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A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

12/4/2021 CITED INTO COURT

On 12/4/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office cited Stephen Cox, 28, of Tea, SD, into court for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Fraudulent Use of Registration, both simple misdemeanors.(AA)



12/4/2021 ARREST

On 12/4/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Chace Hulstein, 30, of Dell Rapids, SD, for Public Intoxication, a simple misdemeanor. Hulstein was lodged in the Lyon County Jail.(AA)

 


12/4/2021 ARREST

On 12/4/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jessy Neth, 21, of George on a valid Lyon County Warrant for Failure to Appear at a Probation Revocation hearing. Neth was booked into the Lyon County Jail and released after posting a $1,000 cash bond.(AA)

 


11/28/2021 ARREST

On November 24, 2021, Lyon County Sheriffs Office responded to an accident in the 1100 block of Dogwood Ave. Upon arrival it was noted that Kimberly Noheart (47) of Hills Minnesota was driving a 2009 Honda Odyssey southbound on Dogwood Ave. It was found  that the vehicle left the roadway and entered the west ditch. Noheart was arrested and transported to the Lyon County jail on the charges of OWI 1st, a Serious Misdemeanor, Failure to maintain control of a vehicle, a Serious misdemeanor, and leaving the scene of an accident a Simple misdemeanor.(AA)



11/26/2021 ARREST

On November 25, 2021 the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a son being unruly and is refusing to leave the property.  As the result Michael John Kirchner, age 27, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, was placed under arrest and transported to the Lyon County Jail on the charge of trespass 1st offense.(AA)

 


11/22/2021 ACCIDENT

On November 22, 2021 the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 2 vehicle non-injury accident at the intersection of S. 5th and S. Boone, in Rock Rapids.  During the investigation, it was learned that Jolene Ennenga, age 64, of Worthington, MN was eastbound on S.5th, in a 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer.  Bryan Hoogendoorn, age 46, of Rock Rapids, was northbound on S. Boone, in a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado.  Ennenga failed to yield to the vehicle to the right and was struck broadside on the passenger side of the vehicle.  As a result of the impact, Ennenga’s vehicle rolled one-quarter revolution coming to rest on the driver’s side of the vehicle.  Lyon County Ambulance and Rock Rapids Fire Department assisted at the scene. (ML)


11/22/2021 ARREST

On 11/16/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Dane Long, 30, of Inwood, on charges of Assault on Persons in Certain Occupations and Possession of a Controlled Substance-2 counts, serious misdemeanors, and Public Intoxication, Interference With Official Acts, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, simple misdemeanors. (DK)


11/19/2021 ARREST

On November 19, 2021 deputies with the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office were dispatch to the Grand Falls Casino and Golf Resort for a habitual trespass offender being on the property.  As a result Tula Rai, age 31, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, was placed under arrest and transported to the Lyon County Jail where Rai was housed for trespass 1st offense.(AA)


11/14/2021 ARREST

On Saturday November 13, 2021 at approximately 11:26 PM the Lyon County Sheriff's Office received a call of a fight in progress at the Sports Center in Larchwood, IA.  As a result, the following were arrest and charged with disorderly conduct, a simple misdemeanor: Brandi Lynn Grace, age 40, from Garretson, SD; Brian Jamar Bradley, age 30, from Garretson, SD; Mitchell Reed Monen, age 31, from Lester, IA; and Zachary Lee Sauers, age 27, from Larchwood, IA. (ML)


11/14/2021 ARREST

On Saturday November 13, 2021 at approximately 10:53 PM a Lyon County Deputy observed Austin Tyler Van Noort, age 22, from Sioux Falls, SD in Inwood, IA.  The Deputy had prior knowledge that Mr. Van Noort had an active arrest warrant out of Lyon County.  Mr. Van Noort was arrested for the warrant and transported to the Lyon County Jail.  The arrest warrant was for Violation of Probation. (ML)


11/13/2021 ARREST

On November 13, 2021 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office received a call about a woman at the Grand Falls Casino and Golf Resort who has been trespassed from there before.  As result of this call Nicolette Jean Anderson, age 31, of Worthington, Minnesota, was arrested and housed at the Lyon County Jail for Trespass 1st Offense and Interference with Official Acts. (ML)


11/10/2021 ACCIDENT

On October 10, 2021, at 7:00 PM, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of 180th St. and Chestnut Ave (IA 182). Leann Bomgaars of Inwood, IA was traveling southbound on Chestnut Ave. when she collided with Shane Peterson of Rock Rapids, IA. Peterson was attempting to make a left-hand turn (westbound) and failed to yield right away to oncoming Bomgaars. Bomgaars’s vehicle sustained severe totaling damages while Peterson’s vehicle sustained disabling damages. Both individuals were checked out and medically released by first responders. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Larchwood Fire Department, Larchwood EMS, and Inwood Body Shop. (DK)


11/10/2021 ARREST

On November 9, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s received a call of a hit and run accident that occurred in the 100 block of N. Main St. in George, Iowa.  Through investigation deputies found that a 2008 GMC Acadia operated by Ryback Tongek of George, Iowa backed into a parked 2015 Lincoln Navigator owned by James Mcconnell of George, Iowa.  The GMC Acadia received approximately $500 in damages and the Lincoln Navigator received approximately $1500 in damages.  Tongek was arrested and transported to the Lyon County Jail for operating while under the influence 1st offense, operating a vehicle without owners consent, and no valid drivers license.(MAK)


11/9/2021 ACCIDENT

Monday, November 8, 2021, at 08:16 AM, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a train vs truck accident east of Dove Avenue on 170th Street. Ladell Kellenberger (60) of Lester, Iowa was operating a 1994 International truck owned by Leuthold’s Plumbing and was traveling east bound and struck a BNSF train that was traveling northbound. Kellenberger was air lifted to Sanford Sioux Falls for serious injuries. No injuries were reported on train personnel. The accident is still under investigation. Assisting was Lester Rescue and Fire, Alvord Rescue and Fire, Trackside towing and Mogler farms. (MAK)


11/6/2021 ARREST

On 11/5/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Kris Kramer, 49, of Lester for OWI-1st Offense, a serious misdemeanor, and Open Container, a simple misdemeanor. Kramer was lodged in the Lyon County Jail. The arrest stems from a traffic stop in Larchwood. (DK)


11/6/2021 ACCIDENT

On 11/2/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office investigated a hit and run accident involving private property in the 4400 block of 180th Street of rural George. Through investigation, it was discovered that Brady Riemersma of George was operating his 2002 Ford F150 westbound on 180th Street at approximately 2300 hrs. the night prior when he struck the fence line belonging to the property owner, damaging it. Riemersma’s vehicle sustained minor damage as well. As a result, Riemersma, was charged with Striking Fixtures Upon a Highway, Failure to Maintain Control, and Use of Electronic Communication Device, all simple misdemeanors. (DK)


11/6/2021 ARREST

On 10/30/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Michael Lottman, 38, of Rock Rapids. Lottman was wanted on 2 warrants out of Lyon County for Failure to Appear and was lodged in the Lyon County Jail on the warrants. Additionally, Lottman was cited for Possession of a Controlled Substance-1st Offense, a serious misdemeanor. (DK)


11/6/2021 ARREST

On 10/27/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Todd Gilger, 34, of Sioux Falls, SD, on an active Lyon County warrant for Eluding, a Class D Felony. Gilger was extradited from the Minnehaha County Jail in Sioux Falls and transported to the Lyon County Jail where he was additionally charged with Reckless Driving, Speeding (100 mph in 55 mph zone), Failure to Yield to Emergency Vehicle, Driving on Wrong Side of Highway, and Failure to Obey Stop Sign (3 counts), all simple misdemeanors. The charges stem from a pursuit that started in Sioux County on 10/23/2021, traveled through Lyon County, and ended in Minnehaha County, SD. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol, Rock Valley Police Department, and Brandon (SD) Police Department. (DK)


11/1/2021 ARREST

On November 1, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Scott Ehde, age 52, of Hardwick, MN. Ehde had a Lyon County warrant for probation violation. (DK)


11/1/2021 CITATION

On November 1, 2021, Heather Kruger, age 37, of George, IA was cited for driving while license revoked, failure to file SR-22 insurance, and driving while license suspended. (DK)


10/31/2021 ARREST

On 10/27/21, Jason Hulstein [50] of Edgerton, MN was arrested on an outstanding warrant from Worth County, IA for Operating a Motor Vehicle Without Owner’s Consent. Hulstein was booked into the Lyon County Jail and released on $5,000 cash bond.(AA)


10/25/2021 ARREST

On 10/24/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested William Alexander, 22, of Saint Cloud, MN, for Criminal Mischief-4th Degree, a serious misdemeanor.(AA)


10/25/2021 ARREST

On 10/22/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Leonard Doiel, 28, of Doon, on an active Cherokee County warrant for Probation Violation. The warrant carries a $2,000 cash or surety bond. Doiel was already in the custody of the Lyon County Jail.(AA)


10/22/2021 ACCIDENT

On 10/21/2021 the Lyon County Sheriffs Office investigated a one vehicle accident on Highway 18 near Able Boulevard. Jose Manuel Alvarado Esquivel was eastbound on Highway 18 when he went off the south side of the road, struck a guardrail and entered the ditch.The driver was taken to Hegg Memorial Hospital in Rock Valley with minor injuries. The guardrail had appoximately $1,000 damage and the 2015 Ford received approximately $10,000 in damages. Driver was cited for failure to maintain control. (SW)


10/21/2021 ARREST

On October 21, 2021 the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Kassie Ringsaker, age 28, of Luverne, Minnesota at the Minnehaha County Jail in Sioux Falls, South Dakota after Ringsaker waived extradition. Ringsaker was arrested on a valid Lyon County arrest warrant for failure to appear and for fugitive from justice due to an active arrest warrant out of Martin County, Minnesota.(AA)


10/21/2021 ARREST

On October 21, 2021 the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Kassie Ringsaker, age 28, of Luverne, Minnesota at the Minnehaha County Jail in Sioux Falls, South Dakota after Ringsaker waived extradition. Ringsaker was arrested on a valid Lyon County arrest warrant for failure to appear and for fugitive from justice due to an active arrest warrant out of Martin County, Minnesota.(AA)


10/21/2021 ACCIDENT

On October 20,2021, at 5:35 AM the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office investigated a one vehicle accident in the 2600 block of Elmwood Avenue. Luis Enrique Olivas Avilez (32) of Rock Valley Iowa was operating a 2012 Chevy Cruize and struck a cow that entered the roadway. Olivas Avilez’s vehicle sustained approximately $5000 in damage. The cow was co-owned by Adam Van Engan & Tyler Vander Brink of Doon. No injuries were reported. Olivas Avilez was cited for driving while suspended.  (LS)


10/21/2021 ACCIDENT

On Wednesday October 20, 2021 at approximately 2:37 PM the Lyon County Sheriff's Office investigated a three-vehicle accident at the intersection of Highway 75 and A-34 (210th St).  Lane Isaac Henrichs, age 17, from Doon, IA was operating a 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix.  Henrichs was stopped facing southbound waiting for traffic to pass so he could turn east onto A-34.  Hunter Deland Harkness, age 22, from Larchwood, IA was operating a 1991 Buick LeSabre southbound on Highway 75.  Harkness was slowing down to nearly a stop behind the Grand Prix.  Robert Keith Winegarden, age 57, from Pocahontas was operating a 2007 Peterbuilt Semi pulling a tanker trailer southbound on Highway 75.  Winegarden failed to brake in a timely manner and struck the Buick pushing it into the Grand Prix. 

Harkness had to be extracted from the Buick with use of mechanical means, he was then transported to Avera in Rock Rapids for minor injuries.  No other injuries were reported.  The Buick and the Grand Prix were both totaled while the Peterbuilt received approximately $4,000 in damages.  

The Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Rock Rapids Fire Department, the Lyon County Ambulance, the Iowa Department of Motor Vehicle Enforcement Agency, Trackside Towing, and Dusty's Auto Body. (SW)


10/20/2021 ACCIDENT

On October 20, 2021, at approximately 5:58 P.M. the Lyon County Sheriff's Office received a call of an accident that occurred in the 100 block of S. Story St. in Rock Rapids.  Craig Schneidermann of Rock Rapids, Iowa was operating a 2012 GMC Acadia.  Schneidermann was backing up when Schneidermann struck a parked 2005 Ford F150, which was unoccupied.  The Ford F150 was partly in Schneidermann's parking spot.  The GMC Acadia and the Ford F150 received approximately $500.00 in damage. (MAB)


10/20/2021 ARREST

On October 19, 2021 the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a suspicious vehicle in the area of the 1900 block of 250th St.  Deputies made contact with this vehicle and as the result the driver, Jonathan Van Ginkel, age 33, of Inwood, Iowa was arrested and charge with operating while intoxicated 1st offense, a serious misdemeanor. The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Rock Valley Police Department.(AA)


10/20/2021 ARREST

On 10/19/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Hugo Jauregui, 28, of Sioux Falls, SD, for OWI (Drugged) 1st Offense- serious misdemeanor, and Public Intoxication-simple misdemeanor. The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation who also charged Mr. Jauregui with Trespassing 1st Offense, a simple misdemeanor. Jauregui was lodged in the Lyon County Jail.(AA)


10/20/2021 ARREST

On 10/19/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Leonard Doiel, 28, of Doon, on an active Lyon County arrest warrant for Probation Violation. Doiel was lodged in the Lyon County Jail on a $5,000 cash or surety bond.(AA)


10/20/2021 ARREST

On October 19, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Michael Bruhn, age 46, of Sioux Falls, SD. Bruhn had a valid arrest warrant for probation violation.(AA)


10/18/2021 ARREST

On October 18, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office stopped Jose Cojon Ixcopal, age 25, of Rock Valley, IA. Cojon Ixcopal was cited for speeding, failure to file SR-22 insurance, and driving while license suspended. (TB)


10/18/2021 ARREST

On October 18, 2021 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Dustin Hansen, age 35, of Marcus, Iowa.  Hansen was arrested at the Sioux County Jail on a Lyon County arrest warrant. (TB)


10/17/2021 ARREST

On October 17, 2021 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Jackson Sally (21) of George, Iowa on a Lyon County arrest warrant at a residence in George, Iowa.  The arrest warrant was for Violation of Probation.(TB)


10/15/2021 ARREST

On October 15th, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Pablo Marchessini, age 35, of Sibley, Iowa.  Marchessini was arrested at the Osceola County Jail on a Lyon County arrest warrant. (AA)


10/15/2021 ARREST

On 10/14/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Brandon Sneller, 33, of Luverne, MN, on 2 active Lyon County arrest warrants. The warrants were for failure to appear on the original charges of Driving While Barred, an aggravated misdemeanor, and Operation Without Ignition Interlock, a simple misdemeanor. Sneller was transported to the Lyon County Jail where he posted a $2,300 surety bond and was released with a court date. (DK)


10/15/2021 ARREST

On 10/14/2021, a Lyon County deputy arrested Colleen Sauceda, 67, of Sioux Falls, SD, on an active Lyon County warrant. The warrant was a 15-day Contempt of Court mittimus on the original charge of Domestic Abuse Assault, an aggravated misdemeanor. (DK)


10/13/2021   ARREST 

On 10/13/2021, Lewi, was arrested on a Lyon County warrant for OWI 1st offense. Lewi was additionally charged with Driving While License Suspended, Reckless Driving, Open Container, Failure to Maintain Control, and Failure to Maintain Safety Belts, all simple misdemeanors. Lewi posted a cash bond and was released with a court date.(AA)


10/13/2021   ARREST

On October 10, 2021, Debra Grosvenor, age 46, of Sioux Falls, SD was arrested for trespass. Grosvenor was transported to the Lyon County Jail.(MAK)


10/11/2021   ARRESTS

On Friday, October 9, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office was called to assist the Iowa State Patrol with a traffic stop on 180th St. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Amber Purcell, age 38, of Rock Rapids, IA and the passenger was identified as Gregory Chenoweth, age 50, of Rock Rapids, IA. During the traffic stop, Lyon County K9 Rizzo was deployed and alerted to the odor of illegal narcotics. Purcell was placed under arrest by the Iowa State Patrol for operating while intoxicated (drugged) and Chenoweth was placed under arrest by the sheriff's office for fugitive from justice for having an outstanding drug possession warrant. Purcell and Chenoweth were transported to the Lyon County Jail. On October 10, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant on the vehicle. Methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia were seized. Purcell and Chenoweth were still being held at the Lyon County Jail and were additionally charged with the drug possession violations. (MAK)


10/10/2021   ARREST MADE 

On October 8, 2021 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Derek Johnson, age 30, of Rock Rapids, Iowa.  Johnson was wanted in Lyon County for Violation of Probation.  He was transported to the Lyon County Jail.(LS)


10/10/2021   ARREST MADE 

On October 9, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Thirza Schmith, age 43, of Sioux Falls, SD.  Schmith was charged with Domestic Abuse 2nd Offense and Public Intoxication.  Schmith was transported to the Lyon County Jail.  (LS)


10/10/2021   ARREST MADE

On October 5, 2021 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Koleby Harshfield, age 32, of Larchwood, Iowa for Public Consumption.  Harshfield was transported to the Lyon County Jail.  (LS)


10/09/2021   ARREST 

On 10/8/2021 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Heath Klaahsen (36) of George for Driving While Suspended and Operation Without Ignition Interlock, both simple misdemeanors.  Klaahsen was transported to the Lyon County Jail.  The arrest stems from a traffic stop near the intersection of County Road A26 and U.S. Highway 75.  (LS)


10/04/2021 ARREST

On 10/4/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jose Luis Garnica Jr., 19, of Mankato, MN. Garnica Jr. was taken into custody at the Blue Earth County Jail in Mankato on a Lyon County warrant after waiving extradition to Iowa. The warrant is for Sexual Abuse-2nd Degree, a Class B Felony. Garnica Jr. was transported to the Lyon County Jail on a $25,000 cash only bond.(AA)


10/04/2021 ARREST

On 10/3/21, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a Domestic Dispute in George.  Upon arrival it was found that the defendant Michael Bruhn (46) of George had left the scene. Upon locating Bruhn, he was involved in a short pursuit before losing control and going into the ditch.  Bruhn was charged with Domestic abuse assault (Simple Misdemeanor), Harassment ( Simple Misdemeanor), Eluding ( Felony). Bruhn is currently being housed in the Lyon County Jail. (MAK)


10/04/2021 ARREST

On Sunday October 3, 2021, at approximately 7:10 PM, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office received a call of a vehicle parked along the road southeast of Inwood on Coolidge Ave near 260th St.  A deputy made contact with this vehicle and as a result the driver, Jose Raimunda Martinez Diaz, age 33, from Rock Valley, IA was arrested and charged with the following: operating while intoxicated first offense, a serious misdemeanor, and failure to have a valid driver's license, a simple misdemeanor. (MAK)


9/30/2021 ARREST

On 9/29/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Mark Kruse, 62, of George on a valid Sioux County warrant for Contempt of Court. Kruse was transported to the Lyon County Jail on a $2,000 cash or surety bond. (DK)


9/30/2021 ARREST

On 9/29/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Zachary Amen, 32, of Sibley, on charges of Sex Offender Registry Violation-2nd Offense, a Class D Felony, and Driving Without a Valid License (3 counts), simple misdemeanors. Amen was transported to the Lyon County Jail. The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. (DK)


9/30/2021 ARREST

September 28, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Chad E. Riebeling (41) of Rock Rapids for driving while barred (aggravated misdemeanor) and cited for no valid commercial driver’s license. (DK)


9/27/2021 ACCIDENT

On 9/26/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office was called to investigate a single vehicle accident that occurred in the 2500 block of Marsh Avenue of rural Ashton. Through investigation, it was discovered that Victor Lewi, 24, of Little Rock, was operating his 2002 Oldsmobile Bravada northbound on in the 2500 block of Marsh Avenue when he lost control and entered the east ditch and rolled several times, coming to rest in a field of standing corn. Lewi’s Oldsmobile was considered a total loss. Approximately one half acre of standing corn was damaged in this accident. Lewi was transported to Avera Rock Rapids for treatment of his injuries. The accident remains under investigation, but alcohol and excessive speed are believed to be factors. The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, Ashton EMS, Osceola County Ambulance, and Trackside Towing and Repair.(AA)


9/26/2021 ARREST

On 09/26/21, a Lyon County Deputy received a report of a no contact order violation. After speaking with all parties involved, Ricky L. Johannson [60] of Rock Rapids was arrested for violation of a no contact order, a simple misdemeanor. Johannson was transported to the Lyon County Jail. (DK)


9/26/2021 CHARGES FILED 

On September 25, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle at Cherry Ave and Highway 9 in Larchwood, IA. The driver was identified as Jed DeSmet, age 37, of Larchwood, IA. DeSmet was placed under arrest and charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while revoked, driving while suspended, failure to file SR-22 insurance, and violation of financial liability coverage. The passenger was identified as Amanda Hoffman, age 27, of Larchwood, IA. Hoffman was placed under arrest and charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia. DeSmet and Hoffman were transported to the Lyon County Jail. Lyon County K9 Rizzo assisted in the investigation.(AA)


9/23/2021 CHARGES FILED 

TWO STUDENTS CHARGED FROM SOCIAL MEDIA TREND: TWO JUVENILES WERE CHARGED AFTER TWO SOAP DISPENSERS WENT MISSING FROM THE WEST LYON COMMUNITY SCHOOL.  ONE JUVENILE WAS CHARGED WITH THEFT IN THE FIFTH DEGREE AND ONE JUVENILE WAS CHARGED WITH CRIMINAL MISCHEIF IN THE FIFTH DEGREE.  PARENTS AND STUDENTS PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS SOCIAL MEDIA TREND OF TAKING ITEMS FROM SCHOOL IS A CRIME.  PLEASE BE AWARE OF YOUR ACTIONS AND THEIR CONSEQUENCES. (AA)


9/23/2021 ARREST 

On 9/21/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Dale Hilbrands, 70, of Rock Rapids on a Lyon County bench warrant for failure to appear on the original charge of Driving While Suspended. Hilbrands was booked into the Lyon County Jail and posted a $500 bond and was released with a court date.(AA)


9/21/2021 ARREST 

On September 20, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff Office arrested Ricky Johannson, age 60, of Rock Rapids, IA. Johannson was charged with domestic assault and was transported to the Lyon County Jail. (DK)


9/19/2021 ARREST 

On September 19, 2021, at about 2:10am, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested 21 year old Jackson Sally, of George, Iowa.  The arrest stems from a noise disturbance in George.  Sally was located and charged with public intoxication, a simple misdemeanor. (DK)


9/18/2021 CHARGED

On 09/16/21 at 2:02 PM , Lyon County Deputies responded to an assault at 130 Main Street in Little Rock. Dakota Menter [18] of Little Rock was charged with Assault, a simple misdemeanor. (DK)


9/16/2021 ARREST

On September 16, 2021 at approximately 9:02 P.M. the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a white 1992 Coleman four-wheeler on N. Virginia St. in George, Iowa.  The driver of the four-wheeler was identified as Samantha Jo Bauler (29) of George, Iowa.  Bauler was placed under arrest for driving while license under suspension, ATV – registration and numbering required, ATV – lights and brakes required, failure to provide proof of financial liability, and ATV – operate with more persons than vehicle designed to carry.(AA)


9/16/2021 ACCIDENT

On September 16, 2021 the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office investigated a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of 1st Ave E. and S. East St. in Rock Rapids, Iowa.  Steven Lingle of Manilla, Iowa was operating a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado C2500 owned by Ten Point Construction.  Lingle was stopped at the stop sign on 1st Ave. E waiting to turn north onto S. East St.  When Lingle started to enter the intersection to turn Lingle stuck a 1991 Ford Ranger operated by Travis Vanden Top of Rock Rapids, Iowa.  Vanden Top was in the process of turning west onto 1st Ave E. from S. East St. when his vehicle was struck by Lingle.  The Chevrolet Silverado C2500 sustained an estimated $500.00 dollars in damages.  The Ford Ranger sustained an estimated $3,000.00 dollars in damages.(AA)


9/14/2021 ARREST

On Monday September 13, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Irrael Garcia Hidalgo, age 26, from Sioux Falls, SD on active arrest warrants out of Lyon County.  He was charged with speeding, reckless driving, failure to have a valid driver's license, failure to reduce speed at a proper rate when approaching a curve and operating while intoxicated-1st offense.  The arrest stems from an accident on February 3, 2021, in which the defendant drove off of the curve at the intersection of Highway 9 and Holder St in Larchwood, IA, became airborne, and landed in the roof of a residence. (MAK)


9/9/2021 ACCIDENT

September 9, 2021, at 08:00 AM, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office investigated a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Cleveland Avenue and Hwy 9. A 2017 International school bus owned by West Lyon was being operated by Kristi E. Ageson(41) of Lester and had slowed down waiting for oncoming traffic to pass and was attempting to make a left turn from Hwy 9 onto Cleveland Avenue and was struck from behind by Alyssa L. Sattler (29) of Rock Rapids, who was operating a 2020 Chevy Trax. Sattler’s vehicle was considered a total loss, while the school bus sustained an estimated $3,000.00 dollars in damages. No injuries were reported from those on the bus. Sattler was transported to Sanford Sioux Falls to be treated for suspected/serious incapacitating injuries. The accident is still under investigation. Assisting was Larchwood EMS & Fire, Lyon County Ambulance, Lester Rescue, & Inwood Body. (DK)


9/7/2021 ARREST

On September 6, 2021 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office stopped a motor vehicle in the 1400 mile of Highway 75. The driver was identified as Don Hughbanks of Sioux Falls, SD. The passenger was identified as Kyra Mills (Brouwer) of Harris, IA. Hughbanks and Mills were placed under arrest for two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia (marijuana and methamphetamine) and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia (marijuana and methamphetamine). Mills was also wanted out of South Dakota for forgery and identity theft. Hughbanks and Mills were transported to the Lyon County Jail.  (AA)


9/4/2021 ARREST

On 09/03/21, a Lyon County Deputy initiated a routine traffic stop at 1:49 AM on a 1996 Chevrolet truck being driven by Arvin Krahling [45] of George, IA. Following Field Sobriety Tests, Mr. Krahling was transported to the Lyon County Jail where he was booked for Operating While Under the Influence-3rd a D Felony and Open Container. Mr. Krahling was released on bond. (DK)


9/2/2021 CITED INTO COURT

On September 2, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office cited Noah Ningen, age 20, of Hibbing, MN for providing false identification information. (DK)


9/2/2021 CITED INTO COURT

On August 29, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office cited Jason Klingenberg, age 46, of George, IA for criminal mischief in the 4th degree. (DK)


9/1/2021 ARREST

On 8/31/21 Lyon County Deputies attempted to stop a Silver 2013 Chrysler 200 belonging to Leann Helwig; the vehicle continued for a few blocks before coming to a stop. The driver exited the vehicle and was identified as Nathan Helwig, 41 of Rock Rapids. A search of the vehicle located a plastic capsule of meth on the driver’s seat. Helwig was transported to the Lyon County Jail. Helwig was booked on the charges of OWI 3rd Offense, Driving with a suspended license, Driving with no ignition interlock device, Possession of a controlled substance 3rd offense, Possession of marijuana 3rd offense, and possession of drug paraphernalia.(AA)


