Ringgold County Sheriff's Office

Ringgold County Sheriff's Office The Ringgold County Sheriff's Office page is an informational page. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REQUEST EMERGENCY RESPONSE FROM THIS SITE. DIAL 9-1-1. This site is not monitored daily and messages may go unnoticed.
(5)

This page is for public information, any posts that are considered inappropriate by the administration of this page will be deleted.

12/04/2019

Press Release on Persons arrested by the Ringgold County Sheriff’s Office

DATE: 12/03/19 TIME: 7:35 p.m.
NAME: Taylor Sue Schaffer

CHARGES ON:
1. Failure to Appear-Arrest Warrant

BOND: No bond until seen by Magistrate.

NARRATIVE: An arrest warrant was issued for Taylor Sue Schaffer age 28 of Mount Ayr for Failure to Appear on December 2, 2019. The defendant turned herself in to the Ringgold County Sheriff’s Office on December 3, 2019 at 7:35 p.m.

SIGNATURE OF PERSON AUTHORIZING PRESS RELEASE

DEPUTY LANDON WHITE 80-3

________________________________________________________________

*Any potential criminal charges identified above are merely allegations and any defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

12/02/2019

Ringgold County Sheriff’s Office Press Release

Date/Time:12-1-2019/6:43pm

Address: US Highway 169 and 310th St.

Crime/Incident: Accident

Investigative Officer: Deputy Ethan Baker

What Happened: On 12-1-19 at approximately 6:43 pm Ringgold County deputies were dispatched to a vehicle vs livestock accident on Highway 169 south of Redding. Upon further investigation it was determined that the driver was 41-year-old Christopher Lynn Beier of Grant City Mo. Beier was traveling South on Highway 169 when a black pig walked into the travel portion of the highway and was struck and killed. Beier’s vehicle is estimated as a total loss. The pig was determined to owned by a 64-year-old Dennis Edward Hansen of Redding.

Officer Signature releasing press release___________________________________
Ethan Baker, Ringgold County Deputy Sheriff

*Any potential criminal charges identified above are merely allegations and any defendant are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law

08/04/2019

Ringgold County Sheriff’s Office Press Release

Name: Linda McNutt, 70 of 105 N Webster Mount Ayr
Rick Stull, 67 of 804 W Columbus Mount Ayr

Date: 8/2/19

Time: 1746

Investigative Department/Officer: Deputy Nathan Nickle

What Happened: McNutt was stopped at the stop sign on North Webster and proceeded to pull out onto West Jefferson not seeing the vehicle driven by Stull. The 2004 Pontiac driven by McNutt and 2002 Chevy truck driven by Stull both had minor damage and no injuries were reported.

Officer Signature releasing press release___________________________________
Nathan Nickle, Ringgold County Deputy Sheriff

*Any potential criminal charges identified above are merely allegations and any defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Revised 7-7-05

06/24/2019

The Ringgold County Sheriff's Office page is going to be changing. This page will be deleted and a group page will be started. We apologize for the confusion with this change, but find it necessary to gain better control of the less than professional comments that have been posted as of late. Thank you for your patience.

06/12/2019

Ringgold County Sheriff’s Office Press Release

Name: Diane Case

Place of residence: Mount Ayr Iowa

Location: West Madison Street Mount Ayr, Ia (North Side of Square)

Date: June 12, 2019

Time: Approximately 1300hrs

Investigative Department/Officer: Deputy Nathan Nickle

What Happened: Approximately 1300hrs on June 12, 2019 a hit and run was reported. Case noticed someone had hit the back-passenger side of her 2004 Ford Truck. The truck was side swiped on the corner hitting her slide in camper jack tearing it away from the camper. If anybody has anymore info please contact the Ringgold County Sheriff Department

Officer Signature releasing press release___________________________________
Nathan Nickle, Ringgold County Deputy Sheriff

*Any potential criminal charges identified above are merely allegations and any defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Revised 7-7-05

Ringgold County Sheriff’s Office Press ReleaseDate/Time: June 6, 2019 1:15 P.M.Location: Mount Ayr, IAInvestigative Depa...
06/07/2019

Ringgold County Sheriff’s Office Press Release

Date/Time: June 6, 2019 1:15 P.M.
Location: Mount Ayr, IA

Investigative Department/Officer:
Ringgold County Sheriff’s Office,

Persons: Chase Cleandening Lafollette, 19

What Happened: On June 6, 2019 at 1:15 P.M. Chase Lafollette of Blockton, IA was arrested during a traffic stop in Mount Ayr on a Ringgold County Arrest warrant for contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The warrant stems from a party Lafollette hosted in Ringgold County that resulted in multiple minors being charged with possession of alcohol. Lafollette was booked into the Ringgold County Jail.

