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Fertile Burglary

posted on 2/15/19

On 11/23/2018 at about 0120 hours the Worth County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a robbery on the 100 Block of W Main Street in Fertile Iowa. A Worth County Deputy arrived on scene to find the glass broken out of the front door. The owners of the property were present at the time of the break in. The owners scared off the intruder who fled out the front door running east on W Main Street on foot. The owners observed a vehicle soon after leave the Fertile Park area. The Worth County Sheriff’s Office conducted a full investigation along with the assistance of multiple law enforcement agencies to include; Clear Lake Police Department, Department of Public Safety, and Linn County Sheriff’s Office. With the conclusion of a multijurisdictional effort, charges have been filed against Jonathan Henry Martin of Waterloo Iowa. Martin is charged with Burglary 1st Degree (b felony), Two counts of Theft 1st Degree (c felony), Theft 2nd Degree (d felony), Dominion/Control of Firearm/Offensive Weapon by Felon (d felony), and Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree (aggravated misdemeanor). Martin is currently in custody and awaiting transport to Worth County on the above charges. All individuals are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.