Poweshiek County men charged in soybean thefts

by Brathjen on November 20, 2012

Two Poweshiek County men are accused of stealing more than $10,000 worth of soybeans from a farm in Iowa County.

Christopher Wayne Brennan, Montezuma, and his father, Ricky Wayne Brennan, Deep River, were charged with five counts of third-degree burglary and one count of second-degree theft in connection with the series of incidents.

The Iowa County Sheriff’s Department made the arrests Monday, Nov. 19.

Sheriff Rob Rotter stated that the burglary charges stem from the two men allegedly entering a corn crib on the Iowa County farm to steal the soybeans, while the theft charge comes in connection with the theft of the soybeans.

Both men were taken to Iowa County Jail, Marengo, following their arrests, where they each posted $5,000 bond and were released.

The location of the farm was not indicated in the news release.

Second-degree theft and third-degree burglary are both Class D felonies. Each charge is punishable for up to but not more than five years in prison and a fine of between $750 and $7,500.

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