Buchanan County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Buchanan County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 210 5th Ave NE, Independence, 50644 IA
  • Chief:
Phone: 319-334-2567
Fax: (319) 334-6542

Buchanan County Sheriff's Office is located at 210 5th Ave NE, Independence, 50644 IA. The Buchanan County Sheriff's Office phone number is 319-334-2567.

Buchanan County Sheriff's Office News

PRESS RELEASE On Sunday, October 28, 2018 at approximately 4:35 pm, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident on 170th Street near Hwy 150. According to the investigation, a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer operated by Troy Tarpy, 18, of Independence was traveling east on 170th Street when Tarpy lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle entered the south ditch and rolled, coming to rest on its wheels. Tarpy and three passengers in the vehicle were all transported to Buchanan County Health Center in Independence with minor injuries. Tarpy was later cited for Failure to Maintain Control. The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Iowa State Patrol, Independence Fire Department and Area Ambulance Service.

Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office Press Releases for week of Oct. 28 – Nov. 03, 2018 PRESS RELEASE On Sunday, October 28, 2018 at approximately 2:30 am, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Luke David Lawless, 19, and Hunter Alan Crawford, 19, both of Independence. Lawless and Crawford were each charged with Public Intoxication (simple misdemeanor) and Possession of Alcohol Under Age (simple misdemeanor). These arrests were made in the 200 blk Second Street N in Winthrop. PRESS RELEASE On Monday, October 29, 2018 at approximately 8:40 pm, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Nicole Valene Long, 38, of Center Point. Long was arrested on active arrest warrant out of Buchanan County for Probation Violation Failure to Appear. Long was transported to and held at the Buchanan County Jail. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office assisted in this arrest. PRESS RELEASE On Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at approximately 12:30 pm, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Matthew Michael McClusky, 38, of Independence. McClusky was arrested on active arrest warrants out of Buchanan County for Probation Violation and was held at the Buchanan County Jail. PRESS RELEASE On Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at approximately 12:40 am, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Christopher Robert Clar, 44, of Quasqueton. Clar was charged with second offense Operating While Intoxicated (aggravated misdemeanor). This arrest was made following a traffic stop in the 700 blk E Walnut Street in Quasqueton. PRESS RELEASE On Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at approximately 3:15 am, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Joshua Michael Bailey, 26, of Brandon. Bailey was charged with first offense Operating While Intoxicated (serious misdemeanor) and Violation of Protection Order (simple misdemeanor). This arrest was made in the 200 blk Main Street in Brandon. PRESS RELEASE On Thursday, November 01, 2018 at approximately 7:15 am, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Dereak Chance Higdon, 27, of Independence. Higdon was arrested on an active arrest warrant out of Buchanan County for Failure to Appear and was held at the Buchanan County Jail. PRESS RELEASE On Thursday, November 01, 2018 at approximately 9:30 am, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Michaela Ann Graves, 57, of Independence. Graves was arrested on an active arrest warrant out of Buchanan County for Failure to Appear and was held at the Buchanan County Jail. PRESS RELEASE On Saturday, November 03, 2018 at approximately 12:05 pm, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Alyssa Lynn Varner, 23, of Brandon. Varner was charged with Violation of Protection Order. This arrest was made in the 200 blk Main Street in Brandon. NOTICE: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office Press Releases for week of Oct. 21-27, 2018 PRESS RELEASE On Sunday, October 21, 2018 at approximately 12:10 am, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Patrick Thomas Vonlehmden, 44, of Rowley. Vonlehmden was charged with Assault Causing Injury (serious misdemeanor). This arrest was made following an incident in the 500 blk Oak Street in Rowley. PRESS RELEASE On Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at approximately 12:25 am, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Frank Everett Boleyn, 65, of Hazleton. Boleyn was arrested on an active arrest warrant out of Buchanan County for Failure to Appear and was held at the Buchanan County Jail. PRESS RELEASE On Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at approximately 10:00 am, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Toby Patrick Hutchison, 35, of Waterloo. Hutchison was arrested on an active arrest warrant out of Buchanan County for Failure to Appear and was held at the Buchanan County Jail. PRESS RELEASE On Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at approximately 4:30 pm, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Crystal Marie Howard, 35, of Hazleton. Howard was charged with two counts of Assault Causing Injury (serious misdemeanor), enhanced Public Intoxication (serious misdemeanor) and Trespass (simple misdemeanor). This arrest was made following an incident in the 100 blk W Hayes Street in Hazleton. At the Buchanan County Jail, Howard assaulted a Correctional Officer and was subsequently charged with Assault Causing Injury (aggravated misdemeanor). Howard was held at the Buchanan County Jail. PRESS RELEASE On Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at approximately 10:30 pm, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Tonya Sue Rupe, 33, of Coggon and Jeremy John Rupe, 39, of Walker. Tonya Rupe was charged with Domestic Abuse Assault (simple misdemeanor) and Violation of Protection Order (simple misdemeanor). Jeremy Rupe was charged with Driving While License Barred (aggravated misdemeanor), first degree Harassment (aggravated misdemeanor) and Violation of Protection Order (simple misdemeanor). These arrests were made at a residence in the 3257 Quonset Avenue northeast of Walker following a 911 call. PRESS RELEASE On Thursday, October 25, 2018 at approximately 4:35 pm, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Heather Ann Annis, 41, of Hazleton. Annis was charged with first offense Operating While Intoxicated (serious misdemeanor) and Interference with Official Acts (simple misdemeanor). Annis was also cited for Open Container, Careless Driving and Failure to Carry Proof of Insurance. This arrest was made in the 200 blk S Main Street in Hazleton after citizens called 911 for a report of an intoxicated person attempting to drive a vehicle in Hazleton. PRESS RELEASE On Thursday, October 25, 2018 at approximately 8:35 pm, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Susan Marie McNeece, 45, of Aurora. McNeece was charged with Driving While License Barred (aggravated misdemeanor), Driving While License Suspended (simple misdemeanor) and Failure to Have SR22 Insurance (simple misdemeanor). McNeece was also cited for Operating Non-Registered Vehicle and Failure to Carry Proof of Insurance. This arrest was made following a traffic stop near Warren Street and Woodruff Street in Aurora. PRESS RELEASE On Saturday, October 27, 2018 at approximately 4:05 am, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Mason Dena Moser, 18, of Independence. Moser was charged with Possession of Controlled Substance (serious misdemeanor) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (simple misdemeanor). This arrest was made following a traffic stop near 220th Street and Racine Avenue. NOTICE: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

