Clay, Buena Vista collaborate on burglary arrests
Clay County Sheriff's deputies collaborated with Buena Vista County Sheriff's Office to execute a search warrant which led to several charges for at least three individuals.
Steven Lee Anderson, 45, and Mary Jean Lawson, 37, both of 3225 500th St., in Webb, were arrested by Buena Vista County deputies and each charged with second degree attempted burglary, a class D felony, and one count of third degree burglary, also a class D felony.
Clay County Sheriff Randy Krukow advised that his office also has charges pending against Andersen, Lawson, and one juvenile male for burglary and theft.
Possible charges against a fourth individual are also pending as the investigation is ongoing.
The juvenile male, who will be charged in juvenile court, also faces felony drug charges after a large quantity of marijuana and paraphernalia were found during the execution of the search warrant.
On Tuesday, Buena Vista County Sheriff's deputies received a report of a burglary in progress at 4773 240th Ave. in Albert City. The owner of the property had returned home to find two subjects attempting to break into his residence. A burglary had been reported at the same residence two days prior.
The owner of the residence detained the two subjects until the sheriff's deputies arrived on scene. Both Anderson and Lawson were taken into custody and the investigation into the incident continued, leading to the arrest of the third suspect.
When the search warrant was executed, the Buena Vista and Clay County deputies located several stolen items from three separate reported burglaries in Buena Vista County as well as a burglary in Clay County. The items were seized.
Further charges are anticipated.