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On Tuesday, January 7th, 2020, the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at a residence on 4th Street in Ashton.  Deputies arrested Tiffany May McKee, age 29, and Amanda Leigh Fairbanks, age 37, both of Ashton. McKee was charged with possession of a controlled substance 1st offense-methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a prescription drug, both serious misdemeanors and also possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor.  McKee was transported to the Osceola County Jail and held on a $2,300 bond; and later released on a surety bond. Fairbanks was charged with two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, both simple misdemeanors.  Fairbanks was also booked into jail and held on a $600 bond; and later released by the Magistrate on her own recognizance.   The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit assisted with the investigation. 

On January 7, 2020, an Osceola County Deputy conducted a traffic stop at 230th St and Nettle Ave.  Virgil Junior Martin, age 26, Ashley Sue Kizzire, age 31, Amanda Anderson, age 36, and Jackson Zackery Eickholt, age 23, all of Estherville, IA were arrested and transported to the Osceola County Jail.  Martin, Kizzire, Anderson, and Eickholt were all charged with Possession of Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine, a Serious Misdemeanor.  Martin and Eickholt were also charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor.  Anderson was issues a warning for Failure to Obey a Traffic Control Device.  Martin was released on a $1,000 unsecured appearance bond and was transferred to Emmet County for a warrant.  Anderson was released after posting a $1,000 bond.  Kizzire and Eickholt are currently being held in the Osceola County Jail with their bonds set at $1,000 each.

On Saturday January 4, 2020 the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 520 10th Street in Sibley, Iowa. An Ipad that had been reported stolen from Minnesota was retrieved.  Jacob Harms, age 20, of Sibley was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Unlawful Possession of a Prescription Drug, and Theft 4th Degree for possession of stolen property.

January 7, 2020 Nathan Andrew Barker, age 30, of Sibley, IA was found guilty of the crime of Failure to Comply with Iowa Sex Offender Registry Requirements - First Offense, an Aggravated Misdemeanor.  The Defendant is sentenced to one-hundred eighty (180) days in the Osceola County Jail with all of that time suspended except for thirty (30) days which must be served.  The Defendant is to pay a fine of $625, a thirty-five percent (35%) surcharge of $218.75, the costs of this action, and restitution of all court appointed attorney fees.  The Defendant shall be placed on informal probation for a period of one (1) year to the Osceola County Sheriff.

January 6, 2020, Amanda Lynn Christine Denoble, age 33, of Sibley, IA was found guilty of the crime of Driving While Barred, an Aggravated Misdemeanor.  The Defendant is to pay a fine of $625.00, a thirty-five percent (35%) surcharge of $218.75, all court costs, the Sheriff's room and board fees, and court appointed attorney's fees.  The Defendant is sentenced to imprisonment in the Osceola County Jail for ninety (90) days with eighty-six (86)days suspended with credit for time already served during a one (1) year informal probation to the Sheriff.

On Friday, January 3rd, 2020, the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at a residence on 2nd Avenue in Ashton.  Deputies arrested Alicia Marie Abrahamson, age 32, Justin David Haubrich, age 43 and Brandie Jo Vander Plaats, age 37, all of Ashton. 

Abrahamson was charged with possession of controlled substance 1st offense-methamphetamine, a serious misdemeanor and possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor.  Abrahamson was held on a $1,300 bond.

Haubrich was charged with possession of controlled substance 2nd offense – methamphetamine, an aggravated misdemeanor and possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor.  Haubrich was held on a $2,300 bond. 

Vander Plaats was charged with possession of a controlled substance 3rd offense – methamphetamine, fail to affix tax stamp and possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, all class D felonies.  She was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor.  Vander Plaats was held on $15,300 bond.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol Tactical Team and the Division of Narcotics Enforcement.  

December 29, 2019, an Osceola County Deputy arrested Marson Elnei Solomon, age 34, of Sibley, IA for alleged Domestic Abuse Assault, a Serious Misdemeanor.  Solomon was transported and booked into the Osceola County Jail where he is being held on a $1,000 bond.  The arrest stemmed from a report of a disturbance at a residence in Sibley.

