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Fort Dodge man pleads guilty to meth and gun charges

Fort Dodge man pleads guilty to meth and gun charges

SIOUX CITY -A convicted felon who conspired to distribute methamphetamine and illegally possessed guns pled guilty March 12, 2019, in federal court in Sioux City. Wayne Allen Quillen, Jr. 49,…

Iowa woman who witnessed to Waterloo shooting and later lied to grand jury sent to federal prison

Iowa woman who witnessed to Waterloo shooting and later lied to grand jury sent to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa woman who lied to a federal grand jury about a shooting in Waterloo was sentenced today to two years in federal prison. Karla Myles, age…

Webster City man pleads guilty to meth conspiracy possessed and distributed meth within public park zone

Webster City man pleads guilty to meth conspiracy possessed and distributed meth within public park zone

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine pled guilty March 18, 2019, in federal court in Sioux City. Jeremy Alan Frye, 35, from Webster City, Iowa, was…

Charles City man arrested for drunk driving

Charles City man arrested for drunk driving

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man was jailed for drunk driving recently. On March 13, 2019 at about 9:23 PM, officers with the Charles City police department stopped a…

Mason City woman cited after child “repeatedly scratched by a dog” leading to hospitalization

Mason City woman cited after child “repeatedly scratched by a dog” leading to hospitalization

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman was given two citations after a child in her care was allegedly “repeatedly scratched by a dog”. Mason City police officers were called…

Charles City man guilty of shoplifting, then given jail sentence

Charles City man guilty of shoplifting, then given jail sentence

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man was arrested after he was accused of shoplifting, then served a jail sentence. On March 4, 2019 at about 2:56 PM, officers with…

United States Attorney’s Office and Sioux City Human Rights Commission to host forum on protecting places of worship

United States Attorney’s Office and Sioux City Human Rights Commission to host forum on protecting places of worship

SIOUX CITY, IA –United States Attorney Peter E. Deegan, Jr. and the Sioux City Human Rights Commission will host a community forum focused on protecting places of worship. Leaders of…

Charles City man arrested for drunk driving after allegedly fleeing accident scene

Charles City man arrested for drunk driving after allegedly fleeing accident scene

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man has been arrested for drunk driving after allegedly fleeing an accident scene. The incident took place on the evening of March 6.  That day,…

Iowa man in state prison manages to deal “pounds of meth,” leading to long federal prison sentence

Iowa man in state prison manages to deal “pounds of meth,” leading to long federal prison sentence

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who was responsible for distributing pounds of ice methamphetamine was sentenced today to more than ten years in federal prison. Duane Baker, age 28, from…

Multiple search warrants executed at Fort Dodge houses lead to seizure of illegal drugs, gun and large sum of cash

Multiple search warrants executed at Fort Dodge houses lead to seizure of illegal drugs, gun and large sum of cash

FORT DODGE – Multiple search warrants were executed Thursday at Fort Dodge houses, leading to seizure of illegal drugs, gun, a large sum of cash, and promises of arrests. On…

Iowa birthday bank robber sent federal prison for 5 years

Iowa birthday bank robber sent federal prison for 5 years

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who robbed a bank in Springville last year was sentenced today to five years in federal prison.  Joseph Jay Kripner, age 46 of Monticello,…

Rockford man convicted of illegal gun possession for third time sent federal prison

Rockford man convicted of illegal gun possession for third time sent federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Rockford, Iowa man who has a history of illegally possessing guns was sentenced today to more than a year in federal prison. Duane Richard Fisher, age…

Cops find over 20 grams of meth on Iowa woman resisting arrest

Cops find over 20 grams of meth on Iowa woman resisting arrest

MANCHESTER, IOWA – An Iowa woman resisting arrest was subdued and cops found quite the stash of meth on her person. On March 12, 2019, at 22:55, officers from the…

Iowa man who distributed over 17 pounds of meth in Waterloo area sent prison for over 10 years

