Man Arrested On Intimidation With Weapon Charge

Date posted - June 10, 2016

George, Iowa — A 911 call turned into an arrest of a man near George on Wednesday evening, June 8th.
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The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 9:30 PM, they received a 911 call in reference to a man who was possibly suicidal.

They say that 55-year-old Jerome Sechser was believed to be armed with weapons in an outbuilding in the 1900 mile of Jay Avenue, which is about two miles north and two west of George.

They say Sechser discharged a weapon and demanded law enforcement leave the property.

At that point, Sheriff Stewart Vander Stoep says the SRT, or Special Response Team was called in. He says that’s a special team from other counties. But Vander Stoep says soon after that, and a few minutes after 10 PM, Sechser put down the weapon and surrendered to deputies on the scene. The Sheriff says Sechser was then taken into custody and was transported to Sanford Rock Rapids Hospital for evaluation.

Sechser was later taken to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office and was charged with intimidation with a dangerous weapon and reckless use of a firearm.

Sheriff Vander Stoep says deputies obtained a search warrant and were able to find only one shotgun in the building.

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