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News of Record: Oct. 10, 2012

October 10, 2012
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Deon Clayton charged in stabbing

A Fort Dodge man is facing felony charges after he allegedly stabbed a woman in his home.

Deon D. Clayton, 20, is facing multiple charges in an alleged incident Monday night.

Clayton allegedly stabbed a woman four or five times with a kitchen knife. According to the criminal complaint filed with the Webster County attorney's office, the woman was trying to leave Clayton's house when the stabbing happened.

He's also accused of forcing her to stay inside the house and not letting her leave until police arrived.

The victim was transported to Trinity Regional Medical Center to be treated for her injuries. It's alleged she had stab wounds on her neck, abdomen, left arm and finger.

The victim had a protective order against Clayton.

He appeared in Webster County Magistrate Court Tuesday morning on charges of willful injury, false imprisonment, first-degree harassment and contempt of court.

Magistrate William Thatcher ordered Clayton held on $8,300 bond. Thatcher sent the contempt of court case to District Court and scheduled a preliminary hearing on the other charges for Oct. 19.

FD men sentenced on meth charges

SIOUX CITY - Two men who pleaded guilty to their involvement in different meth conspiracies were sentenced last week to federal prison.

Tracy Young, 47, was sentenced to 120 months in prison, and Rodney Mrozek Jr., 31, received 93 months in prison.

Both men pleaded guilty to conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine earlier this year.

Young, on Feb. 21, admitted from Dec. 2009 to July 2011, he was involved in a conspiracy to manufacture at least 300 grams of meth. According to a press release from the United States attorney's office, Northern District of Iowa, suspects involved in the conspiracy received more than 1,500 grams of pseudoephedrine, which was provided to Young.

Mrozek, on May 29, pleaded guilty to the same charge in a separate investigation. He admitted he was involved in a conspiracy to manufacture and distribute at least 50 grams of meth between Dec. 2009 and July 2011.

Both men remain in custody until they can be transported to a federal prison.

Police Log



Frontier Communications reported criminal mischief.

Wali Al-Hameed reported a theft.


Rafael Mondragon and DKNC Construction each reported criminal mischief.

Heather Lovain reported a burglary.

A person reported harassment.


Two people each reported an assault.

Jamaya Habhab, Galindo, Glik's, Kohl's and Tiffany Cole each reported a theft.


Wendy Jordison, Kum and Go and Walmart each reported a theft.

Tammy Kirby reported an attempted burglary.

Andrew Presthus reported criminal mischief.

Two people each reported a violation of a no-contact order.

Sheriff's Log


Sept. 28

A person reported identity theft.

Oct. 2

Michelle Fredericksen, Moorland, reported a burglary.

Oct. 3

Harold Stewart, 23632 Nelson Ave.; Andrea Walsh, 1830 Hayes Ave.; and Ingraham Construction, Webster City; each reported a theft.

Oct. 4

A person reported harassment.

Oct. 6

A person reported an assault.

Oct. 7

A person reported an assault.

Magistrate Court



Failure to pay parking tickets - John Prather Jr., 31, 370 13th St. N.W., $20.60.

Failure to stop within clear, assured distance - Nicholas Christnagel, 17, 904 11th Ave. N., $195.



BAKER - Adam and Jennifer, Fort Dodge, a girl, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012.

ESTES - Eden, Dakota City, a boy, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012.

CARLSON - Kathy and Brett, Gowrie, a girl, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012.

BIRD - Jeri and Todd, Fort Dodge, a girl, Monday, Oct. 8, 2012.

DAVIES - Whitney, Fort Dodge, a girl, Monday, Oct. 8, 2012.


HANUS - Christopher Hanus and Shawna Iverson, both of Blairsburg, a girl, Lily Sherie Hanus, Friday, Oct. 5, 2012. Grandparents are Eddie and Amy Hanus, Blairsburg, and Deb Kern, Webster City. Great-grandparents are Faye and Larry Moser, Eagle Grove, and Shirley Lester, Webster City.


NEWMAN - Kayla and Codi, Webster City, a girl, Synora Marie Newman, Friday, Oct. 5, 2012. Grandparents are Jeff and Becky Newman, Webster City; Chad Hofbauer, Urbandale; Dawn Brandow, Fort Dodge. Great-grandparents are Thelma Newman, Webster City; Tom and Donna Kimball, Clare; and John and Sandy Hofbauer, Coon Rapids. Great-great-grandmother is Bessy Allbee, Clare.


REED - Kyle and Mandy, Ankeny, a boy, Langdon Tate Reed, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. Grandparents are Don and Jan Reed, Gary Anderson, and Barb Holding, all of Eagle Grove.



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