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Winneshiek County Releases

Update - News Release

2/2/2024 – Kaden Brown was additionally charged with Operating While Under the Influence (methamphetamine) after DCI Lab Results were received.

Previous ReleaseDate: 12/30/2023

Time: 09:44 pm

Incident/Charge: D Felony Eluding, Reckless Driving and Speeding.

Location:  Highway 9, Ridgeway, Iowa

Person: Kaden Brown

Address: Castalia, Iowa 

Age: 18

Incident Details: The Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office responded to a driving complaint of a vehicle that was driving erratically and had struck another vehicle at highway speeds on Highway 52 between Ossian and Calmar. The striking vehicle did not stop and continued. Deputies located the vehicle, on Highway 52, north of Calmar and attempted to make a traffic stop. The vehicle fled from deputies which led to a pursuit.  The vehicle eventually went west bound on Highway 9. With the assistance of the Howard County Sheriff’s Office and Cresco Police Department, stop sticks were deployed.  The vehicle continued and was later located unoccupied, on fire and disabled with tire damage on a gravel road north of Kendallville. A short time later a deputy located registered owner, Kaden Brown, walking on the gravel road. Subsequently, Kaden Brown was arrested and transported to the Winneshiek County Jail for D Felony Eluding, Reckless Driving and Speeding. This incident remains under investigation with additional charges pending. The Howard County Sheriff’s Office, Cresco Police Department and Harmony Fire Department assisted the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office.

Date: 02/01/24 

Time: 11:40  


Incident/Charge: Arrest warrant for 908.11 - Violation Of Probation - 1985  


Winneshiek County Jail, Decorah, Iowa


Address: DECORAH, IA 

Age: 24  

Incident details: ELIJAH GALLEGOS was arrested on an arrest warrant for 908.11 - Violation Of  Probation - 1985 and remains in the Winneshiek County Jail.  

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