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Man sent to jail for stealing a van and crashing it into a church

Man sent to jail for stealing a van and crashing it into a church

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who stole a suburban, crashed it into a church and ran from police has been sentenced to jail. On May 21, 2017, at…

Iowa child molester found hanging in jail cell

Iowa child molester found hanging in jail cell

NEWTON, IOWA – A convicted Iowa child molester was found hanging in his jail cell this weekend. Paz Alcides Chica, age 43, was pronounced dead at 9:53 PM on Saturday,…

Rock Falls man sent to jail for fighting deputy and dangerous high speed chase

Rock Falls man sent to jail for fighting deputy and dangerous high speed chase

MASON CITY – A Rock Falls man who refused to go quietly after a deputy pulled him over then led police on a high-speed chase has been sent to jail.…

Northern Iowa man sentenced to federal prison for meth conspiracy

Northern Iowa man sentenced to federal prison for meth conspiracy

SIOUX CITY – A Northern Iowa man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced August 18, 2017, to more than six years in federal prison. Matthew Wessels, 36, from Sac…

Northern Iowa man busted for felony drunk driving

Northern Iowa man busted for felony drunk driving

DELAWARE COUNTY, IOWA – A Northern Iowa man was busted this weekend for feloyn drunk driving. On August 20, 2017 a Manchester police officer stopped a car on East Union…

Stealing booze lands Waterloo woman and Dubuque woman in jail

Stealing booze lands Waterloo woman and Dubuque woman in jail

MANCHESTER, IOWA – The allure of booze was so strong that a couple allegedly tried to steal a tasty beverage from a Northern Iowa grocery store. Manchester, Iowa police were…

Traffic complaint leads to arrest of Mason City woman for drunk driving

Traffic complaint leads to arrest of Mason City woman for drunk driving

MASON CITY – A traffic complaint led to the arrest of a Mason City woman for drunk driving this weekend. Mason City police were dispatched for a traffic complaint on…

Mason City woman jailed after alleged drunk driving crash

Mason City woman jailed after alleged drunk driving crash

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – A Mason City woman was jailed late Friday night after an alleged drunk driving crash. A Cerro Gordo county deputy was called to assist a…

Mason City man with violent past arrested after domestic incident

Mason City man with violent past arrested after domestic incident

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Oklahoma minister sentenced to 57 months in prison for using a computer to view child pornography

Oklahoma minister sentenced to 57 months in prison for using a computer to view child pornography

TULSA, OK — A Tulsa minister was sentenced this week to 57 months in federal prison for accessing with intent to view child pornography. This sentence was announced by Acting…

North Iowa businessman accused of sex abuse

North Iowa businessman accused of sex abuse

MILFORD, IOWA – A North Iowa businessman is accused of sex abuse after his business was raided by police this week. On August 17th, 2017, as part of a joint…

Northern Iowa man accused of sex abuse of child

Northern Iowa man accused of sex abuse of child

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Grand jury charges tractor trailer driver with transporting illegal aliens for financial gain resulting in 10 deaths

Grand jury charges tractor trailer driver with transporting illegal aliens for financial gain resulting in 10 deaths

SAN ANTONIO — A South Texas federal grand jury indicted the tractor trailer driver Wednesday for his role in a smuggling operation which resulted in the deaths of 10 illegal…

Cops use drones and dogs to hunt down alleged shysters who ripped off Iowa man

Cops use drones and dogs to hunt down alleged shysters who ripped off Iowa man

WEST UNION, IOWA – Six people are in jail or wanted after they took advantage of an Iowa man, and one of the female suspects tried to get away, leading…

UPDATE: Minor in custody after person stabbed at Iowa State Fair

UPDATE: Minor in custody after person stabbed at Iowa State Fair

DES MOINES – The Iowa State Patrol and the Des Moines Police Department are investigating a stabbing at the Iowa State Fair. According to a brief sent by the Iowa…

Man who killed Iowa deputy while escaping from custody gets life sentence

Man who killed Iowa deputy while escaping from custody gets life sentence

COUNCIL BLUFFS – A man who shot two deputies – killing one – as he was transported from a jail earlier this year and then led police on a dangerous…

Eagle Grove man charged with child sexual exploitation offenses

Eagle Grove man charged with child sexual exploitation offenses

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Eagle Grove man has been charged with federal child sexual exploitation offenses. Jason Marvets, age 30, of Eagle Grove, Iowa, has been charged with sexual exploitation…

North Iowa man who tortured woman sent to prison for life

North Iowa man who tortured woman sent to prison for life

ROCKWELL, IOWA – A convicted domestic abuser accused of a heinous crime against a woman is guilty and has been given a life sentence in prison. On October 7, 2016…

Cell phone store robbers who terrorized stores around the Midwest caught in Iowa, convicted of crimes

Cell phone store robbers who terrorized stores around the Midwest caught in Iowa, convicted of crimes

NEW ALBANY, INDIANA – Two armed, violent cell phone store robbers who were ultimately caught in Iowa after a reign of terror around the Midwest have been convicted and could…

Two people charged with murder after missing Iowa woman found

Two people charged with murder after missing Iowa woman found

FORT DODGE – A missing Iowa woman has been found deceased, and two people have been charged with first-degree murder for her death. On August 14, 2017, an autopsy was…

Sex offender calling Mason City home sent to jail for violation of registry

Sex offender calling Mason City home sent to jail for violation of registry

MASON CITY – A sex offender calling Mason City home has been sent to jail for failing to comply with the state’s sex offender registry. Julio Cesar Ramirez, age 38…

