Fayette Releases

By: News Release
Jan 3rd, 2018


On January 2, 2018, at approximately 11:18 PM the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a vehicle in the ditch on O Avenue just south of 230th Street; approximately 3 miles west of West Union. After further investigation it was found that Darren Garth Peyton, age 34 of Calmar, was the driver was driving a Silver 2004 Pontiac Bonneville when he lost control and entered the west side ditch. Peyton was arrested for Driving While License Suspended (simple misdemeanor) and Failure to Maintain Control. There were no injuries reported and the car appeared to have no damage. Peyton was arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail. Peyton is awaiting an initial appearance.


On January 1, 2018, at approximately 5:33 AM Fayette County Deputies responded to a 911 call of a vehicle in the ditch on D Avenue south of Bush Road; approximately ½ mile south of Wadena. Upon further investigation, it was determined that Heather Lynn Buchholz, age 37 of Wadena, was driving a White 1994 Mercury Grand Marquis south bound when she lost control due to weather conditions and entered the east side ditch. There were no injuries reported and the vehicle is a total loss. This accident remains under investigation.