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Saturday, May 8, 2010

[IA] POLICE OFFICER ROSCUM CRIMINAL MISCHIEF AND FELONY STALKING CHARGES

...[Fort Madison Police Officer Jeremiah Withrow] Roscum told deputies he was there for a few more items he had at the home and to talk to [H.W.] about their relationship. He allegedly broke the glass in a window pane while he was there... [H.W.] said after seeing the gun she was afraid he “might do something”...

Very scary , but it looks like Lee County Sheriff’s Office is doing what they can.

FORT MADISON POLICE OFFICER FACES STALKING CHARGE
By Joe Benedict/MVM News Network
Published: Thursday, May 6, 2010 1:18 PM CDT
[Excerpts] An off-duty Fort Madison Police Officer was arrested Saturday at the home of his ex-girlfriend in rural Donnellson for fourth-degree criminal mischief and on Tuesday for an additional charge of stalking, a Class D felony. According to the incident reports from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, [H.W.] told investigators that Jeremiah Withrow Roscum of West Point woke her Saturday and “scared her enough that she had her kids hide and called 911.” Deputies responded to the home and found Roscum walking to 230th Street in the driveway of the [H.W.] home. Roscum had been living with [H.W.] for about nine months, but the two had recently ended the relationship. Roscum had been asked to move out. According to the report, Roscum told deputies he was there for a few more items he had at the home and to talk to [H.W.] about their relationship. He allegedly broke the glass in a window pane while he was there and that resulted in the criminal mischief citation. Roscum also had a handgun in his pocket. [H.W.] reported seeing the gun to deputies and said she was afraid of his intentions. [H.W.] was asked to come to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday to continue the investigation. While there, she played several voicemail messages which were left by Roscum on May 1, the night of the incident. According to the sheriff’s report, the messages told [H.W.] she and her new boyfriend had better never come to Fort Madison. He allegedly repeatedly used obscene language toward [H.W.]. [H.W.] said after seeing the gun she was afraid he “might do something.” Deputies then went to his home on Tuesday and arrested him, charging him with stalking. He was taken to the Lee County Jail to await a court appearance. [Full article here]
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