News of record: April 18, 2014

Clarion man sent to federal prison

SIOUX CITY – A Clarion man has been sentenced to federal prison after pleading guilty to possessing child pornography.

Kevin Ammerman, 49, of Clarion, received the 18-year prison sentence on Wednesday after pleading guilty to two counts of possession of child pornography on Jan. 16.

In addition to admitting to having child pornography, Ammerman is also a convicted sex offender, according to a statement from the United States Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Iowa. In 1985, he was convicted of lascivious acts with a child, and in 2000 he was convicted of indecent contact with a child.

Both incidents happened in Wright County.

Ammerman must also serve 15 years of supervised release and will have to comply with all sex offender registration requirements.

Police Log



Three people each reported an assault.

Amber Wirtz reported a theft.

Jerald Glawe reported a burglary.

Sheriff’s Log


April 4

A person reported an assault.

April 5

Mark Warland, 2578 150th St., reported a burglary.

April 6

Webster County Engineer, Otho, reported a burglary.

April 8

A person reported an assault.

Steve Peterson, Gowrie, reported a burglary.

April 9

A person reported harassment.

April 11

James Ganeff, Lehigh, reported a burglary.

Bruce Warren, Gowrie, reported an attempted burglary.

April 12

Matt Wilson, Marcus, reported a theft and criminal mischief.

April 14

Ricky Elliot, Moorland, reported criminal mischief.

Magistrate Court



Third-degree theft – Angela K. Green, 35, 1326 Seventh Ave. N., sent to District Court.

Driving under suspension – Mark A. Wood, 31, 1204 Sixth Ave. N., No. 6, 15 days in jail suspended.

No insurance – Mark A. Wood, 31, 1204 Sixth Ave. N., No. 6, trial set for May 16.

Registration violation – Cassidi L. Painter, 28, Otho, $87.

Dark windows – Cassidi L. Painter, 28, Otho, $127.50.

Fifth-degree theft – Joshua R. Sprengeler, 21, no address provided, five days in jail suspended and $185 in surcharge and court costs.

Allowing a minor to stay out past curfew – April King, no age or address provided, trial set for May 8.