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May 5, 2022, David Lee Gust, age 39, of Sibley, IA was convicted of the offense of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana, Second Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor. The Defendant is sentenced to sixty (60) days in the Osceola County Jail with all time suspended during a one-year formal probation to the Iowa Department of Corrections. The Defendant shall pay a fine of $430.00 and 15% crime services surcharge, court costs, legal defense expenses, crime victim assistance costs, any required contribution to a local anticrime organization, ad restitution to the medical assistance program. The Defendant shall obtain a substance abuse evaluation and follow any treatment, rehabilitation, or monitoring program as recommended by said evaluation.

May 5, 2022, Kimberly Ann Baartman, age 49, of Rock Rapids, IA was convicted of the offense of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana, First Offense. The Defendant shall serve thirty (30) days in the Osceola County Jail with all but two (2) days suspended and with credit for time already served. The Defendant shall pay a $430.00 fine and 15% crime services surcharge, court costs, legal defense expenses, crime victim assistance costs, any required contribution to a local anticrime organization, ad restitution to the medical assistance program. The Defendant shall be placed on probation to the Third Judicial District Department of Corrections for a period of one (1) year.

May 2, 2022, Alejandro Christopher Vasquez, age 25, of Rushmore, MN was convicted of the offense of Damage and Trespass to Property, a Simple Misdemeanor.  The Defendant shall pay a $260.00 fine and 15% crime services surcharge, court costs, legal defense expenses, crime victim assistance costs, any required contribution to a local anticrime organization and restitution to the medical assistance program.

May 2, 2022, Jordan Richard Walbaum, age 34, of Spencer, IA was convicted of the offense of Second Degree Theft, a Class D Felony.  The Defendant shall serve a five (5) year indeterminate term of incarceration in the custody of the Director of the Iowa Department of Corrections.  The sentence to run concurrent to the sentence imposed on Clay County Case No. FECR020136. The Defendant shall pay a fine of $1,025.00, 15% crime services surcharge, court costs, legal defense expenses, crime victim assistance costs, any required contribution to a local anticrime organization and restitution to the medical assistance program.

April 21, 2022, Nicholas Andrew Focht, age 26, of Mankato, MN was convicted of the offense of Possession of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana, First Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor.  The Defendant shall serve two (2) days in the Osceola County Jail with credit for time already served.  The Defendant shall pay a $430.00 fine and 15% crime services surcharge, court costs, legal defense expenses, crime victim assistance costs, any required contribution to a local anticrime organization and restitution to the medical assistance program.

April 21, 2022, David Michael Smires II, age 46, of Le Mars, IA was convicted of the offense of Driving While License Denied or Revoked, a Serious Misdemeanor.  The Defendant shall serve thirty (30) days in the Osceola County Jail with all time suspended.  The Defendant shall pay a $1,000.00 fine and 15% crime services surcharge, court costs, legal defense expenses, crime victim assistance costs, any required contribution to a local anticrime organization and restitution to the medical assistance program. The Defendant shall be placed on probation to the Third Judicial District Department of Corrections for a period of one (1) year.

April 19, 2022, Kyle Dwayne Strohman, age 29, of Davenport, IA was convicted of the offense of Driving While Under the Influence, Third or Subsequent Offense, a Class D Felony.  The Defendant shall serve one hundred eighty (180) days in the Osceola County Jail with all but thirty (30) days suspended and with credit for time already served.  The Defendant shall pay a $3,125.00 fine and 15% crime services surcharge, court costs, legal defense expenses, crime victim assistance costs, any required contribution to a local anticrime organization and restitution to the medical assistance program. The Defendant shall be placed on probation to the Third Judicial District Department of Corrections for a period of two (2) years. The Defendant shall obtain a substance abuse evaluation and follow any treatment, rehabilitation, or monitoring program as recommended by said evaluation. The Defendant shall successfully complete a drinking driver's course as directed by the Defendant's probation officer.

