Press Releases

On Sunday September 6, 2020 at approximately 2110 hours the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a reckless driver eastbound on Highway 9 near Little Rock. An Osceola County Deputy located the vehicle and attempted to stop the motor vehicle for traffic violations. The vehicle refused to stop and Osceola County Deputies pursued the vehicle in the rural Sibley area. The pursuit ended in Sibley and the driver, Ronald Rall, age 58, of Sioux Falls, SD was taken into custody. Rall was charged with allegedly eluding, a serious misdemeanor, operating while intoxicated -1st offense, a serious misdemeanor, possession of a controlled substance -methamphetamine- 3rd or subsequent offense, a Class D Felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. Rall was also cited for failure to have a valid driver’s license, careless driving, failure to provide security against liability, and 3 counts of failing to obey a traffic control device. The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, the Sibley Ambulance and Jeddeloh Towing.

September 6, 2020 at approximately 4:35am, Christopher David Lawson Loghan, age 18, of Excelsior, MN was driving a 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora northbound on Hwy 60 near mile marker 45 when a deer entered the roadway.  The Aurora struck the deer causing approximately $1,000 in damage.  No injuries were reported.

September 2, 2020, at approximately 6:54pm, Slone Allen La Cour, age 22, of Hartley, IA was driving a 2017 Freightliner registered to Cooperative Farmers Elevator of Rock Valley, IA.  La Cour was attempting to turn northbound onto Highway 60 entering the on ramp from Hwy 9 but was traveling too fast causing the semi and trailer to overturn. La Cour was transported to the Osceola Regional Health Center with non-incapacitating injuries and later released. The damages are estimated at $125,000.  La Cour was issued a citation for Failure to Maintain Control. Sibley Fire Department assisted at the scene.

August 25, 2020, Jeremiah Hormel, age 35, of Ocheyedan, IA was found guilty of the crime of Harassment in the Third Degree, a Simple Misdemeanor.  The Defendant shall pay a $65.00 fine, a 15% surcharge of $9.75, the costs of this action and restitution of any court appointed attorney fees.  The Defendant is sentenced to thirty (30) days in the Osceola County Jail with all time suspended during a one (1) year informal probation to the Osceola County Sheriff.  

August 25, 2020, Allison Lynn Slykhuis, age 23, of Ashton, IA was found guilty 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, a $125.00 Law Enforcement Initiative Surcharge, and a $10.00 D.A.R.E. surcharge.  The Defendant shall also pay the costs of this action, and restitution of any court appointed attorney fees.

August 24, 2020, Luis Jose de Jesus, age 35, of Sheldon, IA was found guilty of the crime of Operating while Intoxicated - Second Offense, an Aggravated Misdemeanor committed on February 1, 2020.  The Defendant is to pay a fine of $1,875.00, a thirty-five percent (55%) surcharge of $656.25, 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 ninety (90) days with all time suspended except for seven (7) days during a two (2) year formal probation to the Iowa Department of Corrections.  The Defendant shall receive credit for time already served.

August 24, 2020, Anita Elaine Schiphoff, age 51, of Harris, IA was found guilty of the crime of Operating while Intoxicated - Second Offense, an Aggravated Misdemeanor committed on August 2, 2019.  The Defendant is to pay a fine of $1,875.00, a fifteen percent (15%) surcharge of $281.25, the costs of this action, and restitution of any court appointed attorney fees.  The Defendant is sentenced to one-hundred twenty (120) days in the Osceola County Jail with all time suspended except for seven (7) days during a two (2) year formal probation to the Iowa Department of Corrections.  

On Monday, August 17, 2020, Osceola County Sheriff Deputies arrested Trevor Lee Ferguson, age 20, of Sibley for allegedly Operating while Intoxicated 1st Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor, Eluding, a Class D Felony, and was issued citations for failure to have a valid driver's license and no insurance. The arrest stemmed from a Lyon County pursuit with a 2008 Kawasaki motorcycle that started near George and ended in Sibley.  The pursuit reached speeds exceeding 100mph, and ended in a crash in Sibley near the intersection of 2nd Ave and 5th St when Ferguson lost control of the motorcycle as he crossed the railroad tracks.  Ferguson fled on foot after crashing the motorcycle, but was located a short time later at his residence on 3rd St in Sibley.  Ferguson was booked into the Osceola County Jail and held on a $6,000 bond.  The Lyon County and Osceola County Sheriff's Offices were assisted by the Iowa State Patrol and the Sibley Ambulance.

On August 16, 2020 at approximately 2100 hours the Osceola County Sheriff's Office was notifid of a motor vehicle accident that had occurred near the intersection of 5th St and Golf View Dr in Sibley.  The Osceola County Sheriff's Office investigated the accident and determined that a 2018 Ford Fusion, which was being driven by Jordan McCuddin, age 26, of Sibley struck a 2009 Yamaha golf cart, which was being driven by Kristyn Johnson, age 17, of Sibley.  McCuddin was uninjured and Johnson received suspected serious/incapacitating injuries as a result of the accident.  Two juvenile passengers, both 16 years old, were also riding with Johnson and one received suspected serious/incapacitating injuries and the other received suspected minor/non-incapacitating injuries.  The 2018 Ford Fusion received approximately $2,500 worth of damage and the 2009 Yamaha received approximately $1,500 in damage.  The accident remains under investigation.  The Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Sibley Ambulance.

