton, age 34 of Calmar, was the driver was driving a Silver 2004 Pontiac Bonneville when he lost control and entered the west side ditch. Peyton was arrested for Driving While License Suspended (simple misdemeanor) and Failure to Maintain Control. There were no injuries reported and the car appeared to have no damage. Peyton was arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail. Peyton is awaiting an initial appearance.

On January 1, 2018, at approximately 5:33 AM Fayette County Deputies responded to a 911 call of a vehicle in the ditch on D Avenue south of Bush Road; approximately ½ mile south of Wadena. Upon further investigation, it was determined that Heather Lynn Buchholz, age 37 of Wadena, was driving a White 1994 Mercury Grand Marquis south bound when she lost control due to weather conditions and entered the east side ditch. There were no injuries reported and the vehicle is a total loss. This accident remains under investigation.

On 01/01/2018 at approx. 1:50 a.m. Fayette County Deputies arrested Wade Guyer, 27, of Elgin on a valid Fayette County warrant for failure to appear.  Guyer was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he is held on a $5000.00 cash bond. 


On 1-3-18, at approximately 9:30
am, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a 2 vehicle accident, semi vs car, in the 18000 block of Highway 3.  Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived on scene and conducted an investigation.  It was found that Lawrence Ronald, 59 of Glenville MN, was east bound on Hwy 3 in a 2016 Volvo Semi.  Ronald was slowing for a right turn when he was hit from behind by an east bound vehicle. Chelsea Rasmussen, 24 of West Union was also eastbound on Hwy 3 in a 2004 Chevy Impala, as the collision occurred. No injuries were sustained and damage to the 2004 Chevy Impala was estimated at $4000.  Rasmussen was cited for Following to a Closely, a simple misdemeanor.  

On 1-3-18, at approximately 7:50am, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a 911 call of a vehicle in the ditch near the intersection of Hwy 187 and 30th St.  After Fayette County Sheriff Deputies arrived on scene it was found that Robyn Hosch, 25 of Manchester, was northbound on Hwy 187, when due to weather conditions, lost control causing her vehicle to go into the ditch.  No injuries were sustained and damage to the 2010 Hyundai Elantra was estimated at $3,000. This accident remains under investigation.

On 1/3/18 Story County Authorities arrested Joshua Jacob Snyder age 34 of Ames. Snyder had a valid Fayette County Warrant for fail to appear with the original charges being OWI and  possession of drug paraphernalia. Snyder was transported to the Fayette County Jail and where he is being held on bond a $2000 cash only bond.

On January 5th, 2017 at approximately 7:21 PM Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies located and arrested Jose Israel Jun Hernandez, age 25  at Prairie View Residential Facility on two valid arrest warrants out of Linn County Iowa for probation revocation; original charges of burglary third degree, assault while displaying a dangerous weapon, and theft third degree. Hernandez was transported to the Fayette County Jail and was held on a $12,000.00 cash only bond.

 On 1-5-18 at approx. 10:18 p.m. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of an assault at a residence in the City of Clermont. After the investigation Reggie J. Rema 25 of Clermont and Pavel S. Makarov 31 of Clermont had gotten into to a physical altercation. Both Rema and Makarov were taken into custody and transported to the Fayette County Jail where they were both charge with simple assault and were held awaiting there initial appearance.

On 1-7-18, at approximately 12:30 PM, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a domestic assault that occurred at 202 2nd Avenue NE, Waucoma Iowa.  Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived on scene and conducted an investigation.  After multiple interviews, Dustin Cassady, 35 of Waucoma, was arrested and charged with Domestic Assault, a simple misdemeanor, Driving while License Barred, an aggravated misdemeanor, Possession of a Controlled Substance, a serious misdemeanor, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor.  Cassady was taken into custody and transported to Fayette County Jail, where he currently awaits initial appearance. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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