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Press Release

Fremont County Sheriff
Press Release

Kevin Aistrope                                                                
Fremont County Sheriff

2814 200th St., PO Box 359
Sidney, Iowa 51652-0359                                                                     
OFFICE: 712-374-2424
JAIL:       712-374-2115
FAX:        712-374-2532

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
Jun 16, 2021

On June 16, 2021at approximately 0137 hrs, Deputies with the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office attempted to stop a 2002 Buick for an equipment violation in the 3300 block of Hwy 2.  The vehicle failed to yield law enforcement and fled at speeds of over 90 mph westbound on Hwy 2.  The driver stopped his vehicle after attempting to evade spike strips at the intersection of Hwy 275 and Filmore Street, in Sidney.  The driver, David Overbeck ,age 24 of Queen City, Missouri was placed under arrest for Eluding and as a Fugitive from Justice out of Nebraska.

Overbeck is being held without bond, pending extradition to Nebraska.


      Overbeck

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed
innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
May 16, 2021

CLICK IT OR TICKET CAMPAIGN

Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

May 24–June 6, 2021

 

   It is time for the 2021 Memorial Day sTEP Program and here are some of Fremont County’s statistics. The number of deaths from fatality accidents from February 24, 2020 to present in Fremont County is eight (8). The official number of Covid 19 related deaths in Fremont County for the same period is nine (9). Four (4) of those accident-related deaths have occurred in 2021 alone. Most of the deaths are from drivers not wearing seatbelts. From January 1, 2021 to May 10, 2021 there has been thirty-three (33) accidents reported in Fremont County.     

 

Memorial Day and the traditional beginning of summer are quickly approaching.  Summer will bring more gatherings, festivals, graduations and vacations; all requiring travel. Many states, including Iowa, have seen a rise in violators speeding well in excess of 100 mph and not wearing a seat belt.  This can lead to disastrous consequences. 

 

Unfortunately, with the increase in summer traffic, there could be a rise in traffic crashes and fatalitiesPreliminary data shows last year in Iowa there were five traffic fatalities on Iowa roadways over the Memorial Day weekend; five deaths that may have been prevented.  During the month of May in 2020, 2,988 crashes occurred in Iowa.  Of those crashes, 167 individuals were injured because they were unbelted.  A majority of those injuries could have been prevented if they had been wearing seat belts. 

 

The Click It or Ticket campaign will take place May 24 – June 6, 2021.  One of the safest choices drivers and passengers in both the front and back seat can make is to buckle up and doing so, only takes a few seconds. Many Americans understand the lifesaving value of the seat belt – the national use rate was at 90.7% in 2019. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 9,466 unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in the United States in 2019.  In Iowa the seat belt compliance rate is 95.2%.  While this is outstanding, roughly 48% of fatal crashes occurring in 2021 are unbelted. 

 

It is extremely important to understand the potentially fatal consequences of not wearing a seat belt and learn what you can do to make sure you and your family are properly buckled up every time.  The Iowa Department of Public Safety and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau want to remind all drivers of the importance of seat belt use.  Buckle up; phone down!
 

Media contact: Genie Sterbenz, GTSB Program Administrator (515) 725-6121.


To enroll in the DPS E-mail Notification system simply log on to https://dpsemailnotify.iowa.gov and follow the instructions to enroll as a new user.


Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed
innocent until and unless proven guilty

 

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
April 30, 2021

On April 30, 2021, at approximately 0614hrs, Fremont County Deputies were notified of a male who was taken by a private vehicle to an area hospital who was possibly involved in a motor vehicle accident at an unknown location in Fremont County.  Deputies, along with Iowa DNR Officers, Iowa State Patrol Troopers and an airplane with the Iowa State Patrol assisted with the search.

Deputies were later contacted at approximately 0944hrs, by the male’s family members, who located the vehicle, partially submerged in the East Nishnabotna River, in the 3100 block of 250th Street, west of Riverton.

