Kane Farlow, 24, of Creston, was taken into custody 3:04 a.m. Saturday, April 30 at his residence. Farlow was charged with domestic abuse assault - strangulation and interference with official acts. He also had an active department of corrections warrant for violation of parole and seven Union County warrants for the following charges: two counts driving while license denied, suspended, cancelled or revoked; two counts eluding - speed 25 mph over limit - second or subsequent offense; two counts reckless driving and leave scene of accident- property damage only.
According to a Creston Police report 2:09 a.m. April 30, Farlow was observed by witnesses choking the victim at Casey’s General Store. The victim made statements that she and Farlow dated from time to time and that Farlow stayed at her residence occasionally. The victim also made statements that the defendant had grabbed her by her hoodie. Multiple witnesses had observed the defendant enter a Creston residence and officers were given permission by a resident to enter said home. Once identified, Farlow was given multiple commands to exit a crawlspace inside the residence, Farlow eventually did after several commands. Farlow was ordered to turn around and while attempting to place him in handcuffs, he actively resisted by tensing up and not placing his hands behind his back. A struggle ensued with officers, knocking one to the ground. Farlow continued to resist orders when being escorted to the patrol vehicle and being placed inside.
A Union County Sheriff’s report, 11:30 p.m., Feb. 19, states Farlow purposely attempted to elude officers, driving at a high rate of speed in excess of 25 mph over the posted limit. Farlow failed to stop when notified by an officer in a marked police vehicle using visual and audible signals. At the time, Farlow was driving a 2003 Mazda Tribute near the intersection of Lucas and Birch street and had a suspended license.
A Creston Police report from 2:53 p.m. April 24, states a Creston Police Officer attempted to make a traffic stop on a red Jeep Grand Cherokee near the intersection of Devoe and Sycamore street, after confirming the driver to be Farlow, who had several active warrants. When the officer activated his lights, the vehicle accelerated in speed and continued to travel east on Devoe, turning south onto Elm and then on Swan, where it almost lost control, skidding sideways. Farlow corrected the vehicle, drove into the rear entrance of the ECC, over the curb and into the school field. After driving through the field, Farlow drove to Townline where he went eastbound out of city limits onto the gravel portion of 160th Street and turned north onto Jaguar. Officers pursued Farlow, reaching speeds of up to 116 mph on paved roads, until they lost visual on his vehicle near 110th Street. Farlow also had a suspended license.
Farlow is being held in the Union County Jail without bond.
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Frank Mills Sr., 48, of Lenox, was taken into custody 5:20 p.m., Saturday, April 30, at the Union County Law Center in Creston on a Union County warrant for the charge of failure to serve sentence for a September 2021 assault conviction.
According to a Creston Police report, Mills was ordered to serve two days in the Union County Jail on Sept. 21, 2021, and given 30 days to complete the sentence. Mills failed to serve as ordered.
He is being held in the Union County Jail until balance of sentence is served.
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Tyler J. Knutson, 26, of South Dakota, was taken into custody 2:27 a.m., May 1, at the Union County Law Center in Creston and charged with operating while under the influence, first offense.
According to a Creston Police report, Knutson was driving a 2021 Dodge Ram near Park and Adams street in Creston when he was stopped by officers for having a broken tail light. According to the officer, Knutson had the odor consistent with an alcoholic beverage on his breath and blood shot watery eyes and an open alcoholic beverage located in the center console of the vehicle was observed. Knutson made statements to officers about consuming alcoholic beverages earlier and had impaired balance. During field sobriety tests Knutson failed HGN, walk and turn and one leg stand. He rerfused to provide samples for a preliminary breath test and refused the Datamaster testing at the Law Enforcement Center.
Knutson was released from the Union County Jail after posting $1,000 bond.