Press Releases regarding Accidents and Arrests in Cass County, Iowa are posted here.

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Arrest
On November 24, 2014, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jacob Allen Cochran, 33, of Red Oak, IA, on charges of Driving While Barred, two charges of Driving While Revoked, and three charges of Driving Under Suspension. Cochran was taken to the Cass County Jail. He was later served with a Sheriff’s Office warrant for Eluding, Driving While Barred, two charges of Driving While Revoked, and two charges of Driving Under Suspension. Cochran remains held at the Cass County Jail on $9,000 bond.
Arrest
On November 21, 2014, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Zachariah Vincel Flathers, 21, of Anita, on charges of Eluding, Public Intoxication, and Interference with Official Acts. Flathers was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released later that day on $1,000 bond.
Arrest
On November 19, 2014, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Randall Joe Conry, 50, of Elliott, IA, on charges of OWI 3rd or Subsequent Offense and Driving While Barred. Conry was taken to the Cass County Jail where he remains held awaiting hearing before the Magistrate.
Vehicle Accident
On November 19, 2014, at 5:30 p.m., the Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a two-vehicle accident on White Pole Road. A 2004 Ford pickup owned and driven by Paul Joseph Stinn, 55, of Atlantic, IA, was westbound on White Pole Road and slowing for traffic in front of it when it was struck in the rear by a 2004 Dodge Durango owned and driven by Heather Ann Possehn, 35, of Audubon, IA. Both Stinn and Possehn were transported to CCMH via Medivac for treatment of possible injuries. Possehn was cited for Failure to Stop within Assured Clear Distance. Damage to Stinn’s vehicle is estimated at $8,000; damage to Possehn’s vehicle is estimated at $12,000.
Arrest
On November 14, 2014, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Michael George Dennis, 45, of Casey, IA, on charges of OWI 1st Offense and Child Endangerment. Dennis was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released the following day on his own recognizance.
Arrest
On November 13, 2014, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Haylee Marie Thompson, 23, of Exira, IA, on a charge of OWI 2nd Offense. Thompson was taken to the Cass County Jail where she was released later that day on her own recognizance.
Arrest
On November 10, 2014, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Sunnie Jo Marie Peck, 20, of Walnut, IA, on a District Court warrant for Probation Violation. Peck was taken to the Cass County Jail where she remains held on $10,000 bond.
Vehicle Accident
On November 7, 2014, at 11:15 a.m., the Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a two-vehicle accident at Dallas Road and 590th Street. A 1992 International semi-tractor owned and driven by Craig Lynn Weber, 55, of Elk Horn, IA, was westbound on Dallas Road when the driver failed to yield to a southbound 2008 Chevy Impala, driven by Donna Louise Jones, 73, of Atlantic, IA. Jones was transported to CCMH via Wiota Rescue for her injuries. Damage to Jones’ vehicle is estimated at $12,000; damage to Weber’s vehicle is estimated at $7,000. Weber was cited for Failure to Yield.
Arrest
On November 9, 2014, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested John Robert Oathoudt, 41, of Griswold, IA, on a charge of OWI 1st Offense. Oathoudt was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released on his own recognizance the following day.
Arrest
On November 6, 2014, as the result of a traffic stop, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Milton Milligan, Jr., 51, of Atlantic, IA, on a charge of Driving While Revoked; and Brandon Adam Fredericksen, 22, of Atlantic, on charges of Possession of Meth and Possession of Marijuana. Both were taken to the Cass County Jail. Milligan was released later that day on $1,000 bond. Fredericksen remains held at the Jail on $2,000 bond.
Arrest
On November 5, 2014, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested John Robert Chestnut, 57, of Memphis, TN, on a District Court warrant for Failure to Appear. Chestnut was taken to the Cass County Jail where he will be held until serving his time.
Arrest
On November 2, 2014, Rodolfo Padilla, Jr., 24, of Yakima, WA, was arrested on a District Court warrant for Probation Violation. Padilla remains held at the Cass County Jail on $100,000 bond.
Arrest
On November 1, 2014, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Rex Talbot Luke, 47, of Anita, IA, on a charge of OWI 2nd Offense. Luke was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released later that day on his own recognizance.