Iowa man who distributed over 17 pounds of meth in Waterloo area sent prison for over 10 years

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who distributed more than 17 pounds of ice methamphetamine in the Waterloo area was sentenced on March 7, 2018, to more than ten years…

Staff assault reported at Iowa’s Newton Correctional Facility

Staff assault reported at Iowa’s Newton Correctional Facility

NEWTON – Two correctional officers were assaulted by an inmate at the Newton Correctional Facility at approximately 6 p.m. Monday night. The assault occurred when an inmate was given a…

Storm Lake man convicted of receiving child pornography

Storm Lake man convicted of receiving child pornography

SIOUX CITY – A Northern Iowa man who received child pornography – including images of the sexual abuse and exploitation of infants and toddlers – pled guilty March 4, 2019,…

Northern Iowa woman sent to federal prison for dealing meth

Northern Iowa woman sent to federal prison for dealing meth

SIOUX CITY – A Northern Iowa woman who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced March 8, 2019, to 8 years in federal prison. Jamie Williams, 33, from Sanborn, Iowa, received…

Estherville man sent to federal prison for meth and guns

Estherville man sent to federal prison for meth and guns

SIOUX CITY – A previous gun conviction did not deter a Northern Iowa man from carrying a gun and crashing a motorcycle during flight from police. Todd Christopher Moritz, 47,…

Fort Dodge man pleads guilty to meth and gun charges

Fort Dodge man pleads guilty to meth and gun charges

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine and possessed firearms illegally pled guilty March 6, 2019 in federal court in Sioux City. Tate Steburg, 47, from Fort…

Deputies arrest two in Worth county after traffic stop

Deputies arrest two in Worth county after traffic stop

RURAL WORTH COUNTY – Deputies arrested two people in Worth county, included a woman wanted on a warrant, after a traffic stop Wednesday. On March 6, 2018 a deputy with…

Northwest Iowa man who tried to deal up to 3 lbs. of meth sent to prison

Northwest Iowa man who tried to deal up to 3 lbs. of meth sent to prison

Sioux City – A Northwest Iowa man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced March 5, 2019, to 12 years in federal prison. Raymond Andrew Kerns, 37, from Cherokee, Iowa,…

Convicted Mason City domestic abuser nabbed at work on warrant after violent incident

Convicted Mason City domestic abuser nabbed at work on warrant after violent incident

MASON CITY – A convicted Mason City domestic abuser who served prison time for his past crimes was nabbed at his job at a chicken restaurant on a warrant after…

Fort Dodge police officer loses consciousness after traffic stop and exposure to possible fentanyl

Fort Dodge police officer loses consciousness after traffic stop and exposure to possible fentanyl

FORT DODGE – A Fort Dodge police officer lost consciousness this weekend after a traffic stop and exposure to possible fentanyl. On Sunday, March 3, 2019, a Fort Dodge Police Officer…

Charles City police officer struck and dragged by fleeing Minnesota man during auto chase

Charles City police officer struck and dragged by fleeing Minnesota man during auto chase

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City police officer was injured and hospitalized after he was struck and dragged by a fleeing Minnesota man during an auto chase Thursday morning. According…

Iowa ice meth ring conspirators sent to prison

Iowa ice meth ring conspirators sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – Over the last week, five people have been sentenced to federal prison for their roles in trafficking methamphetamine throughout central and northern Iowa. Octavio Cortez Fierros, age…

Fort Dodge drug dealer and convicted burglar pleads guilty to Iowa meth conspiracy

Fort Dodge drug dealer and convicted burglar pleads guilty to Iowa meth conspiracy

SIOUX CITY – A Fort Dodge man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine pled guilty February 28, 2019, in federal court in Sioux City. Michael Halstead, 32, from Fort Dodge, Iowa,…

Garner man awaits trial on multiple felony charges

Garner man awaits trial on multiple felony charges

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Brazilian man’s outrageous behavior on flight that led to landing in Iowa gets prison term

