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05/16/2019 - 8:40am
SOUTH ENGLISH- An 18-year-old teenager is facing two sexual abuse charges after authorities say he abused two young girls. Bentley Patchric Sorden-Schott was arrested on May 8 and charged with two counts of second-degree sexual abuse, Class B Felonies each punishable by up to 25 years in prison. Criminal complaints filed in Keokuk County District Court accused Sorden-Schott of having...
05/02/2019 - 8:59am
KEOTA- A Keota woman is in custody after a home check by federal probation officers yielded a significant amount of methamphetamine. Brandy Kay Reschly was charged on April 23rd, after federal probation officers stopped by her apartment for a home check. According to a criminal complaint filed by Chief Deputy Adam Clark, the federal officers...
04/24/2019 - 8:00am
SIGOURNEY- A Keswick man accused of sexually abusing a child under the age of 12 has been given a new court appointed attorney after apparent attorney-client tensions became insurmountable. William Mann originally was being represented by Sigourney attorney Misty White, however White requested on March 6 to withdraw as Mann’s attorney, due...
04/24/2019 - 7:21am
WHAT CHEER- A What Cheer man is in custody after a Keokuk County Sheriff’s Deputy says that he assaulted a 10-year-old child. Brian William Reeves-Orr, 31, was arrested on April 20th, after authorities were called to a residence in What Cheer. According to a criminal complaint filed by Deputy Jacob Adrian, Reeves-Orr was accused by the child...
04/18/2019 - 8:34am
PEKIN- The Pekin School District has started the search for a new 7-12 principal, after current principal Clint Gingerich was offered the associate principal position at Oskaloosa Middle School. Pekin Superintendent Dave Harper said Gingerich’s departure will leave big shoes to fill. “He is such a loss for the district. He has done...
04/17/2019 - 9:30am
OSKALOOSA- It took a jury of nine women and three men about two and a half hours Monday morning to deliver a verdict of guilty in the second-degree murder trial of Luke Ryan VanHemert, 24, of Oskaloosa. The verdict wrapped up three days of testimony and two days of attorney statements and brought some closure to the community in the death of...
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