Fayette Charges

By: News Release
Jun 4th, 2019

After a month long investigation the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office made two arrests after investigating Anthony C. Nelson III, age 21 of Oelwein for allegedly sexually assaulting three minor females. During the investigation it was learned that Gary J. McNamara, age 22 of Oelwein had supplied several juveniles with a controlled substance. After a search warrant of McNamara’s residence, evidence supporting the crimes investigated was obtained and Both McNamara and Nelson were arrested. Nelson was charged with Enticing a minor, two counts of indecent contact with a minor, class “C” felonies and McNamara was charged with Distribution to person under the age of eighteen and gathering where controlled substance in used, a class “B” felony.

Also during the search investigators unveiled a detailed plan allegedly drawn by Gary McNamara to rob the Maynard Savings Bank in Hazleton, IA. Maps, date and time along with other names of person’s who may have been involved in the planning of this robbery were found.  This lead to a third charge of Conspiracy to commit first degree robbery, another class “C” felony.  The Sheriff’s office quickly reported the plan to the bank manager and met with the Buchanan Sheriff’s Office investigators. Sheriff Marty Fisher stated that the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation and more charges and people could be arrested at a later date. The Oelwein Police and the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office with the investigation.   


On 6-2-19 at approx.. 8:08 p.m. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a car vs. deer accident on Hwy 18 approx. 1 mile west of W14. Upon further investigation the driver of the 2008 Chevy Equinox, Ceara King 27, of Lime Springs was traveling west when a deer ran into the road striking the front of the vehicle causing approximately  $2500.00 in damage. No one was injured in the accident.


On 6-2-19 at 5:15 am the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a car vs deer accident on Harding Road. Upon investigation it was discovered Gladys Wilker 72 of Postville struck the deer in her 2007 Chevy Pickup. The vehicle sustained approximately $5000.00 worth of damage and there were no injuries.