Mason City man guilty of second drunk driving offense

Mason City man guilty of second drunk driving offense

MASON CITY – A Mason City man is guilty of his second drunk driving offense and still awaits court proceedings after the officer discovered an illegal substance during the traffic…

Iowa man jailed for repeatedly attempting to sexually assault teen girl

Iowa man jailed for repeatedly attempting to sexually assault teen girl

WESTGATE, IOWA – An Iowa man is in jail after authorities say he attempted on more than one occasion to sexually assault a teen. Upon completion of an investigation in…

Aryan Brotherhood of Texas and Aryan Circle members sent to prison; largest case prosecuted in US focusing on white supremacists

Aryan Brotherhood of Texas and Aryan Circle members sent to prison; largest case prosecuted in US focusing on white supremacists

DALLAS, TEXAS — Prosecutors in the Northern District of Texas have wrapped up what is believed to be the largest prosecution in the nation’s history of individuals connected to violent…

Iowa man accused of murdering his parents dies in jail cell

Iowa man accused of murdering his parents dies in jail cell

CLINTON, IOWA – An Iowa man faced with two counts of first-degree murder has died in a jail cell, and the death has been ruled a suicide. The name of…

Trial scheduled for man who allegedly caused disturbance at Mercy, then accused doctor of sexual harassment

Trial scheduled for man who allegedly caused disturbance at Mercy, then accused doctor of sexual harassment

MASON CITY – A North Iowa man who is accused of damaging Mercy Hospital property and injuring a person there and later picketed the health center, leveling his own claims…

Black Hawk county troublemaker arrested for felony assault in Charles City

Black Hawk county troublemaker arrested for felony assault in Charles City

CHARLES CITY – A man who spent time in an Iowa prison was arrested for felony domestic abuse assault in Charles City. On August 7, 2017 at about 8:41 PM,…

Charles City man arrested after fight

Charles City man arrested after fight

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man was recently arrested after a fight near some low-income apartments in town. On August 8, 2017, officers with the Charles City police department…

Charles City woman accused of meth possession

Charles City woman accused of meth possession

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City woman is accused by police of meth possession. On August 10, 2017, at about 12:28 AM, officers with the Charles City police department went…

Waterloo man charged with unlawful possession of firearm and ammunition

Waterloo man charged with unlawful possession of firearm and ammunition

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Waterloo man has been charged with unlawful possession of firearm and ammunition. Wayne J. Jones, II, 38, from Waterloo, Iowa, has been charged with one count…

Storm Lake tax return preparer sentenced in federal court for preparing and filing fraudulent tax returns

Storm Lake tax return preparer sentenced in federal court for preparing and filing fraudulent tax returns

SIOUX CITY – A woman who formerly operated her own tax return preparation business and prepared and filed fraudulent federal tax returns was sentenced to four years’ probation and ordered…

Three Dubuque heroin dealers sentenced to federal prison

Three Dubuque heroin dealers sentenced to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – Two men who sold heroin and fentanyl that killed a Dubuque man in April 2016, and another man who sold heroin and illegally possessed a firearm were…

Escaped domestic abuser sought by regional authorities

Escaped domestic abuser sought by regional authorities

WATERLOO – An escaped, convicted domestic abuser is on the loose, and regional authorities are on the lookout. Malik De’Sean Richard, convicted of domestic abuse assault- 3rd or subsequent offense…

Mason City man who hid in a marsh after fleeing from cops will stand trial

Mason City man who hid in a marsh after fleeing from cops will stand trial

MASON CITY – A Mason city man who led cops on a car and foot chase in July and was caught by a police dog will stand trial for a…

Green man says he’s not guilty in felony drunk driving case

Green man says he’s not guilty in felony drunk driving case

OSAGE – A Greene man will stand trial after he was arrested by Osage police on a felony drunk driving charge. Lee Coltan Marzen, age 26 of Greene, was arrested…

North Iowa sex offender accused of crimes against child says he’s not guilty

North Iowa sex offender accused of crimes against child says he’s not guilty

FOREST CITY – A man convicted of sex crimes in at least two North Iowa counties and facing new charges of sex crimes against a child says he’s not guilty.…

Charges dropped against woman who allegedly tried to damage mall door

Charges dropped against woman who allegedly tried to damage mall door

MASON CITY – A woman who was convicted of stealing from a downtown Mason City retailer later appeared at the store she victimized and tried to damage a door, but…

Lebanese man sent to prison for brokering gun shipments to Lebanon from Iowa

Lebanese man sent to prison for brokering gun shipments to Lebanon from Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Lebanese man has been sent to prison for brokering gun shipments to Lebanon from Iowa. Fadi Yassine, age 42, a Lebanese citizen, was sentenced in United…

Nineteen Black Hawk county men charged with federal drug trafficking and firearms offenses

Nineteen Black Hawk county men charged with federal drug trafficking and firearms offenses

CEDAR RAPIDS – Nineteen Black Hawk County men – mostly from Waterloo – have been charged with federal drug trafficking and firearms offenses. The charges are contained in five indictments…

Convicted child porn possessor sent to prison for failing to register as a sex offender in Iowa

Convicted child porn possessor sent to prison for failing to register as a sex offender in Iowa

SIOUX CITY – A man who failed to register as a sex offender was sentenced August 2, 2017, to more than one year in federal prison. Daniel Virgil Kleve, age…

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