April 19, 2022, Daniel Wayne Wozniak, age 61, of North Mankato, MN was convicted of the offense of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana First Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor.  The Defendant shall serve two (2) days in the Osceola County Jail with credit for time already served. The Defendant shall pay a $430.00 fine and 15% crime services surcharge, court costs, legal defense expenses, crime victim assistance costs, any required contribution to a local anticrime organization and restitution to the medical assistance program.

April 15, 2022, Christian Joseph Maldonado, age 24, of Hospers, IA was convicted of the offense of Possession of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana First Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor.  The Defendant shall serve two (2) days in the Osceola County Jail with credit for time already served.  The Defendant shall pay a $430.00 fine and 15% crime services surcharge, court costs, legal defense expenses, crime victim assistance costs, any required contribution to a local anticrime organization and restitution to the medical assistance program.

April 13, 2022, Steven John Ludwig, age 65, of Sibley, IA was convicted of the offense of Operating Without Interlock, a Simple Misdemeanor.  The Defendant shall pay a fine of $105.00 and 15% crime services surcharge, court costs, legal defense expenses, crime victim assistance costs, any required contribution to a local anticrime organization and restitution to the medical assistance program.

April 8, 2022, an Osceola County Deputy arrested Issac Ty Norton, age 18, of Sheldon, IA for allegedly Operating While Under the Influence - 1st Offense  and Possession of Controlled Substance - Marijuana 1st Offense, both Serious Misdemeanors.  Norton was booked into the Osceola County Jail and released on a $2000 unsecured appearance bond.  The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop at Hwy 60 and 170th St.

April 5,  2022, Gerald Douglas Simpson, age 31, of Round Lake, MN was convicted of the offense of Fifth-Degree Criminal Mischief, a Simple Misdemeanor.  The Defendant shall pay a fine of $105.00, 15% crime services surcharge, court costs, legal defense expenses, crime victim assistance costs, any required contribution to a local anticrime organization and restitution to the medical assistance program.

April 5, 2022, Isau Sepin, age 33, of Sibley, IA was convicted of the offense of Operating While Under the Influence, First Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor.  The Defendant shall serve thirty (30) days in the Osceola County Jail with all but two (2) days suspended and with credit for time already served. The Defendant shall pay a $1,250.00 fine and 15% crime services surcharge, court costs, legal defense expenses, crime victim assistance costs, any required contribution to a local anticrime organization and restitution to the medical assistance program.  Upon presentation of a Temporary Restricted License, the clerk would waive $625.00 of the fine.  The Defendant shall be placed on probation to the Third Judicial District Department of Corrections for a period of one (1) year. The Defendant shall obtain a substance abuse evaluation and follow any treatment, rehabilitation or monitoring program recommended by said evaluation, and successfully complete a drinking driver's course.

April 5, 2022, Angel Guillen Rodriguez, age 31, of Windom, MN pled guilty to the crime of Third-Degree Theft, an Aggravated Misdemeanor. Defendant is placed on formal probation   and Defendant's probation is to be supervised by the Third Judicial District Department of Corrections for a period of one (1) year.  Defendant shall pay a civil penalty in the amount of $855.00, all court costs and restitution of all court-appointed attorney fees, court costs, legal defense expenses, crime victim assistance costs, any required contribution to a local anticrime organization and restitution to the medical assistance program.

April 5, 2022, Jose Alberto Ortiz Castelan, age 20, of Sibley, IA pled guilty to the crime of False Imprisonment, a Serious Misdemeanor.  Defendant is placed on formal probation   and Defendant's probation is to be supervised by the Third Judicial District Department of Corrections for a period of one (1) year.  Defendant shall pay a civil penalty in the amount of $430.00, all court costs and restitution of all court-appointed attorney fees, court costs, legal defense expenses, crime victim assistance costs, any required contribution to a local anticrime organization and restitution to the medical assistance program.

