Fayette County authorities have made arrests in assault, harassment, and theft incidents.


On Tuesday (May 30), the sheriff got a call reporting an assault at Prairie View Residential Facility near Fayette. The investigation determined that 35 year old James Epley had assaulted another resident. Epley was taken into custody and held until his initial court appearance.

Alex Dettbarn. Photo from Vinelink

Last Thursday (May 25), the sheriff received a report of an ongoing harassment case in Arlington. An arrest warrant was issued for 25 year old Alex Dettbarn of Strawberry Point; he was taken into custody today (June 1) in Clayton County, on a charge of Stalking, and held in the Fayette County jail.

David Staake. Photo from Vinelink

And shortly after 5pm Wednesday (May 31), officers arrested 32 year old David Staake of Westgate on a Fayette County warrant for 5th Degree Theft. Staake was held on $500.00 bond.