Mediapolis Man Arrested For October 31 Incident

On October 31, 2021 the Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office took a report of criminal mischief at LaRue Boutique and Scoop’s Bar and Grill in Mediapolis, IA. Both businesses reported their windows had been shot by steel balls. The total damage to the windows was estimated at $1,944.29. Deputies reviewed surveillance video in the area and were able to identify the suspect as Heath Leonard Hand Jr, age 30, of Mediapolis, IA.

Hand was interviewed and admitted to shooting metal balls from a slingshot in the direction of both businesses. On November 5, 2021 at approximately 11:14a.m. Heath Hand Jr. was placed under arrest on a Des Moines County warrant for Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree in the 200 block of N. Orchard in Mediapolis, IA. Hand was transported to the Des Moines County Jail and his bond was set at $5,000 cash or surety.