Former Plymouth County Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested

Le Mars, Iowa — A former Plymouth County Sheriff’s  Deputy was taken into custody Thursday by agents with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.

According to authorities, Aaron Leusink has been charged with multiple criminal charges related to burglaries and thefts relating to prescriptions and medications that occurred while he was employed as a Plymouth County Sheriff’s deputy.

Leusink is charged with one 1 count of Burglary 1st Degree, a Class B Felony; 2 counts of Burglary in the 2nd Degree, a Class C Felony, 2 counts of Burglary in the 3rd Degree, a Class D Felony, Felonious Misconduct in Office, a Class D Felony, Unlawful Possession of Prescription Drugs, a Serious Misdemeanor, 1 count of theft in the 4th Degree, a Serious Misdemeanor, and 3 Counts of theft in the 5th Degree, a Simple Misdemeanor, according to authorities.

A $30,000.00 cash or surety bond was set for Leusink.

The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office says that, while conducting a review of their internal records, they became aware of potential criminal acts that allegedly involved Leusink. He was placed on administrative leave during an independent investigation by the DCI, and was terminated from the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office on April 23, 2020, according to the report.


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