Local businessman extradited from Minnesota


A Marshalltown businessman who fled to Minnesota to avoid prosecution on a number of local charges was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals in that state and is now in Marshall County Jail.

Scott William Haugan 59, made his initial appearance Monday in Marshall County District Court. Haugan has been charged with flight to avoid prosecution, failure to appear-felony or awaiting sentencing or appeal, possession of controlled substance-marijuana first offense operating while under the influence third offense, and six counts contempt-resist order or process of district court, according to a Marshall County Sheriff’s report.

In January 2018, the defendant was alleged to have placed water barrels at the entrance of a driveway at a property in the 1300 block of East Anson Street to prevent deputies from serving the defendant a writ of possession, according to a criminal complaint and affidavit filed in Marshall County District Court. The deputies also alleged the defendant had placed miscellaneous debris in the driveway which were frozen to the ground.

The defendant is also to have allegedly let water run over the area causing ice to build up on the driveway, all allegedly done to cause injury to deputies attempting to serve the writ. Haugan owned How-Gan Electric & Security which has since closed.