Keaton M. Ballinger, 19, of Creston, was taken into custody 12:57 a.m. Nov. 12 in Greenfield on the charges of OWI, first offense; interference with official acts and possession of a controlled substance - marijuana, first offense.
According to a Stuart Police report, at approximately 10:54 p.m. Nov. 11, officers responded to a report of a vehicle in the ditch in area of the westbound off ramp of Interstate 80 at the 93 mile marker. A 1991 Honda Civic was located in the south ditch of the westbound ramp and was unoccupied. Officer’s were notified a witness was out with the driver of the Honda at Casey’s General Store in Stuart.
Officers made contact with the driver, identified as Ballinger, who had multiple cuts and bruises. He stated he had been in Des Moines and was driving back to Creston when the accident occurred. He admitted he had been drinking and probably had too much to drink and it was not the smartest decision for him to drive home. Ballinger had the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his person as well as slurred speech.
After being checked by EMS and cleared, Ballinger consented to field sobriety testing but asked to use the restroom before the tests began. While being escorted by a deputy to the restroom, Ballinger was observed to attempt to discard something he had taken out of his pocket. When asked about the item, he said it was nothing but dropped it and attempted to keep the deputy from seeing it. The item was found to be a small plastic container with THC wax inside.
When testing was resumed, Ballinger provided many indicators of impairment including swaying, lack of balance, losing count and restarting. Ballinger refused to take a PBT.
Ballinger was transported to the Adair County Sheriff’s Office, where he refused to provide a breath sample for chemical testing.
Ballinger was released from the Adair County Jail after posting $2,300 cash or surety bond.
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Omar A. Hynes, 31, of Des Moines, was taken into custody 11:52 a.m. Nov. 12 on Interstate 80 near Casey on a Clark County, Nevada, warrant for the charge of failure to appear on the original charges of battery with substantial bodily harm and battery constituting domestic violence.
Initially, Clark County authorities confirmed the warrant and stated they would schedule transport of Hynes to Nevada, but the next day, decided they would not extradite him.
Hynes was released from the Adair County Jail when Nevada authorities refused to extradite.
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Christopher A. Fannon, 35, of Corning, was taken into custody 3:35 p.m. Nov. 17 in Greenfield on an Adair County warrant for the charge of failure to appear on the original charge of criminal mischief, fourth degree.
According to an Adair County District Court document, Fannon was to appear in court Nov. 14 on the original charge and did not.
Fannon was transported to the Adair County Jail where he was released from after posting $1,000 cash only bond.
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Rogelio Olivera Martinez, 31, of Creston, was taken into custody 1:07 p.m. Nov. 18 in Union County on an Adair County warrant for the charge of failure to appear on the original charge of OWI, first offense.
According to an Adair County District Court document, Martinez was to appear in court Aug. 20 on the original charge and did not.
Martinez was transported to the Adair County Jail where he was released from after posting $1,000 cash only bond.