December 27, 2019, Tara Deann East, age 35, of Ashton, IA was convicted of the crime of Assault, a Simple Misdemeanor.  The Defendant shall pay a $65.00 fine, a thirty-five percent (35%) surcharge, court costs, and restitution of any court appointed attorney fees.  

December 25, 2019 at approximately 9:10 am, Ronald Lee Borne, age 63, of Pequot Lakes, MN was driving a 2005 Jeep Liberty northbound on Hwy 60 north of 140th St when the vehicle went sideways and entered the median.  The Jeep then overturned in the median receiving approximately $10,000 in damage.  No injuries were reported.

December 24, 2019, an Osceola County Deputy arrested Levi Allen Dimmitt, age 32, of Sibley, IA for alleged Assault While Displaying a Dangerous Weapon, Operating Vehicle Without Owners Consent, both Aggravated Misdemeanors, Possession of Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine, Possession of Controlled Substance - Marijuana, both Serious Misdemeanors, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor, Driving While License Under Suspension, and Driving While Under Suspension - no SR 22.  Dimmitt was booked into the Osceola County Jail and held on a $6,900 bond.

 

December 24, 2019 an Osceola County Deputy arrested Ronal   Estuardo Gutierrez Ramos, age 36, of Sibley, IA for alleged Trespass - Injury or Damage Greater Than $300, a Serious Misdemeanor, Public Intoxication, Criminal Mischief 5th Degree, and Assault, all Simple Misdemeanors.  Gutierrez Ramos was transported and booked into the Osceola County Jail and held on a $1,900 bond.  The arrest stemmed from a report of a disturbance at a residence in Sibley.

December 23, 2019, an Osceola County Deputy arrest Juan Jose Aguirre Gomez, age 26, of Sibley, IA for alleged Driving While Suspended and Driving While Under Suspension - no SR 22.  Aguirre Gomez was booked into the Osceola County Jail and released after posting a $600 bond.  The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop at 5th St and 2nd Ave in Sibley.

December 22, 2019 an Osceola County Deputy arrested Maiya Jo Eisenbacher, age 18, of Hartley, IA for allegedly Operating While Intoxicated - 1st Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor.  Eisenbacher was transported and booked into the Osceola County Jail and held on a $1,000 bond.  The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop at 250th St and Silver Ave.

December 21, 2019 at approximately 6:00am, Jesus Gurrola, age 40, of Worthington, MN was driving a 2015 Ford Transit registered to D&H Poultry of Sibley, IA northbound on A30 which turns into 9th Ave in Sibley.  Gurrola fell asleep and the van entered the west ditch.  The vehicle then struck a utility pole belonging to Alliant Energy causing $20 in damage.  Gurrola attempted to get out of the ditch but got stuck on the railroad tracks and needed to be towed out.  The Ford received approximately $3,500 in damage.  Gurrola was cited for Failure to Maintain Control.  No injuries were reported.

December 19, 2019 at approximately 10:56am, Rylan Darien Downs, age 18, of Rock Valley, IA was driving a 2008 Peterbilt registered to VRF of Sioux Center, IA, northbound on Hwy 60 near mile marker 40. Logan Phillip Johnson, age 20, of Cresco, IA was driving a 2008 Ford F150 northbound behind Downs.  The Peterbilt was slowing down to make a left turn into the turning lane for 260th St.  Johnson failed to see it slowing down in time.  Johnson applied his brakes heavily causing him to lose control of the F150 and run into the trailer of the Peterbilt.  The Peterbilt received approximately $200 in damage and the F150 received approximately $15,000 in damage.  Johnson was issued a citation for Failure to Maintain Control.  No injuries were reported.  The Sibley Ambulance and Ashton Fire Department assisted at the scene.

