On June 5, 2020, the Iowa Attorney General’s Office filed an eight count Verified Application for Order to Show Cause against Buchanan County Jail Administrator Russell D. West. Mr. West resigned his position with Buchanan County on June 3, 2020.
As a safety measure in response to COVID-19, the Buchanan County Board of Supervisors has ordered all non-essential county offices closed from March 24 through at least April 3, 2020. As a result, the Buchanan County Attorney’s Office is closed and employees will be working remotely. All attempts will be made to respond to voicemails left at (319) 334-3710 and emails directed to firstname.lastname@example.org but delays are possible. In the case of an emergency, dial 9-1-1 or contact the Buchanan County Communications Center at (319) 334-2567.
Due to the uncertainties associated with COVID-19 and in an effort to best protect the welfare of the residents and employees of Buchanan County, the Board of Supervisors and Department Heads are limiting access to all county offices.
Effective immediately all services are by appointment only until further notice.
David Lee Roy Smith, 57, of Oelwein, Iowa, was sentenced for Burglary in the Third Degree as a Habitual Offender (Felon), Theft in the Second Degree as a Habitual Offender (Felon) and Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree on November 26, 2019. Smith had been found guilty following a jury trial on August 21, 2019.Continue Reading
Jasmine Nicole Donald(19),Kaila Marie Johnson(19), andNaviea Jeanne Steele(19), all of Waterloo, Iowa, have been sentenced to serve ten (10) years in prison following their pleas of guilty to Robbery in the Second Degree in the Iowa District Court for Buchanan County. They must serve five (5) years before being eligible for parole and pay a $1,000.00 fine plus 35% surcharge.Continue Reading
William James Gibson, 68, of Hazleton, Iowa, pleaded guilty to two counts of Election Misconduct in the First Degree and one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Third or Subsequent Offense, in the Iowa District Court for Buchanan County on November 5, 2019.Continue Reading
Jason O’Neil Johnson, 42, of Independence, Iowa, was sentenced for Animal Torture in the Iowa District Court for Buchanan County on November 5, 2019. Johnson had been found guilty following a jury trial on August 8, 2019.Continue Reading