April  5, 2022, Gary Dewayne McConnell, age 51, of Adrian, MN was convicted of the offense of Second-Degree Harassment, a Serious Misdemeanor.  The Defendant shall serve ninety (90) days in the Osceola County Jail with all but ten (10) days suspended and with credit for time already served, this sentence shall run concurrent to that imposed in Osceola County Case No. SMSM013290. The Defendant shall pay a $430.00 fine and 15% crime services surcharge, court costs, legal defense expenses, crime victim assistance costs, any required contribution to a local anticrime organization and restitution to the medical assistance program. The Defendant shall be placed on probation to the Third Judicial District Department of Corrections for a period of one (1) year. 

April 5, 2022, Phillip Jon Timmer, age 49, of Sibley, IA was convicted of the offense of Operating While Under the Influence, First Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor.  The Defendant shall serve thirty (30) days in the Osceola County Jail with all but two (2) days suspended and with credit for time already served. The Defendant shall pay a $1,250.00 fine and 15% crime services surcharge, court costs, legal defense expenses, crime victim assistance costs, any required contribution to a local anticrime organization and restitution to the medical assistance program.  Upon presentation of a Temporary Restricted License, the clerk would waive $625.00 of the fine.  The Defendant shall be placed on probation to the Third Judicial District Department of Corrections for a period of one (1) year. The Defendant shall obtain a substance abuse evaluation and follow any treatment, rehabilitation or monitoring program recommended by said evaluation, and successfully complete a drinking driver's course.

April 5, 2022, Jessica Renee Klein, age 42, of Sibley, IA was convicted of the offense of No Driver's License, a Simple Misdemeanor.  The Defendant shall pay a fine of $260.00, 15% crime services surcharge, court costs, legal defense expenses, crime victim assistance costs, any required contribution to a local anticrime organization and restitution to the medical assistance program.

April 5, 2022, Julio Cruz Ixcoy Batz, age 36, of Orange City, IA was convicted of the offense of Driving While Barred, as a Habitual Offender, an Aggravated Misdemeanor.  The Defendant shall serve sixty (60) days in the Osceola County Jail with all but four (4) days suspended and with credit for time already served.  The Defendant shall pay a $1,000.00 fine and 15% crime services surcharge, court costs, legal defense expenses, crime victim assistance costs, any required contribution to a local anticrime organization and restitution to the medical assistance program. The Defendant shall be placed on probation to the Third Judicial District Department of Corrections for a period one (1) year.

April 5, 2022, Sean Michael Butera, age 20, of Omaha, NE was convicted of the offense of Operating While Under the Influence, First Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor.  The Defendant shall serve thirty (30) days in the Osceola County Jail with all but two (2) days suspended and with credit for time already served. The Defendant shall pay a $1,250.00 fine and 15% crime services surcharge, court costs, legal defense expenses, crime victim assistance costs, any required contribution to a local anticrime organization and restitution to the medical assistance program.   The Defendant shall be placed on probation to the Third Judicial District Department of Corrections for a period of one (1) year. 

March 22, 2022, Maynard SL Alokoa, age 30, of Sibley, IA pled guilty to the offense of Public Intoxication, a Simple Misdemeanor.  The Defendant is to pay a fine of $105.00 a criminal penalty surcharge of fifteen (15) percent and the court costs of this case.

March 21, 2022, Donnae Rae Reisdorfer, age 42, of North Dakota, formerly of Melvin, IA pled guilty to the offense of Child Endangerment Resulting in Bodily Injury, a Class D Felony.  The Defendant in sentenced to an indeterminate term of incarceration, not to exceed 5 years.  This term of incarceration is suspended.  The Defedant shall pay a fine of $1,025.00 and 15% surcharge, court costs, and court appointed attorney's fees. The Defendant is placed on probation to the Judicial District Department of Correctional Services for a period of five (5) years.

March 16, 2022, Joshua Eugene Jacobson, age 31, of Kenyon, MN was convicted of the offense of Possession of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana, First Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor.  The Defendant shall serve two (2) days in the Osceola County Jail with credit for time already served. The Defendant shall pay a $430.00 fine and 15% crime services surcharge,  court costs, legal defense expenses, crime victim assistance costs, any required contribution to a local anticrime organization, and restitution to the medical assistance program.