December 6, 2019, Jacob Lee Duin was found guilty of the crime of Operating While Under the Influence - First Offense, committed on April 26, 2018.  The Defendant is to pay a fine of $1,250.00, a thirty-five percent (35%) surcharge of $437.50, the costs of this action, and restitution of any court appointed attorney fees.  An additional drug abuse resistance surcharge of $10.00 is assessed.  The Defendant is sentence to sixty (60) days in the Osceola County Jail with all time suspended except for two (2) days during a one (1) year informal probation to the Sheriff.  The Defendant shall receive credit for time already served.

December 7, 2019, at approximately 7:00pm, Carson John Steichen, age 16, of Sibley, IA was driving a 2002 Chevy Impala registered to Julie Steichen, of Sibley eastbound on Hwy 9 west of Starling Ave when a deer entered the roadway.  The Chevy collided with the deer causing damage to the front bumper and headlight.  Steichen then swerved and drove into the south ditch.  The Chevy received approximately $1,500 in damage.  No injuries were reported.

December 6, 2019, Derek James Green V, age 28, of Granada, MN was found guilty of the crime of Operating While Intoxicated – First Offense, committed on August 24, 2019.  The Defendant is to pay a fine of $1,250.00, a thirty-five percent (35%) surcharge of $437.50, the costs of this action, and restitution of any court appointed attorney fees.  An additional drug abuse resistance surcharge of $10.00 is assessed.  The Defendant is sentenced to sixty (60) days in the Osceola County Jail with all time suspended except for two (2) days during a one (1) year informal probation to the Sheriff.  The Defendant shall receive credit for time already served.  Defendant may, at Defendant’s own arrangement and expense, serve said sentence via Second Chances, the OWI 48 hour program in Sioux City.

December 6, 2019, an Osceola County Deputy arrested Christie Ann Marie Ronellenfitch, age 39, of Sibley, IA for alleged Domestic Abuse Assault.  Ronellenfitch was transported and booked into the Osceola County Jail and held on a $300 bond.  The arrest stemmed from a report of a disturbance at residence in Sibley.

December 5, 2019, at approximately 7:17pm, Dennis David Hiller, age 52, of Cleveland, MN was driving a 2019 Chevy Equinox northbound on Hwy 60 when a deer entered the roadway.  The Chevy collided with the deer causing approximately $5,000 in damage.  No injuries were reported. 

December 5, 2019 at approximately 6:48pm, Ann Marie Kuiper, age 52, of Spirit Lake, IA was driving a 2012 Hyundai Tucson southbound on Hwy 60 north of 230th St when a deer entered the roadway.  The Hyundai collided with the deer causing approximately $5,000 in damage.  No injuries were reported.

December 5, 2019, at approximately 6:47pm, Debra Lee Dorr, age 63, of Ocheyedan, IA was driving a 2010 Dodge Grand Hero Caravan northbound on Hwy 60 near 230th St when a deer entered the roadway. The Dodge collided with the deer causing approximately $5,000 in damage.  No injuries were reported.

December 3, 2019, at approximately 10:10am, Megan Rose Gerken, age 27, of Little Rock, IA was driving a 2012 Jeep Wrangler northbound on 5th Ave in Sibley.  Richard William Engelkes, age 62, of Sibley, IA was driving a 2003 Ford Taurus eastbound on 7th St.  Engelkes observed the Jeep but was unable to stop due to the snow and ice on the road.  The front of the Ford collided with the front left side of the Jeep.  The Jeep received approximately $2,000 in damage and the Ford received approximately $500 in damage.  No injuries were reported.  Engelkes was cited for Failure to Yield Upon Entering Through Highway.

December 2, 2019, Sonja Marion Hanks, age 47, of George, IA was found guilty of the crimes of Operating While Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance – First Offense and Possession of Methamphetamine, both Serious Misdemeanors, committed on July 21, 2019.  On the count of Operating While Under the Influence, the Defendant is to pay a fine of $1,250.00, a thirty-five percent (35%) surcharge of $437.50, the costs of this action, and restitution of any court appointed attorney fees.  An additional drug abuse resistance surcharge of $10.00 is assessed.  The Defendant is sentenced to sixty (60) days in the Osceola County Jail with all time suspended except for two (2) days during a one (1) year informal probation to the Sheriff.  The Defendant shall receive credit for time already served.  On the count of Possession of Methamphetamine, The Defendant is to pay a fine of $315.00, a thirty-five percent (35%) surcharge of $110.25, the costs of this action, and restitution of any court appointed attorney fees however the fine and 35% surcharge are suspended.  The Defendant is further sentenced to thirty (30) days in the Osceola County Jail with all time suspended except for two (2) days during a one (1) year informal probation to the Sheriff.  The sentence shall be served concurrently with the sentence imposed in Count 1.

