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

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Phone Scam Notice
The Cass County Sheriff’s Office wants the public to remain aware that phone scams are an ongoing problem. Never give your personal information or bank account information to anyone via telephone on calls you did not initiate!
Arrest
On September 1, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Tyler Ray Osborn, 19, of Atlantic, IA, on charges of Driving While Revoked (Serious) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Simple). Osborn was taken to the Cass County Jail where he remains held on $1,300 bond.
Arrest
On August 31, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Sarah Jo Porter, 19, of Anita, IA, on a District Court warrant for Failure to Appear. Porter was taken to the Cass County Jail where she was released later that day on $5,000 bond.
Vehicle Accident
On August 30, 2015, at 4:15 p.m., the Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a one-vehicle accident on Eastland Road ¾ mile east of Anita. A 2003 Dodge Dakota driven by Kane Melvin Cooley, 16, of Anita, IA, was westbound on Eastland Road when the driver lost control and the vehicle entered the north ditch, rolling and coming to rest on its top. Cooley sustained multiple injuries and was transported to CCMH via private vehicle. He was subsequently flown by LifeNet to Nebraska Medical Center. Damage to the vehicle is estimated at $10,000. The accident remains under investigation.
Arrest
On August 30, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Trent Matthew Suhr, 32, of Walnut, IA, on two District Court warrants for Probation Violation. Suhr was taken to the Cass County Jail where he remains held on $10,000 bond.
Arrest
On August 30, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Tiffany Dawn Christoffersen, 26, of Valley, NE, on an Atlantic Police Department warrant for Criminal Mischief 4th Degree. Christoffersen was taken to the Cass County Jail where she was released the following day on $1,000 bond.
Arrest
On August 29, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Justin Paul Parker, 33, of Adair, IA, on a District Court warrant for Probation Violation. Parker was taken to the Cass County Jail where he remains held on $10,000 bond.
Arrest
On August 27, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Heather Marie Christensen, 36, of Atlantic, IA, on a charge of Driving While Revoked (Serious). Christensen was taken to the Cass County Jail where she was released the following day on $1000 bond.
Arrest
On August 27, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Callyn Scott Vincent Pollock, 24, of Anita, IA, on a Sheriff’s Office warrant for Driving While Revoked (Serious). Pollock was taken to the Cass County Jail where he remains held on $1000 bond.
Vehicle Accident
On August 26, 2015, at 5:18 p.m., the Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a two-vehicle accident in the 71000 block of Highway 92. A 2002 Chevy Trailblazer owned and driven by Teresa Stender, 43, of Massena, IA, was eastbound on Highway 92 and attempting to turn into a driveway when it was struck by an eastbound 2006 Jeep Liberty owned and driven by Rigoberto Cervantes Rodriguez, 60, of Bridgewater. No injuries were reported. Damage to the Trailblazer is estimated at $2,500; damage to the Jeep is estimated at $1,500. Cervantes Rodriguez was cited for Failure to Maintain Control.
Arrest
As the result of a traffic stop on August 24, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jordan Thomas McElroy, 19, of Sioux Falls, SD, on a charge of OWI 1st Offense (Serious). McElroy and a passenger, Joshua Lawrence Hawley-Giannini, were each also charged with Possession of Marijuana (Serious) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Simple). Both men were taken to the Cass County Jail where they remain held on $1,000 bond each.
Arrest
On August 24, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Henry Lewis DeGraw, 52, of Bridgewater, IA, on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm (D Felony) and Driving While Revoked (Serious). DeGraw was taken to the Cass County Jail where he remains on $5,000 bond.
Arrest
On August 24, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Sean Patrick Gifford, 32, of Atlantic, IA, on a District Court warrant for Failure to Appear. Gifford was taken to the Cass County Jail where he remains held on $25,000 bond.
Arrest
On August 22, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jeffrey Charles Dory, 54, of Anita, IA, on one count of Driving While Barred (Aggravated) and three counts of Driving Under Suspension (Simple). Dory was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released later that day on $2,000 bond.
Arrest
On August 22, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Vincent Gene Bernard Helton, 23, of Lawton, OK, on a charge of OWI 1st Offense (Serious). Helton was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released later that day on his own recognizance.
Arrest
On August 21, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Mykel Allen Thoren, 25, of Stanton, IA, on charges of Driving While Barred (Aggravated) and Possession of a Controlled Substance (Serious). Thoren was taken to the Cass County Jail where he remains held on $3,000 bond.
Arrest
On August 21, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Juan Manuel Anaya Mendez, 33, of Atlantic, IA, on an Atlantic Police Department warrant for Violation of a No Contact Order. Anaya Mendez was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released later that day on $300 bond.
Arrest
On August 20, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested James Matthew VanScoyk, 37, of Council Bluffs, IA, on charges of Driving While Barred (Aggravated) and Driving While Revoked (Serious). VanScoyk was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released later that day on $3,000 bond.