March 14, 2022, Ashley Sue Kizzire, age 34, of Estherville, IA was convicted of the offense of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor.  The Defendant shall pay a fine of $105.00 and 15% crime services surcharge, court costs, legal defense expenses, crime victim assistance costs, any required contribution to a local anticrime organization, and restitution to the medical assistance program.

March 9, 2022, Daniel Ying Che Lo, age 40, of Venice, FL was convicted of the offenses of Third Degree Criminal Mischief, an Aggravated Misdemeanor, Interference with Official Acts Resulting in Bodily Injury and Possession of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine, First Offense, both Serious Misdemeanors. The Defendant shall serve sixty (60) days any jail facility certified by the state of California.  For each count the Defendant shall serve 10 days to be served consecutively.  The Defendant shall pay fines of $1,715.00, a fifteen percent crime services surcharge, ourt costs, legal defense expenses, crime victim assistance costs, any required contribution to a local anticrime organization, and restitution to the medical assistance program.

March 7, 2022, Douglas David Roth, age 55, of George, IA was convicted of the offense of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Methaphetamine, First Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor.  The Defendant shall serve ten (10) days in the Osceola County Jail with credit for time already served.   The Defendant shall pay a $430.00 fine and 15% crime services surcharge,  court costs, legal defense expenses, crime victim assistance costs, any required contribution to a local anticrime organization, and restitution to the medical assistance program.

March 2, 2022, Wade Ira Shannon Blakeman, age 24, of Sibley, IA was convicted of the offense of Operating Vehicle Without Owner's Consent, an Aggravated Misdemeanor.  The Defendant shall serve sixty (60) days in the Osceola County Jail with all but five (5) days suspended and with credit for time already served. The Defendant shall pay a fine of $855.00 and 15% crime services surcharge.  The Defendant is ordered to pay court costs, legal defense expenses, crime victim assistance costs, any required contribution to a local anticrime organization and restitution to the medical assistance program. The Defendant shall be placed on probation to the Third Judicial District Department of Corrections for a period of two (2) years.

February 21, 2022 at approximately 4:26pm, Jasmine Thompson, age 17, of Sibley, IA was driving a 2011 Ford Edge registered to Brooke  Thompson of Sibley east on 7th St in Sibley.  Joanne Klaassen, age 69, of Sibley, IA was driving a 2016 GMC Yukon southbound on 8th Ave. Klaassen failed to yield to Thompson's vehicle causing them to collide in the intersection.  The Edge received approximately $10,000 in damage and the Yukon received approximately $3,000 in damage.  Thompson was transported to the Osceola Regional Health Center by the Sibley Ambulance.  Klaassen was issued a citation for Failure to Yield.

February 20, 2022 at approximately 7:02pm, Alan Ray Hoppe, age 53, of Sibley, IA was driving a 2013 Ford Taurus southbound on Oriole Ave approximately 1/4 mile north of Sibley.  Hoppe lost control and entered the northbound ditch and rolled at at least two times before coming t a stop in the cornfield to the east side of the road.  The Taurus received approximately $15,000 in damage.  Hoppe was transported to the Osceola Regional Health Center by the Sibley Ambulance with incapacitating injuries.

February 15, 2022, Landon Michael Edward McConnell was convicted of the offense of Interference with Official Acts, a Simple Misdemeanor.  The Defendant shall pay a fine of $250.00 and 15% crime services surcharge. The Defendant is ordered to pay court costs, legal defense expenses, crime victim assistance costs, any required contribution to a local anticrime organization and restitution to the medical assistance program.

February 15, 2022, David Eugene Herke II, age 36, of Slayton, MN was convicted of the offense of Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor.  The Defendant shall pay a fine of $105.00 and 15% crime services surcharge. The Defendant is ordered to pay court costs, legal defense expenses, crime victim assistance costs, any required contribution to a local anticrime organization and restitution to the medical assistance program.

