Fayette Releases

By: News Release
Mar 26th, 2019

On March 22nd, 2019 at approximately 6:31 p.m. Fayette County Deputies were called to the area of 20th Street and Highway 187 in reference to vehicle in the ditch. Upon arrival it was discovered that Victoria Dawn Lahey age, 50 of Lamont had pulled into a farm drive adjacent to 20th street to turn around and then backed her 2000 Toyota Tundra into the North ditch as she was backing out.  Upon further investigation Victoria was charged with Operating While Intoxicated Second Offense (aggravated misdemeanor) and Failure to Maintain Control (simple misdemeanor). Victoria was transported to the Fayette County Jail and held pending initial appearance with the magistrate.


On March 23rd, 2019 at approximately 2:19 p.m. a Fayette County Deputy located and arrested Elizabeth Susan Schmidtke, age 31 of Oelwein on a valid Fayette County Warrant (original charge Theft Fifth Degree). Elizabeth was transported to the Fayette County Jail and held on a $600.00 cash or surety bond.



On 3-25-19 at approximately 5:00 PM a Fayette County Deputy stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Upon investigation Michael Hawthorne 29 of Waterloo was arrested and charged with Driving While License Suspended. He is being held at the Fayette County Jail awaiting an initial appearance.