PRESS RELEASE On Thursday, October 25, 2018 at approximately 4:25 pm, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident in the 1200 blk 210th Street east of Jesup. According to the investigation, a 2007 Toyota Camry operated by Katelyn Dewald of Jesup was traveling westbound on 210th Street when Dewald met an on-coming vehicle traveling eastbound. Dewald attempted to move over and lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle entered the ditch and rolled, coming to rest upside down. Dewald was transported to Allen Hospital in Waterloo with minor injuries. The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Jesup Police Department, Jesup Fire department and Jesup Ambulance Service.

PRESS RELEASE On Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at approximately 4:20 pm, the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries on Slater Avenue near 200th Street north of Winthrop. According to callers, it was reported that a southbound car and a northbound farm combine struck nearly head-on in the roadway. The driver of the car, a 17-year-old male, was extricated from the car and airlifted to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City with serious injuries. A passenger in the car, a 15-year-old female, was transported to Buchanan County Health Center in Independence with minor injuries. The driver of the combine, identified as Donald Cook of Lamont, was treated and released at the scene. The roadway was closed for about 45 minutes due to the accident and traffic was temporarily re-routed. At this time, the accident remains under investigation. The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Winthrop Fire Department, Independence Fire Department, Area Ambulance Service and Lifeguard Air Ambulance.

PRESS RELEASE On Saturday, October 20, 2018 at approximately 10:00 am, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Jamestown Avenue (Hwy 150) and 290th Street, west of Rowley. According to the investigation, a 2007 International 4000 operated by Daniel Ratchford of Brandon was traveling eastbound on 290th Street and stopped at the stop sign at Hwy 150. Ratchford then proceeded forward and into the path of a southbound 2012 Volvo semi-truck operated by Esad Miljkovic of Louisville, KY. Both vehicles collided in the intersection. Ratchford was transported to St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids with minor injuries. Moljkovic was uninjured in the collision. Ratchford was later cited for Failure to Yield Right of Way. The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Independence Fire Department, Rowley Fire Department, Independence Police Department, Area Ambulance Service and Iowa DOT Motor Vehicle Enforcement.

