April 19, 2021

Sheriff

Donovan Kay Murdock, 55, of Chariton was charged with three counts of contempt 9:56 a.m. March 17 at the Clarke County Courthouse.

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Tracy Allen Simmerman, 61, of Murray was charged with two counts of contempt 12 a.m. Saturday at the 2000 block of 130th Ave., in Murray.

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Teion Jon Houge, 23, of East Arvilla Street in Garden Grove was charged with two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of controlled substance – third degree – and driving under suspension 10:39 a.m. Saturday in the 2300 block of 220th Avenue.

According to a Clarke County Sheriff’s report, a K9 search revealed a pipe used to smoke marijuana, a pipe used to smoke methamphetamine and approximately four grams of a crystalline substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine in the vehicle Houge was driving.

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Ceja Victoria Gerardo, 46, of North Green Street in Ottumwa was charged with drivers license denied/revoked and operation without ignition interlock 1:59 p.m. Sunday at 518 W. McLane St.

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Timothy Troy Roettgen, 52, of South Jefferson Street Marshall, Missouri, was charged with OWI and possession of drug paraphernalia 12:37 a.m. Monday in the 2800 block of Highway 34.

According to a Clarke County Sheriff’s report, Roettgen was asked if there was anything illegal in the vehicle after being pulled over for speeding, he told the deputy there was a meth pipe. He said he last used the meth pipe 20 mins prior to the traffic stop before he left Murray. A search of the vehicle was conducted and the pipe was located. A standard field sobriety test were conducted and Roettgen failed the Walk and Turn. Roettgen was issued a citation for fraudulent use of registration and no valid driver’s license. He was issued a warning for going 62 miles per hour in a 55 speed limit zone.