Officer Signature releasing press release¬_____________________________________
Bo Greene, Ringgold County Deputy Sheriff

05/09/2019

Notice

Ringgold County Sheriff’s Office is accepting sealed bids for a 2012 White Chevy Tahoe 4wd. 163,000 miles. Air conditioning does not work and needs new tires. Minimum bid must be at least $5,000. Please contact Sheriff Rob Haley at 641-464-3921 with any questions. Submit bids to Ringgold County Sheriff Rob Haley, 801 West South St. Mount Ayr, Iowa 50854. Bids must be received no later than Wednesday May 22, 2019 at 4:00 P.M. Ringgold County Sheriff’s Office reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

05/04/2019

DCI Warns of Phone Scam

DES MOINES, Iowa --The Iowa Department of Public Safety (DPS) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is warning of a scam targeting citizens by misrepresenting the staff of the Department.

The DCI has received reports from citizens that scammers are posing as employees of the “Iowa State Police”. The callers are claiming there is a warrant issued out of state for the citizen. They have further advised to clear the warrant they need to send money, via an online account such as Google Play account. Citizens are reporting that they are receiving multiple calls from the same 712 area code phone number. If the citizen does not answer or hangs up on the initial call, a secondary call is being reported as coming from “911” whereas the callers are verbally aggressive, claiming they are with the “Police” and that they have a warrant for the citizen’s arrest.
If you receive a phone call similar to the one mentioned above, you are asked to contact your local law enforcement and the Iowa Attorney General’s Office Hotline at (515) 281-5926 or (888) 777-4590.

Listed below are some helpful tips to prevent being targeted by fraudulent calls:
• If you get a call from someone who claims they are collecting money on behalf of the DPS—even if a caller ID device shows the DPS—hang up.
• The DPS does not demand immediate payment via prepaid debit cards or online accounts.
• Do not provide or confirm personal information or financial information to anyone who calls.

Deputy Nathan Nickle
Ringgold County Sheriff's Office
801 W South St.
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
641-464-3921 Office
641-464-0626 Fax

04/30/2019

PRESS RELEASE
April 27, 2019

Nicholas Giesken, 37, of Chariton, Iowa, was arrested on April 26, 2019, in the 200 block of Broadway Street in Clearfield on a valid Taylor County Warrant for Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person, a Class D Felony. During the arrest Giesken failed to comply with Deputies commands. Deputies used a taswer to subdue Giesken. Giesken was charged with interference with Official Acts, a simple misdemeanor, Possession of a Controlled Substance – Marijuana (1st Offense). During the Investigation, Ringgold County Sheriff’s Office K9 Heky assisted on scene and indicated to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle that Giesken was in control of. Giesken was additionally charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine (3rd or subsequent offense), a Class D Felony. Giesken is being held at the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office on $10,600 bond pending an appearance with the magistrate.

All persons charged with a crime are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

04/28/2019

Ringgold County Sheriff’s Office Press Release

Date: 4-26-19

Address: 307 4th Redding

Crime/Incident: Criminal Mischief

Investigative Officer: Sheriff Rob Haley

Items Found:

What Happened: John Darrah reported that sometime on 4-25-19 or 4-26-19 between the hours of 10:00 P.M and 2:00 A.M. someone slashed one of his pickup tires and poured sugar in his sons Tahoe gas tank. Anyone with information please contact the Ringgold County Sheriff’s Office.

