The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office reports that they were advised about 4:50 PM on Saturday of the missing vehicle, a 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix thought to be stolen from Hawarden.
Just before 6 PM, an Akron Police Officer located the vehicle parked in Akron. At that time a man was in the driver’s seat of the vehicle. The Akron officer requested assistance and the Sheriff’s Office and Iowa State patrol responded. Through the investigation it was determined that the person believed to have stolen the car was in the home at 301 Sargent Street.
Plymouth County Deputies and the Akron officer located the suspect in the basement of the home. He was found to be in possession of marijuana, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.
Officers also located two children under the age of 12 and a woman in the home.
Officers arrested 20-year-old Colt Tharon Johns of Hawarden and charged him with possession of stolen property, possession of marijuana third offense, and possession of methamphetamine third offense, all class D felonies; as well as misdemeanor charges of child endangerment and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held on a $5000 bond.
They also arrested 24-year-old Travis John Kidd of Akron on charges of possession of stolen property, a class D felony; child endangerment; and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is also being held on a $5000 bond.
Also arrested was 19-year-old Lauren Christal Goss of Le Mars. She was charged with child endangerment and is being held on a $2000 bond.
The parents of the two children were not home at the time and Kidd and Goss were supposed to be caring for them.