Booked into Clay County Jail
Sarah Kehoe, 29, Spencer: Domestic abuse assault-enhanced
Nicholas Jergens, 20, Emmetsburg: Possession of marijuana
Steven Summers, 20, Spencer: Drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana
Charles Beddow, 23, Waterloo: Possession of controlled substance, drug paraphernalia
Jeffrey Alan Griffiths, 50, of Okoboji, was northbound on U.S. Highway 71, in his 2007 Toyota Corolla, at 5:44 p.m. Nov. 20, when he hit a deer north of 290th Street. The deer was thrown into the neighboring lane, causing William Edward McCarthy, 36, of Milford, to hit the deer as well with his 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser. Damage to the Corolla was estimated at $5,000 and damage to the PT Cruiser was estimated at $1,500. No injuries were reported.
Shirley Ripke, 59, of Hartley, was eastbound in the 1300 mile of U.S. Highway 18, in her 2001 Dodge Dakota, at 6:40 a.m. Nov. 21, when she noticed three deer standing on the roadway. Ripke swerved to avoid the deer and lost control of her vehicle. The vehicle entered the ditch and rolled over one time. The vehicle was totaled. No injuries were reported. Everly Ambulance assisted the Clay County Sheriff's Office.
Clay Count Sheriff's Office responded to a two-vehicle accident near the intersection of Clay County Road B-24 and 240th Avenue at 3 p.m. Nov. 24. Debra Mouw, 54, of Spencer, was westbound in a 2003 Chevy Astro van owned by Janitor's Closet on B-24 when she came to a stop at the intersection with 240th Avenue. Michele Logue, 42, of Salina, Kansas, was traveling behind Mouw, in a 1996 Pontiac Grand Am, and failed to stop in a safe distance, rear-ending Mouw and pushing her into oncoming traffic. Neither driver reported injuries. Logue's vehicle was totaled and Mouw's van sustained minor damage. Spencer Police Department and Dickens Fire and Rescue assisted at the scene.