On February 25 at approximately 5:00 p.m. Knox County 911 received a call form 502 S. Bismarck Street in Wausa stating that a woman at that address had been a victim of an assault and that the perpetrator had left the scene.
The female victim was then transported to Osmond General Hospital by Wausa EMS with facial and other injuries.
The suspect was apprehended in Cedar County and is currently being held on both Cedar and Knox County charges. The incident is currently under investigation by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.
In other reports, on the evening of February 14, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a fight near Creighton involving a male juvenile from Bloomfield and a male juvenile from Creighton.
According to the Sheriff's office, after interviewing both juveniles, it was discovered that the juveniles had mutually agreed to the fight. The juveniles received bumps, cuts and bruises during the fight.
A report will be sent to the Knox County Attorney’s Office regarding the 3rd degree assault by mutual consent which is a Class II Misdemeanor. The Creighton Police Department assisted with the investigation.
The next morning, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call regarding a car-cow accident approximately one and one-half miles south of Verdigre on Hwy 14.
A 2000 GMC Sonoma owned and driven by Alvin Tisthammer of Newman Grove, NE was traveling south on Hwy 14 with one passenger, when he struck two cows. Two other cows escaped but could not be located at the time.
According to the Knox County Sheriff's office, the GMC Sonoma was totaled and the two struck cows died at the scene. Neither the driver or passenger of the GMC Sonoma were injured. Seat belts were in use and the airbags did not deploy.
The Verdigre Fire and Rescue and the Verdigre Police Department assisted at the scene of the accident.