News of Record, Feb. 16, 2014

Garretson charged with arson

Jerry Garretson, 66, 2111 Second Ave. S., was charged with first-degree arson Saturday morning in connection with an Oct. 10 fire at Captain Hook’s Bar, 7 S. 11th St.

According to the criminal complaint, Garretson allegedly set fire to property that was stored against the south wall of the building. The complaint said that he was aware that the building was occupied at the time and that the intent was to damage or destroy the property.

On Saturday, Webster County Magistrate Steve Kersten released Garretson under supervision of the Department of Corrections. His case will be sent to District Court for futher action.

First-degree arson is a Class B felony that carries a maximum penalty of up to 25 years in prison.

Guido charged with sex abuse of child

CLARION (AP) – A woman charged with sexual abuse and indecent contact with a child has been released from the Wright County jail after posting $25,000 bond, but police are still searching for her husband.

The Mason City Globe Gazette reported that 49-year-old Diana Guido, of Goldfield, is charged with second-degree sexual abuse, indecent contact with a child, indecent exposure and dissemination and exhibition of obscene material to a minor.

Her preliminary hearing is set for Feb. 27 in Wright County District Court in Clarion.

Police say the charges stemmed from an investigation by the Iowa Department of Human Services.

Authorities are continuing to search for Guido’s husband, Leonardo Guido-Acosta. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

A phone number for Guidos could not be found.

Magistrate Court



Escape – Jesse Dylan Carlson, 23, 311 First Ave. S., preliminary hearing scheduled for Feb. 21.

Failure to appear – Terry Lee Fink, 41, Sheffield, transferred to District Court.

Probation violation – Danell Gregerson, 34, 23884 234th Ave., transferred to District Court.