Henry County Sheriff’s Office Reports Multiple Charges So Far in May

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office has been busy responding to calls. Just before 5:00am on May 1st, they received a report of a stolen motor vehicle from the 2400 grid of 210th Street. An investigation determined a 2010 Lincoln MKT was stolen by Marshal Barr, 33 of Mount Union.   Mr. Barr was identified as the offender, but prior to apprehension he fled the area to Clinton, IA.

The vehicle was later recovered in Clinton, IA, and Barr was charged with Theft in the Second Degree, a class D Felony.

Two days later at approximately 1:30 a.m., the Henry County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a suspicious vehicle in the 2400-grid of Benton Avenue, outside of Rome. A female identified as Lyn Orwig-Skaggs, 49 of Mount Pleasant, was found occupying the vehicle.  It was determined Skaggs had no lawful right or permission to be present on the property.  Skaggs was cited for Trespass, 1st Offense.

Less than two hours later, a second 911 call was received for the same area. The caller stated a female was yelling loudly in the area.   An investigation determined Lyn Orwig-Skaggs, was now at a neighboring property.  It was found Skaggs did not have a legal reason or permission to be on this property either.   Skaggs was arrested for Disorderly Conduct and Trespass.

On May 6th, at approximately 11:00 p.m., the Henry County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a vehicle in the ditch near the intersection of Highway 78 and Oasis Avenue outside of Winfield.  Upon searching the area, the only thing located was a trailer with its contents spilled into the ditch.  There were no other vehicles around.  During the investigation, it was learned the trailer belonged to Scott Deaton, 68, of Winfield.

While on the way to follow-up with Mr. Deaton, a pickup truck was found in the ditch along Nashua Avenue, south of Highway 78.  It was discovered this vehicle belonged to Mr. Deaton as well.  Mr. Deaton was located in the driver seat of the vehicle.  During the investigation impairment was determined to be the primary factor in putting both the trailer and vehicle in the ditch.  Mr. Deaton was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated, 1st offense and for Failure to Maintain Control of a Motor vehicle.