Number of Arrests in Clayton County

On January 11, 2023, Clayton County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a disturbance at Fast Trak in Elkader, Iowa. Deputies arrived and located Melissa Sims age 49 of Eldon, Iowa during the investigation it was learned that Sims did not have a driver’s license in the state of Iowa and was in possession of methamphetamine. Sims was charged with driving while barred, an aggravated misdemeanor and possession of a controlled substance third offense, a class D felony. Sims was arrested on January 23rd on warrants stemming from those charges.

On January 16th, 2023, at approximately 2:33 a.m., the Clayton County Sher¡ff’s Office took a report of a disturbance at a residence on Dove Avenue in rural Luana. A responding deputy located a vehicle in the area, which was associated with the suspect from the disturbance, and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The suspect attempted to elude the deputy, crashing his vehicle into a ditch and attempting to flee from the deputy on foot. The suspect was taken into custody and identified as Jason David Fairchild (48) of rural Luana. Fairchild was transported to the Clayton County Jail where he was charged with O.W.I. 3’d or Subsequent Offense, Felony Eluding, Driving While Revoked, and Operation without Ignition Interlock Device. The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Postville Police Department.

On January 16th, 2023, at approximately 2:58 PM, deputies were made aware of a possible domestic abuse assault that occurred at Prairie Farms in Luana, IA. Deputies received information from the Monona Police Department that a female was assaulted by her husband, identified as Bryan Pollmeier (30) of Monona. After speaking with both parties, it was determined the female was physically assaulted by Bryan after a verbal altercation in the Prairie Farms parking lot. Bryan was arrested and charged with Domestic Abuse Assault w/Strangulation causing bodily injury, a class D felony.

On January 17th, 2023, at approximately 11:47 AM, deputies were dispatched to a semi rollover located near 21872 Grandview Rd., Elkader. When deputies arrived on the scene, they observed a semi-tractor trailer on its side in the ditch and partially in the southbound lane. The trailer was hauling walnut logs and the vast majority of the logs were off the trailer and scattered in the west ditch. The driver was later identified as Kody Keith Everett (39) of Edgewood. Kody was transported to Mercy One Hospital in Elkader where he was treated for his injuries. An investigation on scene determined the semi failed to negotiate a curve while traveling southbound on Grandview Road and entered the West ditch. Kody was cited for failure to maintain control. The semi-tractor and trailer sustained severe damage and were considered a total loss. The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Mercy One Ambulance, Littleport Fire Department, Elkport/Garber First Responders, Elkport/Garber Fire Department, and Edgewood Auto and Tire.

On January 18’^,2023, at 6:42 pm, a Clayton County Deputy conducted a traffic stop for an equipment violation on Highway 52 near Garber Road south of Guttenberg. The deputy came into contact with Alexis Oxley (23) of Middletown, Ohio. An odor of marijuana was detected coming from inside the vehicle and a search was conducted. Approximately two pounds of marijuana and drug-related items were located and seized. Oxley was arrested and transported to the Clayton County Law Enforcement Center where she was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance — Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Oxley was additionally cited for No Valid DL. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Guttenberg Police Department.

On January 21, 2023, Clayton County Deputy stopped a vehicle for a high rate of speed near the intersection of Hwy 52 and 190″ Street. When the deputy made contact with the driver of the vehicle, they could detect an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A search of the vehicle was conducted, and marijuana was found. Robert Sylvers (61) from Apple Valley, MN was arrested and transported to the Clayton County Jail.