December 2, 2019, Courtney John Gordon, age 27, of Sioux City, IA was found guilty of the crime of Operating While Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance – First Offense, committed on May 29, 2019.  The Defendant is to pay a fine of $1,250.00, a thirty-five percent (35%) surcharge of $437.50, the costs of this action, and restitution of any court appointed attorney fees.  An additional drug abuse resistance surcharge of $10.00 is assessed.  The Defendant is sentenced to sixty (60) days in the Osceola County Jail with all time suspended except for two (2) days during a one (1) year informal probation to the Sheriff.  The Defendant shall receive credit for time already served.  The Defendant shall be allowed to serve said sentence via Second Chances, the OWI 48 hour program in Sioux City.

December 2, 2019 at approximately 7:50pm, Katelyn Judith Fairchild, age 23, of Ballwin, MO, was driving a 2013 Mazda 3 northbound on Pierce Ave near 220th St when multiple deer entered the roadway.  Fairchild avoided a collision with the deer but lost control on the ice that was in the roadway.  The Mazda went through a ditch and came to rest on its wheels in a corn field.  The Mazda received approximately $4,000 in damage.  No injuries were reported.

December 2, 2019 at approximately 10:00am, Bailey Jo Fitch, age 24, of Sibley, IA was driving a 2011 Lincoln MKX northbound on 2nd Ave in Sibley approaching the intersection of 5th St.  Paul Frederick Huisken, age 50, of Edgerton, MN was driving a 2015 Mack 600 registered to Hulstein Excavating of Edgerton, MN eastbound on 5th St.  Huisken stopped at the stop sign but failed to see the Lincoln and proceeded through the intersection.  Fitch hit Huisken broadside in the trailer.  The Lincoln received approximately $3,000 in damage and the Mack received approximately $100 in damage.  No injuries were reported.  Huisken was cited for Failure to Yield Upon Entering Through Street.

November 29, 2019 at approximately 11:33am, Jonlee Quiantance Johnson, age 19, of Melvin, IA was driving a 2003 Infiniti G35 northbound on Hwy 59.  Ryan Benard Jungers, age 37, of Little Rock, IA was driving a 2019 John Deere tractor westbound on Hwy 9.  Johnson was stopped at the stop sign at the intersection.  Johnson failed to see Jungers going into the intersection and pulled into the path of the tractor.  The tractor struck the passenger side of the Infiniti and pushed it into a stop sign and flashing light.  The Infiniti received approximately $5,000 in damage and the John Deere received approximately $2,000 in damage.  Johnson was cited for Failure to Yield from Stop Sign.  No injuries were reported.

November 27, 2019, at approximately 12:55pm Stacie Sue Vellema was driving a 2005 Ford F150 westbound on Hwy 9 west of Hwy 59 when she lost control due to the ice and snow that was on the roadway.  The F150 then spun around and entered the south ditch and overturned onto it's roof.  The F150 received approximately $3,000 in damage.  No injuries were reported.  

