On 1/18/23 at 8:29 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a 911 call reporting a domestic assault in progress at a residence on P Ave rural Hawkeye. Fayette County Deputy’s responded to the residence and located a 70 yr old male with severe lacerations to the head. An investigation determined that a verbal argument had taken place at the residence when Kim Renee Cannon age 58 from Hawkeye assaulted her husband with a sword, striking him several times to the head. Cannon was arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail where she was charged with Attempted Murder, She is being held in the Fayette County Jail pending an appearance with a Magistrate. The victim was transported to Gunderson in Lacrosse for life threating injuries. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by The Iowa State patrol and Gunderson Ambulance.
On January 18, 2023, at approximately 10:01pm, the Sheriff’s Office responded to a suspicious vehicle call in the 6000 block of Hammer Road; approximately three miles west of Wadena. After further investigation, it was determined that Samuel Joseph Bartlein, age 45 of Arlington, was traveling south bound in a 1994 Ford Aerostar van during the winter storm. Bartlein lost traction, slid, and entered the north side ditch. No injuries were reported. The Ford sustained minor damage. Bartlein was arrested and charged with Driving While License Suspended (Simple Misdemeanor). Bartlein was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he awaits an initial appearance from a Magistrate Judge.