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

  Cass County Sheriff - Press Releases                                    

Accident
On June 26, 2015, at approximately 7:30 a.m., the Cass County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to 630th Street and Oxford Road south of Atlantic for a multiple vehicle accident. Upon arrival, it was determined that there were two vehicles involved with five injured parties. All of the parties were transported to Cass County Memorial Hospital for treatment. Two of the injured were later airlifted to CHI Creighton University Medical Center with critical injuries. The three others transported to CCMH were treated and released. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol, Iowa Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Enforcement, Atlantic Police Department, and the Department of Transportation Road Maintenance Staff. The injured were treated by area Fire and Rescue Departments from Cumberland, Massena, Lewis, and Atlantic Medivac. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
Update:
The driver of a 2000 Oldsmobile was Marli Burcham, 22. A passenger in the Burcham vehicle was 49-year-old Katherine Moore. As of Monday, June 29th, 2015, Burcham was listed in serious condition at Creighton University Hospital, and Moore was listed in critical condition, also at Creighton University Hospital.
The driver of a 2008 Ford owned by Henningsen Construction was Marlon Feltner, 64. Passengers in the Ford were 64-year-old James Mickelson and 32-year-old Zachary Frank. All three men were treated at CCMH and released.
Accident
On June 23, 2015, at 4:02 p.m., the Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a two-vehicle accident in the alley between 4th Street and Highway 92 in Griswold. A 2013 Chevy Equinox owned and driven by Debra Lee Alexander, 58, of Griswold, IA, was backing from a residential drive into the alley when the vehicle struck a westbound 2004 Buick Lesabre owned and driven by Virginia Lou Askeland, 81, also of Griswold. No injuries were reported. Damage to Alexander’s vehicle is estimated at $2600; damage to Askeland’s vehicle is estimated at $2000.
Incident
On June 23, 2015, at 10:48 a.m., the Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a 9-year-old child bitten by a dog in Anita. Investigation determined the child was bitten at the residence of the owner of the dog, and sustained injuries requiring medical attention. The animal was on a leash on its property at the time of incident.
Arrest
On June 20, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Shane Michael Suhr, 24, of Anita, IA, on charges of Public Intoxication and Disorderly Conduct. Suhr was taken to the Cass County Jail where he pled not guilty later that day and was released.
Arrest
On June 20, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Joseph Donald Fredericksen, 27, of Atlantic, IA, on a charge of Driving While Revoked. Fredericksen was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released later that day on $1,000 bond.
Cumberland Woman Pleads Guilty to Filing a False Tax Return
Kathy Cullen admitted to failing to report funds to the IRS that she embezzled from her employer.
DES MOINES, IA – On June 17, 2015, Kathy Joan Cullen appeared in United States District Court, before the Honorable Celeste F. Bremer, and pled guilty to filing a false 2009 tax return, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt.
According to the plea agreement, Cullen embezzled money from her employer, 21st Century Cooperative. Over a period of six years, Cullen wrote over $1.3 million in checks to herself and deposited the proceeds into a personal bank account. Cullen admitted that she failed to account for the embezzled funds in her 2009 tax return.
Cullen is scheduled to be sentenced before the Honorable John A. Jarvey on October 1, 2015, at 3:30 p.m., in Des Moines, IA. Filing a false tax return carries a maximum term of three years imprisonment, up to a $100,000 fine, and up to one year of supervised release. Cullen is also required to pay restitution, in an amount ordered by the Court.
This case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation, and the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.
Arrest
On June 15, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Amanda Corine Elrod, 26, of Omaha, NE, on a Cass County warrant for Failure to Appear. Elrod was taken to the Cass County Jail where she pled guilty and was released later that day.
Arrest
On June 15, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Andrew James Roach, 19, of Griswold, IA, on charges of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor and Minor in Possession of Alcohol. Roach was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released the following day on his own recognizance.
Arrest
On June 15, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Tary Joseph Scholz, 50, of Lincoln, NE, on two District Court warrants, one for Burglary 3rd Degree and Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree; and one for Burglary 3rd Degree and Criminal Mischief 4th Degree, as related to area burglaries in October 2013 of car washes and laundromats. Scholz was taken to the Cass County Jail where he remains held on $11,500 bond.
Arrest
On June 12, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Sean Patrick Gifford, 32, of Atlantic, IA, on charges of Possession with Intent to Deliver. Gifford was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was later released to Shelby County, where he was also wanted on a warrant.
Search
On June 7, 2015, at approximately 2:21 a.m., the Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a 19-year-old female subject who left Valley Oil on foot, for reasons unknown, and headed east across Highway 71 into a wooded area. The subject did not cooperate with authorities who attempted to find her. After a three-hour search, the subject was located and transported to Cass County Memorial Hospital for evaluation. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol, the Atlantic Police Department, and Audubon County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff would also like to extend special thanks to the Atlantic Firemen who volunteered to come out and assist with the search.

Arrest
On June 6, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Callyn Scott Vincent Pollock, 24, of Anita, IA, on charges of OWI 1st Offense (Serious) and Driving Under Suspension (Simple). Pollock was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released later that day on his own recognizance.

Arrest
On June 5, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Daniel Floyd Edwards, 32, of Osceola, IA, on charges of OWI 3rd or Subsequent Offense (D Fel) and Driving While Barred (Agg). Edwards was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released the following day on $5,000 bond.

