Seth Michael Holschlag, 19, of 609 W. Main Street, New Hampton, Iowa, pled guilty to Attempted Burglary in the First Degree, a Class C Felony; Intimidation with a Dangerous Weapon, a Class C Felony; and Assault While Participating in a Felony, a Class D Felony; in the Iowa District Court for Buchanan County on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Holschlag was sentenced up to 10 years in prison with a mandatory minimum of 5 years.
These charges stem from Holschlag’s involvement in a home invasion at 414 6th Ave NW in Independence on February 11, 2014. On that date, an occupant of the home awoke to hear voices and upon investigating discovered three suspects attempting to burglarize the residence. Madison Marie Clay hit the resident in the head with a hammer. Upon falling to the ground after being struck by the hammer, the resident was held down by Holschlag while Ethan Joseph Walztoni obtained a firearm to aid in their escape. Clay, Holschlag and Walztoni had asked Nathan Luis Rosonke to drive them to the residence under the false pretense that Walztoni needed to collect money owed to him. Rosonke was waiting in his vehicle while the other three entered the residence. Rosonke only learned of the true intentions of Clay, Holschlag and Walztoni upon the three returning to Rosonke’s vehicle in an excited state and explaining the events which occurred inside the residence. Having knowledge that the offense had been committed, Rosonke harbored, aided and/or assisted in concealing Clay, Holschlag and Walztoni by transporting them away from the crime scene and into Chickasaw County, disposing of evidence along the way.
See official Buchanan County Attorney's Office Press Release.