Fayette Releases

By: News Release
Sep 5th, 2019

On 9-1-19 at approx. 10:05 pm A Fayette County Deputy was contacted about several UTV’s in the 23000 Block of Canoe Road that were trespassing. Upon investigation Shane Sylvester 39 of Elkader was arrested and charged with Operating While Intoxicated 1st Offense. He is being held at the Fayette County Jail awaiting an initial appearance.


On 8-31-19 at approximately 11:30pm the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a motor vehicle accident in the 1400 block of Bell Road. Upon investigation it was determined that John Pope 38 of Arlington was travelling west on Bell when a “deer” entered the roadway. Pope swerved to attempt to avoid the animal and lost control of his 2019 Ford F250. The vehicle left the roadway and entered the ditch where it sustained over 50,000 worth of damage. Pope was cited to failure to maintain control. There were no injuries. Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Arlington Fire and EMS.