8/26/2021 ARREST

On August 23, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office charged Isaac Zimbelman, age 31, of Rock Rapids, IA with assault while displaying a dangerous weapon.  (DK)


8/26/2021 ARREST

On August, 23, 2021, Clement Mckenzie, age 54, of Adrian, MN was arrested on a Lyon County warrant for theft in the 4th degree. Mckenzie was booked into the Lyon County Jail. (DK)


8/22/2021 ARREST

On Sunday August 22, 2021, at approximately 12:13 AM, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office received a call from the Grand Falls Casino and Resort reporting an intoxicated female refusing to leave and causing issues.  As a result, Keri Lynn Munson, age 39, from Sioux Falls, SD was arrested for public intoxication. (mak)


8/22/2021 ARREST

On Saturday August 21, 2021, at approximately 5:30 PM, the Lyon County Sheriff's arrested Korey Lee Nelson, age 51, from Alvord, IA, on an active arrest warrant for failure to appear on original charges of operating while intoxicated, 2nd offense.  Nelson was located and arrested at the baseball field in Lester, IA. (mak)


8/14/2021 ACCIDENT

On August 14, 2021, at 4:32 PM, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office investigated a two vehicle accident at Broadway St and 140th St in Larchwood, IA. Anthony DeSmet of Larchwood, IA, was driving a white 2003 Buick Regal southbound on Broadway St. Steven Campbell of Rock Rapids, IA, was driving a tan 2005 Toyota Corolla westbound on 140th St. DeSmet entered the intersection and struck Campbell head on. No injuries were reported and both vehicles sustained approximately $3,000 in damages. DeSmet was cited for failure to yield upon left turn. (mak)


8/11/2021 ARREST

On August 10, 2021, Jordan Wichers, age 26, was transported from the O'Brien County Jail to the Lyon County Jail. Wichers had a Lyon County warrant for his arrest for violation of probation. (mak)


8/11/2021 ARREST

On August 10, 2021, Tony Putzier, age 29, was transported from the O'Brien County Jail to the Lyon County Jail. Putzier had a Lyon County warrant for his arrest for sex offender registration violation-2nd or subsequent offense. (mak)


8/11/2021 ACCIDENT

On August 10, 2021, deputies with the Lyon County Sheriff's Office investigated a hit and run accident that occurred in the Central Lyon parking lot.  Deputies learned that a 2000 Ford Ranger was leaving its parking spot when the driver of the Ford Ranger turned too sharp and struck a parked 2004 Chevrolet Impala.  The driver of the Ford Ranger left the scene of the accident but returned when deputies arrived.  The Ford Ranger received no damage and the Chevrolet Impala received approximately $750.00 in damage. (mak)


8/11/2021

On 8/10/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office charged Tyler Techen, 33, of rural Ashton, with Sex Offender Registry Violation-1st Offense, an aggravated misdemeanor. (mak)


8/11/2021 ARREST

On 8/10/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Nathaniel May, 28, of George on two active Lyon County warrants. The first warrant carried a bond of $10,000 cash or surety and was for Sex Offender Registration Violation-2nd Offense, and Sex Offender Providing False Information-2nd Offense, both Class D felonies. The second warrant was for Parole Violation. May was lodged in the Lyon County Jail. (mak)


8/10/2021 ARREST

On August 9, 2021 deputies with the Lyon County Sheriff's Office served an active Lyon County Arrest Warrant on Kimberely Ann Baartman (49) at Baartman's residence in Rock Rapids.  Baartman was placed under arrest and transported to the Lyon County Jail.  The Arrest Warrant was for Failure to Appear on the original charge of Operating While Under the Influence 1st Offense.  Baartman's bond is set in the amount of $1,000.00 Cash or Surety.(AA)


8/9/2021 ACCIDENT

On 8/9/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office investigated a 2-vehicle accident at the intersection of IA Highway 9 and County Road K60 (Indian Avenue).  Kaleb Kuyper, of Rock Valley, was operating his 2007 Chevy Silverado southbound on K60. Brent Johnson, of Estherville, was operating his 2011 Chevy Silverado eastbound on IA Highway 9. The Kuyper Silverado failed to yield to a stop sign controlling the intersection and entered the intersection at highway speeds, colliding with the driver’s side of the Johnson Silverado. Both vehicles came to rest in the southeast corner of the intersection. Both vehicles were considered a total loss in addition to minor damage to a stop sign owned by the Iowa DOT and privately owned corn and fence line. Kuyper was cited for failure to obey stop sign. Minor injuries were reported by occupants from each vehicle. The sheriff’s office was assisted at the scene by Lyon County Ambulance, Rock Rapids Fire Department, Lyon County Emergency Management, and Trackside Towing and Repair.(AA)


8/7/2021 

On 8/6/2021 at approximately 0650 hours the Lyon County Sheriff's Office responded to a two vehicle accident at the intersection of K60 and 120th Street.  Grant Jansma (19) of Ellsworth, MN was southbound on K60 driving a 2008 Chevy Impala.  Tara Fastert (37) of Rock Rapids, IA  was westbound on 120th Street driving a 2012 Chevy Silverado pickup.  Fastert proceeded from the stop sign and struck the Jansma vehicle in the intersection.  There were no injuries.  Jansma's car received approximately $5000 worth of damages and Fastert's vehicle received approximately $3000 worth of damage.  (LS)


8/5/2021  

On 08/04/21, a Lyon County Deputy took a report of a juvenile female being struck in the face by a male during softball at the George Ball Field. The incident occurred the day prior. After conducting an investigation, Keith Eben [30], of Rock Rapids was charged with Assault, a simple misdemeanor. (mak)


8/4/2021 ACCIDENT 

On August 4, 2021, at 10:50 PM the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one vehicle accident in the 4400 blk of 230th St. near the intersection of Log Ave. and 230th St. Dalton George Marco of Sibley, IA was traveling eastbound on 230th St. operating a 1997 Ford F-150. Marco fell asleep behind the wheel, entered the north roadside ditch, then struck a creek embankment. Marco was transferred to the Sibley Hospital for injuries sustained while the vehicle was a total loss. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by George Fire Department, George EMS, Lyon County Ambulance, and Trackside Towing and Service. (AA)


8/4/2021 ARREST

On 8/4/2021, a Lyon County Deputy conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of N 2nd Ave E and Forster Court in Rock Rapids. As a result, Nathaniel Kassel, 40, of Rock Rapids, was arrested for Driving While Suspended and Operation Without Ignition Interlock, both simple misdemeanors. Additionally, Kassel was served with a Sioux County warrant for Violation of Probation. Kassel was transported to the Lyon County Jail. (MAK)


8/3/2021 ARREST

On August 3, 2021, at approximately 9:20 pm, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office recieved a report of a suspicious male walking on Main St in Inwood. As a result, Edwin Manuel Roman(41) was arrested for fugitive from justice due to an active arrest warrant out of Todd county, Minnesota. (MAK)


8/2/2021 ARREST

On August 2, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Marcus Maurstad, age 24, of Onamia, Minnesota.  Maurstad was arrested at the Becker County Jail in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, on a valid Lyon County arrest warrant for violation of probation. (MAK)


8/2/2021 ARREST

On 08/01/21 The Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Jonathan Lawson (27) of Tea, SD, for Domestic Abuse Assault (Simple Misdemeanor) following an early morning incident in George. Lawson was brought to the Lyon County Sheriff's Office where he was booked into jail. (AA)


8/1/2021 ARREST

On 7/31/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Chad Riebeling, 41, of rural Rock Rapids on a valid Lyon County warrant for Nonpayment of Child Support. Riebeling was lodged in the Lyon County Jail before seeing the magistrate.(AA)


7/31/2021 ARREST

July 23, 2021, at 10:00AM the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a motorcycle abandoned on Arthur Avenue near 260th Street. Upon arrival, the deputy located a 2009 Harley Davidson registered to Gene Vander Vliet (45) of Rock Valley. No one was at the scene and over the course of the investigation it was determined that Vander Vliet was operating the motorcycle at the time of the accident which happened around 05:00 AM. Vander Vliet reported minor injuries form the accident. Vander Vliet was cited for no motorcycle license, failure to maintain control, & failure to report personal injury accident.(AA)


7/27/2021 ARREST

On July 27, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Ezequiel Ayala Lopez, age 25, of Sheldon, IA. Ayala Lopez was charged with defective muffler, failure to file SR-22 insurance, failure to have ignition interlock device, and driving while revoked. Ayala Lopez was transported to the Lyon County Jail.(AA)


7/27/2021 ARREST

On 7/27/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Tyler DenBesten, 32, of Rock Rapids on active Lyon County warrants. The charges are as follows:

Class D Felony:

Controlled Substance Violation

Failure to Affix Drug Tax Stamp

Serious Misdemeanors:

Possession of a Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine (2 counts)

Possession of a Controlled Substance-Marijuana (2 counts)

Simple Misdemeanors:

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (2 counts)

Interference with Official Acts

Violation of a No-Contact Order

DenBesten was held on a $15,500 cash or surety bond before seeing the magistrate. (MAK)


7/26/2021 ACCIDENT

On 7/25/21 a caller reported multiple cows in the road in the 3600blk of IA9. At approximately 0430 hours a collision occurred. Scott Walters of Sioux Falls was driving a 1999 Ford F150 pulling a small trailer traveling westbound. He failed to avoid the animal in the roadway and struck the cow belonging to Curtis Eben of Rock Rapids. The vehicle was totaled as a result of the collision and the animal was deceased on scene. Upon subsequent investigation Walters admitted to consuming alcohol and was placed under arrest for OWI 2nd Offense.(AA)


7/26/2021 ACCIDENT

On July 23, 2021, at 09:08 AM, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two-vehicle accident at the T-intersection of 180th St. and Beech Ave. Joseph Alan Kumlien of Canton, South Dakota was traveling westbound on 180th St. operating a 2012 Kenworth T-800 pulling a 2015 Wilson livestock trailer fully loaded with pigs. Kumlien tried to pass another two vehicles when the second in line vehicle tried to pass the first in line vehicle. The second vehicle being a 2014 GMC Sierra 2500 pulling a loaded 2020 Big Tex fifth wheel trailer being operated by Enrique Ham Reimer of Keyes, Oklahoma. Reimer failed to yield to Kumlien and collided broadside with the semi and trailer which forced the semi and trailer to enter the south roadside ditch of 180th St. Kumlien’s combination vehicle was a total loss including approximately $30,000 worth of pigs. Reimer’s vehicle had minimal damages to the trailer. Other damages at the scene include approximately $600 of damages to a corn field, approximately $300 of damages to a fence line, and approximately $1500 of damages to a roadside barricade. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Lyon County Ambulance, Larchwood Fire Department, Larchwood EMS, Ace Towing Inc., Farmers Co-op Society of Sioux Center, Sioux Valley Rendering, and multiple nearby farmers willing and eager to lend a hand. (AA)


7/26/2021 Charges Filed 

On July 17, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office conducted a drug investigation. As a result of the investigation the following two people have been charged.

Devan Schneidermann, age 30, of Melvin, IA has been charged with

-interference with official acts

-possession of drug paraphernalia (marijuana)

-possession of drug paraphernalia (methamphetamine)

-possession of a controlled substance, 3rd offense (marijuana)

-possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine)

Sirjio Bluearm, age 37, of SIbley, IA has been charged with

-possession of drug paraphernalia (marijuana)

-possession of drug paraphernalia (methamphetamine)

-possession of a controlled substance, 2nd offense (marijuana)

-possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine)

Lyon County K9 Rizzo assisted in the investigation.(AA)


7/26/2021 ARREST(S)

On July 26, 2021, at 11:45 AM, a Lyon County Deputy conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of S 5th Avenue and S Adams Street in Rock Rapids. As a result, Yobani Orellana Martinez, 20 of Sioux Falls, was arrested for Driving While License Suspended, a simple misdemeanor. Orellana Martinez was transported to the Lyon County Jail where he posted bond and was released. At approximately 2:00 PM, Orellana Martinez was stopped as the driver of the same motor vehicle again near the intersection of S Union Street and S 3rd Avenue. Orellana Martinez was once again transported to the Lyon County Jail on a charge or driving while suspended.(AA)


7/24/2021 ARREST

On July 24, 2021 a deputy with the Lyon County Sheriff's Office observed a male subject on the side of the road on 240th St.  The male subject was identified as Jose Concepcion Garcia (39) from Rock Valley, Iowa.  During the interaction with Garcia deputies observed Garcia to be under the influence of alcohol.  Garcia was placed under arrest and transport to the Lyon County Jail where Garcia was housed for Public Intoxication.(AA)



7/23/2021 ARREST

On July 23, 2021 a deputy with the Lyon County Sheriff's Office conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 2200 block of Hwy 75 for speeding.  The driver of the vehicle was identified as Belizario Tocom Lastor (31) from Sioux Center, Iowa.  During the traffic stop it was learned that Tocom Lastor had no valid drivers license.  Tocom Lastor was transported to the Lyon County Jail where Tocom Lastor was housed on charges of Speeding 55 or Under zone (16 Thru 20 Over) and No Valid Drivers License.(AA)

 