February 14, 2022 at approximately 3:55pm, the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a single vehicle accident on Hwy 60 near mile marker 44.9. A 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe, driven by Gilbert Anthony Chavez, age 41, of Montebello, CA was southbound on Hwy 60 when the vehicle left the roadway.  Chavez overcorrected the vehicle causing it to roll several times and come to rest upside down in the northbound lane.  Chavez was ejected from the vehicle. A female passenger, Dezirae Ann Barela, age 32, also of Montebello, CA and Chavez were transported to the Osceola Regional Health Center with incapacitating injuries.   The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Sibley Ambulance, Ashton Ambulance, Ashton Fire Department, Iowa State Patrol and Pulver Towing. The accident remains under investigation.

February 10, 2022, David Eugene Herke II, age 36, of Slayton, MN was convicted of the offense of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance – Marijuana, First Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor.  The Defendant shall serve two (2) days in the Osceola County Jail with credit for time already served. The Defendant shall pay a fine of $430.00 and 15% crime services surcharge.  The Defendant is ordered to pay court costs, legal defense expenses, crime victim assistance costs, any required contribution to a local anticrime organization and restitution to the medical assistance program.

February 10, 2022, Daniel Elias Ramos Roblero, age 21, of Worthington, MN pled guilty to the offense of Driving While Barred, an Aggravated Misdemeanor.  The Defendant shall serve thirty (30) days in the Osceola County Jail with all time suspended during one (1) year of formal probation to the Iowa Department of Correctional Services. The Defendant shall pay a $855.00 fine and 15% crime services surcharge. The Defendant is ordered to pay court costs, legal defense expenses, crime victim assistance costs, any required contribution to a local anticrime organization and restitution to the medical assistance program. If the Defendant’s license has not already been revoked, the Department of Transportation shall revoke Defendant’s License.

February 10, 2022, Cody Michael Crews, age 21, of Ocheyedan, IA was convicted of the offenses of Driving While License Denied or Revoked, and Fourth-Degree Criminal Mischief, both Serious Misdemeanor.  The Defendant shall serve thirty (30) days in the Osceola County Jail with all but 48 hours suspended and with credit for time already served. The Defendant shall pay a fine of $1,430.00, and 15% crime services surcharge. The Defendant is ordered to pay court costs, legal defense expenses, crime victim assistance costs, any required contribution to a local anticrime organization and restitution to the medical assistance program. The Defendant shall be placed on probation to the Third Judicial District Department of Corrections for a period of one (1) year. If the Defendant’s license has not already been revoked, the Department of Transportation shall revoke Defendant’s License.

February 10, 2022, Bryan Allen Daniel, age 42, of Ocheyedan, IA was convicted of the offense of Operating While Under the Influence, Third Offense, a Class “D” Felony.  The Defendant shall a serve a five (5) year indeterminate term of incarceration in the custody of the Director of the Iowa Department of Corrections, with that sentence of incarceration being suspended except for thirty (30) days which must be served in the Osceola County Jail, with credit for time served. The Defendant shall pay a fine of $3,125.00 and 15% crime services surcharge. The Defendant is ordered to pay court costs, legal defense expenses, crime victim assistance costs, any required contribution to a local anticrime organization and restitution to the medical assistance program. The Defendant shall be placed on probation to the Third Judicial District Department of Corrections for a period of two (2) years. The Defendant shall obtain a substance abuse evaluation and successfully complete a drinking driver’s course as directed by the Defendant’s probation officer. If the Defendant’s license has not already been revoked, the Department of Transportation shall revoke Defendant’s License.

February 10, 2022, Juan Edilberto Lopez Hernandez, age 34, of Sibley, IA was convicted of the offense of Assault Causing Bodily Injury or Mental Illness, a Serious Misdemeanor. The Defendant shall serve thirty (30) days in the Osceola County Jail with all but two (2) days suspended and with credit for time already served. The Defendant shall pay a fine of $430.00 and 15% crime services surcharge.  The Defendant is ordered to pay court costs, legal defense expenses, crime victim assistance costs, any required contribution to a local anticrime organization and restitution to the medical assistance program. The Defendant shall be placed on probation to the Third Judicial District Department of Corrections for a period of one (1) year.

