Farmersburg man charged in theft investigation

On July 6, at approximately 5:30 p.m., a Clayton County Sheriff’s Deputy stopped a vehicle for a traffic offense on Highway 52 near 390th Street. While making contact with the driver the deputy observed signs displayed by the driver and passenger which led to the deployment of the Sheriff’s K9 unit. During a search of the vehicle, the K9 alerted to the presence of a controlled substance. The driver Zachary Hardin, 22, and his passenger Daniel Marshall, 23, both of Manchester, Iowa, were placed under arrest after deputies located illegal narcotics, drug paraphernalia and a handgun.

Hardin is charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Marshall is charged with possession of controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia. Hardin and Marshall were transported to the Clayton County Jail where they were held pending an appearance before a judge. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol.

In Nov. of 2012, the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office took a report of hay being stolen from a barn in the 20000-Block of 210th Street. Over the next several months this theft occurred on an almost routine basis. During the investigation, information and evidence was obtained which led to the arrest of Andrew Waterman, 45, of Farmersburg, Iowa. During the investigation, it was also determined that Waterman had stolen grain from a staging area in the 25000-Blk of 190th Street. Waterman was arrested on July 12, and is charged with theft 2nd degree a class D felony for the hay thefts and theft-2nd degree for the grain thefts. Waterman was held in the Clayton County Jail pending an appearance before a judge.

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