Brazilian man’s outrageous behavior on flight that led to landing in Iowa gets prison term

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Brazilian man’s outrageous behavior on a flight that led to the airliner landing in Iowa received a prison term at sentencing this week. Guilherme Alves De…

Algona contractor who put workers in danger of asbestos exposure sentenced to probation

Algona contractor who put workers in danger of asbestos exposure sentenced to probation

CEDAR RAPIDS – An experienced Algona contractor who purchased and renovated the former Kossuth County Home without thoroughly inspecting for asbestos was sentenced February 13, 2019, to two years of…

Convicted Plymouth meth criminal and two others caught with loaded gun, meth, pills

Convicted Plymouth meth criminal and two others caught with loaded gun, meth, pills

WORTH COUNTY – An armed, convicted meth criminal from Plymouth and his two pals were caught in Worth county after a vigilant deputy pulled them over for an obscured registration…

Osage educator arrested for drunk driving in Charles City

Osage educator arrested for drunk driving in Charles City

CHARLES CITY – An Osage man who is a school principal was recently arrested for drunk driving in Charles City. On February 16, 2019 at 11:21 PM, officers with the…

Mason City duo arrested after illegally scarfing down Red Bull and hot dog

Mason City duo arrested after illegally scarfing down Red Bull and hot dog

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Charles City man on probation for domestic violence caught drunk driving

Charles City man on probation for domestic violence caught drunk driving

CHARLES CITY – Police in Charles City responded to a disturbance in the process, arrested a man for drunk driving that is already on probation for domestic violence. The incident…

Northern District of Iowa U.S. Attorney’s Office collects over $4,000,000 for taxpayers in fiscal year 2018

Northern District of Iowa U.S. Attorney’s Office collects over $4,000,000 for taxpayers in fiscal year 2018

CEDAR RAPIDS – U.S. Attorney Peter E. Deegan, Jr. announced today that the Northern District of Iowa collected $4,488,405.85 in criminal and civil actions in Fiscal Year 2018. Of this…

Illegal alien from Honduras nabbed at Spencer hotel, sent to prison for 6 months

Illegal alien from Honduras nabbed at Spencer hotel, sent to prison for 6 months

SIOUX CITY – A man who entered the United States illegally from Honduras was sentenced on February 20, 2019, to six months’ in prison. Enrique Garcia-Dormes, age 32, from Honduras,…

Mexican criminal living in Eagle Grove sent to prison for illegally reentering the United States

Mexican criminal living in Eagle Grove sent to prison for illegally reentering the United States

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Mexican man convicted of numerous crimes who illegally returned to the United States to live in Eagle Grove after being deported four times was sentenced to…

Selling two guns leads to over three years in federal prison for convicted felon from Nashua

Selling two guns leads to over three years in federal prison for convicted felon from Nashua

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Nashua man with multiple prior felony convictions who sold two firearms in July 2018 was sentenced to more than three years in federal prison. Dalton Mathias…

Chicago police arrest actor Jussie Smollet after egregious fake hate crime report blaming Trump supporters

Chicago police arrest actor Jussie Smollet after egregious fake hate crime report blaming Trump supporters

CHICAGO – Chicago police arrested actor Jussie Smollet after an egregious fake hate crime report pinning blame on fictitious, racist Trump supporters Jussie Smollet, age 36, who “stars” in a…

Former Cerro Gordo supervisor and current NIACC board member Jay Urdahl pleads not guilty to harassment

Former Cerro Gordo supervisor and current NIACC board member Jay Urdahl pleads not guilty to harassment

MASON CITY – Former Cerro Gordo supervisor Jay Urdahl, charged with harassment and cited by Mason City police after allegedly leaving a scary fake rat and a note from a…

West Hancock teacher accused of felony drunk driving

West Hancock teacher accused of felony drunk driving

BRITT – A West Hancock educator was arrested for a third drunk driving offense recently. Raylea Hepker, age 27, allegedly committed her latest drunk driving offense on January 28. She…

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