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Carroll Man Charged Following June 11 High-Speed Chase Reaches Multi-Case Plea Agreement With Prosecutors

A Carroll man arrested earlier this month following a three-county, high-speed pursuit has reached a plea agreement with prosecutors. According to trial information filed today (Wednesday), 39-year-old Nickolas John Downs is charged with eluding or attempting to elude and driving while barred, aggravated misdemeanors, after the June 11 chase that reached speeds of more than 110 mph. The pursuit began in Carroll County near Glidden, crossed into Calhoun County and ended in Webster County after an Iowa State Patrol trooper successfully performed a PIT maneuver outside of Fort Dodge. The agreement states Downs will plead guilty to the eluding charge as well as charges stemming from unrelated incidents: domestic abuse assault, a class D felony; possession of methamphetamine, a serious misdemeanor; and contempt of court for violation of a no contact order. Other pending charges will be dismissed in exchange for his guilty plea. A plea hearing is scheduled for Thursday, July 8. As of Wednesday afternoon, Downs remained in custody at the Carroll County jail.
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Jefferson Man Charged With Homicide By Vehicle For September Death Of Lanesboro Man

A Jefferson man has been charged with homicide by vehicle, operating under the influence, following an investigation into a September 2020 accident north of Lidderdale. A complaint was filed this (Tuesday) morning in Iowa District Court for Carroll County against 21-year-old Jacob Allen Hubbs. According to court documents, the class B felony charge is being levied for the unintentional death of 76-year-old Kenneth Lee Johnston of Lanesboro in that two-vehicle accident Sept. 4. It was approximately 12:50 p.m. when Hubbs was driving a 1997 Chevrolet Silverado northbound on Robin Avenue and failed to stop for a posted sign, striking the driver’s side of the 2007 Toyota Corolla Johnston was driving westbound on 130th Street. Johnston was pronounced dead at the scene. A class B felony in Iowa is punishable by up to 25 years in prison.
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Supervisors receive COVID review

At the Carroll County Board of Supervisors meeting on Monday, County Engineer Zac Andersen presented two utility permits. The first starts on 180th Street and goes to Kittyhawk Avenue. They will be placing fiber in the area. Next up, Rural Water will be placing a new service in Sections 23 and 24 of Washington Township.
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Iowa man arrested for OWI twice in one night

CARROLL, Iowa — A Carroll, Iowa, man was charged twice in one night for operating while intoxicated, criminal complaints show. According to court documents, 40-year-old Kenneth Kayce Harris was actually stopped by a police officer in Carroll three times. Arrest records show Harris was first pulled over by an officer...

Only Suspected Minor Injuries In Glidden Two-Vehicle Collision

One driver reported some pain and possible injuries, but was not transported for treatment following a two-vehicle accident in Glidden Tuesday. The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene on East 8th and Minnesota Streets at approximately 4:51 p.m. The initial investigation revealed that 72-year-old Barry Arthur Snyder of Glidden was westbound on 8th Street in a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado and was preparing to turn south onto Minnesota. Fifty-three-year-old Lorelei Kay McShannon, also of Glidden, was traveling southbound on Minnesota in a 2007 Dodge Nitro and was struck in the rear driver’s side by the Snyder vehicle. This caused the Nitro to do a roughly 90-degree spin, coming to rest in the roadway. There was only about $800 in damage to the pickup but the McShannon vehicle suffered disabling damage, estimated at $2,500.
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St. Anthony To Return To Regular Visitation Next Week

St. Anthony Regional Hospital has made an update to their visitation policy which will go into effect Monday, June 28. For the past several weeks, the COVID-19 positivity rate in Carroll County has remained below two percent and the regional referral area has remained under three percent. In addition, the number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 has been recorded at zero to five over the same period of time as the number of vaccinated individuals in the county continues to rise. The marked improvement has resulted in the decision to return to normal visitation next week. This includes all inpatient areas of the hospital and outpatient clinic areas operated by St. Anthony. Independent outpatient clinics on the St. Anthony campus may have different visitation guidelines based on their parent organizations. The St. Anthony Nursing Home will continue to have restrictions in place, adhering to the guidelines for long-term care nursing facilities. In accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), masks will still be required for those over the age of two in all public areas of the hospital and screening of visitors for COVID symptoms will still be done at their destination. As always, anyone with infectious symptoms of any illness should not visit the hospital in any capacity other than as a patient. St. Anthony says this transition will also allow for the return of a key element in healing, the presence of family and friends.
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Arcadia Man Charged With Controlled Substance Violations Makes Initial Court Appearance

An Arcadia man accused of drug trafficking made his initial appearance in Carroll County District Court Thursday. According to court records, 39-year-old Chad Alvin Prichard was taken into custody on June 2 by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office on an outstanding warrant for controlled substance violations, a class B felony. The charge stems from a March 13 incident with the Carroll Police Department in Northwest Park. Authorities say Prichard was in the park after hours and took off on foot when police approached him. Following the pursuit, law enforcement located two plastic baggies on his person containing over 18 grams of methamphetamine. Prichard was released from custody following his initial appearance after posting a $10,000 surety bond. His preliminary hearing is set for Thursday, July 1. A class B felony in Iowa carries a maximum penalty of up to 25 years in prison.
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Hastings Man Faces Additional Charges For Giving False ID To Carroll Law Enforcement

A Hastings man arrested last week for driving while barred now faces additional charges after trying to conceal his identity from law enforcement during a traffic stop. According to Carroll County District Court records, local law enforcement conducted a stop on a 2001 Chevrolet Suburban when the driver was seen without a seatbelt. The driver, later identified as 22-year-old Tristan Michael Herrera, provided a false name and date of birth to the officer during the stop. Authorities later learned Herrera had been barred from driving in Iowa. He was booked into the Carroll County jail on the aggravated misdemeanor and for providing false identification information, a simple misdemeanor. Herrera remained in custody as of Friday afternoon.