November 25, 2019 at approximately 6:00pm, the Osceola County Sheriff's Office received a report of an accident that occurred on 140th St half a mile west of Hwy 59.  Danielle Rae Rodriguez, age 29, of Willmar, MN was driving a 2007 Dodge Ram registered to Wayne Harold Zinnel of Brewster, MN.  Rodriguez allegedly swerved to miss several deer.  The Ram then entered the south ditch and rolled causing severe damage estimated at $8,500.  Rodriguez drove away after a passerby called 911 but was stopped after driving to Redwood Ave and heading southbound towards Hwy 9.  Rodriguez was taken into custody and charged with allegedly Operating While Under the Influence - 2nd Offense and Assault on Persons in Certain Occupations causing Bodily Injury, both Aggravated Misdemeanors; Assault on Persons in Certain Occupations and Leaving the Scene of an Accident - Injury, both Serious Misdemeanors ; Interference with Official Acts, a Simple Misdemeanor.  Rodriguez was also cited for Failure to Maintain Control and No Valid Driver's License.  Rodriguez was booked into the Osceola County Jail where she is being held on a $3,300 bond.

November 25, 2019 at approximately 5:55am, Austin Matthew Clarke, age 25, of Fulda, MN was driving a 2016 Dodge Ram southbound on Hwy 59 north of Allendorf when a der entered the roadway rom the west ditch.  The Ram collided with the deer causing approximately $1,400 in damage.  No injuries were reported.

November 22, 2019, Allen Gordon Rolfes, 44, of Sibley, IA was found guilty of Assault on persons engaged in certain occupations committed on May 16, 2019.  The Defendant is to pay fine & surcharge of $425.25, the costs of this action and restitution of any court appointed attorney fees.The Defendant is sentenced to 60 days in the county jail with all time suspended except for 2 days.  This sentence shall be served consecutively with the sentence imposed in case # SRCR006675.

November 22, 2019, Allen Gordon Rolfes, 44, of Sibley, IA was found guilty of Assault, committed September 8, 2019.  The defendant is to pay fine & surcharge of 87.75, the costs of this action,and restitution of any court appointed attorney fees.  The Defendant is further sentenced to imprisonment in the Osceola County Jail for a term of 30 days with all time suspended except for 2 days during a 1 year informal probation to the Sheriff.  This sentence shall be served consecutively with the sentence imposed in case #SRCR006615.

November 19, 2019, Jedd Julius, age 37, of Sibley, IA was found guilty of the charge of Assault, a Simple Misdemeanor.  The Defendant is to pay a fine of $65 and a thirty-five percent (35%) surcharge of $22.75.  The Defendant shall also pay the costs of this action, victim restitution in an amount to be determined and restitution of any court appointed attorney fees.  The Defendant is further sentenced to imprisonment in the Osceola County Jail for a term of fifteen (!5) days, with all time suspended except for time served.  The Defendant shall be placed on informal probation for a period of ninety (90) days.  

November 19, 2019, Kathleen Hope Halbur, 31, of Sioux Falls, SD plead guilty to Theft, 5th Degree.  The Defendant is to pay fine & surcharge of $212.75, court costs, and restitution of court appointed attorney's fees.  

November 19, 2019, James lee Richards, 57, of Sibley, IA, plead guilty to Domestic Abuse Assault causing bodily injury, committed on August 27, 2019.  The Defendant is to pay fine & surcharge of $525.25, the costs of this action, restitution of any court appointed attorney fees.  The Defendant is sentenced to 30 days in the county jail with all time suspended except for 2 days during a 1 year informal probation to the Sheriff.

November 18, 2019, Angela Kay Kooima, 39, of Sibley, IA, plead guilty to Operating while Intoxicated, 2nd Offense committed on July 11, 2019.  The Defendant is to pay Fine & Surcharge of $2507.50, the costs of this action, and restitution of any court appointed attorney fees.  The Defendant is sentenced to imprisonment in the Osceola County Jail for 90 days with all but 7 days suspended during a 2 year informal probation to the Sheriff.  

November 12, 2019 at approximately 6:50pm, Tanya Sue Waggoner, age 40, of Paullina, IA was driving a 2005 GMC Yukon southbound on Hwy 60 when a deer entered the roadway.  The Yukon collided with the deer causing approximately $1,500 in damage.  No injuries were reported.

November 9, 2019, an Osceola County Deputy arrested Amir Hasan Beaudion Jr, age 19, of Sioux Falls, SD for a Minnehaha County Warrant.  Beaudion was arrested after the Sheriff's Office received a report of a suspicious person at a residence in rural Osceola County.  Beaudion is being held in the Osceola County Jail awaiting extradition to South Dakota.

