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June 21, 2018 | Iowa City Press-Citizen

Charges Dropped Against Man in Grain Thefts

Laverne Schutterle pulled grain trailers for Iowa's Brooklyn Elevator for 12 years

Charges Dropped Against Man in Grain Thefts

One of the subjects charged in connection with the theft of grain from a Brooklyn, IA, grain elevator has had the charges against him dismissed, reports the Iowa City Press-Citizen.

Laverne Schutterle was charged Jan. 30 in Poweshiek County with accessory after the fact in connection with the series of thefts from the Victor location of Brooklyn Elevator over a period of several years. Schutterle and his wife own Schutterle Trucking, where Laverne pulled grain trailers for Brooklyn Elevator for 12 years.

On May 30, Poweshiek County Attorney Bart Klaver filed documents in support of a motion to dismiss the charges against Schutterle, stating “Pursuant to agreement of the parties and in furtherance of justice, this case should be dismissed.”

Poweshiek County District Court Associate Judge Rose Anne Mefford agreed, and the charges were dropped the next day with $100 court costs assessed.

Read the full report here.

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