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Matlock Woman Arrested For Probation Violation

Sheldon, Iowa — A Matlock woman has been arrested on two valid arrest warrants charging she violated her probation from earlier cases.

According to online O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Records, 22-year old Lacey Rose O’Clair was arrested Tuesday on two probation violation warrants that, according to online court records, are for felony charges dating back as far as July, 2015.

Sheldon Police Chief Lyle Bolkema says one of the warrants dates back to January, 2016, when O’Clair was charged with 2nd Degree Theft, a Class D Felony, for allegedly passing checks on a closed account that she knew wouldn’t be honored. Bolkema says the checks were passed in Sheldon and Rock Valley.

The other warrant dates back to July of 2015, when O’Clair was charged with 3rd Degree Theft and Forgery, according to online court records. Chief Bolkema says that, in that case O’Clair was charged with obtaining checks from a dumpster, that belonged to a person who had passed away. Bolkema says she then forged the checks and passed them at various businesses.

Online court records indicate that O’Clair was able to reach a plea agreement, and was handed suspended jail sentences, probation and fines on the charges.

Court records indicate that Judge Nancy Whittenburg issued a warrants for Probation Violation against O’CLair on September 28th. She was taken into custody on Tuesday.

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