PRESS RELEASE On Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at approximately 6:45 pm, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident in the 1800 blk Nathan Bethel Avenue. According to the investigation, a 2015 Subaru Outback operated by David Richards of Mount Vernon was traveling southbound on Nathan Bethel Avenue when he slowed for deer that were crossing the roadway. A 2008 Chevrolet Uplander operated by Jane Watson of Hazleton was also traveling southbound behind the Richards vehicle and was unable to stop in time, colliding with the rear of the Richards vehicle. The Richards vehicle came to rest on the roadway while the Watson vehicle entered and came to rest in the east ditch. Only minor injuries were reported and the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Winthrop Fire Department and Area Ambulance Service.

PRESS RELEASE On Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at approximately 2:15 pm, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident near Jackson Street and Pine Street in Lamont. According to the investigation, a 2003 Chrysler Town & Country operated by Tate Richard Easley, 31, of Lamont, was traveling west on Pine Street. Easley attempted to make a right-hand turn onto Jackson Street and was unable to negotiate the turn. Easley struck the concrete bridge rail on Jackson Street, disabling the vehicle in the roadway. Easley left the scene and was located shortly later. He was subsequently arrested and charged with first offense Operating While Intoxicated (serious misdemeanor) and two counts of Operating Motor Vehicle without Owner’s Consent (aggravated misdemeanor). Easley was also cited for Failure to Maintain Control, No Proof of Insurance and Failure to Have Valid Driver License. The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Lamont Fire Department. NOTICE: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office Press Releases for week of Oct. 14-20, 2018 PRESS RELEASE On Sunday, October 14, 2018 at approximately 1:35 am, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies charged Matthew Michael McCluskey, 38, of Independence, with two counts of Interference with Official Acts Causing Bodily Injury (serious misdemeanor). These charges stem from an incident in which Deputies assisted an Independence Police Officer that had conducted a traffic stop on McCluskey near Second Avenue and Seventh Street NE in Independence. Numerous other charges were filed by Independence Police related to the traffic stop. PRESS RELEASE On Monday, October 15, 2018 at approximately 5:25 am, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Todd Cameron Robinson, 52, of Cedar Falls. Robinson was charged with Failure to Have SR22 Insurance as Required (simple misdemeanor) and cited for Open Container. This arrest was made near 230th Street and Washburn Avenue. PRESS RELEASE On Monday, October 15, 2018 at approximately 2:30 pm, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested John Arthur Williams, Jr., 44, of Independence. Williams was arrested on two active arrest warrants out of Buchanan County for Failure to Appear and was held at the Buchanan County Jail. PRESS RELEASE On Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at approximately 2:05 am, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Mercedes Laine Lundgren, 24, of Waterloo. Lundgren was arrested on an active arrest warrant out of Buchanan County for Probation Violation and was transported to and held at the Buchanan County Jail. PRESS RELEASE On Thursday, October 18, 2018 at approximately 8:00 am, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Gregory Alan Busching, 52, of Independence. Busching was charged with Assault (simple misdemeanor). This arrest stems from an incident that occurred in the 2200 blk Iowa Avenue west of Independence. PRESS RELEASE On Thursday, October 18, 2018 at approximately 8:00 am, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Joshua Paul Grigg, 41, of Jesup. Grigg was arrested on an active arrest warrant out of Buchanan County for Failure to Appear. This arrest was made in the 500 blk South Street in Jesup. PRESS RELEASE On Friday, October 19, 2018 at approximately 6:45 am, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Weston Ray Evens, 18, of Oelwein. Evens was charged with first offense Operating While Intoxicated (serious misdemeanor), Possession of Controlled Substance – Marijuana (serious misdemeanor) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (simple misdemeanor). Evens was also cited for Driving on Wrong Side of Roadway. This arrest was made following a traffic stop in the 200 blk E Hayes Street in Hazleton. PRESS RELEASE On Friday, October 19, 2018 at approximately 9:00 am, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Matthew Wayne Hentges, 37, of Winthrop. Hentges was arrested on an active arrest warrant out of Buchanan County for Probation Violation and was held at the Buchanan County Jail. PRESS RELEASE On Friday, October 19, 2018 at approximately 10:30 am, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Flora Mae Epley, 38, of Fayette. Epley was arrested on an active arrest warrant out of Buchanan County for Failure to Appear and was held at the Buchanan County Jail. PRESS RELEASE On Friday, October 19, 2018 at approximately 3:30 pm, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Shirley Ann Hills, 54, of Oelwein. Hills was charged with Driving While License Suspended (simple misdemeanor) and was cited for Failure to Carry Proof of Insurance. This arrest was made in the 100 blk First Street South in Hazleton. PRESS RELEASE On Saturday, October 20, 2018 at approximately 12:30 am, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Rachel Dawn Johnston, 31, of Cedar Rapids. Johnston was arrested on an active arrest warrant out of Buchanan County for original charges of third degree Theft (aggravated misdemeanor) and Trespass (simple misdemeanor). Johnston was transported to and held at the Buchanan County Jail. PRESS RELEASE On Saturday, October 20, 2018 at approximately 11:45 am, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Jesse Steven Moore, 43, of Oelwein. Moore was charged with Driving While License Suspended (simple misdemeanor) and was cited for Failure to Carry Proof of Insurance. This arrest was made in the 200 blk West Hayes Street in Hazleton. NOTICE: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