Vehicle Accident
On October 30, 2014, at 4:45 p.m., the Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a one-vehicle accident on 540th Street south of Griswold. A 2001 Oldsmobile Alero driven by Alissa Sue Brosam, 16, of Griswold, was southbound when the vehicle lost control on a curve, entering the south ditch and striking an outbuilding, then coming to rest on the driver’s side. The driver and two passengers refused medical attention. Brosam was cited for Failure to Maintain Control. Damage to the vehicle is estimated at $4,000; damage to the outbuilding is estimated at $500.
Arrest
On October 30, 2014, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jolene Mardell Cain, 34, of Red Oak, IA, on a District Court warrant for Theft 5th Degree. Cain was taken to the Cass County Jail where she pled guilty and was released the following day.
Arrest
On October 27, 2014, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Philip Reed Thompson, Jr., 19, of Lewis, IA, on two Atlantic Police Department warrants for Domestic Abuse and two District Court warrants for Probation Violation. Thompson was taken to the Cass County Jail where he remains held on $25,000 bond.
Arrest
On October 26, 2014, the Cass County Sheriff’s office arrested Jerry Thomas Chapman, 27, of Atlantic, IA, on a charge of Public Intoxication. Chapman was taken to the Cass County Jail where he pled guilty and was released later that day.
Arrest
On October 23, 2014, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Michael Monroe Welch, 21, of Sidney, IA, on a Sheriff’s Office warrant for Sexual Abuse 3rd Degree. Welch was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released later the following day on $10,000 bond.
Vehicle Accident
On October 22, 2014, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a car/deer accident on I-80 at the 50 mile marker. A 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe driven by Andrea Nancy Trimble, 45, of Davenport, IA, was westbound on I-80 when a deer entered the roadway from the north ditch and was struck by the vehicle. No injuries were reported. Damage to the vehicle is estimated at $12,000.
Arrest
On October 22, 2014, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Tony Ray Cue, 26, of Atlantic, IA, on charges of OWI 1st Offense, Public Intox, and Interference with Official Acts; and Dennis Dean Riggle, Jr., 34, of Atlantic, IA, on charges of Public Intox and Interference with Official Acts. Cue was also cited with Failure to Maintain Control and Failure to Have a Valid License. Both men were cited for Leaving the Scene of an Accident. Both men were taken to the Cass County Jail. Cue was released on his own recognizance the following day; Riggle was released the following day after pleading not guilty.
Arrest
On October 21, 2014, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Trent Matthew Suhr, 31, of Walnut, IA, on a District Court warrant for Probation Violation. Suhr was taken to the Cass County Jail where he remains held on $20,000 bond.
Arrest
On October 20, 2014, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Matthew James Wiechman, 31, of Lewis, IA, on a charge of Domestic Abuse Assault Simple. Wiechman was taken to the Cass County Jail where he pled not guilty and was released the following day.
HAPDA CERTIFICATION FOR CASS COUNTY K9 TEAMS

From October 5 – 10, 2014, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office K9 teams of Corey Larsen and Mufasa, and Kyle Quist and Vader attended the Heart of America Police Dog Association annual certification, which was attended by 28 K9 teams from Iowa, Missouri, and Kansas. During the certification competitions are held.
All members of the organization can submit a case for consideration of the Patrol Case of the Year award as one of their best cases for the year between certification periods. The cases are read to all members of the organization and all details such as names, departments, areas, etc., are anonymous. The members of the organization vote for the case they believe to be the best one submitted for the year.
K9 team Quist and Vader received this award for Patrol Case of the Year for an incident that occurred in Audubon County, when the K9 team was called to assist multiple agencies with a domestic situation involving a firearm. At that time, the suspect fled on foot, and K9 Vader tracked the suspect through a field. Suspect was apprehended by Vader’s bite. That subject was arrested on multiple charges after medical clearance.
Deputy Quist and K9 Vader ran a tracking distance and also won a Master Tracker award. This award is granted to one of two competing K9 teams who were considered to be the best in their certification. The judges lay similar tracks for the two competing teams of roughly a mile in length and attempt different techniques to make the K9 teams lose the track. The judges ascertain how well the K9 stayed on track and how the K9 worked on different surface conditions and terrain.
The Cass County Sheriff’s Office is very proud of our K9 teams and the hard work they do!