November 9, 2019, at approximately 5:27pm, Cherie Sue White, age 60, of Sibley, IA was driving a 2015 Nissan Armada eastbound on Hwy 9 near Starling Ave when a deer entered the roadway.  The Armada struck the deer causing approximately $1,500 in damage.  White was evaluated by the Sibley Ambulance for possible minor injuries.  

November 8, 2019, at approximately 9:05pm, Janet Marie Dys, age 73, of Spirit Lake, IA was driving a 2017 Chevy Equinox westbound on Hwy 9 crossing Nettle Ave when a deer entered the roadway.  The Equinox struck the deer causing approximately $10,000 in damage.  No injuries were reported.

November 7, 2019 at approximately 10:10pm, Christopher John Slagter, age 24, of Sibley, IA was driving a 2018 John Deere 9570R tractor.  Slagter was preparing to make a right hand turn onto Redwood Ave from 200th St when the tractor swung too wide to the left which then caused the towed T-bar farm equipment and towed pickup to enter the north ditch.  The T-bar farm equipment turned on its side and snapped the mounting mechanism that held it to the tractor.  Damages to the T-bar farm equipment are estimated at over $2,000.  There was also an estimated 40 gallons of Inserv with diesel fuel that was spilled after the accident into the north ditch.  Slagter was cited for Failure to Maintain Control.

November 6, 2019, at approximately 10:30am, Brenda Marie Christensen, age 48, of Estherville, IA was driving a 2004 Chrysler Sebring registered to Harold Christensen of Graettinger, IA.  Christensen was traveling southbound on Hwy 60 near exit 48 south of Sibley.  As Christensen drove across the bridge, she realized it was icy and pressed the brakes causing the Sebring to lose control and spin into the median.  The Sebring received approximately $2,000 in damage.  Christensen was cited for Failure to Maintain Control.  

November 6, 2019 at approximately 8:38am, Aurora Marie Star Sontag, age 18, of Sibley, IA was driving a 2011 Ford Focus westbound on 4th St in Sibley.  The roadway was packed with light snow and ice.  Sontag was traveling too fast for the road conditions and lost control when attempting to turn left onto 4th Ave.  The Focus struck the southwest curb with its front wheel causing approximately $1,500 in damage.  No injuries were reported.

November 6, 2019 at approximately 3:00am, Jesus Garduno Garduno, age 51, of Sibley, IA was driving a 2006 Toyota Scion XA northbound on Hwy 60 north of Ashton.  Garduno Garduno crossed an icy bridge and lost control of the vehicle, entering the east side where where the Scion came to rest on it's side.  The Scion received approximately $1,500 in damage.  No injuries were reported.

November 6, 2019 at approximately 1:30am, April Beth Hower, age 29, of Vermillion, SD was driving a 2018 Freightliner registered to Heyl Trucking Lines Inc of Sioux Falls, SD northbound on Hwy 60 when she went over the bridge at mile marker 50 and lost control due to the ice on the bridge.  The semi then went into the ditch and jack-knifed and received approximately $4,000 in damage.  No injuries were reported.

November 4, 2019 at approximately 5:50pm, Kari Lynn Lade, age 32, of Sibley, IA was driving a 2004 Chevy Suburban eastbound on A22/170th St east of Starling Ave when a deer entered the roadway.  The Suburban struck the deer causing approximately $2,500 in damage.  No injuries were reported.

November 2, 2019, an Osceola County Deputy arrested Joseph Michael Stone-Strock, age 25, of Sibley, IA for alleged Public Intoxication 2nd Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor, and Criminal Mischief 5th Degree, a Simple Misdemeanor.  Stone-Strock was transported and booked into the Osceola County Jail on a $1,300 bond.  The arrest stemmed from a report of a suspicious person on 11th Ave and 10th St in Sibley.