Arrest
On June 1, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Richard Stockton Bradshaw, 54, of Omaha, NE, on a charge of Harassment by Communication. Bradshaw was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released later that day on $325 bond.
Arrest
On May 26, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Robert Lee Olwell, 47, of Avoca, IA, on charges of Controlled Substance Violation (B Felony), Controlled Substance Violation (D Felony), Drug Tax Stamp Violation (D Felony), and Prohibited Acts (Aggravated). Olwell was taken to the Cass County Jail where he remains held on $35,000 bond.

Arrest
On May 25, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Nicholas Wayne Renner, 20, of Atlantic, IA, on an Atlantic Police Department warrant for Burglary 3rd Degree and Theft 3rd Degree. Renner was taken to the Cass County Jail where he remains held on $7,000 bond.

Arrest
On May 25, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Leslie Kay Paulsen, 21, of Atlantic, IA, on a charge of Possession of Marijuana (Serious). Paulsen was taken to the Cass County Jail where she was released the following day on her own recognizance.

Arrest
On May 23, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Bruce Emanuel Petterson, 58, of Atlantic, IA, on a charge of Interference with Official Acts (Simple). Petterson was taken to the Cass County Jail where he pled not guilty and was released the following day.

Arrest
On May 23, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Rachael Victoria Christman, 21, of Des Moines, IA, on a charge of OWI 1st Offense. Christman was taken to the Cass County Jail where she was released later that day on her own recognizance.

Arrest
On May 22, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s office arrested Emily Shelby Green, 19, of Council Bluffs, IA, on two District Court warrants for Failure to Appear. Green was taken to the Cass County Jail where she was released the following day on $1,500 bond.

Arrest
On May 21, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Stefan Michael Greelis, 54, of Omaha, NE, on a Cass County Sheriff’s Office warrant for Theft 2nd Degree (D Felony), Eluding (D Felony), and Driving While Revoked (Serious); and a District Court warrant for Failure to Appear. Greelis was taken to the Cass County Jail where he remains held on $17,000 bond.

Arrest
On May 19, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Robert Lee Olwell, 47, of Avoca, IA, on a charge of OWI 2nd Offense. Olwell was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released later that day on his own recognizance.
Arrest
On May 16, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Wyatt Lee Sargent, 19, of Council Bluffs, IA, on a charge of Driving While Barred. Sargent was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released the following day on his own recognizance.
Arrest
On May 15, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Travis Lynn Sickels, 35, of Red Oak, IA, on a District Court warrant for Failure to Appear for a Child Support Hearing. Sickels was taken to the Cass County Jail where he remains held without bond.
Arrest
On May 12, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Joseph Jesse Betances, 41, of Harlan, IA, on a District Court warrant for Failure to Appear for a Child Support Hearing. Betances was taken to the Cass County Jail where he remains held on $2,000 bond.
Arrest
On May 12, 2015, as the result of a traffic stop, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Eloy Flores, Jr., 31, of Escondido, CA, and Karla Cristina Cabrera, 22, of Somerton, AZ, on charges of Possession with Intent to Deliver, Failure to Affix Drug Tax Stamp, and Prohibited Acts. Subjects were taken to the Cass County Jail where they were released the following day on their own recognizance.
Arrest
On May 12, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Gregory Scott Kline, 54, of Griswold, IA, on a charge of OWI 1st Offense. Kline was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released on his own recognizance later that day.
Arrest
On May 11, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Morgan Kay Leeder, 24, of Griswold, on charges of OWI 1st Offense (Serious), Assault on a Peace Officer (Serious), and Interference with Official Acts (Simple). Leeder was taken to the Cass County Jail where she was released later that day on $1,000 bond.
Arrest
On May 10, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Russell Shearer on a District Court warrant for Failure to Appear and an additional charge of Driving While Revoked. Shearer was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released later that day on $2,000 bond.
Arrest
On May 9, 2015, Heather Marie Christensen, 36, of Atlantic, IA, turned herself in at the Cass County Jail on a charge from the Sheriff’s Office from earlier in the week of Driving While Revoked (Serious). At the time Christensen turned herself in, she was charged with Public Intoxication. Christensen was released on her own recognizance later that day.
Arrest
On May 7, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Richard Lee Clausen, 51, of Adair, IA, on a charge of Theft 3rd Degree (Aggravated). Clausen was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released the following day on his own recognizance.
Arrest
On May 5, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Bill Louis Stockwell, 20, of Elk Horn, IA, on charges of Carrying a Knife (Blade Longer than 5”) (Serious) and Public Intoxication (Simple). Stockwell was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released the following day on his own recognizance.
Arrest
On May 4, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Bo Wilson, 33, of Lewis, IA, on charges of Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree (Agg), Possession of Marijuana 1st Offense (Serious), Domestic Abuse Assault 1st Offense (Simple), Obstruction of Emergency Communications (Simple), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Wilson was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released the following day on his own recognizance.
Arrest
On May 4, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Angel Nicole Knowles, 19, of Elk Horn, IA, on a District Court warrant for Probation Violation. Knowles was taken to the Cass County Jail where she remains held on $7,500 bond.
Arrest
On May 3, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Robert John Rasmussen, 56, of Massena, IA, on a charge of Driving Under Suspension. Rasmussen was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released the following day on his own recognizance.