7/22/2021 ARREST

On July 22, 2021 deputies with the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to 1338 Harding Ave in Rock Rapids, Iowa for a verbal dispute.  When officers arrived on scene, they made contact with Cole Ray Zimbelman (29) from Rock Rapids and Jeremy Edward Anderson (49) from Rock Valley.  After investigation officers arrested Zimbelman on a charge of Assault Causing Bodily Injury, a serious misdemeanor.  Zimbelman was transported and housed at the Lyon County Jail.(AA)


7/22/2021 ACCIDENT

Thursday, July 22, 2021, at 0855 AM, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two vehicle accident in the 1600 Blk of Cleveland Ave. Bradley G. Ageson (59) of Lester was operating a 2019 Freightliner gravel truck and trailer, owned by Lyon County, south bound on Cleveland Avenue and was struck from behind by Taylor Warner (18) of Larchwood, IA who was operating a 2011 Chevy Cruze. Warner was unable to see the vehicle in front due to the dusty road conditions. Warner’s vehicle sustained approximately $6,000.00 dollars in damage while the trailer received approximately $1,000.00 dollars damage. No injuries were reported. Warner was cited for following too close. (mak)


7/22/2021 ARREST 

On July 19, 2021, Martina Morales-Chavez, age 27, of Sioux City, IA was placed under arrest for failure to have a valid driver's license and violation of financial liability coverage. Morales-Chavez was transported to the Lyon County Jail.  (mak)


7/21/2021 ARREST 

 On Wednesday July 21, 2021, at approximately 12:36 AM, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office received a report of a male yelling and swearing in Larchwood.  As a result Jesus Humberto Mata Jr, age 25, from Sheldon was arrested for public intoxication, a simple misdemeanor.  (mak)


7/21/2021 ARREST 

On 07/20/21, Lyon County Deputies charged Christopher Karalius [44], of George, with Sexual Assault 3rd Degree, a class C Felony. Charges were the result of an on-going investigation conducted by the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office. (mak)


7/20/2021 ARREST 

On July 18, 2021 at 6:58 PM the Lyon County Sheriff's Office again observed Morales-Chavez operating the same vehicle on Highway 182. Morales-Chavez was placed under arrest for failure to have a valid driver's license and the registration violation. Morales-Chavez was transported to the Lyon County Jail. (DK)



7/20/2021 ARREST 

On July 18, 2021 at 2:00 AM the Lyon County Sheriff's Office investigated a suspicious vehicle on Highway 182. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Elias Morales-Chavez, age 22, of Orange City, IA. Morales-Chavez was placed under arrest for failure to have a valid driver's license and a registration violation. Morales-Chavez was transported to the Lyon County Jail. (DK)

 


7/20/2021 ARREST 

On July 17, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office stopped a vehicle on Highway 9 near Cleveland Ave. The driver was identified as Tyrone Timms, age 41, of SIoux Falls, SD. Timms was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to have a valid driver's license. (DK)

 


7/17/2021 ARREST 

On 7/16/21 at approximately 2350 hours Lyon County Deputies stopped a vehicle near 160th and Ibex for speed. The driver, Cory D VanTilburg of Doon, admitted to consuming alcohol. Subsequent investigation resulted in VanTilburg being placed under arrest for OWI 1st offense. VanTilburg was booked into the Lyon County Jail.(AA)

 


7/15/2021 ARREST 

On July 14, 2021, Lyon County Deputies arrested Jeffery Schleis, 41, of Inwood, IA, on 2 Valid Lyon County Arrest Warrants. Bond was set at $2,500 cash or surety. (mak)


7/13/2021 ARREST

On July 11, 2021, a Lyon County deputy arrested Jema James(26) from George at his residence. James had an arrest warrant in Lyon County for Sexual Assault-bodily injury. James was transported and housed at the Lyon County Jail. (mak)


7/13/2021 ARREST

On July 12, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Dakota Strubbe, age 21, of Archer, IA. Strubbe had a outstanding Lyon County arrest warrant for revocation of probation. Strubbe was transported to the Lyon County Jail. (mak)


7/12/2021 ARRESTS

On July 11, 2021 the Lyon County Sheriffs Department Received a call to 300 E. Minnesota Ave. for a domestic Dispute. When officers arrived on scene Andreas Ramos, 24, of George IA, and Haleigh Kruger, 22, of George IA  admitted to a verbal altercation and both had physical injuries. After further investigation officers arrested Ramos on a charge of Domestic assault strangulation, an aggravated misdemeanor, and Kruger on a charge of Domestic Assault, a Serious Misdemeanor. They were both transported to the Lyon County Jail. (DK)


7/9/2021 ARREST

On 7/8/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Anna McCord, 33, of Sioux Falls, for Possession of a Controlled Substance-methamphetamine (serious misdemeanor) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Providing False ID Information, Theft 5th Degree, Violation of Financial Liability Coverage, and Allowing Unauthorized Minor to Drive, all simple misdemeanors. McCord was transported to the Lyon County Jail. The arrest stems from a traffic stop in the 2500 block of 140th Street between Lester and Rock Rapids.(AA)


7/8/2021 ARREST

On July 8, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Cole Zimbelman, age 29, of Rock Rapids, IA. Zimbelman had two arrest warrants in Lyon County, IA for failing to appear for court. Zimbelman was transported to the Lyon County Jail. (MAK)


7/7/2021 ARREST

On 7/7/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Edward Tafoya, 30, of Ranchos de Taos, NM, for Public Intoxication-simple misdemeanor, and Carrying Weapons While Intoxicated-serious misdemeanor. Tafoya was transported to the Lyon County Jail. The arrest stems from the report of a suspicious person near Doon.(MAK)


7/6/2021 ARREST

On Monday July 5, 2021 at approximately 7:45 PM the Lyon County Sheriff's Office was called to a residence in Larchwood for an intoxicated male destroying property.  While investigating Jose Jorge Richarz, age 18, from Larchwood threw two household items at a Deputy and tried to push through him.  Richarz was arrested for assault on a peace officer, a serious misdemeanor, criminal mischief 4th degree, a serious misdemeanor, and minor in possession of alcohol, a simple misdemeanor.  (AA)


7/5/2021 ARREST

On 7/5/21, at approximately 0030 hours Lyon County Deputies responded to a residence in George for reports of a physical altercation. Frederick Buckalew Jr (23) of George, broke into a residence and then proceeded to assault the female victim inside by choking her. Buckalew fled the scene and was later located at a nearby residence. Buckalew resisted arrest and spit on law enforcement on scene. Buckalew was booked into the Lyon County Jail on Domestic Abuse Assault, Assault on Persons in Certain Occupations and Interference with Official Acts. Lyon County was assisted by Osceola County Sheriff Deputies and Rock Valley Police Department. (mak)


7/5/2021 ARREST

On July 5, 2021 at approximately 12:25 A.M. Lyon County Deputies were called to a residence in Little Rock, Iowa. Mason Burg (18) of George, Iowa was located at the residence. Throughout the interaction with Burg, it appeared that he was under the influence of alcohol. Burg was arrested and housed at the Lyon County Jail for Minor in Possesion. (AA) 


7/5/2021 ARREST

On 7/4/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Sebastian Pares, 20, of Sioux Falls, SD, for Reckless Driving and Possession of Alcohol Under Legal Age, both simple misdemeanors. Pares was transported to the Lyon County Jail.(AA)


7/5/2021 ARREST

On 7/4/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Daniel Wessels, 60, of George, on an active warrant from Arkansas for Parole Violation. Wessels was lodged in the Lyon County Jail where he was charged with Fugitive from Justice to initiate the extradition proceedings. (AA)


7/4/2021 ACCIDENT

On 7/2/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle accident in the 3300 block of 130th Street of rural Rock Rapids. Investigation at the scene determined Levi Heese, of Wisner, NE, was operating a 2010 Kenworth Semi tractor eastbound on 130th Street. The tractor was pulling a loaded tanker trailer. Heese attempted to make a wide turn and lost control of the tractor/trailer combination in the ditch, rolling it on its side. The tractor was owned by Lund Transfer and sustained disabling damage. The trailer, owned by Cooney Brothers LLC., received minor damage. Heese was cited for Failure to have a Valid Driver’s License and Failure to Maintain Control. Assisting at the scene was Ace Towing. (mak)


7/4/2021 ARREST

On 7/3/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Cassandra Beverage, 33, of Larchwood, on an active warrant from Minnehaha County, SD, for Burglary 1st Degree, Injury to Personal Property, and Simple Assault. Beverage was transported to the Lyon County Jail where she was charged locally as a Fugitive from Justice to initiate the extradition proceedings.(AA)


7/4/2021 ARREST

On 7/2/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Timothy John Sprock, 38, of Rock Rapids, on an active Lyon County arrest warrant for Going Armed With Intent- Class D Felony, Aggravated Assault-aggravated misdemeanor, and Assault Causing Bodily Injury-serious misdemeanor. Sprock was jailed on an $8,000 cash or surety bond.(AA)


6/30/2021 ACCIDENT

On June 25, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office investigated a 2 vehicle accident at the intersection of US highway 182 and US highway 9.  During the investigation, it was determined that Molly Millage, age 27, of Sioux Falls, SD was stopped at a stop sign at the intersection.  Reyna Moreno, age 63, of Ellsworth, MN was southbound on US highway 18 approaching the stop sign.  Moreno reported that her brakes did not function properly causing her to be unable to stop.  Moreno's 2003 Chevrolet Suburban struck the rear of Millage's 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited.  Moreno's vehicle sustained about $3000 in damage.  Millage's vehicle sustained about $5000 in damage.  There were no injuries associated with this accident.(AA)


6/30/2021 ACCIDENT

On June 26, 2021, Lyon County Deputies responded to Highway 9 and Buchanan Ave. Three vehicles were traveling eastbound on Highway 9 when the vehicle in front slowed to make a right turn. Dalton Lode of Sanborn failed to slow and struck the rear of a second vehicle driven by Matthew Doherty of Larchwood. Doherty in turn struck the side of the vehicle in front which was a pickup and horse trailer driven by Newell Chambers of Sioux Falls. Two of the involved vehicles were totaled as a result of the collision. Lode was cited for following too closely. (MAK)


6/29/2021 ARREST
On June 29, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Michael Menard Jr, age 39, from Spencer, IA. Menard was charged with driving while license suspended, driving while license barred, operating while intoxicated, interference with official acts, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) 3rd of subsequent offense, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) 2nd or subsequent offense, and drug tax stamp violation.  The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by K9 Rizzo and the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation.(AA)



6/28/2021 ARREST
On 06/28/21 at approximately 12:38 PM, a Lyon County Deputy arrested Heather L. Kruger [37] of George on an outstanding warrant. Kruger’s charges were Failed to Appear on the original charge of Operating while Under the Influence, a serious misdemeanor. Kruger’s bond was $1,000 cash or surety.(AA)



6/27/2021 ARREST
On Friday June 26, 2021 at approximately 8:50 PM the Lyon County Sheriff's Office received a report of a suspicious vehicle that had pulled onto a residential acreage outside of Rock Rapids. As a result, Sheila Rae Jacobson, age 59, from Beaver Creek, MN was arrested for operating while intoxicated second offense, an aggravated misdemeanor. (AA) 


6/25/2021 ACCIDENT

On Thursday, June 24, 2021, at approximately 10:10 pm, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office investigated a car vs deer accident on 260th St and Grant Ave. Charlotte Clark of LeMars, Ia was operating a 2008 Mercury Sable. Clark was eastbound on 260th St when 3 deer entered the roadway. The Mercury hit one deer and received approximately $5000 in damage. (mab)


6/25/2021 ACCIDENT

On Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at approximately 10:00 pm, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office investigated a 2 vehicle accident on 140th east of Adams Ave. Shayla Post(21) from Sioux Center was operating a 2008 Mercury Mariner. Gregory Johnson (68) from Sioux Falls was operating a 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. Post and Johnson were both westbound on 140th St when a deer entered the roadway. Johnson slowed down for the deer but was rear ended by Post. The Chevrolet went into the north ditch and came to a rest in a bean field. The Mercury went into the south ditch and came to a rest on the driverside at the bottom of the ditch. Johnson andhis passenger were transported to Avera in Sioux Falls for possible injuries. The Chevrolet received approximately $70,000 in damages and the Mercury received approximately $15,000 in damages.

The Lyon County Sherriff's Office was assisted by Larchwood EMS, Larchwood Fire Department, Lyon County Ambulance and Trackside Service and Repair out of Alvord. (mab)


6/23/2021 ARREST

On June 24, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office received a report of a hit and run accident at the intersection of Highway 9 and K30 in Lester, IA. Korey Nelson, age 51 of Lester, IA was northbound on K30 in a silver 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan. Bruce McDowell Jr, age 34, of Sioux Falls, SD was westbound on Highway 9 in a 2019 International truck. Nelson attempted to cross Highway 9 and collided with McDowell. Nelson's vehicle was totaled in the collision and McDonwells's vehicle sustained minor non reportable damage. Nelson received minor injuries and was later seen at Avera in Rock Rapids. Nelson then left the scene southbound on K30. Law enforcement located Nelson on A34 and attempted to stop him. Nelson attempted to elude law enforcement and drove to his home in Alvord. Nelson was non compliant and was taken into custody. Nelson was transported to the Lyon County Jail and charged with failure to yield upon entering a highway, violation of financial liability coverage (accident related), leaving the scene of an accident, eluding, interference with official acts, and operating while intoxicated. 


