Category: Crime

3 arrested in drug bust
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3 arrested in drug bust

Three people were arrested Wednesday evening for various drug charges after Spencer police and Clay County sheriff’s deputies found marijuana, THC vape cartridges and drug paraphernalia in an apartment. The Spencer Police Department reported a search warrant was executed at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at 415 Fourth Avenue West Unit 1. Authorities found over a pound...

Everly man scheduled for trial in referee assault case
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Everly man scheduled for trial in referee assault case

An Everly man has a trial date for a December incident in which he’s accused of assaulting a referee during a Clay Central-Everly High School basketball game. Corey Hofmeyer’s case is scheduled for an April 10 non-jury trial in the Third District Court in Spencer. He faces an assault charge. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office...

Deputies bust underage drinkers at party
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Deputies bust underage drinkers at party

Sheriff’s deputies cited 13 minors for possession of alcohol Saturday night at a party in southern Clay County. An anonymous caller informed the Sheriff’s Office that minors were consuming alcohol at a party at 2424 480th Street, according to a news release. At about 11:30 p.m., Clay County deputies, the Iowa State Patrol and the...

Attempted escape results in charges for Clay County Jail inmate
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Attempted escape results in charges for Clay County Jail inmate

A man being held at the Clay County Jail faces additional charges after he attempted to escape Tuesday afternoon. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office reported Coty Bridge, 24, of Spencer, was being transferred between cells when he tried to make a run for it. Bridge reportedly became uncooperative and began arguing with the jailer who...

Meth, marijuana charges filed after traffic stop in Spencer
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Meth, marijuana charges filed after traffic stop in Spencer

Spencer police arrested three people Saturday afternoon for a range of drug related charges, including methamphetamine and marijuana possession, after a traffic stop. A police news report states the traffic stop happened at about 1 p.m. in the 200 block of 11th Street SE. The vehicle driver, 27-year-old Verity Garcia, Sioux Rapids, was charged with...

Search warrant results in drug bust, arrests
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Search warrant results in drug bust, arrests

A search last Thursday in Spencer led authorities to discover drug-related items and arrest two people. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office in a press release stated deputies executed a search warrant in the 100 block of West Third Street in Spencer. Deputies reportedly found drug paraphernalia and two unprocessed marijuana plants that were being grown...

Deputies discover drug paraphernalia during traffic stop
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Deputies discover drug paraphernalia during traffic stop

A Hartley man was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia Sunday afternoon after Clay County Sheriff’s deputies initiated a traffic stop and then searched the vehicle. Christopher Cavin, 40, was arrested after a K-9 search resulted in an alert and drug paraphernalia was found in the vehicle. The sheriff’s office reportedly stopped a vehicle at...

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