August 12, 2020 Levi Allen Dimmitt, age 33, of Sibley, IA was found guilty of the crime of Child Endangerment, committed on or about the month of December 2019.  Dimmitt was also found guilty of the crime of Possession of Methamphetamine, committed on December 25, 2019.  For the charge of Child Endangerment, the Defendant is to pay a fine of $625.00, and a thirty-five percent (35%) surcharge of $218.75 The Defendant shall also pay the costs of this action, and restitution of any court appointed attorney fees.  On the charge 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 fees.  However, the fine and 35% surcharge are waived.  The Defendant is further sentenced to imprisonment in the Osceola County Jail for ninety (90) and thirty (30) days with all time suspended except for ten (10) and to (2) days to be served consecutively during a two (2) year formal probation to the Iowa Department of Corrections.  The Defendant shall receive credit for time already served.

On the morning of August 11, 2020, the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a motor vehicle accident that had occurred near the feed mill in Ocheyedan. During the investigation, the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office determined that a vehicle had struck an electricity transformer box which caused a city-wide power outage in Ocheyedan for approximately 3.5 hours. As a result of the investigation, the driver of the vehicle, Bradley John Johnson, age 33 of Spirit Lake Iowa, was arrested for allegedly operating while intoxicated -1st offense, a serious misdemeanor and driving while revoked, a serious misdemeanor. Johnson was also cited for allegedly possessing an open container of alcohol, a simple misdemeanor and failure to maintain control, a simple misdemeanor. The vehicle that Johnson was driving, a 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, sustained approximately $4000 worth of damage and the transformer box sustained approximately $5000 worth of damage. Johnson also sustained minor injuries as a result of the accident. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Ocheyedan Ambulance, the Sibley Ambulance, Jeddeloh Towing and Alliant Energy.

August 10, 2020, Clinton James Kreykes, age 38, of Sheldon, Ia was found guilty of the crime of Driving while Barred, as a Habitual Offender, committed on May 2, 2020.  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 during a one (1) year informal probation to the Sheriff.  The Defendant shall receive credit  for time already served.  

August 10, 2020 Brandie Jo Vander Plaats, age 38, of Ashton, IA pled guilty to the crime of Possession with the Intent to Manufacture or Deliver or Conspiracy to Deliver Marijuana, a class D Felony.  The Defendant shall be placed on probation to the Third Judicial District Department of Correctional Services for a period of three (3) years.  The Defendant shall pay a $750.00 fine, 35% surcharge of $262.50 and court costs of $100.00.

August 9, 2020, Narciso Flores Ramos, age 42, of Sibley, IA was arrested  for allegedly Operating While Intoxicated - 1st Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor. Flores Ramos was also issued a citation for No Valid Driver's License.  Flores Ramos was booked into the Osceola County Jail and released on a $1,000 unsecured appearance  bond.  The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop on the 1700 mile of Pierce Ave.

August 1, 2020, an Osceola County Deputy investigated an accident near the intersection of Maple Dr and 9th Ave in Sibley.  A 2002 Ford Focus struck a sign belonging to Country View Manor causing approximately $2,000 in damage. The Ford received approximately $4,000 in damage.   The driver of the vehicle, Justin W Dorris, age 37, of Sibley, IA was arrested for allegedly Operating While Under the Influence - 1st Offense, Assault on Persons in Certain Occupations, both Serious Misdemeanors, and Criminal Mischief 5th Degree, a Simple Misdemeanor.  Dorris was also cited for Open Container, Failure to Maintain Control, and Failure to Provide Proof of Financial Liability - Accident. Dorris was booked into the Osceola County Jail where he is being held on a $1,000 bond.

July 24, 2020, Jacob Alyn Naviaux, age 29, of Ocheyedan, IA was found guilty of the crime of Operating While Intoxicated, first offense, committed on May 2, 2020.  The Defendant is to pay a fine of $1,250.00, a fifteen percent (15%) crime services surcharge of $187.50, 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.  

July 24, 2020, Tracy Lee Peterson, age 30, of Sioux City, IA was found guilty of the crime of Driving While Barred, as a Habitual Offender, committed on June 6, 2020.  The Defendant is to pay a fine of $625.00, a fifteen percent (15%) surcharge of $93.75, 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 during a one (1) year informal probation to the Sheriff.

July 22, 2020, Johnny Lee Pierce II, age 28, of Ashton, IA was found guilty of the crime of  Possession of Marijuana, a Serious Misdemeanor, committed on February 7, 2020.  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 further sentenced to thirty (30) days in the Osceola County Jail with all time suspended during a one (1) year informal probation to the Sheriff.

July 19, 2020, an Osceola County Deputy arrested Marcelino Espinoza Jimenez, age 26, of Sibley, IA for alleged Domestic Abuse Assault - Injury or Mental Illness, a Serious Misdemeanor.  Espinoza Jimenez was booked into the Osceola County Jail where he is being held on a $1,000 bond.  The arrest stemmed from a report of an incident at a residence in Sibley.

July 18, 2020 at approximately 4:15pm, the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a rollover accident on Warbler Avenue half a mile north of Hwy 9.  The reporting party advised one female passenger was injured. Christopher Michael Bosma, age 48, of Lake Park, IA was driving a 2014 Polaris Ranger 900XP eastbound on the Ed Winkel Memorial Trail and turned north onto Warbler Ave.  Bosma then accelerated aggressively and the female passenger was ejected.  Female passenger was transported to Osceola Regional Health Center by the Ocheyedan Ambulance where she succumbed to her injuries. The female was identified as Kelsie Kae Sturm, age 34, of Lake Park, IA.  The accident remains under investigation. 

 The Ocheyedan Ambulance, Sibley Ambulance, Harris Fire Department, Iowa State Patrol assisted at the scene.