6/23/2021 ARREST

On 06/21/21 at approximately 10:00 PM, a Lyon County Deputy responded to a male party screaming loudly in the 400 Block of West Minnesota in George, a residential area. Jally Sally [54] of George was taken into custody for Disorderly Conduct, a local city ordinance, and he was transported to the Lyon County Jail. (DK)


6/21/2021 ARREST

On 6/20/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ryan Andereas, 27, of George, for Public Intoxication, a simple misdemeanor. The arrest stems from the report of a disturbance in George. Andereas was lodged in the Lyon County Jail. (AA)


6/19/2021 ARREST

On 6/18/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Cole Zimbelman, 29, of Rock Rapids on 3 active warrants from Sioux County. Zimbelman was transported to the Lyon County Jail on a $2,000 cash or surety bond.(AA)


6/16/2021  TWO VEHICLE ACCIDENT

On Wednesday June 16, 2021 at approximately 1:40 PM the Lyon County Sheriff's Office investigated a two-vehicle accident on Highway 182 near 180th St.  Victor Lyle Heyden, age 69, from Larchwood was operating a John Deere 5525 tractor pulling a hay rake southbound on Highway 182 while Angela Marie Merk, age 53, from Larchwood was operating a 2007 Hyundai sedan owned by Douglas Merk southbound on Highway 182.  Merk began passing Heyden when Heyden turned into a field driveway causing Merk's vehicle to strike the hay rake.  

No injuries were reported. The hay rake received $0 in damages and the Hyundai received approximately $4,500 in damages.  (LS)


6/16/2021  TWO VEHICLE ACCIDENT

On Wednesday June 16, 2021 at approximately 6:20 AM the Lyon County Sheriff's Office investigated a two vehicle accident on A-18 (140th St) and K-12 (Beech Ave). Eda Lodmel Fonder, age 55, from Canton, SD was operating her 2013 BMW 328i southbound on K-12 while Harley Dale VerMulm, age 73, from Hudson, SD was operating a 2015 Ford Transit Van owned by Casey's Bakery Inc.  Fonder failed to obey the stop sign and struck the Ford.  The Ford went into the north ditch and came to a rest.  The BMW entered the west ditch, struck a field drive, vaulted in the air, and landed in the corn field west of K-12.  

Fonder was transported to Avera of Sioux Falls, SD for possible injuries.  The Ford received approximately $3,500 in damages and the BMW received approximately $8,000 in damages.  Fonder was cited for failure to obey stop sign, a simple misdemeanor.  

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Larchwood EMS, the Larchwood Fire Department, the Lyon County Ambulance, the Inwood Body Shop, and the Iowa State Patrol.  (LS)


6/16/2021  ARREST MADE

On 6/15/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Shawn Sanford, 46, of Kasota, MN, for Possession of a Controlled Substance (serious misdemeanor) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (simple misdemeanor). Additionally, Jason Abner, 35, of Kasota, MN, was arrested and charged with 2 counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance (serious misdemeanor), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, No Valid Driver’s License, Violation of Financial Liability Coverage, and Defective Muffler (simple misdemeanors). K9 Athos assisted in the investigation.  (LS)


6/16/2021  ARREST MADE

On Sunday June 13, 2021 at approximately 8:50 PM Treva D Donaldson, age 49, from Inwood, IA was arrested at her residence on Lyon County warrants for Possession of a Controlled Substance, a serious misdemeanor, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor.  (LS)


6/15/2021  ARREST

On 6/14/2021, a Lyon County Deputy conducted a traffic stop on a pickup/trailer combo in the 1500 block of County Road L14 (Kennedy Avenue) north of George for a speeding violation. As a result, Rayshun Gordon, 22, of Houston, TX, was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (serious misdemeanor), and Reckless Driving, No Valid Driver’s License, and Speeding (95 in 55 mph zone), all simple misdemeanors. Gordon later posted bond and was released. (DK)


6/15/2021  ARREST

On 6/14/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Johnny Tavares, 38, of Columbus, Nebraska. Tavares was taken into custody at the Pottawattamie County Jail on active Lyon County warrants for Theft 3rd Degree, an aggravated misdemeanor, and Assault Causing Bodily Injury, a serious misdemeanor. (DK)


6/15/2021  ARREST

On June 14, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Fahy West, age 58, of Harrisburg. SD. West was charged with failure to have a valid drivers license, registration violation, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a controlled substance. West was transported to the Lyon County Jail. (DK)


6/15/2021  ARREST

On June 10, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Leonard Doiel, age 28, of Doon, IA. Doiel was charged with driving while suspended and failure to file SR-22 insurance. (DK)


6/12/2021  ARREST

On 06/12/2021, a Lyon County Deputy conducted a traffic stop at the corner of A34 and Highway 75. As a result, James Evan Slade, 39, of Hull, was arrest on an outstanding warrant from Lyon County for Failure to Appear on the original charge of Violation of a Protection Order. Slade was additionally cited for Operation Without Ignition Interlock, a simple misdemeanor. Slade posted bond and was released with a court date to appear.  (LS)


6/11/2021 CITATION

On 6/10/2021 a Lyon County Deputy conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of IA Highway 9 and Eagle Avenue of rural Lester. As a result, Heather Kruger, 37, of George, was cited into court for Driving While Revoked, a serious misdemeanor.(AA)


6/11/2021 CHARGES FILED

On 6/9/2021, a Lyon County deputy conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of First Avenue and Buncombe Drive in Rock Rapids. As a result, Derek Bucher, 30, of Rock Rapids, was cited into court for Driving While Revoked, a serious misdemeanor, and Driving While Suspended, a simple misdemeanor.(AA)


6/9/2021 ACCIDENT

On June 08, 2021, at 10:25 AM, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one vehicle rollover accident at the T-intersection of 215th St. and Kingbird Ave. Alexander Troy Kock of Lennox, SD was traveling eastbound on 215th St. operating a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado. Kock was traveling well above a reasonable and proper rate causing him to be unable to stop for a stop sign located at that T-intersection. In result, Kock went through the T-intersection causing the vehicle to roll into a ditch/creek. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Trackside Towing and Service. (MAB)


6/7/2021 ACCIDENT

On Monday, June 7, 2021, at 11:36 AM, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office investigated a two vehicle accident at the intersection of North Carroll Street and First Avenue in Rock Rapids. Desiree Rusch (36) of Rock Rapids was operating a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica on First Avenue and was making a left turn on to Carroll Street and was struck from behind by Tyler VanVeldhuizen (21) of Rock Rapids, who was operating a 1995 Chevy C15 after the brakes failed to work properly. No injuries were reported. Rusch’s vehicle sustained approximately $8,000 dollars in damage, while VanVeldhuizen’s sustained approximately $2000 dollars in damage. VanVeldhuizen was cited for following too closely. Assisting was Lyon County Ambulance and Rock Rapids Fire Department.  (LS)


6/6/2021 ARRESTED

On 6/4/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ronald Tribble, 33, of Sioux Falls, SD, on an active Lyon County warrant. The warrant was a mittimus in which Tribble failed to appear to serve 7 days in the county jail as the result of an OWI 2nd Offense Conviction. Tribble was extradited from the state of South Dakota and transported to the Lyon County Jail from the Minnehaha County (SD) jail. (DK)


6/5/2021 ACCIDENT

Friday, June 4, 2021, at 8:00 AM, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office investigated a one vehicle accident near Ashley Avenue on 180th Street. Michael D Post (36) of Inwood, Iowa was operating a 2010 Town & County van and swerved to avoid a deer. Post’s vehicle left the roadway to the right, striking a road sign and continued in the ditch striking a tree. Minor injuries were reported and Post’s vehicle was considered totaled.  (LS)


6/1/2021 ARREST

On June 1, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Ronald Shuck, age 64, of Sheldon, IA for violation of probation. Shuck was transported to the Lyon County Jail.(AA)


6/1/2021 ARREST

On 6/1/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jovan Banks, 34, of Rock Rapids, on an active warrant from Union County, SD, for Burglary 2nd Degree, Criminal Trespass, and Petty Theft 1st Degree. The Union County warrant carried a $2,500 cash or surety bond. Banks was charged locally as a Fugitive from Justice in order to kickstart the extradition proceedings.(AA)


6/1/2021 ARREST

On 6/1/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jiovanni Javert Cota, 20, of Sibley, on an active Lyon County warrant for OWI (Drugged) 1st Offense, a serious misdemeanor. The warrant stems from an investigation by the Iowa State Patrol. Cota was jailed on a $1,000 bond payable by 10% to the court.(AA)


5/31/2021 ARREST

On May 31, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Shelly Smit, age 57, of Rock Valley, IA. Smit was charged with driving while license suspended, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a controlled substances. Troy Fodness, age 56, of Sheldon, IA was also arrested. Fodness was charged with two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of possession of a controlled substances. Fodness was also wanted out of Sioux County, Iowa for failing to appear on controlled substance charges.(AA)


5/31/2021 CITATION

On May 31, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office stopped a motor vehicle on Highway 18 in Inwood, IA. The driver was identified as, Frank Heley, age 55, of Fargo, SD. Heley was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and a controlled substance. Heley was cited and released.(AA)


5/31/2021 ARREST

On 5/31/2021, a Lyon County deputy arrested Tyler Gerritsen, 36, of Sioux Falls, SD, for OWI 3rd Offense-class D Felony, and Failure to Maintain Control-a simple misdemeanor. The arrest stemmed from a report of a vehicle in the ditch in the 3200 block of County Road A34.(AA)


5/31/2021 ARREST

On 5/31/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ronald Sipma, 62, of Alvord, was arrested after a traffic stop near Lakewood Corner. Sipma was charged with Operating Without Ignition Interlock and No Valid Driver’s License, both simple misdemeanors. Sipma was lodged in the Lyon County Jail where he was later released after posting bond.(AA)


5/31/2021 ARREST

On 5/31/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Elizabeth Olson, 32, of Doon, on an active warrant from Union County, SD, for Burglary 2nd Degree, Criminal Trespass, and Petty Theft 1st Degree. The Union County’s warrants carried a $2,500 cash or surety bond. Olson was charged locally as a Fugitive from Justice in order to kickstart the extradition proceedings.(AA)


5/28/2021 ARREST

On 5/28/2021, a Lyon County Deputy conducted a traffic stop in the 1400 block of Beech Avenue (County Road K12) of rural Larchwood. As a result, Treva Donaldson, 49, of Inwood, was arrested and charged with Driving While License Suspended, a simple misdemeanor. Donaldson was transported to the Lyon County Jail. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Trackside Towing and Repair. (MAB)


5/26/2021 CITATION

On May 22, 2021, Stacy Sanders from Marshall, MN was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia. (DK)


5/26/2021 ARREST

On May 19, 2021 the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Frederick Buckalew, age 23 of George, Iowa.  The arrest stems from a traffic stop conducted in Rock Rapids.  Buckalew was arrested and charged with driving while license revoked for OWI test failure, a serious misdemeanor. (DK)


5/26/2021 ARREST

On 05/25/21 at approximately 6:30 PM, Lyon County Deputies responded to a complaint of a male subject riding a bicycle in what appeared to be an intoxicated state in George. The male crashed his bicycle into a parked vehicle in the 100 Block of East Michigan Street, causing damage to the tail light of the parked vehicle. After further investigation, Deputies arrested Jackson Sally [21] of George for Public Intoxication and Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Property Damage. Sally was transported to the Lyon County Jail. (DK)


5/24/2021 ARREST

On 5/23/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Chase Hagedorn, 30, of Spencer. Hagedorn was wanted on a 90-day mittimus out of Palo Alto County. Hagedorn was transported to the Lyon County Jail before being transported to Palo Alto County.(AA)


5/24/2021 ARREST

On 5/21/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ryan Halma, 36, of Inwood on 3 valid Lyon County warrants for failure to appear. Halma was initially arrested in O’Brien County before being transported to the Lyon County Jail. The warrants carried a $3,000 cash or surety bond. (AA)


5/23/2021 ARREST

On May 21, 2021 at 11:58 AM, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a car vs. train accident in the 2400 BLK. Of 210th St. just north of Alvord, IA. William Benard Payton of Sioux Falls, SD was traveling westbound on 210th St. operating a 2019 Ford Explore when he failed to properly stop at the RR crossing and collided with the lead train engine. Benard was transported to Avera McKennan Hospital for his injuries. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by BNSF Railway, Alvord Fire Department, Alvord Rescue, Lyon County Ambulance,  and Trackside Towing and Service.  (AA)


5/20/2021 ARREST

On Thursday May 20, 2021 at approximately 4:40 AM the Lyon County Sheriff's Office investigated a one vehicle accident on Garfield Ave one half of a mile south of Doon.  Cheryl Van Ginkel, age 61, from Doon, IA was operating her 2013 Chevrolet Equinox southbound on Garfield Ave (K-42) when she struck a deer in the roadway. 