February 10, 2022, Michele Renee Zeisler, age 52, of Milford, IA was convicted of the offense of Operating While Intoxicated – Second Offense, an Aggravated Misdemeanor.  The Defendant shall serve seven (7) days in jail and with credit for time already served. The Defendant shall pay a $1,875.00 fine and 15% crime services surcharge. The Defendant is ordered to pay court costs, legal defense expenses, crime victim assistance costs, any required contribution to a local anticrime organization and restitution to the medical assistance program. The Defendant shall obtain a substance abuse evaluation and successfully complete a drinking driver’s course as directed by the Defendant’s probation officer. If the Defendant’s license has not already been revoked, the Department of Transportation shall revoke Defendant’s License.

February 10, 2022, Seth Daniel Stevens, age 31, of Sibley, IA was convicted of the offense of Fourth-Degree Criminal Mischief, a Serious Misdemeanor.  The Defendant shall serve forty-five (45) days in the Osceola County Jail with all but five (5) days suspended and with credit for time already served. The Defendant shall pay a fine of $430.00 and 15% crime services surcharge.  The Defendant is ordered to pay court costs, legal defense expenses, crime victim assistance costs, any required contribution to a local anticrime organization and restitution to the medical assistance program. The Defendant shall be placed on probation to the Third Judicial District Department of Correctional Services for a period of one (1) year.

February 10, 2022, Vernon Dale Lawson, Jr. age 41, of Melvin, IA was convicted of the offense of Third-Degree Harassment, a Simple Misdemeanor.  The Defendant shall pay a $105.00 fine and 15% crime services surcharge. The Defendant is ordered to pay court costs, legal defense expenses, crime victim assistance costs, any required contribution to a local anticrime organization and restitution to the medical assistance program.

February 10, 2022, Billy Lewis Tarrell, age 69, of Marion, SD was convicted of the offense of Operating While Intoxicated – First Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor.  The Defendant shall serve thirty (30) days in the Osceola County Jail with all but 48 hours suspended and with credit for time already served. The Defendant shall pay a fine of $1,250.00 and 15% crime services surcharge. The Defendant is ordered to pay court costs, legal defense expenses, crime victim assistance costs, any required contribution to a local anticrime organization and restitution to the medical assistance program.  The Defendant shall be placed on probation to the Third Judicial District Department of Correctional Services for a period of one (1) year. The Defendant shall obtain a substance abuse evaluation and successfully complete a drinking driver’s course as directed by the Defendant’s probation officer. If the Defendant’s license has not already been revoked, the Department of Transportation shall revoke Defendant’s License.

February 10, 2022, Malcolm Ulyssess Stallings, age 19, of Sibley, IA was convicted of the offense of Possession of Fictitious License, Identification Card, or Form, a Serious Misdemeanor.  The Defendant shall pay a fine of $430.00 and 15% crime services surcharge.  The Defendant is ordered to pay court costs, legal defense expenses, crime victim assistance costs, any required contribution to a local anticrime organization and restitution to the medical assistance program.

 

February 10, 2022, Rodrigo Esparza, age 34, of Sibley, IA was convicted of the offense of Driving While License Denied or Revoked, a Serious Misdemeanor. The Defendant shall serve thirty (30) days in the Osceola County Jail with all but 48 hours suspended and with credit for time already served. The Defendant shall pay a fine of $1,000.00 fine and 15% crime services surcharge. The Defendant is ordered to pay court costs, legal defense expenses, crime victim assistance costs, any required contribution to a local anticrime organization and restitution to the medical assistance program. The Defendant shall be placed on probation to the Third Judicial District Department of Corrections for a period of one (1) year. If the Defendant’s license has not already been revoked, the Department of Transportation shall revoke Defendant’s License.