Rescue workers discovered two occupants, Somia Moore, age 29 and Jonathan Lee O’Hearn age 19, both of Hamburg, Iowa, deceased inside the vehicle.

The driver, Duane Johnathaon Mickael Stuck, age 21 of Hamburg, Iowa, was placed under arrest for two counts of Homicide by Vehicle, (OWI) Class B Felonies, and one count of Leaving the Scene of an Accident, resulting in Death, a Class D Felony.

The Iowa State Patrol is investigating the accident.

The Iowa State Patrol, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Nebraska City Police Department, Riverton Fire and Rescue, Hamburg Fire and Rescue, Sidney Rescue, Benefiel Towing, and the Midwest Regional Dive Team assisted the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office with the call.

The investigation is ongoing at this time and more charges are pending
.


             Stuck

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed
innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
April 22, 2021


On 04/22/2021 at approximately 2221hrs, deputies were called to Linden Court in Tabor for a Hit and Run Accident.  A witness advised the vehicle struck a parked motor vehicle and then fled the scene.  Deputies were advised a caller was following the vehicle from the scene.  Deputies located the vehicle on Main Street of Randolph.

The driver, Christopher Miller, age 26 of Sidney, Iowa was placed under arrest for OWI 2nd Offense, No Valid DL, No Insurance, and striking an unattended vehicle.

Miller is being held on a $2,000 bond at the Fremont County Jail.  The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office and Fremont County K9 Unit responded to the call.



              Miller

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope

Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed
innocent until and unless proven guilty


Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
April 18, 2021


On 04/18/2021 a Fremont County Deputy was on a traffic stop when a silver Nissan Xterra failed to move over and slow down. The Deputy at the traffic stop notified other deputies with a description of the vehicle. A Fremont County Deputy was able to locate the vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop near the 3700 Block of Highway 2. The vehicle led deputies on a short pursuit with speeds reaching 80 miles per hour, ending with the arrest of  WILLIAM JOSEPH ESTELLE, age 45 of Riverton, Iowa.

ESTELLE is charged with Eluding, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Methamphetamine, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  ESTELLE was later charged with Violation of Parole.

Fremont County Deputies were assisted by the Page County Sheriff’s Office and the Shenandoah Police Department
.


            Estelle

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed
innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
March 23, 2021

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office is reporting the arrest of Jeremy Rhoades, age 22 of Hamburg, Iowa for Stalking and Violation of a No-Contact Order.

Deputies allege that on 03/22/2021 and 03/23/2021, Rhoades drove past the victims’ place of employment numerous times, revving his engine, and on one occasion, circling the block around the business, making his presence known to the occupants of the business, causing the victims to be in fear for their safety.

On 03/23/2021, deputies arrested Rhoades for Stalking (violating a Protection Order), and Violation of a Court Order, (Protection Order.)

Rhoades was previously released from the Fremont County Jail on 03/19/2021 after posting a $1,000 cash/surety bond for Harassment 2nd Degree and Harassment 3rd Degree, and $13,000 cash/surety for Harassment 1st Degree, Harassment 2nd Degree, Stalking w/ a Dangerous Weapon, and Extortion.

Rhoades is being held at the Fremont County Jail pending an initial appearance with a Magistrate.


         J Rhoades

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed
innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
March 18, 2021

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office is reporting the arrest of Jeremy Rhoades, age 22 of Hamburg, Iowa on numerous charges.

Deputies allege that on 03/11/2021 through 03/17/2021, Rhoades began harassing a female at numerous locations around Hamburg.  Deputies allege that Rhoades also accessed her email and social media accounts and began sending harassing messages to her contacts.  Deputies also allege that on two occasions Rhoades was armed with a blunt instrument, with the intent to intimidate the victim.  It is also alleged that Rhoades threatened to damage the victim's property for his own financial gain.

On 03/17/2021, Rhoades was placed under arrest for Harassment 2nd Degree (third or subsequent offense) and Harassment 3rd Degree.  Rhoades was being held on a $1,000 10% bond.