The Equinox received approximately $6,500 in damages and no injuries were reported, other than the deer of course. (AA)


5/16/2021 ARREST

On May 16th, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested 39 year old Christopher Huisman, of Rock Rapids.  The arrest stems from a 911 call reporting a disturbance involving Huisman.  After investigating the scene, Huisman was arrested for public intoxication, a simple misdemeanor and lodged in the Lyon County Jail. (MAB)


5/13/2021 ARREST

On 5/13/2021, a Lyon County deputy conducted a traffic stop within city limits of George for a registration violation. As a result, Matthew Hilbrands, 46, of George, was arrested and charged with OWI 2nd Offense, an aggravated misdemeanor. Additionally, Hilbrands was charged with Driving While License Suspended, Fraudulent Use of Registration, and Operating a Non-Registered Vehicle, all simple misdemeanors. Hilbrands was lodged in the Lyon County Jail.   (MAB)


5/13/2021 ARREST

On 5/12/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jeffrey Warner, 39, of Ashton, on an active warrant for Failure to Appear at a Probation Revocation hearing. Warner was extradited from the Minnehaha County (SD) Jail and transported to the Lyon County Jail. (MAB)


5/13/2021 ARREST

On 5/12/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Selamawit Salim, 21, of Worthington, MN, on an active Lyon County warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance, a serious misdemeanor. Salim was extradited from the Nobles County (MN) Jail and transported to the Lyon County Jail where she was served with the warrant. The warrants stems from a traffic stop on 10/23/2020 near the intersection of IA 9 and County Road L14 (Kennedy Avenue). (MAB)


5/7/2021 ARREST

On 5/7/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Antonio Garrett, 30, of Sioux Falls, SD, on 3 active Ida County warrants. The first warrant was a 30 day mittimus. The other two warrants were for Contempt of Court and each carried a $300 bond. The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the Iowa State Patrol (AA)


5/5/2021 ARREST

On May 2, 2021 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office received a call to a residence in George for an intoxicated male.  As a result, Jackson Sally, age 21, from George, IA was arrested for criminal mischief 4th degree, a serious misdemeanor. (AA)


5/5/2021 ARREST

On May 4, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office stopped a vehicle in the 1100 block of Highway 9. The driver was identified as Sheila Hess, age 53, of Floris, IA. Hess was placed under arrest and charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana (2nd offense), and possession of drug paraphernalia. Hess was also cited for a registration violation. Hess was transported to the Lyon County Jail. (DK)


5/4/2021 ARREST

On 5/4/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office charged Ronald Shuck, 64, of Sheldon with Violation of a Protection Order, a simple misdemeanor. Shuck was currently being held in the Lyon County Jail.(AA)


5/1/2021 ARREST

On 4/30/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested John Paul Carr, 25, of Orange City, IA. Carr was arrested on Lyon County warrants for failure to appear for mittimus. Carr was booked into the Lyon County Jail. (MAB)


4/30/2021 ARREST

On 4/28/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ciscojames Eaglefeather Pigney, 28, of Sioux Falls, SD. Pigney was arrested on a Lyon County warrant for failure to appear. Pigney was booked into the Lyon County Jail. (DK)


4/30/2021 ARREST

On 4/29/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested David Harold Warren Jr., 33, of Rock Rapids. Warren was charged with OWI 1st Offense and Possession of a Controlled Substance-1st Offense, both serious misdemeanors. Warren was additionally charged with No Valid Driver’s License, Violation of Financial Liability Coverage, Operating Without Current Registration, and Open Container-Driver, all simple misdemeanors. Warren was lodged in the Lyon County Jail.(DK)


4/30/2021 ARREST

On 4/29/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Krista Badhorse, 54, of Primghar, for OWI 2nd Offense, an aggravated misdemeanor, and No Valid Driver’s License, Violation of Financial Liability Coverage, and Open Container-driver, all simple misdemeanors. Badhorse was transported to the Lyon County Jail. The arrest stems from a traffic stop near the intersection of IA Highway 9 and U.S. Highway 75 in Rock Rapids. It is worth noting that Badhorse had been released from the Lyon County Jail at approximately 10:00 AM on 4/29/2021, on similar charges. (DK)


4/29/2021 ARREST

On April 29, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Ronald Shuck, age 64, of Sheldon, IA. Shuck had a arrest warrant for violation of probation. (DK)


4/28/2021 INFORMATION

Lyon County Sheriff’s Office to Partner with Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division for Tobacco, Alternative Nicotine and Vapor Product Education and Enforcement.

Lyon County, Iowa, April 2021, The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office has taken a pledge to keep tobacco, alternative nicotine and vapor products out of the hands of Lyon County underage persons.

Known as I-PLEDGE, the program is a partnership with the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (ABD) to educate locate retailers and to enforce Iowa’s tobacco, alternative nicotine and vapor product laws. Since the program’s inception in 2000, the statewide tobacco compliance rate has grown to 95%. By participating in the program, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office has committed to do its part to increase the compliance rate even more this year.

I-PLEDGE places emphasis on retailer training. Clerks who successfully complete an online training course and then pass an exam will become I-PLEDGE certified. This allows a retail establishment to use an affirmative defense against a civil penalty if the certified clerk makes an illegal sale.

I-PLEDGE’s retailer training is a great way for clerks to prepare themselves to refuse illegal tobacco, alternative nicotine and vapor sales. The training also assists retailers to ensure they maintain a compliant and responsible establishment.

Deputies will also be conducting compliance checks on local establishments as part of the I-PLEDGE program. Underage customers, under the supervision of law enforcement officials, will enter establishments and attempt to buy tobacco, alternative nicotine and vapor products. Clerks who make the illegal sale will be cited on the spot.

Criminal penalties for selling tobacco, alternative nicotine and vapor products to an underage purchaser include a $100 fine for a first offense, a $250 fine for a second offense, and a $500 fine for third and subsequent offenses. However, handing out citations is not the intent of the I-PLEDGE program.

By partnering with the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division, we hope to educate more clerks and maintain a compliant retail environment in our community. Moreover, we pledge to help keep tobacco, alternative nicotine and vapor products out of the hands of underage persons in Iowa.

To take the I-PLEDGE training or search certification records, go to https://abd.iowa.gov/  (DK)


4/28/2021 ARREST

On 4/28/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Aaron VandeKamp, 27, of Rock Rapids, on a Lyon County warrant for Sex Offender Registration Violation-1st Offense, an aggravated misdemeanor. VandeKamp was transported to the Lyon County Jail where he posted bond and was released. (DK)


4/28/2021 ARREST

On 04/27/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested David Dixon, 49, of Rock Valley, IA. Dixon was arrested on a Lyon County warrant for violation of probation. Dixon was booked into the Lyon County Jail.(AA)


4/28/2021 ARREST

On 04/27/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Anthony Espinoza, 32, of Doon. Espinoza was arrested on Lyon County warrants for failure to appear, theft 5th degree, and driving while revoked/barred. Espinoza was booked into the Lyon County Jail.(AA)


4/26/2021 ARREST

On April 26, 2021 at approximately 4:50 PM the Lyon County Sheriff's Office investigated a two vehicle accident on Oak St and Madison St in Inwood.  Jeffrey Alan Schleis, age 40, from Inwood was operating a 2004 Chevy Malibu eastbound on Madison St.  Angela Christine Evans, age 44, was operating a 2010 Chevy Malibu northbound on Oak St.  Schleis failed to obey the stop sign and struck Evans' vehicle.  Both vehicles received disabling, if not totaling damages.  

Schleis was arrested for operating while intoxicated second offense, an aggravated misdemeanor; he was also cited for failure to obey a stop sign and failure to have registration, both simple misdemeanors.  

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Inwood Fire and Rescue and the Inwood Body Shop. (DK)


4/26/2021 ARREST

On 4/26/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Kareem Michael Wilson, 32, of Sioux Falls, SD, for Assault-bodily injury, a serious misdemeanor. Wilson was lodged in the Lyon County Jail. (MAB)


4/26/2021 ARREST

On 4/25/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jeffrey Rieger, 58, of Sioux Falls, SD, on an active Lyon County warrant for Failure to Appear at a probation revocation hearing. Rieger posted a $2,000 cash bond and was released. (MAB)


4/26/2021 ARRESTS

On April 25, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle at Holder St and Highway 9 in Larchwood, IA. The driver was identified as Jake Vlotho, age 29, of Ireton, IA. Vlotho was arrested and charged with driving while license suspended, driving while license revoked, fail to file SR-22 insurance, operating without ignition interlock device, possession of drug paraphernalia (methamphetamine), and possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). Vlotho also had a valid failure to appear arrest warrant in Plymouth County, IA. The passenger in the vehicle was identified as Nicholas Welbig, age 32, of Brookings, SD. Welbig was arrested and charge with possession of drug paraphernalia (methamphetamine), and possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). Vlohto and Welbig were transported to the Lyon County Jail. (MAB)


4/25/2021  ARREST

On April 25, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ashton White, age 38, of Sioux Falls, SD. White was cited for improper use of handicapped parking space and fraudulent use of registration. White was charged with theft 5th degree, possession of drug paraphernalia (methamphetamine), and possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).  (LS)


4/25/2021  ARREST

On April 24, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Lana Boone, age 43, of Sioux Falls, SD. Boone had two active arrest warrants in Sioux County, IA. Boone was transported to the Lyon County Jail.  (LS)


4/25/2021 CITATION

On April 24, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office stopped a vehicle on Highway 9 and 100th St. The driver was identified as Madison Bauman-Holec, age 23, of Sioux Falls, SD. Bauman-Holec was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.(AA)

 


4/23/2021 DRUGS

On April 23, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office stopped a motor vehicle at Highway 9 and Buncombe St in Rock Rapids, IA. As a result of the stop, two people were cited into court for possession of drug paraphernalia. Those cited were, Zachary Almont, age 23, of Sioux Falls, SD  and Sage Weddell, age 23, of Sioux Falls, SD. (SW)


4/23/2021 ACCIDENT

On 04/21/21 at approximately 0812 hours the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office Responded to a 1 vehicle accident at the intersection of A-34 and Elmwood. Kenneth Boone Of Sheldon was operating a 2015 Peterbilt semi. Boone was attempting to turn South on to Elmwood off of A-34 when his trailer's rear tires went into the ditch causing the truck and trailer to tip over on to it’s side spilling the grain into the ditch.  Boones truck and trailer sustained approximately $20,000 worth of damage.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Alvord Fire and Rescue, Doon Fire Department and Lyon County Ambulance. (MAB)


4/22/2021  ARRESTED ON WARRANTS

On 4/22/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Haylee Lynn Hennings, age 19, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota on two Lyon County warrants for failure to appear on original charges of possession of a controlled substance-marijuana, a serious misdemeanor and possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. Hennings was booked into the Lyon County Jail.  (LS)


4/22/2021  ARRESTED ON WARRANT

On 4/21/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Nicolette Jean Anderson, 30, of Worthington, Minnesota on a Lyon County warrant for failure to appear to serve jail sentence, a serious misdemeanor. Anderson was booked into the Lyon County Jail.  (LS)


4/17/2021 ARREST

On Saturday 4/17/2021 just before midnight a call came in of someone starting ditch fires in the 1600-blk of Indian. Lyon County deputies arrived to find Chad Hoogendoorn in his running vehicle. The deputy could sense Mr. Hoogendoorn was intoxicated and after field sobriety tests he was placed under arrest for OWI 1st offense and was taken to the Lyon County Jail. (DK)

 


4/17/2021 ARREST

On April 17th, 2021, at about 2:10am, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Tanner VandenTop, age 20, of Rock Rapids.  The arrest stems from a traffic stop near the intersection of south 3rd avenue and south Tama Street in Rock Rapids.  During the traffic stop the deputy observed signs of impairment and initiated an OWI investigation.  As a result, VandenTop was charged with operating while intoxicated 1st offense, a serious misdemeanor.(AA)

 


4/15/2021 ARREST

On April 15, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Edy Morales Morales. He was charged with speeding, driving while license suspended, and failure to file SR-22 insurance.(MAB)

 


4/14/2021 ARREST

On April 14, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Bryian Hamilton, age 50, of Inwood, IA. Hamilton had a valid arrest warrant for failing to appear for a 30 day mittimus.(MAB)


4/14/2021 ARREST

On April 14, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Kimberly Baartman, age 48, of Rock Rapids, IA. Baartman had an arrest warrant for operating while intoxicated. Baartman was transported to the Lyon County Jail.(MAB)


4/12/2021 ACCIDENT

On April 11, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office responded to a trespassing complaint in George. Suspect was found in a nearby front yard and admitted to consuming a six pack. Kickpack Karuo was arrested for public intoxication. (DK)


4/12/2021 ACCIDENT

On April 8, 2021 at 10:27 AM the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one vehicle rollover accident at 2431 Ironwood Ave. Michael Keith Bennet of Spencer, IA was northbound on Ironwood Ave operating a 2000 International semi pulling a tanker trailer half-full of milk. Bennet attempted to make a wide left-hand turn into a farm residence when the shoulder of the gravel roadway gave away causing the semi/trailer to roll onto its top in the ditch/creek leaking milk and oil. Bennet was checked out and medically released without injury. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by George Fire Department, George EMS, Lyon County Engineer’s Office, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, and Trackside Towing and Service. (DK)

 


4/11/2021 ARREST

On 4/11/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Bryce Bickerstaff, 21, of Rock Rapids, for OWI first offense, a serious misdemeanor. Bickerstaff was booked into the Lyon County Jail.  (LS)

 


4/10/21 CITATION

On 4/10/2021, at approximately 7:00 PM, a Lyon County Deputy initiated a traffic stop near the intersection of HWY 9 and N Smith street in Rock Rapids. As a result, Joseph Collins, 41, of Rock Rapids, was cited into court for driving while revoked, a serious misdemeanor. (AA)


4/9/21 ARREST

On 4/9/2021, a Lyon County deputy conducted a traffic stop in the 1600 block of County Road K52 of rural Rock Rapids for a registration and speeding violation. As a result, the passenger, Frederick Kurt Buckalew Jr., 23, of George, was arrested and charged with Violation of a No-Contact Order, a simple misdemeanor. Additionally, the driver, Heather Kruger, 37, of George, was arrested and charged with OWI 1st Offense-serious misdemeanor, and Violation of a No-Contact Order (aiding and abetting), Operating Without Current Registration, and Violation of Financial Liability Coverage, all simple misdemeanors. Both individuals were lodged in the Lyon County Jail. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Trackside Towing.(AA)


4/9/21 ARREST

On 4/6/21 Lyon County Deputies stopped a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 in Rock Rapids. The driver was identified as Justin Van Otterloo, 24, of Rock Rapids. Van Otterloo was booked into the Lyon County Jail for driving with his license revoked, operating with no ignition interlock device in the vehicle, and driving with no SR-22 insurance. (AA)


4/9/21 ACCIDENT

On April 9, 2021 at 9:48 AM the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two vehicle accident at K30 (Elmwood Ave) and 270th St. Janette Dissing-Boer, age 48, of Alvord, IA was northbound on K30 in a 2013 Chevrolet Traverse. Daniel Vander Broek, age 58, of Canton, SD was southbound on K30 in a 2012 Peterbuilt and was pulling a 2016 Jet Co side dump trailer. The Peterbuilt and Jet Co trailer were owned by Valley Sand & Gravel Inc of Rock Valley, IA. Dissing-Boer crossed the centerline and struck Vander Broek. Both vehicle’s overturned and became disabled off of the roadway. Dissing-Boer’s vehicle sustained approximately $10,000 in damages and Vander Broek’s vehicle sustained approximately $125,000 in damages. Dissing-Boer and Vander Broek were transported to Hegg Memorial Hospital in Rock Valley, IA for treatment of their injuries. The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Rock Valley Police Department, Rock Valley Fire Department, Rock Valley Ambulance, Sioux County Sheriff’s Office, Sioux County Engineer’s Office, Doon Fire Department, Doon EMS, Trackside Towing and Service, and Inwood Body Shop.