July 13, 2020, Tiffany May McKee, age 30, of Ashton, IA was found guilty of the crime of Child Endangerment, an Aggravated Misdemeanor, committed on or about the first part of January 2020.  The Defendant is to pay a fine of $625.00, a thirty-five percent (35%) surcharge of $218.75, court costs, restitution of any court appointed attorney fees, and the Sheriff's room, board, and medical fees all to be paid during the term of probation.  However the fine and 35% surcharge shall be suspended.  The Defendant is further sentenced to ninety (90) days in the Osceola County Jail with all time suspended except for ten (10) days during a two (2) year formal probation to the Iowa Department of Corrections.  This sentence shall be served consecutively to the sentenced imposed where the Defendant is sentenced to sixty (60) days in the Osceola County Jail with all time suspended except for two (2) days.

July 9, 2020, Tiffany May McKee, age 30, of Ashton, IA was found guilty of the crime of Possession of Methamphetamine, a Serious Misdemeanor committed on January 7, 2020.  The Defendant is to pay a fine of $315.00, a thirty-five percent (35%) surcharge of $110.25, court costs, victim restitution, restitution of any court appointed attorney fees, if any, a $10.00 D.A.R.E. surcharge, a $125.00 Law Enforcement Initiative surcharge, and the Sheriff's room, board and medical fees. The Defendant is further sentenced to sixty (60) days in the Osceola County Jail, with all time suspended except for two (2) days during a two (2) year formal probation to the Iowa Department of Corrections.

July 1, 2020, Rachel McFarland, age 32, of Sibley, IA was found guilty of the crime of Child Endangerment, committed on or about the month of December 2019.  The Defendant is to pay a fine of $625.00, a thirty-five percent (35%) surcharge of $218.75, 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 ninety (90) days, with all time suspended except for ten (10) days.  The Defendant is placed on probation to the Iowa Department of correction for a two (2) year formal probation.

June 30, 2020, Pranom Souvannarath, age 37, of Sioux Falls, SD was arrested on an active Osceola County warrant for Failure to Appear - Forgery, Identity Theft under $1500, and Theft 5th Degree.  Souvannarath was booked into the Osceola County Jail where she is being held on a $5,000 bond.

June 27, 2020, an Osceola County Deputy arrested Clinton James Kreykes, age 38, of Sheldon, IA on an active Osceola County warrant for Failure to Appear - Driving while Barred.  Kreykes was transported and booked into the Osceola County Jail where he is being held on a $2,000 bond.  Iowa State Patrol assisted with taking Kreykes into custody.

June 24, 2020, at approximately 3:56pm, My Hanh Thi Nguyen, age 48, of Worthington, MN was driving a 2008 Nissan Pathfinder northbound on Hwy 60.  Maria Daniela Kropf, age 71, of Bigelow, MN was driving a 2018 Chevy Equinox eastbound on 100th St and crossed the Hwy 60 intersection, failing to yield at the traffic sign crossing in front of the Pathfinder.  The Pathfinder struck the Equinox in the front passenger side.  The Pathfinder received approximately $2,000 in damage and the Equinox received approximately $1,500 in damage.  Kropf was transported to the Osceola Regional Health Center by the Sibley Ambulance, Nguyen did not report any injuries.  Kropf was issued a citation for Failure to Yield to Vehicle on Right.

June 20, 2020 Candi Jo Rethwill, age 32, of Worthington, MN was arrested on two outstanding Osceola County warrants for Kidnapping 3rd Degree, a Class C Felony, Willful Injury - Causing Bodily Injury, a Class D Felony, False Imprisonment, a Serious Misdemeanor, Criminal Mischief 5th Degree and Obstruction of Community Communications, both Simple Misdemeanors.  Rethwill was booked into the Osceola County Jail and held on a $10,000 bond.  Rethwill is also being held on a warrant for Nobles County.

June 19, 2020, a Osceola County Deputies investigated a domestic disturbance call in Sibley.  Upon investigation, deputies arrested Melvin Charles Locke, age 52, of Sibley, IA for alleged Domestic Abuse Assault, a Simple Misdemeanor.  Locked was booked into the Osceola County Jail and held on a $300 bond.

On Thursday, June 18th, 2020, an Osceola County Sheriff’s Deputy arrested Nyakor John Tongyik, age 24, of Sibley, Iowa for allegedly Operating while Intoxicated, 1st offense, a Serious Misdemeanor.  Tongyik was booked into the Osceola County Jail and later released on a $1,000 unsecured appearance bond. The arrest stemmed from a disturbance in the 900 block of 3rd Avenue in Sibley. 

June 18, 2020, an Osceola County Deputy investigated a report of a car fire between 260th St and 270th St on Redwing Ave.  Upon contact, the deputy met with Cory Osterbuhr, age 46, of Sheldon, IA who was the driver of the vehicle.  The vehicle, a 2004 Ford Freestar was a total loss  with approximately $10,000 in damage.  Upon investigation, Osterbuhr was arrested for allegedly Driving While under the Influence 1st Offense.  Osterbuhr was booked into the Osceola County Jail and held on a $1,000 bond. 

June 18, 2020, an Osceola County Deputy arrested Abel Espino-Palma, age 42, of Sheldon, IA for allegedly Eluding, a Serious Misdemeanor, Driving while Suspended, and Interference with Official Acts, a Simple Misdemeanor.  Espino-Palma was booked into the Osceola County Jail and released after posting a $1,600 bond.  The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop at 200th St and Oriole Ave.

June 15, 2020 an Osceola County Deputy arrested David William White, age 60, of Sibley, IA for allegedly Operating while Intoxicated - 1st Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor.  White booked into the Osceola County Jail and held on a $1,000 bond.  The arrest stemmed from a report of a report of a possible intoxicated driver on 2nd Ave in Sibley.

