County Releases

On June 20th, 2022, at approximately 5:36 p.m., the Clayton County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call in reference to a one vehicle rollover on Basswood Avenue, just north of Highway 56. An investigation determined that Shannon Lee Thompson, 42, of rural Elgin, was northbound on Basswood Avenue and lost control of her 2002 Chevrolet Tracker, entering the east ditch and overturning. Thompson had left the scene, but was located a short time later by deputies and was evaluated by medical staff. After being evaluated by paramedics, Thompson was subsequently placed under arrest for driving while license barred. She was additionally cited for failure to maintain control, failure to wear safety belts, operating a non-registered vehicle, title transfer violations, fraudulent use of registration, no insurance, and leaving the scene of an accident. The Clayton County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the lowa State Patrol, Elkader Fire Department, Mercy-One Elkader Ambulance, and Everett's Towing of Elkader.


On June 30th, 2022 at 4:18 pm, Clayton County Deputies were dispatched to Grape Road near 258th Street for a one vehicle accident. Deputies determined that 73 year old Susan Riegel of Garnavillo was operating a 2015 Jeep Cherokee when she lost control and entered the ditch causing disabling damage. Riegel was transported to Mercy One Elkader Hospital for minor injuries. Riegel was additionally cited for driving while suspended, operating a non-registered vehicle, and failure to maintain control.


On 7/10/2022 at 6:29pm, a Clayton County Deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 36000 block of HWY 13 north of Strawberry Point. During the traffic stop, the Deputy detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. As a result, Anna M. Pomeroy (23) of Kansas City KS was arrested and charged with the following: possession of marijuana 2nd offense, possession of drug paraphernalia, and excessive speed.


On July 13th, 2022 the Clayton County Sheriff's Office assisted in the arrest of Kristenna J. Mack 36 of Postville, IA on a valid Clayton County arrest warrant.

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