Joshua J. Christensen, 44, of Greenfield, was taken into custody 12:16 a.m. June 5, near Kent Avenue on Highway 92 on the charge of OWI first offense.
According to an Adair County report, a deputy traveling on Highway 92 near Kent Avenue met an oncoming tan colored vehicle that failed to dim its headlights as it passed. When the deputy turned around to initiate a traffic stop, he locked the vehicle in on his radar as traveling 64 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone. Contact was made with the driver, identified as Christensen, who reportedly had the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his person and bloodshot watery eyes. Christensen told the deputy he was returning home from a wedding where he had consumed eight or nine beers. Christensen was given field sobriety tests and was requested to do a preliminary breath test, which he refused. Based on observation of the field sobriety testing and the indicated clues of impairment for those tests, Christensen was taken into custody for OWI and transported to the Adair County Sheriff’s Office where he consented to provide a breath sample for testing in the Datamaster. That sample indicated a BrAC of .110%
Christensen was cited for the charge and released from custody on a summons to appear.
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David S. Reeves, 36, of Stuart, was taken into custody 4:34 p.m. June 9 in Stuart on two Adair County warrants for the charges of violation of probation for the original charges of tampering with a witness, conspiracy to commit an aggravated misdemeanor and domestic abuse assault, second offense.
According to a Judicial District Department of Correctional Services, on May 14, 2021, Reeves was placed on probation for two years on the above charges. On April 13, Reeves posted bond and failed to make contact with his probation officer as required. On May 3 Reeves notified the probation officer that he was entering an inpatient treatment program, which he was discharged from May 12 after telling the facility that he needed to seek outside medical treatment. Probation was advised that Reeves reported to the facility under the influence of methamphetamine and was often disruptive and disrespectful to the staff and his peers. Reeves had made no contact with probation since May 3 and his whereabouts were unknown at the time of the violation report.
Reeves is being held in the Adair County Jail without bond.
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Annette L. Murphy, 61, of Casey, was taken into custody 12:15 a.m. June 10 in Stuart on the charges of possession of a controlled substance - methamphetamine, third or subsequent offense, possession of a controlled substance - marijuana, third or subsequent offense and possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to a Stuart police report, at approximately 10:50 p.m. June 9, officers observed a red Chevrolet Malibu traveling south on South Division Street in Stuart that crossed the center line of the road and nearly hit another vehicle that was northbound. Officers initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and made contact with the driver, identified as Murphy. While Murphy was attempting to locate her registration and insurance information, officers observed in plain view, a gold pipe on the center console of the vehicle, commonly used for smoking marijuana. Officers did a probable cause search of the vehicle and located two zip-loc baggies containing a green leafy substance consistent with marijuana, in a backpack that Murphy had attempted to take out of the vehicle. Also located in the backpack was a digital scale, two zip-loc baggies and two plastic straws containing a white crystalline residue. Officers also located a baggie of white crystalline substance in Murphy’s wallet. Murphy had prior convictions for possession of controlled substance violations in 2019 and 2020.
Murphy was transported to the Adair County Jail where she was later released from after posting $10,300 cash or surety bond.
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Robert R. Howell, 30, of Greeley, Colorado, was taken into custody 9:24 p.m. June 10 on Interstate 80 in Adair on the charges of possession of a controlled substance - marijuana, first offense, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance - cannabinol, first offense.
According to an Adair police report, at approximately 7:29 p.m. on June 10, Storm Lake State radio issued a broadcast to all agencies to be on the lookout for a gold Kia Rio with Colorado license plates that was reported to have a missing juvenile in it as well as a male armed with a gun. An Adair officer located a vehicle matching the description given that was eastbound on Interstate 80 near mile marker 76. While waiting for assistance before initiating a traffic stop, the Kia pulled over on its own and a male, later identified as Howell began to exit the vehicle. At that point the officer ordered Howell out of the vehicle and after safely doing so, the female juvenile was ordered out. While giving these orders, officers detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and the female juvenile advised that there was a firearm in the car as well. With assistance from a Stuart officer and Adair County deputies, the vehicle was cleared and searched. During the search a bag of marijuana was located in the drivers side door, a marijuana pipe was found in the dash, multiple containers of empty baggies and baggies containing trace amounts of marijuana and a wax “dab” pen was located. A Colt BB Gun was found under the passenger seat.
Howell was taken into custody and transported to the Adair County Jail where he is being held on $1,000 cash or surety bond.
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Joshua W. Lute, 34, of Pomona, Kansas, was taken into custody 11 p.m. June 10 in Stuart on the charge of OWI, first offense.
According to a Stuart police report, officers observed a silver Dodge truck driving southbound in the northbound lane on the 200 block of South Division Street. with no headlights on. Officers had to swerve in order to avoid being hit by the truck. Officers activated emergency lights and initiated a traffic stop on the truck, which continued to drive southbound in the northbound lane approaching the intersection of Southwest Third and South Division streets, almost hitting another vehicle and then turned right before coming to a complete stop on the 100 block of South Division Street. Officers made contact with the driver, identified as Lute, who had a strong odor of alcoholic beverage coming from his person, bloodshot watery eyes and slurred speech. Lute was asked to exit the vehicle at which time officers noted impaired balance as Lute leaned against his vehicle while walking toward officers. Officers observed Lute’s pants and belt to be undone and while he was attempting to secure these, officers reported his fine motor skills to be impaired, taking Lute several attempts to complete the task. Lute was ran through field sobriety testing which provided several clues of impairment. Lute advised officers he no longer wanted to proceed with testing after losing his balance multiple times. Lute was transported to the Adair County Sheriff’s Office where a breath sample was requested for testing which Lute refused to provide.
Lute was booked into the Adair County Jail where he was later released from after posting $1,000 cash or surety bond.
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Donald D. Worth, 57, of Lewis, Iowa, was taken into custody 7:37 p.m. June 11 in Adair on an Adair County warrant for the charge of violation of probation.
According to a Judicial District Department of Correctional Services report, Worth was placed on probation March 18 as part of a plea agreement for a deferred judgement on an OWI charge. Worth failed to make contact with probation to sign up for community supervision. The sentencing order indicates that Worth was to report to the Department of Correctional Services to set up probation supervision within 72 hours of the filing of the judgement. Attempts to reach Worth by last known contact information failed, including a Letter mailed March 22 with no reply. An email to Worth’s attorney on March 23 led to no new contact information. April 12 Worth received a criminal complaint in Cass County that alleges on April 1, a traffic stop was attempted on a vehicle registered to Worth. The driver failed to comply with law enforcement signals to pull over and was later located at Worth’s residence. A report was written for charges filed for eluding and a warrant was issued for Worth in Cass County on April 7.
Worth was released from the Adair County Jail after posting $1,000 cash only bond.