Fayette Releases

By: News Release
Dec 7th, 2018

On 12/2/18 at 10:25 AM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a vehicle in the ditch on Heron Rd south of Grain Rd. An investigation determined that Chad Michael Rickert age 44 from Dike was operating a 2015 Dodge Ram Truck southbound on Heron Rd when the vehicle left the roadway and entered the west ditch. There was an estimated $3000 damage to the vehicle. Rickert was not injured. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. The incident remains under investigation.  

On December 5, 2018 at approximately 10:44 PM Fayette County Deputies responded to an erratic driver causing property damage in the city of Hawkeye.  While searching for the vehicle Deputies located 29 year old Ryan Allen Nichols-Church walking down County Road W14 south of St Lucas.  Deputies also discovered a vehicle matching the description of the fore mentioned report crashed in the ditch at the location where Nichols-Church was found.  Upon investigation Nichols-Church was arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail.  Nichols-Church was charged with Striking Fixtures, Public Intoxication, Operating While Intoxicated, Driving While Suspended and Failure to Maintain Control.