Shooting Reported in Griswold
On Nov. 11, at approximately 9:43 p.m., deputies from the Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a shot fired in a vehicle parked at Caseys in Griswold. Upon investigation, one female at the scene was found to have a gunshot wound in her hand. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office later arrested the individual, Jessica Jo McMillen, 39, of Red Oak, on charges of reckless use of a firearm causing bodily injury (a Class D Felony) and carrying a weapon while intoxicated (serious misdemeanor). At the time of initial investigation, Geoffrey Russell George Elias, 33, of Lake Isabella, Mich., was arrested for public intoxication (simple misdemeanor). Elias was released the following day on his own recognizance. McMillen was taken into custody on Nov. 15, and released later that day on $5,000 bond.
On Nov. 15, at approximately 6:12 p.m., deputies at the Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a two-vehicle accident at Tucson Road and Highway 71. A 2016 Ford Edge owned and driven by Natausha Renee Poore, 27, of Clarinda, was northbound on Highway 71 when her vehicle was struck in the rear driver’s side by a 2007 Mercury Milan owned and driven by Jose Manuel Montalbo, 51, of Omaha, which attempted to turn north onto 71 from Tuscon Road and failed to yield to Poore’s vehicle. Said driver left the scene of the accident. A Sheriff’s Deputy located a vehicle matching the description given by the owner of the other vehicle, and upon attempting a stop upon the vehicle, the driver attempted to elude the deputy. Eventually, the Mercury was disabled using stop sticks near the intersection of 14th Street and Highway 71 in Atlantic. No injuries were reported. Damage to Poore’s vehicle is estimated at $5,000; damage to Montalbo’s vehicle is estimated at $4,000. Upon investigation, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jose Manuel Montalbo, 51, of Omaha, on charges of OWI third offense (a Class D Felony); eluding (serious misdemeanor); and reckless driving. Montalbo was also cited into court on several non-arrestable offenses. Montalbo was taken to the Cass County Jail where he remains held on $6,000 bond.