Man Arrested On Drug Charges After Complaint

Maurice, Iowa — An Ireton man was arrested recently on drug charges after someone called in a complaint.
The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Saturday evening, September 26, they received a complaint of a Buick Park Avenue Electra, which was being driven in a dangerous manner near the intersection of 470th Street and Highway 75 in Maurice. Deputies located the vehicle a short time later on 470th Street, a mile east of Ireton and stopped it.

They report that the vehicle was driven by 25-year-old Nathan Clipperton of Ireton. Upon further investigation, deputies suspected that Clipperton was intoxicated on drugs.

Clipperton was arrested and was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated‐drugged, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and illegal possession of prescription drugs.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by an Iowa State Patrol Drug Recognition Expert (DRE).

Distracted Driver Hits Semi

Iowa State Patrol logoHospers, Iowa — A Boyden man’s vehicle was damaged and a Sheldon woman’s vehicle was damaged in an accident near Hospers on Friday, September 25th.

The Iowa State Patrol reports that at about 9:34 am on Friday, 72-year-old James Kray of Boyden was driving a 2007 Freightliner Semi tractor pulling a trailer, and stopped at a stop sign at the intersection of Hospers Driver S and Highway 60, and waiting to turn onto Highway 60. Thirty-one-year-old Crystallyn Sterler of Sheldon was driving a 2009 Ford Explorer southbound on Highway 60 in the right lane.

According to the report, another vehicle was also traveling southbound on Highway 60 in the right hand lane in front of Kray, who stated that he looked left and did not see any approaching vehicles. He turned right and began to travel southbound on 60. Kray stated that he was fully loaded and knew that he would take a little time to get
up to speed so he turned his four-way flashers on. The other vehicle observed the Freightliner enter Highway 60 and changed lanes to avoid colliding with the Semi. Sterler said she was attempting to locate cigarettes in her vehicle and did not see the Freightliner enter Highway 60 collided with the rear of the Semi.

No injuries were reported.

The Freightliner received $8,000 damage; the Ford received $10,000 damage.

Doon Woman Arrested After Accident

Lyon County Sheriff Car Door 60-8Inwood, Iowa — A Doon woman was arrested after an accident near Inwood on Sunday, September 27th.
The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 4:50 am on Sunday, Deanna Fluit of Doon was driving a 2010 Dodge Ram pickup on 240th street, 2 1/2 miles east of Inwood. According to the report, she swerved to miss a deer, lost control of the vehicle and entered the south ditch where it traveled until until it struck the east bank of a creek.
The report continues that upon further investigation, Fluit was under the influence of alcohol and placed under arrest and charged with Operating While Intoxicated, 1st Offense, a serious misdemeanor, and Failure to Maintain Control, a simple misdemeanor. Fluit was transported and booked into Lyon County Jail.

One Charged After Tractor Reported Stolen

Alvord, Iowa — One person has been charged and arrested after an investigation into a tractor that had been reported stolen in Lyon County.
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The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Saturday night, September 26th, their office received a call about 10:50 PM. The caller told the dispatcher that a John Deere 6410 tractor had been taken from a farm site in the 2500 block of 190th Street, two miles northeast of Alvord. The owner had allegedly found the tractor about two miles away with heavy damage to the front loader and bucket attached to the tractor.

Upon further investigation, deputies believe that Tyler Goodchild had taken the tractor without permission of the owner and drove it to another location.

Goodchild was placed under arrest and was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Without Owner’s Consent; an Aggravated Misdemeanor.

He was booked into the Lyon County Jail.

Deputies say the case is still under investigation.

Two Vehicle Accident In Sheldon

sheldon police smallSheldon, Iowa — The Sheldon Police Department investigated a two vehicle accident in Sheldon on Friday, September 25th.

According to the Police Department, at about 5:35 pm on Friday, 82-year-old Harold Sterk was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Colorado northbound on 2nd Avenue in Sheldon. Fifty-four-year-old Steven Nilles was driving a 1995 Chevrolet C1500 soutbound on 2nd Avenue. The report states Sterk attempted to make a left turn from 2nd Avenue to Marietta Road and turned in front of Nilles causing Nilles to strick Sterk’s vehicle in the front right side. Sterk stated that he was looking at something and did not see Nilles.

The Colorado received $8000 damage; The C1500 received $6000 damage.

No injuries were reported

Man Dead After Accident

Hull, Iowa — A Hull man is dead after an accident near Hull on Friday, September 25, 2015.
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The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 4:30 PM, they received a call from a motorist reporting that a vehicle was driving in a bean field along Hickory Avenue. A short time later deputies located a 1993 Chevrolet pickup, which had been driven by 64-year-old Charles Emery of Hull.

According to their investigation, Sheriff’s deputies report that Emery had been driving the vehicle northbound on Hickory Avenue, about a mile and a half south of Hull, when he lost control of it. It came to rest in a grove near a farm home.

A Sioux County Deputy attempted life saving measures on Emery who was transported by the Hull Ambulance to the Sioux Center Hospital. He was pronounced dead at the hospital by the Sioux County Medical Examiner. According to Captain Jamison Van Voorst of the Sheriff’s Office, the incident appears at this time to have been medically-related prior to Emery’s losing control of the vehicle — but authorities are attempting to confirm what happened.

The Chevrolet sustained approximately $100 in damages.

The Sheriff’s Office says the Hull Ambulance crew assisted them.

The accident remains under investigation by the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office.