June 14, 2020, an Osceola County Deputy arrested Frank Carl Wellenstein, age 56, of Sioux City, IA for allegedly Operating while Intoxicated - 1st Offense and  Possession or Carrying of Dangerous Weapons while under the Influence, both Serious Misdemeanors, and Open Container.  Wellenstein was also issued a citation for Speeding.   Wellenstein was booked into the Osceola County Jail and held on a $1,000 bond.  The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop at Hwy 9 and Starling Ave.

On Saturday, June 13th, 2020, an Osceola County Sheriff’s Deputy arrested Terry Lee Hatting, age 47, of Hull, Iowa for allegedly Operating While Intoxicated, 1st offense, a Serious Misdemeanor.  Hatting was booked into the Osceola County Jail and later released on a $1,000 unsecured appearance bond. The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop on Highway 60 near 270th Street. 

On Friday, June 5th, 2020, the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office arrested 34-year-old, Michael Anthony Hangman, of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The arrest stemmed from a pursuit that began in southern Minnesota and ended in Sibley, Iowa.

A Nobles County Deputy observed Hangman’s vehicle traveling 120 mph during the pursuit. As the pursuit approached Sibley, an Osceola County Deputy observed the vehicle traveling 98 mph in a 55-mph zone. The vehicle was located behind a residence on 9th Street in Sibley. Hangman was found hiding in the garage of the residence and taken into custody. Witnesses in Minnesota observed Hangman fire a handgun out of the vehicle before the pursuit began.

Deputies located a sawed-off 12ga shotgun behind the driver’s seat of the vehicle driven by Hangman. Two baggies of plant material consistent with marijuana, a scale with methamphetamine residue and a package of new baggies were also located inside the vehicle.

Hangman was charged with several alleged offenses including; eluding, a class D felony; felon in possession of a firearm, a class D felony; possession of a controlled substance – marijuana, with intent to deliver, a class D felony; possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine, a serious misdemeanor; speeding and no valid driver’s license, both simple misdemeanors. Hangman was booked into the Osceola County jail and is being held on a $10,000 cash or surety bond.

May 29, 2020, Wesley Gerald Hanson, age 29, of Ocheyedan, IA was convicted of the crime of No Driver's License, a Simple Misdemeanor.  The Defendant shall pay a fine of $200.00, plus a 35% surcharge of $70.00, all court costs, and restitution of court appointed attorney fees.  The Defendant is sentenced to thirty (30) days in the Osceola County Jail with all time suspended except for four (4) days during a one (1) year informal probation to the Sheriff.

May 24, 2020, at approximately 4:00am, Mark Edward Buley, age 22, of Rock Valley, IA was driving a 2006 Ford Taurus southbound on L36 when it approached the curve for L36 at 230th St.  Buley failed to see the curve and the Taurus left the roadway and went airborne into the ditch then rolled on to it's top.  The Taurus received approximately $5,000 in damage. Buley received minor injuries.   Buley was cited for Leaving the Scene of an Injury Accident and Failure to Maintain Control. 

May 23, 2020, Felipe Ambriz Becerra, age 29, of Worthington, MN was arrested on three Osceola County warrants for Probation Violation and Failure to Appear - Contempt Hearing.  Ambriz Becerra was booked into the Osceola County Jail and is being held on a $4,300 bond.

May 22, 2020, Gary Ulyssess Stallings II, age 40, of Peterson, IA was arrested on two Osceola County warrants for Failure to Appear - original charges two counts of Possession of Controlled Substance and Theft 4th Degree.  Stallings was booked into the Osceola County Jail and is being held on a $2,000 bond.

May 21, 2020, Christopher Neal Hofmann, age 31, of Harris, IA was found guilty of the crime of Operating a Motor Vehicle Without the Owner's Consent, an Aggravated Misdemeanor, committed on January 15, 2020.  The Defendant is to pay a fine of $625.00, a thirty-five percent (35%) surcharge of $218.75, the costs of this action, and restitution of any court appointed attorney fees.  The Defendant is sentenced to ninety (90) days in the Osceola County Jail with all time suspended except for four (4) days during a one (1) year informal probation to the Sheriff.  

May 18, 2020, Donna Patricia Macmain was found guilty of the crime of Operating While Intoxicated, Second Offense, an Aggravated Misdemeanor, committed on June 22, 2019.  The Defendant is to pay a fine of $3,125.00, a thirty-five percent (35%) surcharge of $1,093.75, 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 three hundred sixty-five (365) days with all but thirty (30) days suspended during a two (2) year formal probation to the Iowa Department of Corrections.  The Defendant shall receive credit for five (5) days twenty-one (21) hours and fifty-seven (57) minutes already served.

May 4, 2020 at approximately 9:25pm, Victoria Marie Funk, age 40, of Sibley, IA was driving a 2009 Chevy HHR northbound Pierce Ave near the 260th St intersection when a deer entered the roadway.  The HHR struck the deer causing approximately $9,000 in damage.  No injuries were reported. 

 

On Tuesday, May 5th, 2020, after midnight, the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office received a report of stolen vehicle from Elm Dr in Sibley.  At approximately 3AM, an Osceola County Deputy located the vehicle in Sibley, driven by a juvenile male.  The juvenile was cited into court for operating without owner’s consent, an aggravated misdemeanor and issued a citation for driving without a valid driver’s license.

 

May 2, 2020, at approximately 7:25pm, Karlea Michelle Schmith, age 48, of Sibley, IA was driving a 2009 Chevy Malibu registered to Ronda Rogne of Hartley, IA.  Schmith was driving south in the 1700 mile of Polk Ave when she lost control of the vehicle and drove into the west ditch.  The vehicle then drove into a farm field and off a field driveway, coming to rest in the ditch.  Schmith was transported to the Osceola Regional Health Center by the Sibley Ambulance was possible injuries.  The Malibu received approximately $8,000 in damage.  