February 7, 2022 Vernon Dale Lawson Jr, age 41, of Melvin, IA was convicted of the offense of Fifth Degree Criminal Mischief, a Simple Misdemeanor.  The Defendant shall pay a fine of $105.00 and 15% crime services surcharge.  The Defendant is ordered to pay court costs, legal defense expenses, crime victim assistance costs, any required contribution to a local anticrime organization and restitution to the medical assistance program.

 

On February 7, 2022 an Osceola County Deputy arrested Vinicio Ramos Morales, age 22, of Worthington, MN for allegedly Driving While Suspended a Simple Misdemeanor. Ramos Morales was booked into the Osceola County Jail and held on a $300 bond. The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop on Tanager Ave at 140th St.

On February 7th 2022 an Osceola County Deputy arrested Chelsea Mae Preston, age 29, and Joseph Paul Copen, age 24, both of Hartley, IA. Preston was charged with alleged Possession of Controlled Substance – Marijuana 1st offense, a Serious Misdemeanor, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia a Simple Misdemeanor, and an O’Brien County warrant. Copen was charged with alleged Possession of a Controlled Substance – Marijuana 2nd offense, a Serious Misdemeanor and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia a Simple Misdemeanor. Preston and Copen were booked into the Osceola County Jail and each held on a $1,300  bond.  The arrests stemmed from a traffic stop on Hwy 59 north of 220th St.

On February 6th 2022 Osceola County Deputies arrested Sara Suzann Carr, age 28, and Tyler Michael Anthony Anderson, age 28, both of Ocheyedan, IA. Both were charged with alleged Possession of Controlled Substance – Marijuana and Methamphetamine both Serious Misdemeanors. They were also charged with two counts of alleged Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor. Carr and Anderson were booked into the Osceola County Jail and each held on a $2,600 bond. The arrests stemmed from a search warrant at 676 Poplar St in Ocheyedan.

On February 4th 2022 Osceola County Deputies arrested Sara Suzann Carr, age 28, and Tyler Michael Anthony Anderson, age 28, both of Ocheyedan, IA. Both were charged with alleged Possession of Controlled Substance – Marijuana and Methamphetamine both Serious Misdemeanors. They were also charged with two counts of alleged Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor. Carr was booked into the Osceola County Jail and held on a $2,600 bond. Anderson had a warrant issued for his arrest. The arrests stemmed from a search warrant at 676 Poplar St in Ocheyedan.

On January 29th 2022 an Osceola County Deputy arrested Victor Manuel Medina Hernandez, age 46, of Ashton, IA for alleged OWI 1st offense, a Serious Misdemeanor. Medina Hernandez was booked into the Osceola County Jail and held on a $1,000 bond. The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop in Ashton on 2nd Ave South of 3rd St.

January 26, 2022, Landon Michael Edward McConnell was convicted of the offense of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine, First Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor.  The Defendant shall serve one hundred twenty (120) days in the Osceola County Jail with all time suspended except for time already served.  The  Defendant shall pay a $430.00 fine and 15% crime services surcharge.  The Defendant shall be placed on probation to the Third Judicial District Department of Correctional Services for a period of one (1) year.  The Defendant shall obtain a substance abuse evaluation and follow any treat, rehabilitation, or monitoring program as recommended by said evaluation.  The Defendant is ordered to pay court costs, legal defense expenses, crime victim assistance costs, any required contribution to a local anticrime organization and restitution to the medical assistance program.

January 24, 2022, an Osceola County Deputy arrested Dominique Demetrice Farrar, age 30, and Silk Lesure, age 27, both of Marietta, GA.  Farrar and Lesure were charged with alleged Failure to Affix Drug Tax Stamp, Controlled Substance Violation, both Class D Felonies, Possession of Controlled Substance - Marijuana 1st Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor.  Farrar was additionally charged with allegedly Operating While Under the Influence - 1st Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor.  Farrar and Lesure were booked into the Osceola County Jail and are being held on a bond of $5,000 each. The arrests stemmed from a traffic stop on Hwy 60 south of 130th St.

