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Hartley Man Arrested, Charged With Failure To Report Accident In Royal

ClaySheriff DinkyRoyal, Iowa — A Hartley man was arrested and jailed after an incident in Royal.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office reports that they received a report of a hit-and-run accident with damage to a building on Tuesday, February 5th. They say that Becky Smoot of Royal reported her shed in the backyard by the alley had been struck by a vehicle and had a hole in it.

After an investigation, Clay County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 20-year-old Kyle Frederick of Hartley in connection with the incident. He was arrested on Tuesday morning (2/12). Deputies charged him with Failure to Report an Accident.

Deputies found out that on or around February 5th, Frederick backed his truck into the wall of Smoot’s shed and left the scene.

Frederick was placed under arrest and was transported to the Clay County Jail. He was also charged with No Proof of Insurance (Accident Related).

Frederick was held in jail to appear before the magistrate.

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