Press Release Week of Feb. 16-22, 2020

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On Sunday, February 16, 2020 at approximately 4:35 pm, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Christian Wells Davis, 28, of Cedar Rapids.  Davis was arrested on an active arrest warrant out of Buchanan County for Failure to Appear and was transported to and held at the Buchanan County Jail.

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On Sunday, February 16, 2020 at approximately 5:15 pm, Gary Linn Kitner, 50, of Oelwein.  Kitner was arrested on an active arrest warrant out of Buchanan County for Probation Violation and held at the Buchanan County Jail.

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On Monday, February 17, 2020 at approximately 5:10 pm, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident in the 1400 blk Jackson Avenue (Hwy 150) south of Hazleton.  According to the investigation, a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am operated by Cassandra Brackin of Readlyn was traveling northbound on Jackson Avenue when Brackin crossed the center line and into the path of a southbound 2011 Chevrolet Silverado operated by Emmett Donnelly of Independence.  Both vehicles collided and came to rest in the west ditch.  Brackin sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to an area hospital by private vehicle.  Donnelly was uninjured in the collision.  This accident remains under investigation and charges are pending.  The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Hazleton Fire Department and Oelwein MercyOne Ambulance Service.
Accident Scene - EMS support vehicles Accident Scene - Black Truck in ditch Accident Scene - red car in ditch with EMS personnel

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On Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at approximately 4:15 pm, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Neil Olin Higdon, 57, of Independence.  Higdon was arrested on an active arrest warrant out of Buchanan County for Probation Violation and held at the Buchanan County Jail.

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On Thursday, February 20, 2020 at approximately 7:25 pm, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Kevin Leland King, 38, of Waterloo and Randi Lynn Hedgpath, 26, of Rowley.  King was charged with Violation of Protection Order (simple misdemeanor) and arrested on active arrest warrant out of Buchanan County for original charges of first offense Operating While Intoxicated (serious misdemeanor).  Hedgpath was charged with Violation of Protection Order (simple misdemeanor).  These arrests were made in the 500 blk Sunset Blvd in Rowley.

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On Thursday, February 20, 2020 at approximately 10:35 pm, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Shintika Shontay Travis, 42, of Manchester.  Travis was charged with Possession of Controlled Substance – Marijuana (serious misdemeanor) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (simple misdemeanor).  This arrest was made following a traffic stop near Hwy 20 and Racine Avenue south of Winthrop.

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On Friday, February 21, 2020 at approximately 10:25 pm, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Ronald Gary Juchem, Jr., 43, of Hershey, PA.  Juchem was arrested on an active arrest warrant out of Black Hawk County for Probation Violation and was transported to the Buchanan County Jail.  This arrest was made following a traffic stop in the 2800 blk Jamestown Avenue (Hwy 150).

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On Saturday, February 22, 2020 at approximately 12:50 am, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested John Edward Kalb, 49, of Stanley.  Kalb was charged with Operation without Ignition Interlock (simple misdemeanor) and cited for Violation of Restricted License and Speed Violation.  This arrest was made following a traffic stop in the 2900 blk Quasqueton Avenue south of Quasqueton.