An Ocheyedan man and an Ocheyedan woman were both arrested for OWI, second offense on Monday.
The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that they arrested 43-year-old Scott Alan Harms of Ocheyedan for allegedly Operating While Intoxicated 2nd Offense, an Aggravated Misdemeanor, and Open Container, a Simple Misdemeanor. The charges stem from a traffic stop south of Ocheyedan. Harms was booked into the Osceola County Jail and held on a $2,300 cash bond.
Meanwhile, they also arrested 23-year-old Ashley Jessica Voss of Ocheyedan for allegedly Operating While Intoxicated 2nd Offense, an Aggravated Misdemeanor. The charges stem from a traffic stop south of Ocheyedan. Voss was booked into the Osceola County Jail and held on a $2,000 cash bond.
An alleged illegal alien living in Worthington has been arrested on identity theft charges.
The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that they arrested 35-year-old Eleazar Arcos of Worthington last week. Arcos was stopped for a traffic violation on Highway 59. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that Arcos had been working with a Melvin construction firm since April 15, 2010, by using someone else’s identity and social security number.
Arcos was charged with Forgery and Identity Theft; both are Class “D” Felonies. Arcos was also charged with Driving Without a License, no insurance, and Operation Without Registration, all Simple Misdemeanors.
He was booked into the Osceola County Jail on a $10,900 cash bond and a detainer has also been placed on him by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
A Sibley man is behind bars after authorities allege he threatened a woman with a knife.
The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that they received a 9-1-1 call from a female at a Redwood Avenue address, near Sibley. The female stated she was afraid because her husband was intimidating her with a filet knife during a domestic abuse assault.
Deputies arrested 28-year-old Nathan Willis Silberstein of Sibley for allegedly committing Domestic Abuse Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, an Aggravated Misdemeanor.
Silberstein was booked into the Osceola County Jail with a bond of $2,000 and is awaiting his initial appearance.
On May 28, 2011, Osceola County Deputies arrested Colton Lee Richards, age 20 of Sibley, Iowa; and James Lee Richards, age 49 of Ocheyedan, Iowa, following a complaint about trespassing. At 12:35am, the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call from 5570 130th Street, about two male subjects that were asked to leave the residence and refused. Once on scene, Osceola County Deputies were informed the two male subjects, had left the residence. After the deputies left the residence, another 9-1-1 call was made at 2:11am, about a fight at 5570 130th Street. Colton Richards and James Richards were both arrested for allegedly Trespassing, a Simple Misdemeanor. Colton was additionally charged with Person Under the Legal Age, Criminal Mischief 5th Degree, Assault, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, all Simple Misdemeanors; and Possession of a Controlled Substance, a Serious Misdemeanor. James Richards was booked into the Osceola County Jail on a $300 cash bond. Colton Richards was booked into the Osceola County Jail on a $2,500 cash bond.
On May 20, 2011, Kenneth Sterling Benz, age 57 of Melvin, Iowa, pled guilty to Operating While Intoxicated 2nd Offense, an Aggravated Misdemeanor. The Defendant is to pay a fine of $2,507.50, the cost of this action, and restitution of any court appointed attorney fees, if any. The Defendant is sentenced to imprisonment in the Osceola County Jail for a term of one (1) year, with all time suspended except for seven (7) days and placed on informal probation to the Osceola County Sheriff for a period of two (2) years. The Defendant shall undergo an Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program and comply with the treatments recommendations. On February 20, 2011, Kenneth Benz was stopped on 240th and Taft Avenue for a driving violation. During the course of the stop, an Osceola County Deputy could smell and odor of an alcoholic beverage on Benz’s breath. Benz failed sobriety tests, and tested over .08. Benz was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated.
On May 23, 2011, at 4:45pm, Jeffrey Beckman, age 34 of Jackson, Minnesota, was driving a 2003 Chervolet pickup northbound on Hwy 60, north of 260th Street and struck a deer on the roadway. Beckman’s vehicle sustained approximately $8,000 damage. No injuries were reported.