Southwest Iowa News

By Laura Bacon/NT Staff Writer

Arrests

Dec. 28 — Kari Jean Elizabeth Nordby, 41, of Harlan, was arrested following a traffic stop. Nordby was transported to the Shelby County Jail where she was charged with operating while intoxicated, possession of drug paraphernalia, fail to maintain control, and insufficient number of headlamps.

Dec. 29 — Alexis Jean Sherer, 20, of Harlan, was arrested on an active Harrison County warrant. Sherer was transported to the Shelby County Jail.

Dec. 29 — Quentin James Briggs, 22, of Harlan, was arrested. Briggs was transported to the Shelby County Jail where he was charged with domestic abuse assault.

Dec. 30 — David Lee Stout, 50, of Harlan, was charged with domestic abuse assault following a call for service. Stout was arrested Jan. 3, on an active Shelby County warrant and transported to the Shelby County Jail.

Dec. 31 — Bryan Allen Dennis, 49, of Council Bluffs, was arrested following a call for service. Dennis was transported to the Shelby County Jail where he was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Dec. 31 — Brian Allan Sorensen, 52, of Harlan, was arrested following a call for service. Sorensen was transported to the Shelby County Jail where he was charged with theft 5th.

Jan. 1 — Trent Allen Nielsen, 34, of Avoca, was arrested following a call for service. Nielsen was transported to the Shelby County Jail where he was charged with assault and lascivious acts with a child.

Jan. 1 — Timothy Wayne Nevel, 52, of Harlan, was arrested following a traffic stop. Nevel was transported to the Shelby County Jail where he was charged with no lamp or flag on rear projecting load, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance and prohibited acts penalties.

Arrests

On Jan. 1 at 10:40 a.m. — Shelby Nichole Johnson, 28, of Chariton, was arrested for theft fifth, following an investigation from a series of thefts at the Creston Walmart, totaling close to $170 in merchandise. She posted the $300 bond, and was released from the Union County Jail.

On Jan. 9 at 4:54 p.m. — Aaron Jeffery Johnson, 22, of Creston, was pulled over for a traffic stop for not wearing his seatbelt. During the traffic stop, officials found that his license was suspended and Johnson was taken into custody. He is being held in the Union County Jail on $300 cash or surety.

Arrests

The Audubon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Robert Paul Joens, 26, of Exira, on Dec. 11 at approximately 12 a.m. for possession – marijuana second offense and possession drug paraphernalia. The charge stems from an incident occurring in the 2600 block of Heron Ave. He was transported to and held in the Audubon County Jail until the following morning when he appeared before the Magistrate and was released.

Christopher Lee Hilleshiem, 45, of Exira, was charged with disclosing confidential information on Dec. 15 at approximately 9 a.m. The charge stems from an investigation into an incident that occurred in November. He appeared before the Magistrate and was released.

Levi John Klenda, 18, of Kimballton was charged with theft fourth and accessory after the fact on Dec. 16 at approximately 9 a.m. He appeared before the magistrate and was released.

Carrie Waller, 43, of Exira, was charged with obstructing prosecution or defense and theft fourth on Dec. 15 and was summoned to appear before the Magistrate on Jan. 9 and was released.

A male juvenile was charged with burglary third motor vehicle and theft fourth. The charges all stem from an investigation into a theft of a firearm from a vehicle in Exira. The theft occurred in July of 2019.

Jarold Field Joens, 56, of Exira was charged with possession of a controlled substance – marijuana first offense on Dec. 23. The charge stems from a search warrant of his property in connection with an incident that occurred earlier in December. He was summoned to appear before the Magistrate later that week and was released.

During that search warrant, Robert Paul Joens, 26, was arrested and charged with two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of controlled substance – marijuana second offense, and possession of controlled substance – meth second offense. Robert was transported to the Audubon County Jail and held until he posted a $3,600 bond.