Three Arrested in Iowa Grain Elevator Thefts
Arrests follow two-year investigation into the theft of two truckloads of corn
According to a report from the Des Moines Register, three people have been arrested and charged in Poweshiek County following a two-year investigation by two county sheriff’s departments into the theft of corn from Brooklyn Elevator, Brooklyn, IA.
Following a joint investigation by the Poweshiek County and Iowa County sheriff’s offices, three people have been charged in the theft of at least two truckloads of corn from the Brooklyn business.
According to the Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Department, Kalor Robison, 44, Hartwick, a former employee of Brooklyn Elevator, has been charged with two counts of theft for attempting to sell corn, value exceeding $1,000 but not exceeding $10,000, owned by Carole Claeys, 56, Keystone, on two different dates from the elevator in Brooklyn.
According to Iowa District Court documents Robison has been charged with two counts of theft in the second degree – one count for the alleged theft on or about Feb. 24, 2016, and the other count for another alleged theft on or about March 3, 2017. He has been ordered to appear at the Poweshiek County Courthouse on Monday, March 19 at 9 a.m. for an arraignment.
The Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office said that Claeys, who has also been charged with theft in the second degree, admitted to the deputies that she knew of the sale of the corn. According to court documents from the Iowa District Court in and for Poweshiek County, Claeys is ordered to appear for arraignment on March 19, at 9 a.m. at the Poweshiek County Courthouse for the incident in March.
Another man, Laverne Schutterle, 63, Ladora, has been charged with being an accessory after the fact. Court documents indicate that Schutterle “did have knowledge that public offense has been committed and whom committed said offense” and that he aided “with the intent to prevent the apprehension of the person who committed the offense.”