Lanesboro Man Cited For Dog At Large Following Biting Incident Tuesday

A Lanesboro man was cited following a dog-bite incident earlier this week. According to a Carroll County Sheriff’s Office affidavit, 68-year-old Bruce David Addison is accused of allowing his Doberman pinscher to leave his property unsupervised on Tuesday afternoon. Authorities say the dog was near the intersection of McClue and 3rd Streets at approximately 3:39 p.m. when it bit Shawn Michael Young of Lanesboro. Addison was cited for dog at large, a simple misdemeanor. His initial court appearance has been scheduled for July 15.

City of Carroll urging water conservation to prevent restrictions

Carroll city officials, hoping to stave off mandatory irrigation restrictions and the policing of other water use, are asking residents and businesses to conserve water as levels are dropping in the aquifer, the city’s underground source of water,. The measurements in the Carroll section of the Dakota Aquifer, a range...
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St. Anthony And Carroll County Public Health To Provide COVID Update At Monday’s Carroll Supervisor Meeting

The Carroll County Board of Supervisors will convene their next meeting in the lower-level meeting room at the courthouse beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, June 21, and will have a COVID-19 update at 9:15 a.m. from St. Anthony Regional Hospital and Carroll County Public Health. This conversation precedes a scheduled public hearing at 9:30 a.m. for a tax certificate. Other agenda items include pay amendment and pay requests as well as the setting of a public hearing regarding the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Down Payment Assistance Program. Supervisors will receive a secondary road department update and review a substance abuse prevention grant as well as address routine business such as utility, cigarette and fireworks permits, payables and manure management annual updates. The meeting will also be livestreamed on the county’s YouTube channel, which can be accessed by following the link below. Questions or comments on agenda items can be submitted prior to the meeting at

Manning native makes cover of Minnesota Law magazine

Last month, Manning native and Minnesota attorney Rick Halbur was featured on the cover of the Spring 2021 edition of Minnesota Law magazine. The recognition lauds Halbur’s work out of New Ulm, Minnesota, mainly representing agricultural lenders in the region — work with roots that trace back to Manning. Halbur...
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Scranton Man Arrested Following Brief Foot Chase In Carroll Monday Afternoon

A Scranton man was arrested Monday after attempting to flee from law enforcement on foot. According to Carroll County District Court records, the Carroll Police Department was dispatched to Graham Park at approximately 3:09 p.m. for an alleged assault that had taken place. Upon arrival, authorities learned the victim and the suspect had already left the scene, but a witness was able to identify the suspect as 33-year-old Shon Edward Caldeira, who has also reported an address in Lohrville. In an attempt to locate Caldeira, officers traveled to his previous residence in the 900 block of N. East Street. Authorities say Caldeira then fled on foot, but he was taken into custody quickly with assistance from an Iowa DOT Motor Vehicle Enforcement officer. He was booked into the Carroll County jail and charged with interference with official acts, a simple misdemeanor. Caldeira’s next court appearance is scheduled for Thursday, July 1.

Nine Year Old Suffers Leg Injury In Carroll Accident Wednesday

A juvenile male suffered leg injuries in a pickup/scooter accident Wednesday in Carroll. The Carroll Police Department was called to the scene at 12th Street and Amy Avenue at approximately 1:14 p.m. Fifty-seven-year-old Terry Schulte of Carroll was eastbound on 12th in a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado. The nine-year-old on the scooter allegedly failed to stop for a posted sign and struck the side of the Schulte truck. The child was transported to St. Anthony Regional Hospital by Carroll County Emergency Medical Services for treatment of his injuries.
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Carroll Man Arrested After Multi-County Police Pursuit

(Fort Dodge, IA) — Authorities say a 39-year-old Carroll man has been arrested for a police pursuit that crossed several counties Friday. Nickolas Down was taken into custody when the chase ended near Fort Dodge. The Iowa State Patrol executed a pit maneuver to stop him. The Patrol says the chase starting in Carroll County and reached speeds of around 100 miles an hour. Deputies from Carroll, Calhoun, and Webster counties joined the Iowa State Patrol in the chase. Downs was wanted on a Carroll County warrant for domestic abuse and contempt of court. Charges connected to the chase are pending.
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Carroll Man Arrested Following Three-County High-Speed Chase

A Carroll man remains in custody at the Carroll County jail following a high-speed pursuit through three counties last Friday. The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office reports 39-year-old Nickolas John Downs, who was wanted on outstanding warrants, refused to pull over for a deputy, instead leading a chase that reached speeds of up to 90 miles per hour on gravel and over 110 miles per hour on Timber Avenue north of Glidden. Downs was driving extremely erratically and creating high-risk situations for other drivers as he traveled through Carroll County and into Calhoun County, where authorities there joined in the pursuit. An Iowa State Patrol Trooper was able to perform a successful pit maneuver outside of Fort Dodge in Webster County to bring the incident to an end. Downs has been charged with a class D felony for eluding.