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Montgomery County Man arrested for OWI

(Red Oak) The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office arrested 19-year old Lucas Swanson of Stanton for OWI, 1st Offense. Deputies conducted the traffic stop at 270th and K Avenue, following a traffic complaint. Officers transported Swanson to the Montgomery County Jail. Swanson registered a blood alcohol level of .125. Authorities held him on a $1,000 bond. The Sheriff’s Office also cited Swanson for Possession of Alcohol by a person under the legal age.
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Red Oak suspect booked for harassment

(Red Oak) – A Red Oak woman faces harassment charges. Red Oak Police say 24-year-old Sabrina Marie Kammerer was arrested Tuesday afternoon on a warrant for 2nd degree harassment. Kammerer is being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $1,000 bond.
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Montgomery County earmarks pandemic relief dollar spending

(Red Oak) -- Montgomery County officials are addressing some needs through COVID-19 relief dollars awarded by the federal government. Earlier this week, the county's board of supervisors discussed the wish list of items earmarked by a county committee as expenditures of more than $1.9 million awarded through the American Rescue Plan. Supervisors Chair Donna Robinson is among the committee members. Robinson tells KMA News the county received $900,000 through the first round of funding--that money was placed in a special account. Of that total, she says around $270,000 has been allocated to various departments.
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Fire burns Montgomery County hay bales

(Red Oak) -- KMAland firefighters were put to the test by a hay bale fire Monday afternoon. Firefighters from numerous area departments responded to the fire at 2228 148th Street northeast of Red Oak. Red Oak's Fire Department was sent to the scene shortly before noon. Red Oak Fire Chief John Bruce tells KMA News firefighters arriving at the scene found dozens of hay bales ablaze.
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Red Oak suspect faces burglary, manslaughter charges

(Red Oak) -- A Red Oak man is in custody in connection with an incident earlier this week. Red Oak Police say 41-year-old Christopher Mickel Mattingly was arrested for 1st degree burglary and involuntary manslaughter in connection with an incident in the 100 block of West Joy Street late Tuesday afternoon. An investigation determined Mattingly allegedly went to the residence armed with a pellet gun in an attempt to retrieve money the victim allegedly owed Mattingly. The suspect then allegedly used his weapon in an attempt to shoot out surveillance cameras outside the residence. Mattingly then forced his way into the house by kicking down the back door. While police say it's unknown what transpired inside the residence, they do know that the victim, a 41-year-old male, exited the house into the backyard.
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Red Oak Woman Jailed for Assault

(Red Oak) Red Oak Police arrested 20-year old Vanessa Michelle Jensen of Red Oak on Thursday in the 400 block of Joy Street on simple assault charges. Officers transported her to the Montgomery County Jail and held her on a $300 bond.
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Montgomery County approves info tech agreement

(Red Oak) -- Montgomery County will no longer share an information technology director with Red Oak after this month. Meeting in special session Thursday morning, the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an information technology agreement with Buoye Tech and Design LLC. Under the agreement, the company will provide IT support to county offices beginning Thursday until a date and time to be determined. Supervisor Mike Olsen read the resolution, spelling out the terms of the agreement.
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Villisca Man Jailed on Warrant

(Villisca) The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office arrested 43-year old Justin Smith of Villisca early Tuesday morning on a Fremont County Warrant. Deputies transported Smith to the Montgomery County Jail on 2 counts of Ongoing Criminal Conduct/Unlawful activity. Authorities held him on a $50,000 bond. Red Oak Police, Cass County Sheriff’s...
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Montgomery County board considers info tech agreement

(Red Oak) -- Montgomery County officials are looking to fill the void left by the departure of the county's information technology director. During a special meeting Thursday morning at 10 at the county's emergency management building, the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors will discuss an information technology agreement with Solutions Information Technology Services. County officials have been without a director since Ryan Ernst's departure. Montgomery County Supervisors Chair Donna Robinson tells KMA News Solutions Information already handles the county's software.
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Red Oak Man arrested following Brief Standoff

(Red Oak) Red Oak Police arrested 21-year old Jacob David Berggren of Red Oak late Monday night. Police located Berggren in a house in the 500 block of East Prospect Street. Following a short standoff, Berggren surrendered to law enforcement. Officers took the Red Oak man into custody on the warrant for Failure to Appear for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Methamphetamine.
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Villisca man charged with ongoing criminal conduct

(Villisca) -- A Villisca man was arrested Tuesday morning on Fremont County charges. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrested 43-year-old Justin Smith in the 100 block of 4th Street in Villisca around 12:45 a.m. Smith was arrested following a short incident on an active Fremont County warrant. He...
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Red Oak suspect arrested in domestic incident

(Red Oak) – A Red Oak man is in custody following an altercation early Tuesday evening. Red Oak Police say 44-year-old Jason Richard Berendes was arrested for domestic abuse assault – 1st offense, and willful injury causing body injury. Berendes is being held in the Montgomery County Jail without bond.
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Red Oak man arrested for violating no contact order

(Red Oak) — A Red Oak man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly violating a no contact order. The Red Oak Police Department says officers arrested 44-year-old Jason Richard Berendes around 4 p.m. in the 1200 block of Circle Drive. Berendes was arrested on a Montgomery County domestic assault no contact order.
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Adams County Sheriff’s Office executes search warrants in a joint narcotics investigation with Montgomery County

(Adams Co.) The Adams County Sheriff’s Office executed two search warrants from a joint narcotics investigation with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office on June 10th. The warrants were executed at 605 13th Street and 607 13th Street in Corning. Deputies arrested 45-year-old Stephanie Ann Marie Currin, of Corning, for Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), Possession of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana), two counts of Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver, two counts of Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The charges were enhanced due to the location of the residence being on certain real property. Currin was transported to the Adams County Jail where bond was set at $18,000. Deputies also arrested 59-year-old Phillip Eugene Currin, of Corning, for Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine) 3rd or Subsequent Offense, Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. These charges will also be enhanced due to the location of the residence being on certain real property. Currin was transported to the Adams County Jail where bond was set at $10,000.
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Adams-Montgomery County drug bust nets 2 arrests

(Corning) -- Two Corning residents were recently apprehended following a joint drug investigation between two KMAland counties. The Adams County Sheriff's Office says 45-year-old Stephanie Ann Marie Currin and 59-year-old Phillip Eugene Currin were arrested last Thursday after authorities executed a search warrant at 605 and 607 13th Street in Corning in connection with a joint narcotics investigation with Montgomery County. Stephanie Currin was charged with possession of a controlled substance--methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance--marijuana, two counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, two counts of possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia. Phillip Currin was charged with possession of a controlled substance--meth, 3rd or subsequent offense, possession of meth with intent to deliver, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Authorities says the charges will be enhanced due to the resident's location on certain property.