May 2, 2020, an Osceola County Deputy arrested Jacob Alyn Naviaux, age 29, of Ocheyedan, IA for Operating While Under the Influence - 1st Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor.  Naviaux 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 in Ocheyedan.

April 30, 2020 at approximately 9:30pm, Paul Alan Hensch, age 58, of Harrisburg, SD was driving a 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 eastbound on the 5500 mile of 220th St when a deer entered the roadway.  The Dodge struck the deer causing approximately $2,000 in damage.  No injuries were reported.

 

April 26, 2020, an Osceola County Deputy arrested Jaime Sergio Valerio Gutierrez, age 42, of Sibley, IA for allegedly Operating While Under the Influence - 1st Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor.  Valerio Gutierrez was booked into the Osceola County Jail and held on a $1,000 bond.  The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop on the 900 block of 3rd Ave in Sibley.

April 20, 2020 at 11:15am the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a tractor rollover accident in the 6500 mile of 240th St southwest of May City.  The Deputy was met by the Melvin and May City rescue teams at the scene.  The victim was still under the tractor in the north ditch.  The victim, 77 year old Kenneth Boernsen of rural Hartley, IA, was pronounced dead at the scene.

It appears the victim was transporting a section of an old loader with his loader bucket raised when he tipped over into the ditch.  The tractor then rolled over top of him.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office was also assisted by the Sibley Ambulance at the scene.

April 19, 2020 an Osceola County Deputy arrested Michele Renee Zeisler, age 50, of Milford, IA for allegedly Operating While Under the Influence - 2nd Offense, an Aggravated Misdemeanor.  Zeisler was also cited for Open Container and Speeding.  Zeisler was transported and booked into the Osceola County Jail and released on a $2,000 unsecured appearance bond.  The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop at Hwy 9 and Hwy 59

Just after midnight  on Saturday, April 18, 2020, the Osceola County Sheriff's Office responded to a residence in the 500 block of 3rd Street in Sibley after receiving a report of a possible fight in progress.  Deputies arrived and arrested Allen Rolfes, age 45, of Sibley, for allegedly assaulting the homeowner.  Rolfes was transported to the Osceola County Jail and held on a $300 bond for simple misdemeanor assault.

April 11, 2020, an Osceola County Deputy arrested Michele Renee Zeisler, age 50, of Milford, IA for alleged Possession of Controlled Substance - 1st Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor.  Zeisler was also cited for Open Container and Speeding.  Zeisler was transported and booked into the Osceola County Jail.  She was later released on a $1000 unsecured appearance bond.  The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop one mile east of Highway 9 and Highway 59.

April 9, 2020, an Osceola County Deputy arrested Daryl Dean Heibult, age 51, of Sibley, IA on an Osceola County warrant.  Heibult was booked into the Osceola County Jail and released after posting a $1,300 bond.

April 7, 2020 Andrea Norine White, age 46, of Vermillion, SD was driving a 2014 Ford Focus registered to A&B Business Equipment of Sioux Falls, SD eastbound on Hwy 9 1/2 mile east of Taft Ave when a 5 foot piece of black plastic tile came off a trailer that was westbound on Highway 9.  The tile went into the eastbound lane and the Ford struck the debris causing approximately $1,400 in damage.  No injuries were reported.

April 6, 2020, at approximately 2:53pm, Richard William Engelkes, age 62, of Sibley, IA was driving a 1996 Dodge Grand Caravan eastbound in the 200 block of 9th Street in Sibley.  Allen James Nelson, age 58, of Sibley, IA was backing a 2002 Buick Regal registered to Deanne Renee Nelson Vonwald of Owatonna, MN from a parking spot on 9th St.  Nelson failed to see the Buick driving eastbound and collided.  The Dodge received approximately $800 in damage and the Buick received approximately $4000 in damage.  No injuries were reported.

March 27, 2020, James Allen Whittaker, age 44, of Sheldon, IA was found guilty of the crime of Eluding, an Aggravated Misdemeanor committed on September 20, 2019.  The Defendant is to pay a fine of $625.00, a thirty-five percent (35%) surcharge or $218.75, all court costs,the Sheriff's room board and medical fees, if paid by the Sheriff, court appointed attorney's fees, and a $300.00 probation supervision fee.  The Defendant is sentenced to imprisonment in the Osceola County Jail for one-hundred eighty (180) days with all time suspended except for seven (7) days during a two (2) year formal probation to the Iowa Department of Corrections.  The Defendant shall receive credit for eighteen (18) hours and thirty-seven (37) minutes already served.

On Saturday, March 21st, 2020, the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office received information that individuals were using marijuana at a residence on 10th Street in Sibley.  Deputies responded to the residence and made contact with two males in the residence.  During the contact, deputies located and seized plant material consistent with marijuana and drug paraphernalia commonly used to ingest marijuana.  As a result, Michael Augustus Scheidt, age 27, was cited into court for the alleged offenses; possession of a controlled substance 1st offense (a serious misdemeanor) and possession of drug paraphernalia (a simple misdemeanor). 

March 21, 2020, an Osceola County Deputy arrested Bradley John Johnson, age 32, of Spirit Lake, IA for allegedly Operating While Under the Influence - 1st Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor. Johnson was also issued citations for Open Container and Expired Registration.  Johnson was transported and booked into the Osceola County Jail.  Johnson was released the following day on a $1,000 unsecured appearance bond.  The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop at 180th St and White Ave.

March 20, 2020 at approximately 2:51am, Ronisha L Stennis, age 29, of Omaha, NE was driving a 2017 Volvo registered to Spee Dee Delivery Serv Inc of St Cloud, MN.  Stennis was traveling northbound on Hwy 60 1/2 mile south of the state line when she lost control due to the high winds and icy road.  The Volvo then jackknifed and went into the northbound ditch.  The Volvo received approximately $7,500 in damage.  No injuries were reported.