Officer Signature releasing press release___________________________________
Rob Haley, Ringgold County Sheriff

*Any potential criminal charges identified above are merely allegations and any defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Revised 7-7-05

04/28/2019

Ringgold County Sheriff’s Office Press Release


Date:4-25-19

Address:1572 State Highway 25

Crime/Incident: Theft

Investigative Officer: Deputy Ethan Baker

Items Found:

What Happened: Gerald England of Clearfield reported that on the evening of 4-21-19 person(s) unknown stole chain link fencing and a 75-gallon stock tank from 1572 State Highway 25.

Officer Signature releasing press release___________________________________
Ethan Baker, Ringgold County Deputy Sheriff

*Any potential criminal charges identified above are merely allegations and any defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Revised 7-7-05

04/23/2019

Ringgold County Sheriff’s Office Press Release

Date: 4-20-19

Address: Sun Valley Golf Course

Crime/Incident: Criminal Mischief

Investigative Officer: Sheriff Rob Haley

Items Found:

What Happened: Sun Valley Lake Golf Course reported that someone had drove a vehicle onto the gold course and caused damage to 3 greens. This happened at approximately 2:30 a.m. on 4-20-19. Any one with information is encouraged to contact the Ringgold County Sheriff’s Office.

Officer Signature releasing press release___________________________________
Rob Haley, Ringgold County Sheriff

*Any potential criminal charges identified above are merely allegations and any defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Revised 7-7-05

04/19/2019

Ringgold County Sheriff’s Office Press Release

Name: Bernerd Joseph Rothman

Age: 50

Place of residence: 1657 Main street

Location: Delphos, Iowa

Date: 4-13-19

Time: 0845 am

Investigative Department/Officer: Deputy Landon White, Reserve Deputies Scott Giles and Spencer Lumbard Ringgold County Sheriff’s Office, Ringgold County Medical Examiner, and Mount Ayr Fire Departmet.

What Happened: The Ringgold County Sheriff’s Office and the Ringgold County Medical Examiner investigated the death of, 50 year old, Bernerd Joseph Rothman, of 1657 Main street Delphos, Iowa. The Ringgold County Sheriff’s Office was contacted for a welfare check. Rothman was discovered deceased upon officer’s arrival. An autopsy will be performed at the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Ankeny, IA. The cause of death is pending autopsy results. No foul play is suspected. Anyone with information please call Ringgold County Sheriff’s Office.

Officer Signature releasing press release___________________________________
Deputy Landon White 80-3
Ringgold County Sheriff’s Office

*Any potential criminal charges identified above are merely allegations and any defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Revised 7-7-05

04/19/2019

Ringgold County Sheriffi's Office has 2 speed trailers and would welcome comments here advising public opinion where we should set them up to assist with traffic control. Thank you!

04/11/2019

Ringgold County Sheriff’s Office Press Release

Location: Tingley area

Date: April 8th 2019

Time: 2330-0100

Investigative Department/Officer: Deputy Nathan Nickle

What Happened: Sometime around 2330 on April 8th and 0100 on the morning of April 9th someone ran over a stop sign on J20 and 255th Ave and another stop sign at J20 and 260th Ave just east of Tingley. The driver also entered multiple fields running over gates and tearing up the fields. The vehicle should be missing a front turning light cover and appears to be an older Chevy pickup or Blazer with Hankook Dyna Pro ATM tires. A reward will be issued for any information related to the conviction of the persons involved. Please call the Ringgold County Sheriff’s Office with any information.

Officer Signature releasing press release __________________________________
Nathan Nickle, Ringgold County Deputy Sheriff

*Any potential criminal charges identified above are merely allegations and any defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Revised 7-7-05

04/08/2019

Ringgold County Sheriff’s Office Press Release

Name: Raymond Russell

Location: Subway Parking Lot 106 E South Street

Date: 4-8-19

Time: 1200

Investigative Department/Officer: Deputy Nathan Nickle

What Happened: Raymond Russell was traveling west on Hwy 2 in a 1969 Lincoln Continental when a vehicle started to turn into Subway. Russell avoided contact with the vehicle by swerving into the parking lot of Subway striking a parked 2018 Toyota Highlander owned by Deborah Ann Creveling of Ellston, Iowa.