PRESS RELEASE On Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at approximately 2:50 am, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident on Hwy 20 near the 261 mile marker. According to the investigation, a 1998 Peterbilt semi tractor-trailer operated by Brady Witzke of Ringsted, IA was traveling eastbound on Hwy 20. Witzke stated he fell asleep while operating the semi. The semi entered the median and struck a cross-over before coming to rest. No injuries were reported and Witzke was cited for Failure to Maintain Control. Damage was estimated at $65,000. The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Quasqueton Fire Department and Winthrop Fire Department.

Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office Press Releases for week of Oct. 07-13, 2018 PRESS RELEASE On Monday, October 08, 2018 at approximately 3:05 am, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Dakota Anthony Main, 20, of Independence. Main was charged with first offense Operating While Intoxicated (serious misdemeanor), first offense Possession of Controlled Substance (serious misdemeanor) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (simple misdemeanor). This arrest was made following a traffic stop in the 1400 blk Lawrence Avenue southeast of Hazleton. PRESS RELEASE On Tuesday, October 09, 2018 at approximately 9:00 am, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Tate Richard Easley, 31, of Lamont. Easley was arrested on an active arrest warrant out of Buchanan County for original charges of Assault Causing Bodily Injury (serious misdemeanor) and Failure to Have Valid Driver License (simple misdemeanor). This arrest was made in the 800 blk Prospect Street in Lamont. This arrest stems from an incident that originally occurred on September 10, 2018. PRESS RELEASE On Tuesday, October 09, 2018 at approximately 4:10 pm, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Dustin Allen Edsil, 42, of Independence. Edsil was arrested on an active arrest warrant out of Buchanan County for Failure to Appear and was transported to and held at the Buchanan County Jail. PRESS RELEASE On Thursday, October 11, 2018 at approximately 9:40 am, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a 16-year-old male, charging him with Assault Causing Bodily Injury (serious misdemeanor). The juvenile was booked and released to a parent, and will be referred to Juvenile Court Services in this matter. This arrest stems from an incident that occurred on September 30 in the 1800 blk Henley Avenue northwest of Independence. PRESS RELEASE On Friday, October 12, 2018 at approximately 6:10 pm, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Connie Francis Popham, 52, of Lamont. Popham was charged with Driving While License Barred (aggravated misdemeanor), Driving While License Suspended (simple misdemeanor) and cited for Failure to Carry Proof of Insurance. This arrest was made following a traffic stop in the 800 blk Oak Street in Lamont. PRESS RELEASE On Friday, October 12, 2018 at approximately 8:35 pm, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Andrea Helen Wagenknecht, 32, of Hazleton. Wagenknecht was charged with Driving While Licnese Suspended (simple misdemeanor). This arrest was made following a traffic stop in the 300 blk W Hayes Street in Hazleton. PRESS RELEASE On Saturday, October 13, 2018 at approximately 12:35 am, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Shay Marie Martinez Ziegenhorn, 25, Dreyon Damondre Grant, 25, and Kadin Cole Paulus, 18 all of Waterloo. Martinez Ziegenhorn was charged with Carrying Weapons (aggravated misdemeanor), first offense Possession of Controlled Substance – Marijuana (serious misdemeanor) and cited for a Speed Violation. Grant was charged with first offense Possession of Controlled Substance – Marijuana (serious misdemeanor). Paulus was charged with first offense Possession of Controlled Substance – Marijuana (serious misdemeanor) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (simple misdemeanor). These arrests were made following a traffic stop near the 252 mile marker of Hwy 20. The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit assisted in these arrests. PRESS RELEASE On Saturday, October 13, 2018 at approximately 6:00 am, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Martin Garcia, 23, of Pleasant Hill. Garcia was arrested on an active arrest warrant out of Buchanan County for Possession of Controlled Substance – Marijuana (serious misdemeanor) and Failure to Appear. Garcia was held at the Buchanan County Jail. PRESS RELEASE On Saturday, October 13, 2018 at approximately 9:40 pm, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a 17-year-old male, charging him with first offense Possession of Controlled Substance – Marijuana (serious misdemeanor) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (simple misdemeanor). The juvenile was booked and released to a parent and will be referred to Juvenile Court Services in this matter. This arrest was made following a traffic stop in the 1100 blk Jackson Avenue (Hwy 150) north of Hazleton. NOTICE: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