 

The investigation is on-going at the time of this release.


4/9/21 ACCIDENT

On April 9, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office investigated a two vehicle accident at 1st Ave and Union St in Rock Rapids. Ashleigh Benz, age 28, of Rock Rapids, IA was westbound on 1st Ave in a 2016 GMC Yukon Denali XL. Paul Metzger, age 69, of Alvord, IA was leaving a private driveway and attempting to turn westbound on 1st Ave in a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. Metzger struck Benz as he entered the highway, causing damage to both vehicles. Benz vehicle sustained approximately $6,000 in damages and Metzger’s vehicle sustained approximately $3,500 in damages.(MAB)


4/6/21 ARREST

On April 6, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at 1137 Broadway St in Larchwood, IA. The James Lockwood Jr. was found at the address and was found to be in possession of less than 50 kg of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The defendant was placed under arrest for unlawfully manufacturing, delivering or possessing with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance and was transported to the Lyon County Jail.(MAB)


4/6/21 ARREST

On April 6, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested David Plooster, age 28, of Sioux Falls, SD. Plooster was arrested on a Lyon County warrant for failing to appear. Plooster was transported to the Lyon County Jail.(MAB)


4/5/21 ACCIDENT

On April 5, 2021, at approximately 3:36 AM, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call of a single vehicle, single occupant accident near the intersection of IA Highway 9 and Beech Avenue (County Road K12) in rural Larchwood. As a result, the 37-year old female driver from Sioux Falls, SD, was transported to Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls with life threatening injuries. The accident is still under investigation and the name of the driver is being withheld pending family notification. The sheriff’s office was assisted at the scene by Larchwood EMS, Larchwood Fire Department, MedStar and Erwin’s Towing. (MAB)


4/2/2021 ARREST

On 04/01/21, a Lyon County Deputy arrested Robert J. Camack [31] of George on an outstanding warrant for two counts Sexual Abuse 3rd Degree (C Felonies) and two counts Indecent Contact with a Child (Aggravated Misdemeanors). Camack was transported to the Lyon County Jail where he was held on $25,000 cash or surety bond. (DK)


3/31/2021 ARREST

On 3/31/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Benjamin Weig, 32, of Emmetsburg, IA, for Driving While License Suspended and Violation of Financial Liability Coverage, both simple misdemeanors. Weig was transported to the Lyon County Jail where he later posted bond. The sheriff’s office was assisted by Dusty’s Auto Body. (DK)


3/31/2021 ARREST

On 3/20/2021, at approximately 3:00 AM, Lyon County deputies responded to a call at 704 E Iowa ave in George, IA. As a result, Frederick Buckalew, 23, of George, IA, was arrested for criminal mischief 3rd degree, an aggravated misdemeanor, and theft 5th degree, a simple misdemeanor. Buckalew was taken into custody and transported to the Lyon County jail. (DK)


3/31/2021 ARREST

On 3/05/2021, at approximately 9:20 PM, a Lyon County Deputy conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of 1st avenue and Boone street in Rock Rapids. As a result, Isaac Aeschliman, 19, of Lester, was charged with possess/purchase alcohol by person 18/19/20- 1st offense. (DK)


3/29/2021 ARREST

On March 27, 2021, a Lyon County deputy conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Iowa Highway 9 and Hickory Avenue for a registration violation. As a result, the driver, Jayson Wiley, 47, of Sanborn, was arrested and charged with Driving While License Suspended, a simple misdemeanor. Additionally, the passenger, Chase Hagedorn, 30, of Spencer was arrested and charged with Violation of Financial Liability Coverage, Title Transfer Violation, Fraudulent use of Registration, and Allowing Unauthorized Person to Drive, all simple misdemeanors. Both subjects were lodged in the Lyon County Jail. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Dusty’s Auto Body. (MAB)


3/27/2021 ARREST

On March 26, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jackson Sally, 21, of George, on an active O’brien County arrest warrant. The warrant was for Violation of Probation on the original charge of Aggravated Assault. Sally was transported to the Lyon County Jail. (AA)


3/25/2021 ARREST

On 03/22/21, a Lyon County Deputy responded to a burglary in the 700 Block of E. Iowa in George. After speaking to all parties involved, Frederick Buckalew Jr. (23) of George was arrested for Burglary 2nd Degree, a class C felony. (DK)

 


3/23/2021 ARREST

On 3/23/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Four Lewi, 20, of George on an active Lyon County warrant for failure to appear on the original charge of Domestic Abuse Assault-strangulation with injury, a class D Felony. Lewi was lodged in the Lyon County Jail on a $7,500 bond. (MAB)

 


3/22/2021 ARREST

On 3/22/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Glen Meyer, 57, of Boyden, on a valid Lyon County warrant for failure to appear at pretrial conference on the original charge of Driving While Barred. Meyer was lodged in the Lyon County Jail. The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office. (DK)

 


3/22/2021 ARREST

On 3/19/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ryan Monaghan, 31, for Driving While License Suspended (2 counts), Violation of Financial Liability, Title Transfer Violation, and Defective/Unauthorized Muffler, all simple misdemeanors. Monaghan was lodged in the Lyon County Jail. The arrest stems from a suspicious person report in Little Rock. (DK)

 


3/20/2021 ARREST

On March 17, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle near the intersection of Highway 9 and Highway 182. The driver was identified as Anton Alsip, age 40, of Sibley, IA. The passenger was identified as Pablo Marchessini, age 34, of Sibley, IA. Alsip and Marchessini were found to be in possession of two controlled substances and drug paraphernalia. Alsip and Marchessini were placed under arrest and transported to the Lyon County Jail. Alsip and Machessini were charged with drug tax stamp violation, possession of methamphetamine 3rd or subsequent offense, possession of marijuana 3rd or subsequent offense, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Lyon County K9 Athos assisted in the investigation. (MAB)

 


3/19/21 ARREST

On 3/19/2021, a Lyon County deputy responded to a report of a suspicious person/vehicle in the 1700 block of 200th Street of rural Inwood. As a result, Matthew Farstead, 23, of Inwood, was arrested and charged with OWI 1st offense, a serious misdemeanor. Farstead was transported to the Lyon County Jail. The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Iowa Division of  Criminal Investigation.(MAB)

 


3/19/21 ARREST 

On March 18, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle on Highway 9 for a traffic violation. The driver was identified as Fahy West, age 57, of Harrisburg, SD. West was cited for failure to have a valid driver’s license and registration violations. West was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts possession of controlled substance, and unlawful possession of prescription drug. The passenger was identified as Linda Penilla, age 31, of Harrisburg, SD. Penilla was cited for failure to maintain safety belt. Penilla was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. Penilla also had a valid Lyon County warrant for failing to appear for possession of controlled substance. (MAB)


3/17/21  ARRESTS

On 3/15/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Marcene Tingle, 53, of Sioux Falls, SD, and Meredith Rekstad, 40, of Garretson, SD.

Tingle was charged with the following:

Burglary 3rd Degree- Class D Felony

Possession of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine) 1st Offense- Serious Misdemeanor

Theft 5th Degree- Simple Misdemeanor

Rekstad was charged with the following:

Burglary 3rd Degree- Class D Felony

Unauthorized Possession of Prescription Medication- Serious Misdemeanor

Possession of a Controlled Substance (other) 1st Offense- Serious Misdemeanor

Theft 5th Degree- Simple Misdemeanor

Both individuals were lodged in the Lyon County Jail. The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol and Inwood Body.(AA)


3/17/21  ARRESTS

On 3/15/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office charged Jorge Arturo Padilla Tavares, 45, of Fairview, SD, with Driving While Revoked-OWI, a serious misdemeanor, and Operation Without Ignition Interlock and Driving While Suspended (No SR-22), both simple misdemeanors. The charges stem from Padilla Tavares driving himself to the sheriff’s office to serve time on his OWI sentence.(AA)


3/17/21  ARRESTS

On Tuesday March 16, 2021 the Lyon County Sheriff's Office received a report of a suspicious person near the intersection of 190th St and Highway 182 south of Larchwood.  As a result, Jacqueline Aereovenus Evans, age 28, from Sioux Falls, SD and Lucas Michael Gettier, age 19, from Sioux Falls, SD were both arrested for public intoxication, a simple misdemeanor.   (LS)


3/17/21  ARREST

On March 16, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jose Solis, age 39, of Rock Rapids.  Solis was arrested on a Lyon County arrest warrant for a bond revocation.  Bond on the warrant was set at $5,000 cash only.  (LS)


3/17/21  ARREST

On March 15, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jimmy Solis, age 35, of Rock Rapids.  Solis was arrested following a traffic stop when the deputy discovered his license was suspended for non-payment of Iowa fines.  Solis was transported to the Lyon County Jail and charged with driving while suspended.  (LS)


3/17/21  SNOW REMOVAL ACCIDENT

On 3/15/21 Arthur Flier (75) of Rock Rapids was operating his 2010 Gehl Skidloader removing snow from the parking lot of the Lyon County Sheriff's Office.  Flier was moving a pile of snow and was backing up and struck a 2009 Suzuki SX4 which is owned by Doyle Schubert (59) of Rock Rapids.  Schubert's vehicle sustained approximately $2000 worth of damage.  (LS)


3/12/2021 CITED INTO COURT

On Friday, March 12, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office cited Wanbli Larson, age 33, of Sioux Falls, SD for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. (AA)


3/12/2021 ARREST

On March 12, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Joseph Collins, age 41, of Rock Rapids, IA. Collins was charged with  operating while intoxicated. Collins was transported to the Lyon County Jail. (AA)


3/10/2021 ACCIDENT

On 3/9/2021, at approximately 7:15 PM, Taunia Vande Stouwe, 31, of Inwood, was travelling southbound in the 1900 block of Birch avenue near Inwood when her vehicle struck a deer. No injuries were reported at the time of the accident. Vande Stouwe’s vehicle sustained approximately $1,500 of damage. (MAB)


3/8/2021 CITATION

On March 8, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office cited Tyler Ober, age 29, of Rushmore, MN for failure to have a valid driver's license, violation of financial liability coverage, registration violations, and possession of a controlled substance (marijuana). Jana Thammavongsa, age 39, of Fairmont, MN was cited for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).(MAB)

 


McGrew conspired to distribute 3 pounds of methamphetamine across California, Iowa and South Dakota.

A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine plead guilty on January 27, 2021 to 10 years in state prison.

Michael Aaron McGrew, 39, from Los Osos, California, received the prison term in January after a guilty plea to one count of manufacture, deliver, or possess with the intent to deliver methamphetamine.

McGrew was found to have been involved with trafficking 16 pounds of methamphetamine across California, Iowa, and South Dakota.  On February 8, 2020, while patrolling the Grand Falls Casino parking lot in Larchwood, IA, law enforcement searched a vehicle connected to McGrew and ultimately recovered nearly 3 pounds of methamphetamine, and drug trafficking materials. Earlier that winter, McGrew and his coconspirators had brought pounds of methamphetamine to the Midwest for distribution. 

McGrew was sentenced in the Third Judicial District of Iowa by Judge Carl Petersen.  Blair was sentenced to 120 months’ imprisonment. 

The case was prosecuted by the Lyon County Attorney’s Office and was investigated by the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, United States Attorney’s Office, and Iowa Department of Criminalistics Investigation.


Blair conspired to distribute 16 pounds of methamphetamine across California, Iowa and South Dakota.

A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced on February 22, 2021, to more than 11 years in federal prison.

Daryl David Blair, 36, from Los Osos, California, received the prison term after a September 18, 2020, guilty plea to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

At sentencing, Blair was found to have been involved with trafficking 16 pounds of methamphetamine across California, Iowa, and South Dakota.  On February 8, 2020, while patrolling the Grand Falls Casino parking lot in Larchwood, IA, law enforcement searched a vehicle connected to Blair and ultimately recovered nearly 3 pounds of methamphetamine, and drug trafficking materials. Earlier that winter, Blair and his coconspirators had brought pounds of methamphetamine to the Midwest for distribution. 

Blair was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand.  Blair was sentenced to 140 months’ imprisonment.  He must also serve a 5-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mikala Steenholdt and was investigated by the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, Lyon County Attorney’s Office, and Iowa Department of Criminalistics Investigation.


Weisbly conspired to distribute 70 pounds of methamphetamine across California, Iowa and South Dakota.

Weisbly conspired to distribute 70 pounds of methamphetamine across California, Iowa and South Dakota.

