On Jan. 26, authorities were called around 4-p.m. to a residence in Elk Horn, with regard to a disturbance. Upon further investigation, 22-year-old Seth Dewayne Strong, of Exira, was arrested for interference with official acts, a simple misdemeanor. Strong was transported to the Shelby County Jail and held pending appearance in front of magistrate. The follow morning, Strong plead guilty to the charge and was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for time already served.

On Jan. 30, Shelby County Deputies arrested 35-year-old Timothy Ryan Hoffman, of Dow City, on outstanding warrant for driving while suspended, and failure to maintain control. Hoffman was transported to the Shelby County Jail without incident, where he was released later that evening after posting bond.

On Jan. 31, Shelby County Deputies responded to a 911 call from a residence in Portsmouth, and upon further investigation, arrested 33-year-old Clara Jo Mohr, for Public Intoxication. Mohr was transported by deputies to the jail without incident and turned over to jail staff. She was released from jail on her own recognizance the follow morning.

On Feb. 3, 43-year-old James Lyle Behrens, of Harlan, was arrested as a result of a traffic stop along Highway 59 and Highway F32. Behrens was transported to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office for further testing and then turned over to jail staff for processing. He was charged with operating while intoxicated (second offense), and speeding. Behrens was released later in the morning, after posting the required cash bond.