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July 27, 2011

Two arrested on drug and firearm charges

CENTERVILLE — Christopher Craig Hawk, 39, of Centerville, and Steven Brent Hawk, 44, of Centerville, are being held in the Appanoose County Jail after being arrested Monday.

Christopher was arrested Monday at 4:28 p.m. for an outstanding warrant for failure to report an accident. Upon a vehicle search, officers found a loaded handgun and items used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Christopher was transported to the Appanoose County Jail and officers were then granted a search warrant of Christopher’s residence at 803 South 16th Street in Centerville.

Officers executed the search warrant at 9:39 p.m. Monday as Steven Hawk approached the residence. Steven was arrested for public intoxication.

Christopher was charged with manufacturing less than five grams of methamphetamine, a schedule II controlled substance, within 1,000 feet of a school, a Class C felony. Christopher was also charged with carrying weapons, an aggravated misdemeanor, and possession of hydrocodone, a schedule III substance – a serious misdemeanor. He is currently being held in the Appanoose County Jail on a $57,300 bond.

Steven was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, a class D felony, and public intoxication, a simple misdemeanor.  He is currently being held in the Appanoose County Jail on a $5,300 bond.

The Centerville Police Department led the investigation with assistance from the Appanoose County Sheriff’s Office, Appanoose County Attorney, Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, South Central Iowa Drug Task Force, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement and the Iowa State Patrol.

A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.

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