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

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Arrest
On March 23, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Amy Louise Springer, 42, of Omaha, NE, on a Cass County Sheriff’s Office warrant for Theft 2nd Degree (D Felony). The charge stems from the theft of cattle from Freund Brothers Farms in January, at which time Ervin John Jacob, 57, of Omaha, NE, was also charged. Springer was taken to the Cass County Jail where she is being held on $5,000 bond.
Arrest
On March 21, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ricardo Enrique Torres, 25, of Lewis, IA, on charges of Possession with Intent to Deliver, Prohibited Acts, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Torres was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released later that day on $9,000 bond.
Arrest
On March 17, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Josh James Fink, 31, of Elliott, IA, on a Sheriff’s Office warrant for Sex Abuse 2nd Degree, a B Felony. Fink was booked at the Cass County Jail and released on $25,000 bond.
Arrest
On March 11, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Carly Jean Seddon, 23, of Atlantic, IA, on charges of OWI 1st Offense and Possession of Marijuana. Seddon was taken to the Cass County Jail where she was released later that day on her own recognizance.
Arrest
On March 11, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Carl Daniel Wiechmann, 46, of Griswold, IA, on charges of Domestic Abuse Assault 2nd Offense and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Wiechmann was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released the following day on his own recognizance.
Arrest
On March 7, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Brian Keith Cable, 50, of Atlantic, IA, on Sheriff’s Office warrants for Possession with Intent to Deliver, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Cable was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released later that day on $5000 bond.
Arrest
On March 6, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Robert Lee Atkinson, 37, of Adair, IA, on a charge of Driving While Barred. Atkinson was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released later that day on $2000 bond.
Arrest
On March 5, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Mary Helen Adams, 56, of Atlantic, IA, on three Cass County Sheriff’s Office warrants on the following charges: Delivery of Methamphetamine (C Felony), Possession of Methamphetamine 2nd Offense (Aggravated Misdemeanor), Prohibited Acts (Aggravated Misdemeanor), Possession of Marijuana (Serious Misdemeanor), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Adams was taken to the Cass County Jail where she remains held on $10,000 bond.
Arrest
On March 3, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Aaron Lee Ihnken, 27, of Atlantic, IA, on a District Court warrant for Probation Violation. Ihnken was taken to the Cass County Jail where he remains held on $10,000 bond.
Vehicle Accident
On February 25, 2015, at 3:59 p.m., the Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a two-vehicle accident in Anita, IA. A 2013 Ford F350 pickup driven by Shane Michael Suhr, 24, of Anita, IA, was eastbound on Locust Street when a 2000 Dodge Caravan owned and driven by David Joel Case, 35, of Anita, backed from a driveway in front of Suhr’s vehicle. Suhr attempted to stop but was unable to due to road conditions. No injuries were reported. Damage to Suhr’s vehicle is estimated at $1,200; damage to Case’s vehicle is estimated at $5,000. Case was cited for Failure to Have Insurance.
Public Notice
The Cass County Sheriff’s Office has received numerous reports of text messages to peoples’ cell phones which appear to be from Wells Fargo. Please be advised the text messages are a scam, and the Sheriff’s Office advises the public to ignore these texts.
Arrest
On February 28, 2015, as the result of a traffic stop, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested William Dunlap, Jr., 21, of Council Bluffs, on charges of OWI 1st Offense, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Driving Under Suspension; and Robyn Lynn Spitler, 20, of Council Bluffs, on a charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance. Both were taken to the Cass County Jail. Spitler was released the following day on $1000 bond; Dunlap was released later the following day on his own recognizance.
Vehicle Accident
On February 26, 2015, at 10:50 a.m., the Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a one-vehicle accident on 750th Street at Independence Road. A 2001 Ford Ranger driven by Tyler Allen Steele, 18, of Anita, IA, was northbound on 750th Street when the driver lost control of the vehicle on the icy road and the vehicle entered the west ditch, striking support wires for a power pole. No injuries were reported. Damage to the vehicle is estimated at $5,000; damage to the support wires is estimated at $500. No citations were issued.
Scam
The Cass County Sheriff’s Office would like the public to be aware of a recent scam report we have received. We have received a report of three men working together to reportedly fix lightning rods on a victim’s house. One person talked to the victim while two others went up on the roof. They then reportedly exchanged heavy cables that were on the roof with light-weight cables. Victim paid the subjects $1,400 by check, and the scammers immediately cashed the check and were gone from the area. Please pass the word around to prevent scammers from doing this to any of your friends or loved ones!
