×

Court News

Former GMG coach pleads guilty, sentenced

A former GMG High School volleyball coach and South Tama paraeducator plead guilty to sexual exploitation last week and was sentenced. Brycelyn Haughey, 23, of Toledo entered a written plea of guilty and was sentenced in Iowa District Court on November 10 to the charge (Count 6) of sexual ...

Mason City men charged with Reinbeck, Dike burglaries

Nearly two months after a string of burglaries in Dike and Reinbeck, including two Dike banks where the thieves attempted to remove the ATMs, two Mason City men have been arrested in connection with the incidents. Ryan Marek, 30, was arrested in Garner on a Grundy County warrant on March 1 and ...

Investigation into death of Reinbeck woman underway

A Reinbeck man is considered a person of interest after the death of his girlfriend amidst a still-developing investigation. On Dec. 16, Grundy County deputies found 41-year-old Christian Marie Jeys unresponsive at a Chestnut Street residence in Reinbeck. She was transported to Grundy County ...

Garwin woman guilty of stealing from school booster club

A Garwin woman has pled guilty to felony theft for stealing from the Green Mountain-Garwin School District Parents Association, also known as the GMG Booster Club. Johna Lin Smith, 35, of Garwin was arrested on Sept. 9, 2021 following an investigation by the Tama County Sheriff’s Office ...

Former GMG coach charged with sexual exploitation

A former coach and paraeducator at GMG has been arrested and charged with multiple counts of sexual exploitation by a school employee and one count of dissemination and exhibition of obscene material to minors. Brycelyn Haughey, 22, of Toledo, was arrested on Dec. 15 following an ...

District court judge appointed to Iowa Court of Appeals

The judicial landscape in Iowa’s sixth district where Tama County resides will soon be changing. On Dec. 7 Gov. Reynolds announced the appointment of Mary Chicchelly as a judge of the Iowa Court of Appeals. Chicchelly, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, currently serves as a district judge in ...

Grundy Co. Sheriff’s Office-January 13, 2020 thru January 19, 2020

1. One vehicle accident January 7, 2020, 3:09 PM on Hwy 20 at the 220 mile marker. Driver: DAQUANDEZ WISE, age 28, Waterloo. Driving 2005 Chevrolet. Estimated damage $7500. Vehicle was eastbound when the driver fell asleep. The vehicle began to swerve and dropped off on the shoulder ...

Grundy Co. Sheriff’s Office-November 27, 2019 thru December 27, 2019

November 27, 2019 thru December 27, 2019 1. NICHELLE WOODS, age 46, Cedar Falls. Arrested November 27, 2019 by Black Hawk County authorities on a Grundy County warrant charging her with 2 cts UNLAWFUL USE OF A CREDIT CARD. Posted bond and released. 2. One vehicle accident December ...

Grundy County Sheriff’s Office

September 16, 2019 thru September 29, 2019 1. TRAVIS DREESMAN, age 24, Holland. Arrested September 20, 2019, 6:37 PM at the Sheriff’s Office on a Grundy County warrant charging him with 3 counts of SEXUAL ABUSE 3rd and TELEPHONE DISSEMINATION OF OBSCENE MATERIAL TO A MINOR. Being ...

Accident

There was a one vehicle accident on Thursday, February 28, 2013, at 2 a.m. on Highway #20 approximately 1 mile west of Highway #14.Driver : Kasandra Kahler, age 23, Waterloo, driving 2005 Ford Escape, total damage. Kahler transported to Covenant Hospital.Passenger: Kylie Jo Smedley, age 23, ...