March 19, 2020 at approximately 6:50pm, Forrest Chadwick Biller, age 31, of Sheldon, IA was driving a 2018 Freightliner registered to the Cooperative Farmers Elevator of Rock Valley, IA.  Biller was driving eastbound in the 6100 mile of Hwy 9.  As the Freightliner was climbing a hill, it lost traction and began sliding off of the road.  The semi then jack knifed and came to rest in the north ditch.  The Freightliner received approximately $4,000 in damage.  No injuries were reported. 

March 17, 2020, Aiden James Ellis, age 18, of Rock Valley, IA was found guilty of the crime of Possession of Marijuana, a Serious Misdemeanor committed on October 27, 2019.  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. An additional drug abuse resistance education surcharge of $10.00, and Law Enforcement Initiative Surcharge of $125.00 are assessed.  The Defendant is further sentenced to thirty (30) days in the Osceola County Jail with all time suspended during a one (1) year informal probation to the Sheriff.

On Sunday, March 15th, 2020, the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office made contact with a juvenile during a traffic stop near Melvin, Iowa.  The juvenile was cited for driving without a valid driver's license and charged for allegedly possessing a controlled substance – marijuana, a serious misdemeanor, after green plant material consistent with marijuana and a marijuana roach were located on the driver’s side of the vehicle.  The juvenile was transported to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office and later released to a guardian. 

March 14, 2020, at approximately 6:30pm, Allyson Beth Johnson, age 19, of Worthington, MN was driving a 2009 Saturn Vue eastbound on 230th St and lost control while navigating a left curve at the intersection of Olive Ave.  The Saturn entered the east ditch and rolled over.  The Saturn received approximately $8,000 in damage.   No injuries were reported. Johnson was issued a citation for Failure to Maintain Control.  Sibley Ambulance assisted at the scene.

March 14, 2020 at approximately 10:35am, Peter Cornelius Runia, age 87, of Ocheyedan, IA was driving a 2005 Buick Park Ave westbound on A22/170th St east of Hwy 59 when the vehicle went onto the right shoulder.  Runia then over corrected and lost control sliding backwards into the south ditch coming to rest under a barb wire fence.  The Buick received approximately $1,000 in damage.  No injuries were reported.

March 10, 2020 Jerry Lee Bosma, age 66, of Sanborn, IA was found guilty of the crime of Operating While Intoxicated, Second Offense, committed on July 14, 2019.  The Defendant is to pay a fine of $3,750.00, a thirty-five percent (35)% surcharge of $1,312.50, the costs of this action, and restitution of any court appointed attorney fees.  An additional drug abuse resistance education surcharge of $10 is assessed.  The Defendant is sentenced to thirty (30) days in the Osceola County Jail with all time suspended except for ten (10) days during a one (1) year formal probation to the Iowa Department of Corrections.  The Defendant shall receive credit for fourteen (1) hours and one (1) minute already served.

March 10, 2020, Peggy Jo Binkley, age 48, of Okoboji, IA was found guilty of the crime of Driving While License was Suspended, Denied, or Revoked, a Serious Misdemeanor committed on October 19, 2019.  The Defendant is to pay a fine of $1,000.00, a thirty-five percent (35%) surcharge of $350.00, all court costs, and restitution of any court appointed attorney fees.  The Defendant is further sentenced to imprisonment in the Osceola County Jail for a term of thirty (30) days with all time suspended during a one (1) year informal probation to the Sheriff.

March 8, 2020, an Osceola County Deputy arrested Sara Berihu Gebrehiwot, age 23, of Sibley, IA for alleged Assault and Public Intoxication, both Simple Misdemeanors.  Gebrehiwot was booked into the Osceola County Jail and held on a $600 bond.  The arrest stemmed from a report of a disturbance at a residence in Sibley, IA.

March 4, 2020 at approximately 12:55pm, Ginger Marie French, age 47, of Spencer, IA was backing a 2017 Nissan Rogue from a parking stall on 3rd Ave near 9th St in Sibley when she turned too sharp and backed into the side of a legally parked 2014 Kia Forte owned by Jennifer Zamorano of Sibley.  The Nissan received approximately $900 in damage and the Kia received approximately $2,000 in damage.  No injuries were reported.

March 4, 2020, at approximately 11:00pm, Greg V McVey, age 60, of Lincoln, NE was driving a 2006 Toyota Scion northbound on Hwy 60 in the 2100 mile when a deer entered the roadway.  The Toyota struck the deer causing approximately $10,000 in damage.  No injuries were reported.

February 27, 2020, at approximately 12:57pm, Leroy Allen Hassebroek, age 65, of Little Rock, IA was driving a 2017 Ram 2500 westbound on Hwy 9 when he crossed the center line and struck a 2015 Chevrolet Traverse driven by Rachel Maria Leiting, age 59, of Worthington, MN who was eastbound on Hwy 9 head on.  Leiting had to be extracted from the vehicle by Sibley Fire and Rescue and transported to the Osceola Regional Health Center with possible incapacitating injuries by the Sibley Ambulance. The Ram received approximately $25,000 in damage and the Traverse received approximately $20,000 in damage.  Hassebroek did not report any injuries and was cited for Driving on the Wrong Side of a Two-Way Highway.

On Thursday, February 27th, 2020, an Osceola County Sheriff's Deputy arrested Tristan Dillon Yackley, age 22, of Worthington, Minnesota,  for the alleged offenses; Operating While Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance 1st offense, a Serious Misdemeanor and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor.  The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop on Highway 9 at Truman Avenue north of Ocheyedan.  During the traffic stop, the deputy detected the odor of marijuana coming from Yackley.  Yackley admitted to smoking marijuana and that there was paraphernalia in his vehicle.  Yackley was booked into the Osceola County Jail and held on a $1,300 bond.