PRESS RELEASE On Monday, October 08, 2018 at approximately 7:30 pm, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident in the 1900 blk Otterville Blvd north of Independence. According to the investigation, a 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser operated by Sydney McGraw of Manchester was traveling eastbound on Otterville Blvd when McGraw stated that she swerved to miss a deer in the roadway. McGraw lost control of the vehicle and struck a bridge guardrail. The vehicle then came to rest in the roadway. McGraw and a passenger, Taryn Smith, also of Manchester, were transported to Buchanan County Health Center with minor injuries. McGraw was later cited for Failure to Maintain Control. The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Independence Fire Department and Area Ambulance Service.

PRESS RELEASE On Wednesday, October 03, 2018 at approximately 7:45 pm, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Jackson Avenue (Hwy 150) and 150th Street, south of Hazleton. According to the investigation, a 2011 Dodge Caravan operated by Estelle Gudenkauf of Rowley was traveling northbound on Jackson Avenue and attempted to avoid colliding with a vehicle ahead of her that was turning onto 150th Street. Gudenkauf’s vehicle left the roadway and struck a stop sign and field post, coming to rest in the northeast ditch. No injuries were reported.

PRESS RELEASE On Wednesday, October 03, 2018 at approximately 2:55 pm, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident near 205th Street and Nathan Bethel Avenue. According to the investigation, a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero operated by Austin Ackerman of Winthrop was traveling westbound on 205th Street when he lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle entered the north ditch and rolled, coming to rest upside down. Ackerman sustained minor injuries in the incident and did not require medical attention. He was cited for Failure to Maintain Control. The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Independence Fire Department, Winthrop Fire Department, Area Ambulance Service and a Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputy that was passing through the area.

PRESS RELEASE On Wednesday, October 03, 2018 at approximately 11:15 am, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident in the 2000 blk 206th Street north of Independence. According to the investigation, a 2001 Dodge Dakota operated by Joseph Olsen on Independence was backing out of a driveway in the 2000 blk 206th Street. A 1993 Kenworth semi tractor-trailer operated by Erwin Henderson of Independence was traveling southbound on 206th Street when Olson was backing out of the driveway. The Henderson vehicle attempted to avoid a collision but struck the rear of the Olson vehicle before going into the east ditch and rolling onto its side. No injiuries were reported and Olson was cited for Failure to Yield to traffic.

Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office Press Releases for week of Sep. 30 - Oct. 06, 2018 PRESS RELEASE On Sunday, September 30, 2018 at approximately 6:45 am, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Joshua Michael Bailey, 26, of Brandon. Bailey was charged with Domestic Abuse assault (simple misdemeanor) and Assault on Peace Officer (serious misdemeanor). This arrest was made following an incident in the 200 blk Main Street in Brandon. PRESS RELEASE On Tuesday, October 02, 2018 at approximately 11:00 am, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Nathan Allen Bantz, 32, of Clermont. Bantz was arrested on an active arrest warrant out of Buchanan County for Failure to Appear and was held at the Buchanan County Jail. PRESS RELEASE On Wednesday, October 03, 2018 at approximately 12:20 pm, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Alfred Romero, 34, of Quasqueton. Romero was arrested on an active arrest warrant out of Buchanan County for Probation Violation and was held at the Buchanan County Jail. PRESS RELEASE On Thursday, October 04, 2018 at approximately 5:20 pm, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Gene Maurice Shay, 36, of Oelwein. Shay was arrested on an active arrest warrant out of Buchanan County for Probation Violation and was held at the Buchanan County Jail. PRESS RELEASE On Friday, October 05, 2018 at approximately 7:30 am, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Joseph Gerome Hogan, 27, of Independence. Hogan was arrested on an active arrest warrant out of Buchanan County for Failure to Appear and was held at the Buchanan County Jail. PRESS RELEASE On Friday, October 05, 2018 at approximately 6:00 pm, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Cory David Short, 28, of Independence. Short was arrested on an active arrest warrant out of Buchanan County for Failure to Appear and was held at the Buchanan County Jail. PRESS RELEASE On Friday, October 05, 2018 at approximately 6:35 pm, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Felicia May Klein, 31, of Hazleton. Klein was arrested on an active arrest warrant out of Buchanan County for original charges of Forgery (class D felony) and second degree Theft (class D felony). Klein was also charged with Interference with Official Acts (simple misdemeanor) and Providing False Identification Information (simple misdemeanor). This arrest was made in the 200 blk W Benton Street in Hazleton. PRESS RELEASE On Saturday, October 06, 2018 at approximately 7:50 am, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Zoey Marie Briner, 20, of Jesup. Briner was arrested and charged with Driving While License Suspended (simple misdemeanor) and cited for a Speed Violation. NOTICE: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office Press Releases for week of Sep. 23-29, 2018 PRESS RELEASE On Sunday, September 23, 2018 at approximately 2:40 am, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Daniel Lee Straw, 34, of Independence. Straw was charged with first offense Operating While Intoxicated (serious misdemeanor) and cited for Failure to have Valid Driver License. This arrest was made near First Street and 12th Avenue NE in Independence. PRESS RELEASE On Monday, September 24, 2018 at approximately 12:00 am, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Ryan Keith Hemesath, 27, of Dubuque. Hemesath was charged with third degree Sexual Abuse (class C felony). This arrest stems from an investigation into an incident that occurred in the 1400 blk Jackson Avenue south of Hazleton. Hemesath was held at the Buchanan County Jail on a $25,000 cash bond. PRESS RELEASE On Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at approximately 8:30 am, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Corrie John Close, 44, of Jesup. Close was arrested on an active arrest warrant out of Buchanan County for original charges of Driving While License Revoked (serious misdemeanor), Failure to Have SR22 Insurance (simple misdemeanor), Operating Non-Registered Vehicle, Failure to Have Proof of Insurance and Fraudulent Use of Registration. Close was held at the Buchanan County Jail. PRESS RELEASE On Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at approximately 5:15 pm, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Travis Donald Robert Clayton, 25, of Independence. Clayton was arrested on an active arrest warrant out of Buchanan County for original charges of Possession of Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver (class D felony) and Failure to Affix Iowa Drug Tax Stamp (class D felony). This arrest was made in the 1300 blk 240th Street. PRESS RELEASE On Friday, September 28, 2018 at approximately 6:00 pm, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested James Allen Dunn, 18, of Cedar Rapids. Dunn was arrested on an active arrest warrant out of Buchanan County for Probation Violation. Dunn was held at the Buchanan County Jail. PRESS RELEASE On Saturday, September 