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Shaun Shelley, 34, of Greenfield, was taken into custody 5 p.m. March 8 at Dollar General in Greenfield on the charges of OWI, second offense; driving while suspended and carrying a weapon while intoxicated. He was cited for open container and speeding 55 mph or under zone.

According to a Greenfield Police report, at approximately 3:41 p.m. officers observed a GMC Sierra westbound at a high rate of speed. They were able to catch up to the truck in the Dollar General parking lot where they observed a male, identified as Shelley getting out of the driver’s seat of the truck. Officers approached Shelley and began speaking with him. Shelley stated he did not have a driver’s license. When Shelley went to his vehicle to retrieve his insurance and registration, several beer cans were observed in the driver’s door compartment. Officer’s also detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his person.

While searching the vehicle for open containers, a rifle was found on the rear floor board of the truck and a pistol was located between the seats near the driver’s side. Both guns were loaded and had a bullet in the chamber.

Shelley consented to field sobriety testing, during which officers observed multiple clues of impairment. Shelley refused PBT testing.

Shelley was transported to the Adair County Jail where he consented to provide a breath specimen for chemical testing. The result indicated a BAC of .174%.

Shelley was cited and released from the jail on a summons to appear.

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Matthew Paulsen, 27, of Adair, was taken into custody 2:35 p.m. March 10 on an Adair County warrant for the charge of violation of probation.

According to a Iowa Department of Correctional Services report, on Sept. 2, 2022, Paulsen was granted a deferred judgement including two years of probation for a March 2022 felony controlled substance violation. Paulsen reportedly violated the terms of his probation on Jan. 25 when he was arrested by Atlantic Police Department and charged with harassment, third degree; Feb. 21 when he was arrested by Adair County and charged with possession of a controlled substance, third or subsequent offense; possession of a controlled substance - marijuana, second offense; possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of a no contact or protective order and Feb. 23 when he was again arrested by Adair County for the charges of OWI, second offense and open container.

Paulsen also had multiple contacts with law enforcement resulting in citations for various violations. While Paulsen reported some of these arrests and contacts to his probation officer, he failed to report all which is a requirement of his probation.

Paulsen was transported to the Adair County Jail where he was released from after posting $5,000 cash or surety bond.