Reports from the Winneshiek County Sheriff

William Mack, 36, of Postville, turned himself in to the Winneshiek County Jail Aug. 9. He was arrested and booked into the jail on an arrest warrant for violation of parole.

While incarcerated in the Winneshiek County Jail Aug. 10, Kaleb Wikert, 23, of Sumner, was served an arrest warrant for failure to serve jail time.

Cameron McMorris, age 18, of New Hampton, was charged with two counts of serious misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance Aug. 11 at 11:30 p.m. on Highway 24 in Fort Atkinson.

According to a news release from the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office Ronnie Leroy Snyder, 57, from Winnebago, Minn., is suspected of multiple crimes throughout Winneshiek County and the area. This is an ongoing investigation with additional charges pending. Snyder is currently incarcerated in the Winneshiek County Jail. 

The local Sheriff’s Office shared a news release from Fayette County Sheriff’s Office as follows: A week-long investigation into car thefts and stolen vehicles, which were recovered in the area, ended this morning. On Aug. 10, 2023, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a suspicious person on 190th street, south of West Union. This is the same area that days prior, the Sheriff’s office recovered a stolen vehicle out of Winneshiek County. Upon arrival, Deputies searched the area and located another stolen vehicle out of Allamakee County. This vehicle was found on 180th street, just a mile from the suspicious person report. A search for the suspect was conducted, however he was not located. The suspect’s photograph was obtained from the West Union Police Department. The suspect has been under investigation for a stolen vehicle from West Union.

On Aug. 11 at 8:45 a.m., the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a report from staff at Inspiring Lives reporting a suspicious person. Inspiring Lives is located on 190th Street, just miles from the previous day’s suspicious person report. Upon Deputy’s arrival, the suspect had fled into a corn field. The Sheriff’s office then learned the suspects name was Ronnie Leroy Snyder, 57 from Winnebago, Minn. The Sheriff’s Office learned that Snyder had a federal warrant for his arrest for Federal Parole Violation and a warrant for his arrest out of Winneshiek County for burglary. At 11:30 a.m., Snyder was found hiding in a corn field in the area and was taken into custody without incident. 

Snyder was transported to the Fayette County Jail and then taken into custody by Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office on their warrants. 

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the US Marshall’s Fugitive Task Force, Iowa State Patrol, Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office, Fayette Police Department, West Union Police Department and Fayette County Conservation. Also assisting was the Decorah Fire Department providing their drone and the Iowa State Patrol assisted with their aircraft. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office and West Union Police Department will complete their investigations and file charges at a later time.

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