29, 2018 at approximately 7:30 pm, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Earnest Laverne Holladay, Jr., 56, of Brandon. Holladay was arrested on an active arrest warrant out of Buchanan County for an original charge of second offense Possession of Controlled Substance (aggravated misdemeanor). This arrest was made in the 600 blk Lime Street in Brandon. PRESS RELEASE On Saturday, September 29, 2018 at approximately 7:55 pm, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested John Marshall Read, 64, of Brandon. Read was charged with first offense Operating While Intoxicated (serious misdemeanor). This arrest was made near South Street and West Street in Brandon. NOTICE: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office Press Releases for week of Sep. 16-22, 2018 PRESS RELEASE On Sunday, September 16, 2018 at approximately 9:00 am, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Marcus Aaron Lee, 27, of Independence. Lee was charged with Domestic Abuse Assault with Injury (serious misdemeanor) and fifth degree Criminal Mischief (simple misdemeanor). This arrest was made following an incident in the 1400 blk 190th Street. PRESS RELEASE On Monday, September 17, 2018 at approximately 6:15 pm, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Bradley Leroy Fuller, 46, of Hazleton. Fuller was charged with Driving While License Revoked (serious misdemeanor) and Failure to Have SR22 Insurance (simple misdemeanor). This arrest was made following a traffic stop in the 300 blk W Hayes Street in Hazleton. PRESS RELEASE On Monday, September 17, 2018 at approximately 6:30 pm, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Austin Ray Boleyn, 23, of Hazleton. Boleyn was charged with first degree Harassment (aggravated misdemeanor) and Disorderly Conduct (simple misdemeanor). This arrest was made following an incident in the 200 blk First Street N in Hazleton. PRESS RELEASE On Monday, September 17, 2018 at approximately 9:00 pm, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Jodi Lynn Close, 46, of Jesup. Close was arrested on an active arrest warrant out of Buchanan County for an original charge of Possession of Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine (serious misdemeanor). Close was held at the Buchanan County Jail. PRESS RELEASE On Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at approximately 8:20 pm, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Corie John Close, 44, of Jesup. Close was arrested on an active arrest warrant out of Buchanan County for an original charge of Possession of Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine (serious misdemeanor). Close was held at the Buchanan County Jail. PRESS RELEASE On Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at approximately 9:45 am, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Rebecca Jean Jackson, 47, of Independence. Jackson was arrested on an active arrest warrant out of Buchanan County for an original charge of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (simple misdemeanor) and Interference with Official Acts (simple misdemeanor). This arrest was made in the 200 blk Fifth Avenue NE in Independence. PRESS RELEASE On Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at approximately 8:45 pm, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Kimberly Nicole Battle, 26, of Independence. Battle was charged with Assault (serious misdemeanor) and held at the Buchanan County Jail. PRESS RELEASE On Thursday, September 20, 2018 at approximately 1:15 am, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Craig Leroy Coventry, Jr., 49, of Hazleton. Coventry was charged with Driving While License suspended (simple misdemeanor) and cited for Failure to Provide Proof of Insurance. This arrest was made following a traffic stop in the 1000 blk Jackson Avenue (Hwy 150) north of Hazleton. PRESS RELEASE On Thursday, September 20, 2018 at approximately 7:00 am, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Jodi Lynn Close, 46, of Jesup. Close was charged with Violation of Protection Order (simple misdemeanor). Close was held at the Buchanan County Jail. PRESS RELEASE On Thursday, September 20, 2018 at approximately 7:25 pm, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Aaron Andrew Schmitt, 27, of Independence. Schmitt was charged with Driving While License Barred (aggravated misdemeanor), Driving While License Suspended (simple misdemeanor), Violation of Restricted License (simple misdemeanor) and cited for Failure to Provide Proof of Insurance. This arrest was made near Sixth Street and Seventh Avenue SW in Independence. PRESS RELEASE On Friday, September 21, 2018 at approximately 4:30 pm, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Matthew Michael McCluskey, 38, of Independence. McCluskey was arrested on two active arrest warrants out of Buchanan County for Probation Violation and was held at the Buchanan County Jail. NOTICE: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

