Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

July 26, 2012

Wayne County Sheriff 07/26/2012


Daily Iowegian

CENTERVILLE — June 30

The Wayne County Sheriff's office investigated a minor personal injury accident approximately four miles west of Seymour. A 2001 Chevrolet Venture driven by Courtney Victoria Bear, 13, of Blue Springs, Mo., was attempting to turn from J46 onto 190th Street when she lost control. The vehicle slid into the ditch and rolled onto its side. Damage was estimated at $7,000. Bear was cited for failure to have a valid driver's license. Brian David Bear, owner, was cited for allowing an unauthorized minor to drive.



The Wayne County Sheriff's office investigated a traffic accident approximately one mile north of Promise City. A 2005 Harley Davidson driven by Mark William Winslow, 53, of Corydon, and a 1998 Harley Davidson driven by Timothy Leon Driver, 49, of Centerville, were northbound with a group of other motorcycles on S56 when a deer ran in front of Winslow and was struck. To avoid a collision, Driver entered the shoulder and then the ditch. Damage to Winslow's cycle was estimated at $5,000 and to Driver's at $1,500.

July 1

The Wayne County Sheriff's office arrested Rachel Ann Stevens, 21, of Millerton, after she drove into a ditch on S56 near Vale Road. Stevens was charged with operating while intoxicated and failure to maintain control. She appeared before the magistrate and was  released later after posting bond.



The Front Street Market in Humeston reported that the business had been broken into overnight. A door had been forced open and some areas had been ransacked. Nothing appeared to be missing. Damage to the building was estimated at $5,500.



Wojo's in Humeston reported that someone had broken into the business overnight. Damage was caused to a door, juke box and game machines. Damage was listed at $3,000. A small amount of money was believed to be missing from the game machines.

July 6

The Wayne County Sheriff's office arrested three occupants of a vehicle that had been stopped at a traffic safety check at Highways 2 and 65. Jason Ronald Beerman, 36, of Onawa, was charged with operating while intoxicated, possession of a schedule I controlled substance, marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Two passengers in the car, Erik Gustavo Franco, 19, of Soldier and Nicholas Jon Seaton, 23, of Sioux City were both charged with possession of a schedule I controlled substance, marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. All three appeared before the magistrate the following day and were released July 8 after posting bond.



The Wayne County Sheriff's office investigated a motorcycle accident approximately two miles north of Corydon. A 1999 Kawasaki motorcycle driven by Thomas William Rogers, 44, of Plano, was southbound on Highway 14 when a deer ran onto the roadway and was struck. Damage was estimated at $3,000.

July 10

Melissa Renee Woods, 40 and Meagan Marie Woods, 19, both of Chariton, appeared at the Wayne County Sheriff's office to answer Wayne County warrants. Melissa was charged with third degree burglary and making a false report to a public safety entity and Meagan was charged with third degree burglary. The warrants were issued in connection with a January break in of an unoccupied home on Newton Road in South Fork Township. Both were released after posting bond.