Adair County arrest report - July 8, 2024

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Miguel Pena-Mendez, 20, of West Des Moines, was taken into custody 3:23 a.m. June 30, on Interstate 80 on the charges of OWI, second offense and driving while license revoked.

According to an Adair County report, at approximately 1:34 a.m. a 2018 Chevrolet Equinox was reported driving recklessly on the interstate. Deputies located a vehicle matching the description and followed behind it. The Equinox sped up to over 90 mph in a 70 mph zone and was observed weaving within its lane.

A traffic stop was initiated and contact was made with the driver, identified as Pena-Mendez, who had the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his person as well as bloodshot, watery eyes and slurred speech. Pena-Mendez said he did not have a license when asked for it.

Pena-Mendez consented to field sobriety testing and deputies determined him to be impaired as a result. He refused PBT. It was determined his license was revoked due to a previous OWI test refusal. Deputies also observed open and empty alcoholic containers in the Equinox.

Pena-Mendez was transported to the Adair County Jail where he was released from after posting $3,000 cash or surety bond.

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Austin W. Harrison, 30, of Stuart, was taken into custody 10:20 a.m. July 1, in Greenfield on an Adair County warrant for the charge of violation of probation.

According to an Iowa Department of Correctional Services report, Harrison was sentenced May 26, 2022, on the charge of driving while barred - habitual offender. The sentance was suspended with up to two years of probation.

On May 18, Harrison was charged in Guthrie County for possession of a controlled substance, second offense. This is a violation of the terms of his probation.

Harrison was transported to the Adair County Jail where he was released from after posting $2,000 cash or surety bond.

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Melissa K. McClellan, 33, of Altoona, was taken into custody 12:30 p.m. July 1, in Greenfield on an Adair County warrant for the charges of three counts of harassment, third degree.

According to Greenfield Police reports, between 12:30 and 1:40 a.m. Dec. 26, McClellan sent three emails to a Greenfield resident which were threatening in nature.

McClellan was transported to the Adair County Jail where she was released from after posting $500 cash or surety bond.

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Scotty A. Zigler, 38, of Adair, was taken into custody 3:59 p.m. July 3, in the 2300 block of Fontanelle Road on the charges of driving while barred and trespass, first offense.

According to an Adair County report, deputies observed a 2005 GMC Yukon Denali pull into a drive of a residence in rural Fontanelle. Neighbors speaking with deputies did not recognize the vehicle and said the property owner was probably in his shop located on the east side of the property.

Initially deputies observed a man, later identified as Zigler, sitting on the front porch of the residence, but as they made their way there, Zigler moved north towards a couple of garages on the property. When deputies got to the property, they could not see Zigler. Deputies made contact with the property owner, who had seen the Yukon in the driveway but did not recognize it.

Deputies ran the license plate number and obtained the registered owners information. They knew the registered owner to have dated Zigler. A lunchbox was observed through the vehicle’s window with the name “Joker,” on it. Other law enforcement confirmed Zigler goes by the nickname “Joker.”

Due to the vehicle being abandoned on private property, the decision was made to tow it. When a tow service arrived at the scene, Zigler emerged from a bean field on the east of the property. His identity was confirmed and Zigler admitted both to driving and being on the property. He told deputies he pulled in the driveway because he was worried the tires were going to fall off.

Deputies confirmed Zigler had a barred license for being a habitual offender.

Zigler was cited and released at the scene on a summons to appear.

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David M. Leesley, 52, of Cedar Rapids, was taken into custody 7:29 p.m. July 5, in the 100 block of South 5th Street in Adair on the charge of public intoxication.

According to an Adair Police report, at approximately 6:20 p.m. Leesley was located in a parking lot drinking from a pint container of vodka. Prior to this, Leesley had been reported for causing issues including using profanity with Kum and Go employees.

Leesley was observed to have slurred speech, bloodshot, watery eyes and was very unstable standing. Leesley was upset when told to pour out the vodka but complied.

Leesley told officers he had recently been in treatment for alcoholism but had to leave due to lack of insurance coverage.

Leesley was transported to the Adair County Jail where he was released from on time served after entering a guilty plea to the charge in Adair County court.