February 25, 2020, Samuel Henry Seivert, age 42, of Royal, IA was found guilty of the crimes of Possession of Methamphetamine, a Serious Misdemeanor and Driving While Barred as a Habitual Offender, an Aggravated Misdemeanor committed on July 24, 2019.  On the charge of Possession of Methamphetamine, the Defendant shall pay a fine of $315, a thirty-five percent (35%) surcharge of $110.25, the costs of this action and restitution of any court appointed attorney fees.  An additional drug abuse education surcharge of $10, and Law Enforcement Initiative surcharge of $125 shall be assessed.  On the charge of Driving While Barred the Defendant is to pay a fine of $625, a thirty-five percent surcharge of $218.75, all court costs, the Sheriff's room and board fees, and court appointed attorney's fees, however the fine and 35% surcharge shall be waived.  The Defendant is sentenced to one hundred twenty days in the Osceola County Jail with all time suspended except for eight (8) days, zero (0) hours, forty-four (44) minutes with credit for eight (8) days, zero (0) hours, forty-four (44) minutes already served.  The Defendant shall be placed on informal probation to the Osceola County Sheriff for one (1) year.

February 15, 2020 at approximately 9:00am, Anibal Ronaldo Gonzalez Sebastian, age 31, of Worthington, MN was driving a 1993 Toyota SR5 registered to Esperanza Ramirez Sebastian of Worthington, MN.  The Toyota was traveling south on Hwy 60 south of the state line and lost traction as it attempted to maneuver the slight right curve.  The vehicle then entered the median, rolling over and ended up on the passenger side partially covering the inside lane of Hwy 60 northbound.  The Toyota received approximately $5,000 in damage.  Two juvenile females were transported to the Osceola Regional Health Center by the Sibley ambulance with possible minor injuries.  Gonzalez Sebastian was cited for Failure to Maintain Control and No Valid Driver's License.  The Sibley and Bigelow Fire Departments assisted at the scene.

February 13, 2020 at approximately 5:40am, Give Taka Lewi, age 25, of George, IA was driving a 2000 Buick Lesabre registered to Best Auto of Spencer, IA.  Lewi was driving eastbound on 210th St near McKinley Ave when he struck a snow bank and rolled the vehicle.  The Buick received approximately $4,000 in damage.  Lewi was cited for Failure to Maintain Control, Driving While Suspended, and Driving Under Suspension - No SR22.  

February 11, 2020, Margaret Mae Jakobson, age 30, of Maurice, IA Re: Case# AGCR006619 was found guilty of the crimes of Driving While Barred as a Habitual Violator, and Possession of Methamphetamine, Second Offense, both Aggravated Misdemeanors committed on May 25, 2019. The Defendant is to pay a fine of $940.00, a thirty-five percent (35%) surcharge of $329, all court costs, and restitution of any court appointed attorney's fees. On each count the Defendant is sentenced to one-hundred eighty (180) days with all time suspended except for fifteen (15) days.  Re: Case# AGCR006698 the Defendant was found guilty of the crime of Theft in the Fourth Degree, a Serious Misdemeanor committed on November 15, 2019.The Defendant shall pay a fine of $315, a thirty-five percent (35) surcharge of $110.25, restitution of court appointed attorney's fees, and an additional Law Enforcement Initiative Surcharge in the amount of $125.00.  However, the fine and 35% surcharge shall be suspended.  The Defendant is sentenced to imprisonment in the Osceola County Jail for sixty (60) days with all time suspended except for ten (10) days.  This sentence shall be imposed consecutively to the sentence imposed in Osceola Co Criminal No. AGCR006619.  The Defendant shall be placed on formal probation to the Iowa Department of Corrections for a period of two (2) years.

February 11, 2020, an Osceola County Deputy arrested Edgar Everardo Ramos Lopez, age 21, of Sioux Center, IA for allegedly Driving While License Under Suspension and Providing False Identification Information, a Simple Misdemeanor.  Ramos Lopez was transported and booked into the Osceola County Jail and later released after posting a $600 bond.  The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop at A22/170th St and L40/Pierce Ave after receiving a report of a reckless driver on Hwy 60.

February 11, 2020 just before 3:00am, an observant Osceola County Deputy discovered a machine shed on fire on Walnut Ave north of Harris while out on patrol.  When the deputy arrived the machine shed was fully engulfed and partially collapsed.  The Harris Fire Department responded to the scene to put out the fire.   The Sibley Ambulance also assisted at the scene.

February 10, 2020, Seth Michael Jurrens, age 38, of Little Rock, IA was found guilty of the crime of Operating While Intoxicated, Second Offense, committed on December 14, 2019.  The Defendant is to pay a fine of $1,875, a thirty-five percent (35%) surcharge of $656.25, the costs of this action, and restitution of any court appointed attorney fees. An additional drug abuse resistance surcharge of $10 is also assessed.  The Defendant is sentenced to ninety (90) days in the Osceola County Jail with all time but seven (7) days suspended during a one (1) year informal probation to the Sheriff.  The Defendant shall receive credit for time already served.

February 10, 2020, Jose Pinedo Curiel, age 26, of Sioux City, IA was found guilty of the crime of Operating While Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance, First Offense, committed on September 22, 2017.  The Defendant is to pay a fine of $1,250, 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 is also 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 Friday February 7, 2020 at 8:30pm the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 431 4th Street in Ashton. Johnny Pierce, age 28, was arrested and transported to the Osceola County Jail. Pierce was charged with alleged Possession of a Controlled Substance-Marijuana, a Serious Misdemeanor and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor. Pierce was held on a $1300 cash/surety bond. The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol.

