After finding a car reported stolen from Hawarden in Akron, law enforcement officers arrested three on a variety of charges this past weekend.
According to a Plymouth County sheriff’s report, at about 4:50 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, Plymouth County law enforcement was advised of a stolen vehicle from Hawarden.
About an hour later, an Akron police officer discovered the vehicle parked near the intersection of Third and Sargent Streets with a white man sitting in the driver’s seat.
Through an investigation, with assistance from the Iowa State Patrol and Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office, it was determined the person who allegedly had stolen the car was in the residence at 301 Sargent St.
The person was found in the basement, allegedly in possession of marijuana, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.
Officers also located two children, under age 12, in the residence and an adult female. As a result of this investigation, the following were arrested:
• Colt Tharon Johns, 20 of Hawarden. He was charged with three Class D felonies: possession of stolen property, possession of marijuana in the third degree and possession of methamphetamine in the third degree. In addition, Johns was charged with aggravated misdemeanor child endangerment and simple misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held on $5,000 bond.
• Travis John Kidd, 24 of Akron, was charged with Class D felony possession of stolen property, aggravated misdemeanor child endangerment, and simple misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held on $5,000 bond.
• Lauren Christal Goss, 19 of Le Mars, was charged with aggravated misdemeanor child endangerment and is being held on $2,000 bond.
The parents of the two children were not home at the time, and Kidd and Goss were supposed to be caring for them.
As of press time Monday, Johns and Kidd remained in the Plymouth County Jail but Goss had been released on an unsecured bond, according to a Plymouth County Jail spokesperson.