November 1, 2019, at approximately 5:20pm, Kristin Liepold, age 24, of Mission, KS was driving a 2012 Ford Fusion northbound on Hwy 60 north of 250th St when a deer entered the roadway.  The Fusion collided with the deer causing approximately $8,000 in damage.  No injuries were reported.

November 1, 2019, at approximately 2:40pm, Adam William Rivera, age 39, of Ellsworth, MN was driving a 2011 Freightliner Cascadia registered to Hokeness Farms of Adrian, MN, eastbound on 100th St and failed to yield at the intersection of 100th St and Hwy 60.  Darrel Dean Deweerdt, age 76, of Sibley, IA was driving a 2005 Ford F150 northbound on Hwy 60 and hit the semi in the center of it's trailer.  The semi received approximately $5,000 in damage and the F150 received approximately $10,000 in damage.  Deweerdt was extricated from the vehicle by non-mechanical means and transported to the Osceola Regional Health Center by the Sibley Ambulance with non-incapacitating injuries.  Assisting at the scene was the Sibley Fire Department, Bigelow Fire Department, Nobles County Sheriff's Office and Minnesota State Patrol.  This accident remains under investigation.  

October 29, 2019, Tinna Marie Christine Halbur, age 56, of Hartley, IA was convicted of the crime of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor.  The Defendant is to pay a fine of $65.00 a thirty-five percent (35%) surcharge of $22.75, court costs, an restitution of court appointed attorney's fees.  

October 15, 2019, Cristee Ann Davids, age 50, of Sibley, IA was found guilty of the crime of Operating While Intoxicated - First Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor committed on January 12, 2018.  The Defendant is to pay a fine of $1,250.00, a thirty-five percent (35%) surcharge of $437.50, the costs of this action, and restitution of any court appointed attorney fees.  The Defendant is sentenced to sixty (60) days in the Osceola County Jail with all time suspended except for six (6) days sixteen (16) hours fifteen (15) minutes already served during a one (1) year informal probation to the Sheriff.

October 15, 2019, Brandon Charles Selzer, age 38, of Melvin, IA was found guilty of the crime of Operating While Intoxicated - First Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor committed on September 17, 2019.  The Defendant is to pay a fine of $1,250.00, a thirty-five percent (35%) surcharge of $437.50, the costs of this action, and restitution of any court appointed attorney fees.  The Defendant is sentenced to sixty (60) days in the Osceola County Jail with all time suspended except for two (2) days during a one (1) year informal probation to the Sheriff.  The Defendant shall receive credit for time already served.

October 14, 2019, Cristee Ann Davids, age 50, of Sibley, IA was convicted of the crime of Public Intoxication, a Simple Misdemeanor.  The Defendant is to pay a fine of $315.00, a thirty-five percent (35%) surcharge of $110.25, the costs of this action, and restitution of any court appointed attorney fees.  The Defendant is sentenced to thirty (3) days in the Osceola County Jail with all time suspended except for six (6) days sixteen (16) hours fifteen (15) minutes already served.

October 8, 2019 at 3:00pm, Byron John Sharp, age 54, of Whitehall, MT was driving a 2007 Volvo Semi registered to Jarmer Manure Tanking Service of Fulda, MN.  Sharp was turning southbound onto Monroe Ave from 140th St and failed to make a wide enough turn and the trailer was pulled into the ditch in the intersection.  The trailer began to roll into the ditch and pulled the power unit into the ditch and rolled over completely.  The Semi came to rest on the passenger side receiving approximately $30,000 in damage.  Sharp was trapped in the cab of the semi and had to be removed by mechanical means by the fire department.  Sharp was transported to the Osceola Regional Health Center with incapacitating injuries.  When the vehicle went off the roadway it caused damage to the shoulder and ditch of Monroe Ave causing approximately $1,000 in damage.  Sharp was hauling 6,000 gallons of manure and an estimated 5,000 gallons spilled into the ditch.  The Sheriff's Office was assisted at the scene by the Iowa State Patrol, Sibley Ambulance, Sibley Fire Department, Little Rock Ambulance, and Little Rock Fire Department.  The accident is still under investigation.

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