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Pretrial Conference Is Wednesday For Hartley Man Facing Felony OWI, Drug Charges

Spencer, Iowa — A Hartley man facing felony OWI and other traffic and drug charges faces a pretrial conference this Wednesday, November 15th.

Clay County authorities say 38-year old Jeremy Rose’s arrest stemmed from the response to a suspicious person complaint on July 16th. The caller reported that a man had been at a home and advised the resident he had been in an accident and wanted to use their phone. Authorities say the caller also said that the man had stated he didn’t want an ambulance or help called for.

Authorities located Rose walking in the 3100 mile of 140th Avenue. They say that Rose had a suspended drivers license and deputies say he admitted to having used marijuana earlier in the afternoon. Authorities say they did field sobriety tests on Rose, and then arrested him on a charge of Driving Under Suspension. Upon further investigation, deputies allegedly found marijuana, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in Rose’s backpack.

He was also charged with Failure to Maintain Control, Operating a Non-Registered Vehicle, No Insurance, Driving Under Suspension and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, all Simple Misdemeanors, Possession of Marijuana and Methamphetamine, both Serious Misdemeanors, and Felony Operating While Intoxicated.

The pretrial conference is this Wednesday. At this time the jury trial is scheduled for December 19th.

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