George Man Turns Self In After Breaking Into Girlfriend’s Home

George, Iowa — A George man has been arrested on a burglary charge after he called to turn himself in.

According to a criminal complaint filed with the Lyon County Clerk of Court’s Office by the county sheriff’s office, 25-year-old Frederick Buckalew of George is accused of breaking into his girlfriend’s house early on Friday. He was arrested when the deputy arrived.

The complaint states Buckalew called the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office and advised that he had just broken into his girlfriend’s house and he wanted to turn himself in. When the deputy arrived at the home, he says he found that Buckalew had broken the walk-in door to the garage to get into the home.

Buckalew was charged with third-degree burglary, a class D felony. If convicted, Buckalew could face up to five years in prison.

He faces a preliminary hearing on Monday, February 27th, 2023.

At last report, he remained in the Lyon County Jail in Rock Rapids in lieu of a $5000 cash or surety bond.

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