On 03/18/2021, Rhoades was further charged with Harassment 1st Degree, an Aggravated Misdemeanor, Harassment 2nd Degree, a Serious Misdemeanor, Extortion, a Class D Felony, and Stalking while in Possession of a Dangerous Weapon, a Class D Felony.

Rhoades is being held at the Fremont County Jail pending an initial appearance with a Magistrate.


         J Rhoades

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed
innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
March 16, 2021

On 03/16/2021, at approximately 1518 hrs, deputies with the Fremont County K9 Unit stopped a 2008 Honda Civic for a traffic violation and an excessive number of passengers in the vehicle, near the 24-mile marker southbound Interstate 29.

The vehicle was discovered to be stolen out of Papillion, Nebraska.

The driver, Emma Faith Smith, age 18 of Papillion, was arrested for Operating a Motor Vehicle without Owner’s Consent, Possession of Marijuana, two counts of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, Interference with Official Acts, and several traffic offenses.

Smith is being held at the Fremont County Jail on a $3,900 bond.

The Iowa State Patrol assisted the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office with the call.


             E Smith

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed
innocent until and unless proven guilty


Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
March 12, 2021


On 03/12/2021, at approximately 1712 hrs, deputies stopped a 2019 Dodge Ram in the area of Knox Road and Bluff Road near Sidney, Iowa for a traffic violation.  Fremont County K9 Roby was deployed during the stop and a subsequent search of the vehicle uncovered over 11 lbs of methamphetamine concealed inside the vehicle.  The driver, Humberto Mancinas, age 21 of Sidney, Iowa was placed under arrest.

A search was conducted at Mancinas’ residence in Sidney and K9 Roby located over 20 lbs of methamphetamine concealed at the residence.

Mancinas was placed under arrested for two counts of Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver, over 5 Kilograms, a Class B Felony.  He is being held at the Fremont County Jail pending an initial appearance with a Magistrate.

The methamphetamine recovered consisted of over approximately 153,200 doses with a street value of approximately $350,000.

The Fremont County K9 Unit and Mills County K9 Unit assisted the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office with the call.

 

 

 

   

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed
innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
February 9, 2021

On February 9, 2021 at approximately 1848, deputies with the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office were called to the 14-mile marker of Interstate 29, for a report of a disabled vehicle and a male walking along the interstate.  Upon the deputy’s arrival, the male was unable to be located.

At approximately 1934 hrs, deputies were called to the area of the 2000 block of 195th Ave in Percival, for a report of a male, matching the same description, attempting to steal a semi.  The caller advised his semi was warming up in his driveway when a male entered the semi and tried unsuccessfully to shift the semi into gear. The male then left the scene, walking to a nearby house.

Deputies made contact with the male, identified as JAMES BRADLEY MALL, age 42 of Kansas City, Missouri. MALL was placed under arrest for Operating a Motor Vehicle without Owner’s Consent.  MALL is being held at the Fremont County Jail on $2,000 bond.


           J Mall

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed
innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
January 31, 2021

On January 31, 2021, at approximately 0203 hrs, deputies discovered a vehicle in the ditch, near the intersection of Hwy 275 and 120th Street, near Tabor.  The driver, Jacob Benjamin Brown, age 29 Thurman, was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated 3rd Offense, a Class D Felony.  Brown was released after posting a $5,000 10% bond.


          J Brown

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed
innocent until and unless proven guilty


Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
January 29, 2021

On January 29, 2021, at approximately 1951 hrs, deputies were called to westbound Hwy 2 on the Missouri River Bridge for a report of a two-car accident.

A white 2011 GMC Acadia, driven by Cody Lasovich, age 27, of Nebraska City, Nebraska was westbound when the driver became distracted and lost control of the vehicle.  The vehicle struck a bridge barricade and then the trailer of a 2017 Volvo Semi, being operated by Petro Smal, age 37 of Lincoln, Nebraska, who was also westbound.