A woman who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced on January 20, 2021, to more than 7 years in federal prison.

Marissa Weisbly, 34, from Los Osos, CA, received the prison term after an August 19, 2020, guilty plea to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

At sentencing, Weisbly was found to have been involved with trafficking 70 pounds of methamphetamine across California, Iowa, and South Dakota.  On February 8, 2020, while patrolling the Grand Falls Casino parking lot in Larchwood, IA, law enforcement searched a vehicle connected to Weisbly and ultimately recovered nearly 3 pounds of methamphetamine, and drug trafficking materials. Earlier that winter, Weisbly and her coconspirators had brought pounds of methamphetamine to the Midwest for distribution. 

Weisbly was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand.  Weisbly was sentenced to 93 months’ imprisonment.  She must also serve a 3-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mikala Steenholdt and was investigated by the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, Lyon County Attorney’s Office, and Iowa Department of Criminalistics Investigation.


3/5/2021 ARREST

On 3/05/2021, at approximately 9:20 PM, a Lyon County Deputy conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of 1st Avenue and Boone street in Rock Rapids. As a result, Haleigh Kruger, 22, of George was charged with supplying alcohol to a minor, a serious misdemeanor. Kruger was cited into court. (MAB)


3/7/2021 ARREST

On 03/07/21 at approximately 3:58 PM, a Lyon County Deputy took Leann Schroeder [48] of Archer, IA into custody on outstanding warrants. Schroeder was arrested for OWI 1st offense, a serious misdemeanor, and Failure to Obey a Stop Sign, a scheduled traffic offense. Schroeder was transported to the Lyon County Jail. Her bond was set at $1,300 cash or surety.(DK)


3/4/2021 ARREST

On March 6th, 2021, a Lyon County deputy was on patrol in George.  The deputy observed a red Chevrolet Avalanche being operated by Daniel Wessels of George.  The deputy was aware Wessels had extraditable warrants out of Arkansas.  Contact was made and Wessels was arrested on the warrants.  Wessels was also charged with being a fugitive from justice. (DK)


3/4/2021 ARREST

On February 17, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Matthew Stahl (36) of Chamberlain, SD. Stahl was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance (marijuana and methamphetamine) and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia (marijuana and methamphetamine). Also arrested was, Alexander DeLaPaz, age 29, of Rock Rapids, IA. DeLaPaz was charged with unlawful use of a license and had a valid Sioux County warrant for unauthorized use of a credit card. Stahl and DeLaPaz were transported to the Lyon County Jail.

--UPDATE--

On March 4, 2021, Desirea Tulio, age 41, of Pipesone, MN was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance (marijuana and methamphetamine) and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia (marijuana and methamphetamine). Lyon County K9 Rizzo and the Iowa DCI assisted in the case.(AA)


3/4/2021 ARREST

On March 3, 2021, Jessica Jensen, age 35, of Sioux Falls, SD was charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Jensen also had a valid trespass warrant. Jensen was transported to the Lyon County Jail.(AA)


3/3/2021 ARREST

On 03/02/2021 at approximately 5:07 p.m., Lyon County Deputies responded to a call of an intoxicated person at Casey’s General Store in George, IA. Deputies arrived and arrested Miller A Liwis [51] of George for Going Armed With Intent, a class D felony, and Consumption of Alcohol in a Public Place, a simple misdemeanor. A Liwis was transported to the Lyon County Jail. (AA)



3/3/2021 ACCIDENT

On 3/2/2021, at approximately 8:40 PM, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle accident at the T-intersection of 130th street and Elder Ave near Lester. Investigation at the scene determined that Bernardo Barrera Aguilar, 35, of Rock Rapids, and Lloana Barrera Aguilar, 30, of Chasta, Minnesota, were southbound on Elder Ave in a 2014 Ford Fusion. Bernando Barrera Aguilar lost control of the vehicle and entered the south ditch of 130th street at the intersection. Upon entering the ditch, the vehicle was overturned and came to a stop on the roof of the car. Lester EMS and Lester Fire Department were dispatched to the scene, where they were able to extricate the occupants of the vehicle. The occupants were transported to Avera in Rock Rapids by the Lyon County Ambulance. The vehicle was totaled as a result of the accident.  (MAB)


2/15/2021 ARREST

On February 15, 2021, at about 6:45 PM, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office received multiple calls regarding an erratic driver in Rock Rapids.  Deputies responded to the area and located Jose Solis.  After an investigation at the scene, Solis was arrested for operating while intoxicated 3rd or subsequent offense, a class D felony and driving with a revoked license (OWI related), a serious misdemeanor.  He was lodged in the Lyon County Jail.  (LS)


2/28/2021 ARREST

On Sunday, February 28, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle accident in the 1900 mile of Highway 75. The driver was identified as Romel Vasquez-Lopez, age 21, of Rock Rapids, IA. Vasquez-Lopez was arrested for failure to maintain control and operating while intoxicated. Vasquez-Lopez was transported to the Lyon County Jail. No injuries or damages were reported from the accident. The sheriff’s office was assisted by Lyon County Ambulance, Rock Rapids Fire Department, and Trackside Service. (AA)



2/27/2021 PURSUIT

On Saturday, February 27, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office attempted to stop a vehicle on Highway 9 and Beech Ave. The vehicle failed to stop and a pursuit ensued. The pursuit went eastbound through Larchwood and then southbound to Inwood. In Inwood, the vehicle turned westbound on Highway 18, towards South Dakota. While in Iowa, the Iowa State Patrol deployed spike strips and was able to deflate one of the vehicle’s tires. Once the pursuit entered South Dakota, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office took over and was assisted by the Canton Police Department. The vehicle eventually became disabled on Highway 11 and 281 St. The driver was identified as Janie Salines-Urquilla, age 28, of Sioux Falls, SD. Salines-Urquilla was found to have multiple felony arrest warrants in Minnehaha County. Salines-Urquilla is facing additional charges in South Dakota that are related to the pursuit and for her involvement in Iowa she is charged with the following –

Registration violation

Equipment violation

Driving on wrong side of highway – 2 counts

Passing violations – 3 counts

Speed – 3 counts

Fail to obey traffic control devices – 2 counts

Reckless driving – 2 counts

Aggravated eluding (AA)


2/28/2021 CITED INTO COURT

On Friday, February 26, 2021, Joshua Allen of Sioux Falls, SD was cited for possession of a controlled substance. (MAB)

 


2/23/2021 ARREST

On February 23, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Israel Hewitt, age 22, of Sioux Falls, SD. Hewitt was charged with driving while revoked, fail to file SR-22 insurance, and open container. Hewitt was transported to the Lyon County Jail. (AA)


2/18/2021 ARREST

On 2/18/2021, a Lyon County Deputy conducted a traffic stop in the 2600 block of Kennedy Avenue (County Road L14) south of George. As a result, Jessy Neth, 21, of George was arrested and charged with 2 counts of Driving While License Suspended and Dark Window or Windshield, all simple misdemeanors. Neth was transported to the Lyon County Jail. (AA)


2/17/2021 ARREST

On 2/17/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office charged Nathan Hanson, 26, of Rock Rapids, with Sex Offender Registry Violation-2nd Offense, a Class D Felony. Hanson was already in custody in the Lyon County Jail at this time. (AA)


2/18/2021 ARREST

On 2/18/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Jair Arroto-Hernandez (33) of Rock Rapids. The defendent was charged with driving while license suspended and registration violations. (AA)


2/19/2021 ARREST

On 2/19/2021, at approximately 1:15 AM, a Lyon County Deputy conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of 1st Avenue and Carroll Street in Rock Rapids. As a result, Christopher Gustoff, 38, of Spirit Lake was arrested and charged with driving while revoked, operating a motor vehicle without ignition interlock device, violation of conditions of restricted license, and failure to provide proof of financial liability. Gustoff was transported to the Lyon County Jail. The incident is still under investigation. (AA)


2/18/2021 ACCIDENT

On 2/18/2021 at approximately 6:15 PM, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 2-vehicle accident on the 400 block of North Oak Street in Inwood. Investigation at the scene determined that Kayla Roemen, 27, of Inwood, was southbound on Oak Street in her 2010 Ford Fusion. Roemen was stopped on the roadway and was waiting for northbound traffic to clear so that she could make a left turn into the driveway of her residence. Richard Roozeboom, 29, of Inwood, was also southbound on Oak Street. Roozeboom did not see that Roemen was stopped on the roadway, and he collided with the back end of Roemen’s vehicle. There were no injuries apparent at the time of the accident. Roemen’s vehicle sustained approximately $3000 of damage, and Rozeboom’s vehicle sustained approximately $2500 of damage.(AA)


2/17/2021 ARREST

On 2/17/2021, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office arrested Matthew Stahl (36) of Chamberlain, SD. Stahl was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance (marijuana and methamphetamine) and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia (marijuana and methamphetamine). Also arrested was, Alexander DeLaPaz, age 29, of Rock Rapids, IA. DeLaPaz was charged with unlawful use of a license and had a valid Sioux County warrant for unauthorized use of a credit card. Stahl and DeLaPaz were transported to the Lyon County Jail. Lyon County K9 Rizzo and the Iowa DCI assisted in the case. This case is on-going. (AA)


2/14/2021 ARREST

On 2/14/2021, a Lyon County Deputy located an occupied vehicle in the ditch in the 2100 block of US Highway 75 at approximately 2:10 AM. As a result, the driver, a 16-year-old juvenile from Sioux Center was arrested and charged with operating without owner's consent, OWI 1st offense, possession of alcohol under legal age, failure to maintain control, driving without a valid license, violation of financial liability coverage, and failure to carry registration card. The juvenile was processed and released to a guardian in addition to being referred to juvenile court. Additionally, the passenger, Mario Martin Martin (54) of Sioux Center, was arrested and charged with supplying alcohol to a minor (a serious misdemeanor), and contributing to the delinquency of a minor and open container-passenger, both simple misdemeanors. Martin Martin was lodged in the Lyon County Jail. The sheriff's office was assisted by the Sioux Center PD and Trackside Towing. (DK)


2/13/2021 ARREST

On 2/13/2021, a Lyon County Deputy observed Ryan George Halma of Inwood, IA driving his 2006 Chevrolet Malibu in the city limits of Inwood. It is known that Halma's driver's license status is revoked. A traffic stop was initiated in the 200 block of South Main Street. Halma was arrested and charged with multiple offenses including: driving while license denied or revoked, driving while license under suspension, operate without interlock device, and a registration violation. Halma was transported to the Lyon County Jail. (DK)


2/13/2021 ARREST

On 2/13/2021, the Lyon County Communications center received a call for a 1-vehicle accident located at the intersection of Beech Avenue and IA Highway 9 west of Larchwood. The individual (later identified as CJ Eaglefeather Pigney of Sioux Falls, SD) became combative with the arriving first responders. Pigney then left the scene of the accident and walked to a residence located south of the intersection where Larchwood firefighters tried to stop him from going further onto the residence. Pigney became more combative getting into a physical altercation with a Larchwood firefighter pushing him and spitting in his face. After deputies arrived, Pigney was quickly taken into custody and brought to Avera Merrill Pioneer hospital in Rock Rapids where he was medically cleared. PIgney was arrested and charged with multiple offenses including: operating while intoxicated 1st offense, possession of controlled substance 1st offense, interference with official acts, assault on person in certain occupations, no valid driver's license, trespass 1st offense, and failure to provide proof of financial liability-accident. The Lyon County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Lyon County Ambulance, Larchwood Fire Department, Larchwood EMS, and Trackside Towing. (DK)


2/12/2021 ARREST

On 2/12/2021, a Lyon County Deputy took a report from a local Rock Rapids gas station clerk. The clerk at the gas station were concerned with an individual's behaviour and his driving performance after he left the gas station. A deputy observed the individual (identified as Scott Christopher Rydell of Rock Rapids) driving erratically with multiple traffic infractions. The deputy initiated a traffic stop in the 100 block of South Marshall Street. Rydell had heavily slurred speech, and trouble balancing. Rydell failed field sobriety tests and was transported to the Lyon County Jail where he was booked for operating while intoxicated 1st offense, possession or carrying of dangerous weapons while under the influence, and fail to yield upon left turn. (DK)


2/12/2021 ARRESTS

On Friday, February 12, 2021, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office conducted a drug investigation that resulted in the arrest of the following:

Jesse White Eagle (30) of Wolsey, SD was charged with providing false identification information and possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).

Carly Holden (26) of Rapid City, SD was charged with providing false identification information, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), and fugitive from justice. Holden was found to have a valid extraditable arrest warrant from South Dakota for failing to appear for possession of methamphetamine.

Dillon Harrington (26) of Wolsey, SD was charged with obstructing prosecution.

Lyon County K9 Rizzo, the Iowa State Patrol, and the Iow DCI assisted in the investigation. (DK)


2/12/2021 ACCIDENT

On 2/12/2021 at approximatedly 10:30 PM, the LYon County Sheriff's Office responded to a 1-vehicle rollover accident at the south junction of the intersection of U.S. Highway 75 and County Road A34 (210th Street). Investigation at the scene determined LeAnn Schroeder (48) of Archer, was westbound on A34 in a 2007 Chrysler Town & Country when she failed to stop for the stop sign at the intersection. The vehicle left the roadway off the T-intersection, entered the ditch, and rolled several times before becoming stuck in the timber. Schroeder was transported by ambulance for treatment of possible injuries. The vehicle was considered a total loss. The Sheriff's Office was assisted by Lyon County Ambulance, Rock Rapids Fire Department, Trackside Towing, and Avera Rock Rapids. Alcohol is believed to be a factor and this incident is still under investigation. (DK)