February 7, 2020 at approximately 1:08pm, Austin Lee Carlson, age 23, of Milaca, MN was driving a 2012 Toyota Prius registered to BRB Service Partners LLC of Fridley, MN.  Carlson was southbound on Hwy 60 near 170th St when he fell asleep and lost control of the vehicle.  The Prius then slid into the ditch and rolled onto it's side.  The Prius received approximately $2,000 in damage.  The Sibley Fire Department and Sibley Ambulance assisted at the scene.  

On February 4th, 2020, an Osceola County deputy made a traffic stop on a Red Chevy Silverado near Mile Marker 40 on Hwy 60 for crossing the center line several times.  Upon contact the deputy became suspicious of the driver, Cole Joseph Schnider, age 30, of Sheldon, IA, for allegedly being under the influence.  Upon investigation and assistance from the Sioux County Sheriff's Department Drug Recognition Expert, Schnider was arrested for allegedly driving while under the influence-drugged.  Schnider was booked into the Osceola County Jail and held on a $1000 bond.

On February 3, 2020, the Osceola County Sheriff's Office charged Brooke Manitz, age 23, of Little Rock, IA with Theft in the 4th Degree, a Serious Misdemeanor.  Manitz allegedly took money and a gift card total over $300 from her employer Country View Manor.  The theft occurred some time around the middle of January 2020.

On February 1, 2020 an Osceola County Deputy arrested John Michael Bugay, age 21 of Sheldon, IA. The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop on Highway 9 west of Sibley. Bugay was arrested for allegedly Operating while Intoxicated –Drugged, 1st offense, and Possession of a Controlled Substance- Marijuana, 1st offense both Serious Misdemeanors. Bugay was booked into the Osceola County Jail and was later released after posting a $1000 cash or surety bond.

January 17, 2020 at approximately 11:30am, Daniel Martin Sasse, age 60, of Ashton, IA was driving a 2018 Ford F150 registered to Raveling Inc of Melvin, IA southbound on Hwy 60 1/2 mile south of mile marker 45.  Jeremy McKeown, age 42, of Pierce, NE was driving a 2020 Peterbilt registered to Vulcraft Carrier Corp of Norfolk, NEm also southbound.  Another semi passed the F150 creating a white out condition.  Sasse then collided with the trailer of McKeown's semi in the same lane.  The F150 received approximately $10,000 and the semi received approximately $1,500 in damage.  No injuries were reported.  The Ashton Fire Department assisted at the scene.

January 14, 2020 at approximately 4:12am, Michael Allen Roth, age 54, of Ocheyedan, IA was driving a 2004 Ford Freestar westbound on Hwy 9.  Jose Alejandro Zabala Rodriguez, age 21, of Worthington, MN was driving a 2017 Chevy Express G3500 registered to Annette Perez Kemper of Worthington, MN southbound on Tanager Ave.  Zabala Rodriguez failed to obey the stop sign and struck the Freestar in the right rear.  The Freestar then spun around and came to rest in the south ditch of Hwy 9.  The Express G3500 continued south on Tanager Ave and struck a utility pole in the left front.  The Freestar received  approximately $5,000 in damage and the Express G3500 received approximately $10,000 in damage.  Zabala Rodriguez was issued a citation for Failure to Obey Traffic Control Device.

January 14, 2020, Juan Jose Aguirre Gomez, age 26, of Sibley, IA was found guilty of Driving While Suspended.  The Defendant is to pay a fine of $250, a criminal penalty surcharge of thirty-five percent (35%) and the court costs in the amount of $60.  Aguirre Gomez was also found guilty of Domestic Abuse Assault, a Simple Misdemeanor.  The Defendant shall be confined to the Osceola County Jail for a term of thirty (30) days with all time suspended except for two (2) days minus credit for time served. On this charge the Defendant is ordered to pay a fine of $65, applicable surcharge ($35), and domestic abuse surcharge of $100, court costs of $100

January 13, 2020,at approximately 5:45pm,  Logan Phillip Johnson, age 20, of Cresco, IA was driving a 1998 Lincoln Town Car southbound on Hwy 60 south of 100th St when he lost control due to the icy road conditions.  The Lincoln entered the west ditch and overturned causing approximately $2,500 in damage.  No injuries were reported.  The Bigelow Fire Department assisted at the scene.​

January 13, 2020, at approximately 4:15pm, Montchai Lilitanasab, age 62, of Bakersfield, CA was driving a 2011 Freightliner southbound on Hwy 60 north of 200th St and lost control due to the icy road conditions.  Lilitanasab then over-corrected the steering wheel causing the semi to jackknife in the center median.  The Freightliner received approximately $3,000 in damage.  No injuries were reported.

January 12, 2020, Allison Monica Lorenz, age 26, of Sibley, IA was convicted of the crime of Theft in the Fifth Degree, a Simple Misdemeanor.  The Defendant is assessed a fine of $65.00, a thirty-five percent (35%) surcharge of $22.75, a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative Surcharge, court costs and victim restitution in the amount of $133.00.  

January 8, 2020, an Osceola County Deputy arrested Shaun Michael Arispe, age 29, of Ashton, IA and Heather Lynn Kruger, age 29, of George, IA.  Arispe was charged with Possession of Controlled Substance 3rd of Subsequent Offense - Methamphetamine, a Class D Felony and Driving While License Suspended.  Kruger was charged with Possession of Controlled Substance 3rd of Subsequent Offense - Methamphetamine, a Class D Felony and is also being held on a Clay County warrant for Violation of Probation.  Arispe and Kruger were transported to the Osceola County Jail where they are being held on $5,000 bonds each.

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.  

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