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

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Public Notice
The Cass County Sheriff’s Office would like the public to be aware of a scam recently reported. The reporting party had received a letter claiming to be from Cigna Dental/Health & Life Insurance stating she had won a sweepstakes. The letter also included a check, and a request for the party to put the check in her bank account and send funds back to the sweepstakes to cover the cost of fees. While Cigna is the name of a valid company, this letter is a scam. When a company asks you to send them money in order to receive money, this is always a scam.
Arrest
On December 14, 2014, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Michael Chad Barnes, 42, of Atlantic, IA, on a charge of OWI 1st Offense. Barnes was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released later that day on his own recognizance.
Arrest
On December 11, 2014, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jeffery Leroy Carpenter, 31, of Atlantic, IA, was arrested on a District Court warrant for Failure to Serve Jail Time. Carpenter was taken to the Cass County Jail where he remains held until sentence is served.
Response to Call
On December 11, 2014, at approximately 8:30 p.m., Cass County deputies were called to a report of a car in the ditch at 665th & White Pole Rd. Upon arrival, deputies found David Gatrel, 49, of Wiota, IA, deceased of self-inflicted injuries.
Vehicle Accident
On December 5, 2014, at approximately 2:10 a.m., the Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a 2012 Dodge Ram that left the roadway south of Atlantic on 620th Street, striking a fence and some other items near a private residence. The sound of the crash woke the homeowners. Upon investigation, one individual was detained temporarily by the Atlantic Police Department. This incident remains under investigation by the APD.
Vehicle Accident
On December 3, 2014, at approximately 7:30 p.m., the Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a trailer that struck a power pole. A trailer, loaded with a corn head, broke free from a K350 utility truck driven by Anthony Lynn Behrens, 43, of Harlan, IA, on 620th Street in Cass County. The trailer and corn head went into the east ditch and struck a wire fence and a power pole, snapping it off at the ground. No injuries were reported. Damage to the pole is estimated at $1000; damage to the wire fence is estimated at $250. Damage to the corn head is estimated at $3000. No citations were issued.
Vehicle Accident
On December 2, 2014, at 12:30 a.m., the Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a single vehicle accident on I-80 westbound at the 72 mile marker. A 2009 Freightliner owned and driven by Anatolie Enachii, 28, of Romeoville, IL, was westbound on I-80 when the driver fell asleep and the vehicle struck a rail and bridge, left the roadway, and entered the ditch. No injuries were reported. Damage to the vehicle is estimated at $10,000; damage to the rail and bridge is estimated at $500. Enachii was cited for Failure to Maintain Control.
Arrest
On December 1, 2014, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Trent Matthew Suhr, 31, of Walnut, IA, on a District Court warrant for Failure to Appear. Suhr was taken to the Cass County Jail where he remains.
Arrest
On November 29, 2014, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Joseph William Baker, 38, of Griswold, IA, on a District Court warrant for Failure to Appear. Baker was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was later released by a court order.
Arrest
On November 26, 2014, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Alexander Paul Dvorak, 25, of Atlantic, IA, on a charge of Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Dvorak was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released later that day on $5,000 bond.
Arrest
On November 25, 2014, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Heather Ann Bell, 25, of Ames, IA, on a charge of Driving Under Suspension. Bell was taken to the Cass County Jail where she was released the following day on $300 bond.
Arrest
On November 25, 2014, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Connie Jae Emgarten, 45, of Casey, IA, on a charge of OWI 2nd Offense. Emgarten was taken to the Cass County Jail where she was released later that day on her own recognizance.
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.