Decatur County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Decatur County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 207 N Main St, Leon, 50144 IA
  • Chief:
Phone: 641-446-4111

Decatur County Sheriff's Office is located at 207 N Main St, Leon, 50144 IA. The Decatur County Sheriff's Office phone number is 641-446-4111.

Decatur County Sheriff's Office News

The Decatur County Sheriff’s Office enjoyed interacting with the children during the Leon Trunk or Treat. We look forward to participating again next year.

Please share and stop in to get your raffle tickets.

Let the parades begin! Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

The Decatur County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all the individuals and departments that set aside plans on this Father’s Day to assist in locating a possible injured individual that could not be located after an accident. The individual has been located and is okay. It is all of you that make Decatur County great.

Sheriff Ben Boswell received a donation to the Decatur County Sheriff's Office, from BTC Bank in Lamoni Iowa. The Donation will be used to provide deputies with ballistic vests.

PRESS RELEASE At approximately 10:49 a.m. on Thursday, March 22, 2018 Decatur County dispatch center received a call from a Leon resident that there were two suspicious individuals at his residence. According to the individual, he had seen various press releases on social media from other counties west of Decatur that residents should be on the lookout for a maroon GMC Yukon occupied by a black male and a black female, and recognized the vehicle and occupants from those posts. Leon Police Chief, Jason Weir and Chief Deputy Chris Lane were able to locate the vehicle and initiate a traffic stop north of Leon on Highway 69, near J20. During the traffic stop Clarke County Chief Deputy Lucas Darby arrived on scene with his K9, Diesel. Diesel “hit” on the vehicle, indicating the presence of an illegal substance. During the traffic stop, officers were able to identify items that had been reported stolen in Montgomery and Decatur County, Iowa. The three occupants of the vehicle were identified as Victor Lamont Gaston (28) of Warner Robins, Georgia; Jenea Yervone Gaston (29) of Macon, Georgia; and Ja Shawn Lamar Clayborne (25) of Toledo, Ohio and were detained for further investigation. Upon execution of a search warrant of the vehicle, officers located item reported as stolen from Decatur, Ringgold and Montgomery Counties along with several other items believed to have been stolen but not yet identified. Information obtained during the search of the vehicle led officers to a Motel 6 in St. Joseph, Missouri where numerous other items of stolen property were located. Each of the three suspects have been charged with Burglary in the Third Degree and two counts of Possession of Stolen Property in Decatur County and are awaiting their initial appearance before a Judge. Additional Burglary charges has also been filed in Montgomery County, Iowa and their bond has been set at $40,000 cash on each. Agencies involved in the investigation include the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department, the Leon Police Department, Clarke County Sheriff’s Office, the Osceola Police Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, Ringgold County Sheriff’s Department, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Iowa Department of Motor Vehicle Enforcement, the Drug and Narcotic Enforcement Agency and the St. Joseph, Missouri Police Department. The matter remains under investigation. If you have any information regarding this investigation, please contact the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department at 641-446-4111.

Notice: If you received a new or renewed Iowa Permit to Acquire a Pistol or Revolver or an Iowa Nonprofessional Permit to Carry Weapons between July 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017 please stop by the Decatur County Sheriff's Office to pick up your card.

The Decatur County Sheriff’s Office would like to express our gratitude to the following people and business for making the Sheriff’s Santa program possible. Pizza Hut Beth Elliot Jess Christensen Decatur County Democrats Lamoni Community Schools Lamoni 6th graders Central Decatur Community Schools Chris Coffelt Dan Wells John Hoag Osceola Foods Bethany Walmart Maranda and Shea from the Bethany Walmart Brian Greene Pat Hartley Leon Dollar General Leon Hy-vee Tony Brown Ray Bishop Leon Police Department Lamoni Police Department And all the anonymous donors that make the program a success!!!

Last night the Decatur County Sheriffs Office and the Lamoni Police Department delivered food baskets and gifts around the county. Food and gifts were delivered to over 20 families and over 60 kids

The Decatur County Sheriff’s Office would like to extend our gratitude to the Lamoni Pizza Hut. Tonight they hosted a fundraiser in support of the Sheriff’s Santa Program, which provides gifts for families in need who live in the Decatur County area. We are humbled by all those who came to support this uplifting cause, and also to those who have donated so that others will not go without this Christmas season. We are proud to be part of a community who gives back so graciously. Thank you again for your support. Lamoni Pizza Hut