PRESS RELEASE - Fatality Incident On Saturday, September 15, 2018 at approximately 1:40 pm, the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 report of an incident involving a juvenile and a riding lawn mower in the 400 blk Lakeside Drive in Fairbank. Law enforcement and emergency medical services were immediately dispatched to the scene. According to the initial investigation, a juvenile, identified as Carson James McGrane, 12, of Fairbank, was mowing a lawn in the 400 blk Lakeside Drive. It appears that the McGrane may have shut the lawn mower down and stepped away from it. It also appears that at some point, the lawn mower began to roll backward on an incline, striking McGrane and pinning him underneath. McGrane was removed from under the mower and transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead. This incident remains under investigation by the Fairbank Police Department and Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office. The Fairbank Fire Department, Fairbank Ambulance, Oelwein Mercy Ambulance and Air-Care assisted at the scene.

Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office Press Releases for week of Sep. 09–15, 2018 PRESS RELEASE On Sunday, September 09, 2018 at approximately 11:20 pm, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Jordan Collin Denison, 22, of Independence. Denison was charged with first offense Operating While Intoxicated (serious misdemeanor). This arrest was made following a traffic stop in the 1800 blk Otterville Blvd. PRESS RELEASE On Monday, September 10, 2018 at approximately 3:50 pm, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a 14-year-old female, charging her with Assault Causing Bodily Injury (serious misdemeanor). This charge stems from an incident that occurred on September 6 in the 2200 blk Iowa Avenue west of Independence. The juvenile was released to guardians and referred to Juvenile Court Services. PRESS RELEASE On Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at approximately 4:30 pm, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Lea Ann Christine Maines, 22, of Hazleton. Maines was arrested on an active arrest warrant out of Buchanan County for an original charge of fifth degree Theft (simple misdemeanor). This arrest was made in the 200 blk W Hayes Street in Hazleton. PRESS RELEASE On Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at approximately 9:00 pm, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Amanda Lyn Carson, 37, of Quasqueton. Carson was arrested on active arrest warrants out of Buchanan County for Violation of Pre-Trial Supervision. Carson was transported to and held at the Buchanan County Jail. PRESS RELEASE On Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at approximately 8:00 am, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Jodeen Cae Kivell, 63, of Aurora. Kivell was charged with Tampering with Records (aggravated misdemeanor). This arrest stems from an investigation into an incident in which Kivell is alleged to have forged signatures on affidavits to run for a public position. This arrest was made in the 200 blk Fifth Avenue NE in Independence. PRESS RELEASE On Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at approximately 8:00 am, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Rodney Dean Bantz, 46, of Fairbank. Bantz was arrested on active arrest warrants out of Buchanan County for Probation Violation and Failure to Appear. The Bremer County Sheriff’s Office assisted in this arrest. PRESS RELEASE On Saturday, September 15, 2018 at approximately 2:40 am, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Noah Sage Sandbeck-Lemarie, 19, of Viroqua, WI. Sandbeck-Lemarie was charged with two counts of first offense Possession of Controlled Substance – Cannabidiol (serious misdemeanor), one count of first offense Possession of Controlled Substance – Cocaine (serious misdemeanor) and one count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (simple misdemeanor). This arrest was made following a traffic stop on Hwy 20 near the 264 mile marker. The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit assisted in this arrest. NOTICE: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

PRESS RELEASE On Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at approximately 8:05 am, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident in the 2500 blk Grant Avenue. According to the investigation, a 2005 Pontiac Vibe operated by Benjamin Maki of Independence was traveling northbound on Grant Avenue when Maki struck a deer that ran onto the roadway. Maki lost control of the vehicle during the collision and entered the east ditch, rolling and coming to rest on right-side-up. Maki was taken by private vehicle to an area hospital with minor injuries. The vehicle was considered a total loss.

PRESS RELEASE On Friday, September 07, 2018 at approximately 5:45 am, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident near Jackson Avenue (Hwy 150) and 105th Street north of Hazleton. According to the investigation, a 2010 Chevrolet Silverado operated by Douglas Fagle of Oelwein was traveling southbound on Jackson Avenue when Fagle struck a large cow that was standing in the roadway. Fagle and a passenger were both transported to an area hospital with minor injuries. The cow was killed in the collision and the truck was considered a total loss. The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Hazleton Fire Department and Oelwein Mercy Ambulance Service.

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Gov. Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for Buchanan County Press Release from Gov. Reynolds office: https://governor.iowa.gov/2018/09/gov-reynolds-issues-disaster-proclamation-for-buchanan-county Links to Local Resources: http://www.buchanancountyiowa.org/services/emergency_management/2018_severe_storms_flood.php (Des Moines) Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation Wednesday for Buchanan County in response to severe storms that took place beginning Sept. 2, 2018. The governor's proclamations allow state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of this severe weather and activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program for qualifying residents, along with the Disaster Case Management Program. The Individual Assistance Grant Program provides grants of up to $5,000 for households with incomes up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level or a maximum annual income of $41,560 for a family of three. Grants are available for home or car repairs, replacement of clothing or food and temporary housing expenses. Original receipts are required for those seeking reimbursement for actual expenses related to storm recovery. The grant application and instructions are available on the Iowa Department of Human Services website. Potential applicants have 45 days from the date of the proclamation to submit a claim. Disaster Case Management is a program to address serious needs to overcome a disaster-related hardship, injury or adverse condition. Disaster case managers work with clients to create a disaster recovery plan and provide guidance, advice and referral to obtain a service or resource. There are no income eligibility requirements for this program; it closes 180 days from the date of the governor's proclamation. For information on the Disaster Case Management Program, contact your local community action association or visit www.iowacommunityaction.org. Residents of counties impacted by the recent severe weather are asked to report damage to help local and state officials better understand the damage sustained. Damage to property, roads, utilities and other storm-related information may be reported. This information will be collected by the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and shared with local emergency management agencies.