January 21, 2022, an Osceola County Deputy arrested Sirjio Marco Bluearm, age 38, of Sibley, IA.  Bluearm was charged with four counts for alleged Unlaw Possession of Prescription Drugs, a Serious Misdemeanor, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor.  Bluearm was booked into the Osceola County Jail and held on a $1,300 bond. The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop in the 5500 mile of 130th St.

January 20, 2022, an Osceola County Deputy arrested Gary Dewayne McConnell, age 51, of Adrian, MN on an active Osceola County warrant for Failure to Appear.  McConnell was booked into the Osceola County Jail and held on a $2,000 cash only bond.

January 20, 2022, an Osceola County Deputy arrested Kyra Lee Stafford, age 19, of Sibley, IA for allegedly Operating While Under the Influence - 1st Offense and Possession of Controlled Substance - Marijuana 1st Offense, both Serious Misdemeanors, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor, and Possession of Tobacco/Vapor Products under 21.  Stafford was transported and booked into the Osceola County Jail. She was released on a $1,500 unsecured appearance bond.  The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop at 9th St and 8th Ave in Sibley.

January 18, 2022, at approximately 2:05pm, Brandon James Hakeneis, age 34, of Ashton, IA was driving a 2011 Kia Sportage southbound on Hwy 60 when he experienced a medical issue causing the vehicle to leave the roadway by exit 51.  The Kia struck the cable barrier and came to rest facing north in median.  The Kia received approximately $8,000 in damage.  Hakeneis had minor injuries and was treated by Sibley Ambulance at the scene.  Hakeneis was issued a citation for No Insurance - Accident related. The Sibley Fire Department also assisted at the scene.

January 15, 2022, at approximately 18:57pm, the Osceola County Sheriff's Office received a report of a single vehicle accident on Northwest Blvd south of Hwy 9.  A Gray 2011 Ford Focus, registered to Selamawit Gebrehiwot of Worthington, MN was being driven by Sara Berihu Gebrehiwot, age 25, of Worthington, MN northbound on Northwest Blvd when it crossed the center line and drove on the southbound shoulder for approximately 500 feet before entering the south ditch and striking a culvert. The Focus received approximately $3,000 in damage.  Gebrehiwot was arrested and charged with allegedly Operating While Under the Influence - 2nd Offense, an Aggravated Misdemeanor and Possession of Controlled Substance - Marijuana First Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor. Gebrehiwot was also issued citations for Driving While License Suspended, Open Container, and Failure to Maintain Control.  Gebrehiwot was booked into the Osceola County Jail and held on a $2,000 bond.  She was also held on a valid Osceola County warrant  for failure to serve her jail time.

January 15, 2022, an Osceola County Deputy arrested Tyler Sean Justus, age 23, of Muscatine, IA for allegedly Operating While Intoxicated, Second Offense, an Aggravated Misdemeanor.  Justus was also issued a citation for Open Container.  Justus was booked into the Osceola County Jail and released after posting a $2,000 bond.  The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop at Hwy 9 and Verdin Ave.

January 10, 2022, Ashley Grace Spillman, age 28, of Sibley, IA pled guilty to the offense of Driving While License Suspended, Denied, Revoked, or Barred, a Serious Misdemeanor.  The Defendant  shall pay a $1,000.00 fine and 15% crime services surcharge.  If the Defendant's license has not already been revoked, the Department of Transportation shall revoke Defendant's license. The Defendant is ordered to pay court costs, legal defense expenses, crime victim assistance costs, any required contribution to a local anticrime organization, and restitution to the medical assistance program.

January 10, 2022, Trina Rennee Coffman, age 52, of Cherokee, IA pled guilty to the offense of Operating While Intoxicated, First Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor.  The Defendant shall serve two (2) days in the Osceola County Jail with credit for time already served.  The Defendant shall pay a fine of $1,250.00, and 15% crime services surcharge.  The Defendant is ordered to pay court costs, legal defense expenses, crime victim assistance costs, any required contribution to a local anticrime organization, and restitution to the medical assistance program.