Arrest
On August 19, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Trel Curtis Peterson, 30, of Massena, IA, on a District Court warrant for Probation Violation. Peterson was taken to the Cass County Jail where he remains held on $10,000 bond.
Accident
On August 17, 2015, at 4:01 a.m., the Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a one-vehicle accident on eastbound I-80 at the 60 mile marker. A 2003 Chevy Impala owned and driven by Conandenon York, 20, of Des Moines, IA, was eastbound on I-80 when the driver lost control of the vehicle, veering off the interstate and into the south ditch. A passenger, Papice Michae Joe, 18, of Des Moines, was transported to CCMH via Medivac for evaluation. Damage to the vehicle is estimated at $3,000. York was cited for Failure to Maintain Control.
Arrest
On August 11, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Daylan Gene Kleen, 22, of Walnut, IA, on a charge of Driving While Barred. Kleen was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released later that day on his own recognizance.
Arrest
On August 9, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Callyn Scott Vincent Pollock, 24, of Anita, IA, on a District Court warrant for Failure to Appear and a charge of Driving While Revoked (Serious). Pollock was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released the following day on his own recognizance.
Multiple Arrests
Updated: As a joint effort between the Cass County Sheriff’s Office and the Atlantic Police Department, investigation into illegal drug activities in Cass County has led to the following arrests by the Cass County Sheriff’s Office: On August 4, 2015, Brittiny Christina Marie Sampson, 26, of Atlantic, IA, on a charge of Conspiracy to Deliver Methamphetamine (C Felony); on August 4, 2015, Jacob Michael Leary, 32, of Atlantic, IA, on a charge of Delivery of Methamphetamine within 1000 feet of a Public Park (C Felony); on August 4, 2015, Ryan Michael Paul, 33, of Atlantic, IA, on charges of Ongoing Criminal Conduct (B Felony); Delivery of Methamphetamine (C Felony), Delivery of Methamphetamine within 1000 feet of a Public Park (C Felony), Possession of Methamphetamine 3rd or Subsequent Offense (D Felony), Sponsoring a Gathering where Illegal Drugs are Used (D Felony), Prohibited Acts (Aggravated Misdemeanor), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Simple Misdemeanor); on August 4, 2015, Albert Alexander Johnson, 29, of Atlantic, IA, on a charge of Conspiracy to Deliver Methamphetamine (C Felony); on August 4, 2015, Richard Dean Fineran, 46, of Atlantic, IA, on charges of Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine (C Felony), Sponsoring a Gathering where Illegal Drugs are Used (D Felony), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; on August 11, 2015, Jessica Lee Mack, 21, of Atlantic, and Tony Lee Mack, 29, of Atlantic, each charged with Conspiracy to Deliver Methamphetamine within 1000 feet of a School (C Felonies); and on August 12, 2015, Clayton Wade Schmitt, 53, of Atlantic, IA, on a charge of Delivery of Methamphetamine (C Felony). Remaining at the Cass County Jail are Sampson on $50,000 bond; Leary on $50,000 bond; Paul on $100,000 bond; Johnson on $50,000 bond; Fineran on $50,000 bond; Tony Mack on $10,000 bond; and Schmitt on $25,000 bond. Jessica Mack was released on August 11th on her own recognizance.
Arrest Update
On August 7, 2015, at approximately 12:19 a.m., the Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident at 590th Street and Marne Road. A 1995 Nissan Maxima owned and driven by Donte Lee Plunkett, 28, of Omaha, NE, was southbound on 590th Street when the driver attempted to stop and lost control of the vehicle, entering a grassy area and striking a pole and an apple tree. No injuries were reported. Damage to the vehicle is estimated at $500; damage to the tree is estimated at $1500. Plunkett was arrested on charges of OWI 1st Offense and Possession of a Controlled Substance. He was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released later that day on his own recognizance.
Arrest
On August 9, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Callyn Scott Vincent Pollock, 24, of Anita, IA, on a District Court warrant for Failure to Appear and a charge of Driving While Revoked. Pollock was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released the following day on his own recognizance.
Arrest
On August 7, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Donte Lee Plunkett, 28, of Omaha, NE, on charges of OWI 1st Offense and Possession of a Controlled Substance. Plunkett was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released later that day on his own recognizance.
Arrest
On August 3, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Aaron Lee Latus, 34, of Massena, IA, on a charge of Theft 3rd Degree. Latus was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released the following day on $2000 bond.
Arrest
On August 1, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Abel Navarro, 37, of Ankeny, IA, on a charge of OWI 1st Offense. Navarro was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released later that day on $1000 bond.
Arrest
On August 1, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Karen Ann Fritz, 59, of Oakland, IA, on an Atlantic Police Department warrant for Forgery. Fritz was taken to the Cass County Jail where she was released the following day on her own recognizance.
Arrest
On August 1, 2015, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Bradley Leo Ranney, 46, of Massena, IA, on a charge of Driving While Revoked. Ranney was taken to the Cass County Jail where he remains held on $1000 bond.