The Acadia was a total loss.  The damage to the trailer was estimated at $20,000.

The occupants of the Acadia were treated and released by Nebraska City Rescue.  The driver of the semi was uninjured.

Alcohol was not a factor.

The Nebraska State Patrol, Otoe County Sheriff’s Office, Nebraska City Police Department, and Nebraska City Fire and Rescue responded to the scene with the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office.


Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed
innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
January 22, 2021

On January 22, 2021, Roi Washington, age 36 of Chicago, Illinois was arrested on an active Fremont County Warrant in connection to a report received on December 11, 2020 of a male who killed a dog in the parking lot of a truck stop near Percival, Iowa.  Deputies were able to determine the dog’s owner, who reported the dog was taken from her residence without her consent by Washington.

Washington is being held in Cook County, Illinois on a $2,000 cash/surety bond, awaiting extradition back to Iowa.

  

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed
innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
January 20, 2021

On January 20, 2021 deputies with the Fremont  County Sheriff’s Office arrested Joseph Dale Linkenhoker, age 39 on an active Fremont County warrant.  Linkenhoker was arrested for Domestic Abuse Assault causing injury or mental illness, 1st offense, and Child Endangerment.  Linkenhoker was released after posting $2,000 cash/surety bond.


   
J Linjenhoker 

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed
innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
January 13, 2021

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office is reporting several arrests this week.

On 01/08/2021, Joseph Alan Muellner, age 28 of Randolph, Iowa was arrested for Assault Causing Serious Injury and Interference with 911 Communications.  Muellner was arrested by Pottawattamie County authorities in connection to an assault that occurred on Christmas day in Randolph.  Muellner is being held on a $5,000 bond.

On 01/09/2021, deputies with the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office arrested Rusty Allen Rose, age 30 of Pana, Illinois, near the intersection of 110th Street and Jackson Blvd, in Tabor.  Rose was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated 2nd Offense.  Rose is being held on a $2,000 bond.

On 01/11/2021 deputies with the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office stopped a 1993 Chevrolet Corvette near the intersection of West Street and Waubonsie Ave in Tabor.  Mills County K9 Zhen was deployed on the stop and Methamphetamine was discovered in the vehicle.  The driver, Scott Travis, age 51 of Tabor, was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine, Driving While Suspended, Expired Plates, and No Insurance.  Travis is being held on a $1,000 bond.

      
          Muellner                             Rose                            Travis

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed
innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
January 5, 2021

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope Reports on January 4, 2021 at approximately 1952 hrs, deputies with the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office stopped a 2005 Cadillac Escalade driven by Joshua Martin, age 39 of Riverton, Iowa in the 2300 block of 250th Street, near Riverton, Iowa for a traffic violation.

 

During the traffic stop, the Fremont County K9 Unit deployed K9 Danken, who alerted to the presence of controlled substances in the vehicle.  Martin refused to cooperate during the traffic stop, and attempted to flee the scene, however, his vehicle became disabled in the snow a few yards from the traffic stop.

 

Martin was placed under arrest for:

Interference with Official Acts, a Simple Misdemeanor
Possession of Methamphetamine, a Serious Misdemeanor
Possession of Marijuana, a Serious Misdemeanor
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor
Eluding, a Serious Misdemeanor


Martin is being held on $3,600 bond.

 


          J Martin


Sheriff Kevin Aistrope
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
January 4, 2021

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope Reports on January 4, 2021, deputies with the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office arrested
Zachary Michael Anderson, age 36 of Sidney, Iowa.

 

Anderson was arrested for two counts of Violating a Protection Order (Simple Misdemeanors) and three counts
of Violating the Conditions of the Sex Offender Registry 2nd or Subsequent Offense, (Class D Felony).

 

Anderson is being held without bond pending initial appearance with the Fremont County Magistrate.
 

   
      
Z Anderson

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