TOLEDO, IA (IRN) – A man who was found with more than $17,000 in cash after jumping from a second-story motel room has pled guilty to drug charges in Linn County. Luis Sandoval, 34, pled guilty to possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. Toledo police were investigating the odor of marijuana at the hotel when Sandoval jumped out the window. A deputy was waiting outside, and Sandoval was detained following a short foot chase.
COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA (IRN) – Police have arrested Joseph Lanckriet, 23, of Council Bluffs in connection to a shooting Monday outside a Walgreens in Council Bluffs. KETV reports a man gave Lanckriet a “dirty look” inside the store. After buying groceries, Lanckriet allegedly got into a SUV in the parking lot where he then opened fire on the victim before fleeing the area.
GARNER, IA (IRN) – A retired Iowa State trooper is scheduled to be sentenced in October for possessing child pornography. KCCI-TV reports 66-year-old David Hubbard, of Garner, pled guilty to one count in Hancock County District Court last week. He’d been charged with three counts of misdemeanor sexual exploitation of a minor. Hubbard retired in 2004 after nearly 30 years with the department.
DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – The Des Moines bishop told a Des Moines Catholic group that it may no longer host Masses because it let a woman perform sacrament services. The Des Moines Register reports Bishop Richard Pates ordered the Catholic Worker House to cease holding services. The Rev. Janice Sevre-Duszynska had presided over the Eucharist service. The independent Catholic group that ordained her is not recognized by the Vatican.
MAPLETON, IA (IRN) – The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is looking into the death of a woman from the western Iowa town of Mapleton. On Monday, first responders were called to the scene of an unresponsive woman. Brenda Dailey, 53, was lifeflighted to Mercy Hospital in Sioux City, where she later died. Investigators do not believe the public is any danger.
POLK COUNTY, IA (IRN) – The Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the United States Marshals Service are asking for the public’s help with a two-year-old case involving a missing teenager. Fredrick James Workman, now 16, of Fairfield, was living in a youth facility in Des Moines when reported missing. Fredrick is 5’7” tall and 145 lbs, with short blonde hair and blue eyes. He has a small scar on the bottom of his chin and may use the last name of Shields.
DES MOINES (IRN) – Des Moines police are investigating an early morning home invasion on the city’s east side. WHO-TV reports shortly after midnight Wednesday two men broke into the home with a revolver and a baseball bat. The men were able to escape before officers arrived. No one was hurt.
IOWA CITY, IA (IRN) – Three people were hurt after a metal room divider collapsed at a new Iowa City elementary school Monday afternoon. The accident happened on the first day of classes at Alexander Elementary when a teacher, a parent and his 5-year-old were walking through the back doors of the school. All received minor injuries.