Arrest
On October 16, 2014, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Trent Matthew Suhr, 31, of Walnut, IA, on charges of OWI 3rd or Subsequent (D Felony), Driving While Barred (Agg), and four charges of Driving While Revoked. Suhr was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released the following day on $12,000 bond.
On October 18, 2014, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Tyler Lee Mills, 24, of Atlantic, IA, on a charge of Violation of a No Contact Order. Mills was taken to the Cass County Jail where he pled not guilty and was released the following day.
On October 18, 2014, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Tamara Lynn McCoy, 35, of East Moline, IL, on a charge of OWI 1st Offense. McCoy was taken to the Cass County Jail and released the following day on $1,000 bond.
Arrest
On October 12, 2014, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Nicholas Clyde Seyler, 25, of Griswold, IA, on a charge of OWI 1st Offense. Seyler was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released later that day in his own recognizance.
Vehicle Accident
On October 7, 2014, at 4:00 p.m., the Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a one-vehicle accident on Highway 173 (590th Street). A 2004 Kia Sedona driven by Jazzlynn Jade Schulte, 18, of Elk Horn, IA, was northbound on Highway 173 when the driver lost control and went into the east ditch. No injuries were reported. Damage to the vehicle is estimated at $1,500. The driver was cited for Failure to Maintain Control.
Vehicle Accident
On October 5, 2014, at 1:38 a.m., the Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a one-vehicle accident on Osage Road west of 550th Street. A 2003 Ford F250 owned and driven by Timothy Alan Carlson, 22, of Elliott, IA, was westbound on Osage Road when the driver lost control. The vehicle rolled several times into the south ditch and came to a rest on its top in a field. The driver was evaluated by Griswold Rescue and refused transport. Upon investigation, Carlson was arrested for OWI 1st Offense and cited for Failure to Maintain Control. Carlson was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released later that day on his own recognizance. Damage to Carlson’s vehicle is estimated at $10,000. Damage to crops in the field is estimated at $250.
Arrest
On October 3, 2014, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Kelly Monta Watson, 36, of Omaha, NE, on charges of OWI 1st Offense and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Watson was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released the following day on $1,000 bond.
Arrest
On October 3, 2014, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Justin Dale Hardisty, 24, of Cumberland, IA, on charges of OWI 3rd or Subsequent Offense and Driving While Barred. Hardisty was taken to the Cass County Jail where he remains held on $7,000 bond.
Public Notice
The Cass County Sheriff’s Office would like the public to be aware of a possible problem that may be going on. A member of the public reported to us that vacuum salespersons had come to her house, and she believed the two male subjects may have been casing the residence. This concern stems from a media release the complainant had seen wherein persons pretending to sell vacuum cleaners come to do a demonstration and later come back to homes to break in. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public to stay vigilant, and if there are any door-to-door salespersons (or anyone else) who seems suspicious, please contact law enforcement immediately.
Vehicle Accident
On September 28, 2014, at 11:25 A.M., the Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a one-vehicle accident on 690th Street and Hamburg Road. A 2002 Chevy Tahoe owned and driven by Amanda Joy Graham, 31, of Marne, IA, was northbound on 690th Street when the driver swerved to avoid a vehicle slowing to make a turn, causing the Tahoe to roll onto its passenger side. Graham and two passengers were taken by private vehicle to be checked for injuries. Damage to the Tahoe is estimated at $10,000. Graham was cited for Failure to Maintain Control.
Arrest
On September 26, 2014, as the result of a traffic stop, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Tyson Hubbard, 33, of Omaha, on a charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance. The driver, 26-year-old Bradley Levi Petermann of Omaha, was charged with OWI 1st Offense and Driving Under Suspension. Both were taken to the Cass County Jail and released later that day on their own recognizances.
Arrest
On September 26, 2014, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Tyler Dean Gage, 28, of Des Moines, IA, on two District Court Warrants for Failure to Appear. Upon arrest, Gage attempted to smuggle a controlled substance into the jail and was subsequently charged with Possessing Contraband in a Jail. Gage is being held at the Cass County Jail on $15,000 bond.
Arrest
On September 21, 2014, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Abdon Rodriguez, 46, of Des Moines, IA, on a charge of OWI 1st Offense. Rodriguez was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released the following day on his own recognizance.