Little Rock Man Arrested On Drug Charge

Lyon County Sheriff Car DoorLittle Rock, Iowa — A Little Rock man has been arrested on a drug charge.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that 22-year-old Barry Jacob Arends of Little Rock was arrested on Tuesday (3/26) for possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor.

Sheriff’s officials say the arrest came from a probation search of Arends’ home at 141 First Avenue in Little Rock.

They also report that the Department of Human Services was also involved with this investigation.


Four NW Iowa Young People Charged With Alcohol Violations After Rural Sheldon Stop

Sioux Sheriff CarSheldon, Iowa — Four young people have been charged with alcohol violations after a traffic stop south of Sheldon.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports the stop occurred on McKinley Avenue, a mile south of Sheldon, on Saturday, March 23, at 11:30 PM.

Upon further investigation, the deputy determined that the driver, 18-year-old Shane Meerdink of Hull was driving with a suspended driver’s license and had been consuming alcohol. Three passengers in the vehicle were also allegedly illegally in possession of alcohol.

Meerdink was cited for underage possession of alcohol, driving while license suspended, and a .02 violation. Eighteen-year-old Samantha Thompson of Paullina and 20-year-old Brady Schelling of Hull were issued citations for underage possession of alcohol. Also, a 17-year-old boy from Hull was cited into Juvenile Court for underage possession of alcohol and was released to a parent.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Sheldon Police Department.


Alleged Illegal Living In Sibley Behind Bars, Facing Possible Deportation After Alleged Domestic Assault

Osceola Sheriff CarSibley, Iowa — An alleged illegal alien living in Sibley is behind bars, facing possible deportation after an alleged domestic assault.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports their deputies arrested 34-year-old Araon Gomez-Gonzales of Sibley on charges of Domestic Assault, a simple misdemeanor.  Gomez-Gonzales was arrested after an investigation found that he allegedly had struck his live-in girlfriend after an argument.

Gomez-Gonzales is currently in the Osceola County Jail on a $300 cash bond and is being detained for Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agents.


Little Rock Teen Behind Bars, Charged With Violating Conditions Of Bail

Jail Door2Rock Rapids, Iowa — A Little Rock teen has been arrested on a warrant.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that they arrested 18-year-old Thomas Lee Schuck of Little Rock on Friday (3/22). Schuck was wanted on a valid Lyon County warrant, issued the day before. He had already been out on bond for a prior charge and he allegedly violated conditions of that bond.

Schuck is currently being held in the Lyon County Jail on the charge of violating conditions of bail.

His bond was set at $5,000.


Spencer Man Transported To Hospital After Ocheyedan Area Accident

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A Spencer man was injured in an accident near Ocheyedan on Thursday (3/21) and authorities are still looking for the other vehicle.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 5:15 PM, 25-year-old Dustin Taylor of Spencer was driving a 1998 Volvo Semi eastbound on Highway 9, just west of Skyline Avenue near Willow Creek. The report says he crested a hill and observed another semi westbound in the eastbound lane. Taylor slammed on his brakes and swerved into the right ditch to avoid colliding with the other semi.

He ended up colliding with a tree. The second semi never stopped.

Taylor was transported by the Osceola County Ambulance Service to the Osceola Community Hospital.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office is investigating, trying to find the second semi that left the scene.