Be sure to treat yourself and your family tonight to the buffet at Pizza Hut in Lamoni. Staff from the Decatur County Sheriff's Office have volunteered their time to fill drinks and bus tables. A percentage of the sales will be donated to the Decatur County Sheriff's Santa Program. The Decatur County Sheriff has partnered with Santa and will accompany him to homes to pull presents out of his bag and take a photo with the children. The number of families we help depend on the amount of funds we can raise. in the past we have helped up to 25 families and as few as 7 or 8.The Sheriff's Office raises funds and accepts donations. 100% of all funds go towards buying gifts for children and food for the families needing a little help having a very Merry Christmas. This program would not be possible without the participation of people that can spare a little extra so please come visit us tonight, 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m., to have pizza and help make a very Merry Christmas for all.

We would like to give thanks to all who have served this country. We recognize that each and every, man and woman who served, made sacrifices to defend our liberty and freedom. We say Thank You!!!

Once again I am grateful and amazed at the community that we live in. Today the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office put out an all page for the county Fire and EMS services to help with locating a missing person in Grand River. I would like to give a huge thank you to the Lamoni Police Department, Leon Police Department, Decatur County Emergency Management, Grand River Fire Department, Leon Fire Department, Van Wert Fire Department, Lamoni Fire Department, Decatur County Ambulance, Ringgold County Sheriff’s Office and their K-9 unit, Clarke County Sheriff’s Office and their K-9 unit, Decatur County Dispatchers, and the countless volunteers who helped search. It is hard to imagine conducting the search without all the man power and equipment that each agency provided. We are pleased to announce a happy outcome and the missing person has been found. If you see one of the local Fire Departments, EMS members or know a business that let these volunteers take time off of work to help in times of need, please give them a huge thank you. Sheriff Ben Boswell

MISSING PERSON UPDATE: Darlene has been located. We would like to thank everyone for their shares, concerns and assistance. A big thank you goes out to the volunteers that helped search.

Missing Person: Please be on the look out for this lady. Darlene Jackson, 78 yrs of age, 5’7”, 185 lbs. Darlene is showing signs of Alzheimer’s and/or dementia. Darlene was last seen at her home in Grand River, IA at 5:30 pm on 11/01/17. It appears that Darlene has wondered from her home. Please share this post and if you see her please contact local law enforcement.

Last night Sheriff Ben Boswell and Chief Deputy Chris Lane had a great time at the 2017 Leon Trunk or Treat. We met over 300 great kids and saw several scary costumes. The kids played bags and received lots of goodies.

The Decatur County Sheriff's Office will be participating in the DEA Drug Takeback tomorrow from 10am- 2pm at the Sheriff's Office. Please bring your unused and expired medications in to drop off.

The Decatur County Sheriff's Office was informed today that Pleasanton Road and 220th Street will be closed October 19, 2017. The culvert that spans these roads requires immediate repairs. The construction is expected to last no more than 45 days. We will post more information as we receive it.

Leon Fall Festival Saturday October 14. Events start with a Run for the Hills 5k starting at 8am (check in at 7:30) Events include a Scarecrow Contest, Chili and Dessert Contest , Paint a Pumpkin, Vendors, Photo Booth, Antique Autos and Tractors Show. SCIT Theatre is having a pie auction at 12:30 and a special showing of Lego: Ninjago at 1pm

Grand River Fall Fest is October 14 at the Grand River Community Center. Turkey, Ham Balls, Beef and Noodles, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Corn, Beans, Salads, Rolls, Desserts and Drinks. Dinner will be from 5pm to 7pm.

Lamoni Police Chief Bob Bell and Decatur County Sheriff Ben Boswell took part in the Pitch Burst at the Lamoni Annual Fall Festival.

What a great training opportunity. Mock tornado 2017, in Garden Grove. What a great way to get all the area emergency workers together and let them work together. In times like these, it makes us working at the Sheriff's office glad to know that this special group will be working hand in hand with us. There were to many agencies to list but it seems like every agency in the county was there and a couple others that were not our county. Special shout out to Deb, Misti, and Logan for working dispatch and coordinating the drill with great professionalism.

Lamoni Annual Fall Festival (LAFF) will go on as planned tomorrow near the Community Center in Lamoni. There are various vendors there with baked goods, jewelry, and more. The Lamoni Fire Department will be serving breakfast beginning at 8am at the fire station, then the day will end with a Zombie Run (you can still register, race begins at 6:15) and a street dance from 7-10pm.

The Lamoni Police Department and the Decatur County Sheriff's Office, along with a special guest from career day, took part in the walking school bus program at the Lamoni School.