Man arrested for forgery


Ryan Patrick Clemens, 28, was arrested by a Marshall County Sheriff’s Office deputy on a warrant and taken to jail on charges of second degree burglary and forgery.

Capt. Brian Batterson of the Marshalltown Police Department said Clemens was employed by a Marshalltown rental business in August last year.

Batterson said the burglary charged stemmed from Clemens entering the business without the owner’s permission.

He then stole the victim’s checks and forged a number of them.

Second degree burglary is a Class C felony, punishable by a maximum term not to exceed 10 years, which may be deferred or suspended unless forcible felony. A fine of of at least $1,000 but not more than $10,000 may be imposed.

At his initial appearance, a magistrate judge ordered him held on $5,000 cash or surety bond.


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