Officer Signature releasing press release___________________________________
Nathan Nickle, Ringgold County Deputy Sheriff

*Any potential criminal charges identified above are merely allegations and any defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Revised 7-7-05

04/01/2019

Ringgold County Sheriff’s Office Press Release

Name: Edward Dean Sobotka

Age: 56

Place of residence: 2075 170th Ave Diagonal, IA

Date: March 31, 2019

Time: 1734

Investigative Department/Officer: Deputy Nathan Nickle

What Happened: At approximately 1756 on March 31st 2019 dispatch was notified of a single ATV wreck on 170th Avenue in rural Diagonal, Iowa. Officer arrived on scene and found a 2000 Honda Foreman ATV owned by Sobotka resting on its side in the west ditch against a tree. After investigation, it appeared the ATV had a steering malfunction causing Mr. Sobotka to enter the ditch striking a tree. Minor injuries were sustained by Mr. Sobotka and the ATV was totaled. The Ringgold County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Ringgold County Hospital’s Ambulance and by Diagonal First Responders.

Officer Signature releasing press release___________________________________
Nathan Nickle, Ringgold County Deputy Sheriff

*Any potential criminal charges identified above are merely allegations and any defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Revised 7-7-05

03/26/2019

Job Opening for Full-Time
Female* Dispatcher/Jailer

The Ringgold County Sheriff's Office has a full-time female dispatcher/jailer position available.
- Must be willing to work all shifts including nights, weekends and holidays.
- Two-week schooling required.
- Starting wage is $15.13 per hour plus benefits with increases up to $18.13 after training and orientation period.
Pick up application at the Ringgold County Sheriff's Office at 801 W. South Street, Mount Ayr. Applications must be returned by 4 p.m., Friday April, 12, 2019. Equal Opportunity Employer.
* Due to Iowa Code, female inmates must be supervised by female jailers.

03/22/2019

Released by Assistant Chief Jonathan Mullock, Lamoni PD

On Monday morning, March 18th 2019, Lamoni Police Department with the assistance of the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office, Leon Police Department and Ringgold County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit, served a search warrant at the residence of 1031 W. South Street in Lamoni, IA. The search warrant pertained to the possession and sales of illegal drugs.

During the search, several items such as methamphetamine, marijuana and drug related paraphernalia were located within the residence.

61 year old James Dean Nash and 50 year old Dawn Rogene Easton, both of Lamoni, were arrested without incident and were transported to the Decatur County Jail.

James Dean Nash was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine with intent to deliver (class c felony), Possession of Marijuana 3rd or Subsequent (aggravated misdemeanor) and possession of drug paraphernalia (simple misdemeanor). James Nash’s bond set at $10,000

Dawn Rogene Easton was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia (simple misdemeanor).
Dawn Easton plead guilty for her charge and was released on a later date.

03/12/2019

GREEN BEER AND DRIVING DON'T MIX

Americans have celebrated their Irish heritage on St. Patrick’s Day for decades. Sadly, too much green beer can lead to dangerous driving after the celebrating. Over the last few years there has been a dramatic spike in alcohol and drug impaired driving. Over the 2017 (the last year in which statistics are available) St. Patrick’s Day holiday there were 59 fatalities nationwide with 37 percent involving drunk drivers. The most dangerous time to be on the road was the early hours of March 18, when 75% of all crash fatalities involved drunk drivers.
To combat the increased impaired driving around the holiday local law agencies will be stepping up traffic enforcement March 14 – 17, 2019. Officers will especially be watching for drunk and drugged drivers and anyone not wearing seat belts.
“St. Patrick’s Day should be a fun holiday, but we expect everyone to take responsibility for their actions,” stated Patrick Hoye, Bureau Chief of the Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau. “Whether you’re driving yourself or your friends, make sure you stay sober or plan for a safe ride home. It’s not just about you. There are others on the roads who want to get where they are going safely”.
The Iowa Department of Public Safety and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau reminds you, driving while impaired is illegal!
If you feel a buzz, you are in no shape to drive.

Deputy Nathan Nickle
Ringgold County Sheriff's Office

Address

801 W South St
Mount Ayr, IA
50854

Telephone

(641) 464-3921

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Ringgold County Sheriff's Office posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to Ringgold County Sheriff's Office:

Nearby government services