Arrest
On February 24, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jeffrey Charles Dory, 53, of Anita, IA, on a charge of Driving While Barred. Dory was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released later that day on his own recognizance.
Arrest
On February 23, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Roger Allen Ericksen, 55, of Underwood, Iowa, on ten counts of Sexual Abuse in the 2nd degree, all Class B felonies. The charges stem from acts that allegedly happened with a minor child in 2011. Ericksen was taken to the Cass County Jail where he remains held on $25,000 cash bond. In December 2012, Ericksen pled guilty in a prior case in Cass County District Court to Sexual Abuse 3rd Degree.
Vehicle Accident
On February 20, 2015, at 12:30 p.m., the Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a one-vehicle accident on Boston Road. A 2005 Dodge Caravan driven by Mary McConnell, 55, of Atlantic, IA, was eastbound on Boston Road east of 658th Street when the vehicle’s right front tire hit snow, causing the vehicle lose control and slide into the south ditch. The driver and two occupants were transported via private vehicle to CCMH to be assessed. No citations were issued. Damage to the vehicle is estimated at $10,000.
Arrest
On February 20, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Marshall Brandon Fischer, 25, of Atlantic, IA, on a charge of Driving While Barred. Fischer was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released on his own recognizance on that charge. He remains held at the Cass County Jail to finish serving previously sentenced jail time.
Arrest
On February 18, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested William Daniel Mendez on a Pottawattamie County warrant. Mendez was later released to Pottawattamie County authorities.
Arrest
On February 18, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Sharadee Ann Witt, 53, of Atlantic, IA, on a District Court warrant for Probation Violation. Witt was taken to the Cass County Jail where she remains held on $25,000 bond.
Arrest
On February 17, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jacob Allen Cochran, 33, of Red Oak, IA, on three district court warrants for Failure to Appear. Cochran was taken to the Cass County Jail where he remains held on $90,000 bond.
Vehicle Accident
On February 13, 2015, at 6:33 p.m., the Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a two-vehicle accident on I-80 eastbound at the 51 mile marker. A 2006 Kenworth driven by James Allen Thimmesch, 48, of Aurora, IA, was eastbound on I-80 when he was passed by a 2007 Ford F150 pickup owned and driven by Douglas Duane Wager, 63, of Shelby, IA, which suddenly slowed when it got into the lane in front of Thimmesch’s vehicle, causing Thimmesch to strike the rear of Wager’s vehicle. No accident injuries were reported, although Wager was subsequently transported via Medivac to Cass County Memorial Hospital for a potential medical condition. Damage to Thimmesch’s vehicle is estimated at $1,500; damage to Wager’s vehicle is also estimated at $1,500.
Arrest
On February 12, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Joshua James Mullen, 35, of Atlantic, IA, on a District Court warrant for Probation Violation. After arrest, Mullen was also charged with Assault Causing Injury upon a fellow inmate. Mullen remains held at the Cass County Jail on $20,000 cash bond.
Arrest
On February 10, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Eric Jason Ostrander, 37, of Council Bluffs, IA, on a District Court warrant for Probation Violation. Ostrander was taken to the Cass County Jail where he remains held without bond.
Arrest
On February 10, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Danny Allen Elrod, 39, of Council Bluffs, IA, on two district court warrants for Failure to Appear. Elrod was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released later that day on his own recognizance.
Arrest
On February 9, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Sharadee Ann Witt, 53, of Atlantic, IA, on two charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd or Subsequent and one charge of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Witt was taken to the Cass County Jail where she was released the following day on $5000 bond.
Arrest
On February 8, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested John Martin Chamberlin, Jr, 47, of Atlantic, IA, on two District Court warrants for Failure to Appear. Chamberlin was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released the following day on his own recognizance.
Arrest
On February 7, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Isaac George VanSickle, 36, of Atlantic, IA, on a charge of OWI 1st Offense. VanSickle was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released later that day on his own recognizance.
Arrest
On February 7, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Daniel Dale Laws, 43, of Atlantic, IA, on a charge of Driving Under Suspension. Laws pled not guilty and was released later that day.