The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Breaking News

Local News

April 4, 2014

Woman attacked former boyfriend with knives

CLINTON — A Clinton woman who attacked her former boyfriend with kitchen knives pleaded guilty to domestic abuse, while displaying a weapon.

Sara L. Sheley, 34, 908 Sixth St., was ordered to serve 60 days in the Clinton County jail, with 49 days suspended and credit for 11 days served. A $625 fine was suspended. She must complete 12 months probation and the Batterers Education Program.

According to court documents, Clinton police officers responded at 4:55 p.m. on March 20 to 504 Seventh Ave. South, apartment three, and were informed the defendant had fled the apartment after threatening her former boyfriend with knives. The victim told officers that he and Sheley had been in a relationship for more than two years, but she had moved out three months prior to the incident.

He added that she still had a key, according to the affidavit.

Court documents continue that the victim told police that Sheley entered the apartment, started yelling for him to pay her money he owed her and took his cellphone from the nightstand in the bedroom. The victim added that she then grabbed a couple of large kitchen knives from a block on the kitchen counter and tried to stab him. He grabbed the defendant, pushed her onto a couch and took away the knives, according to court documents.

After he took away the knives, Sheley kicked him in the ribs with the bottom of her foot and ran out of the apartment, according to the affidavit. The victim showed officers a large red area on the right side of his torso.

A no-contact order is in place for 12 months.

Text Only
Local News
  • BREAKING: Arbitrator rules in favor of Clinton firefighters

    Gallagher rules in favor of Union's wages and insurance proposals over the city's.

    July 23, 2014

  • Airport Photo 1 Construction pushed back

    CLINTON — Weather-related setbacks have pushed completion of the Clinton Municipal Airport renovation to late August at the earliest. Construction originally was slated to be completed in March, airport manager Mike Nass said.“It’s been a wet spring

    July 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • Mayor walks out on closed sessions CLINTON — Citing recent legal woes endured by the Clinton City Council, Mayor Mark Vulich stepped away from two separate closed session discussions on Tuesday’s agenda.“Because of previous legal matters, I will not be participating,” Vulich said. The

    July 23, 2014

  • Fulton Chamber's future funding source still unclear FULTON, Ill. — Questions still linger around the future of the Fulton Chamber of Commerce despite a three-year funding allocation and a partnership with the city of Fulton.During a City Council meeting Monday, the council voted to approve a recommend

    July 23, 2014

  • At the pool Summer heat may be temporary (wtih VIDEO)

    CLINTON — Just two days past the mid-point of summer, Clinton recorded its first 90 degree day of the season.Though it's not a very common summer trend in the Clinton area, there have actually been several July months over the years that never even r

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Shooting investigation continues CLINTON — An investigation continues in the weekend shooting of a 22-year-old woman.Clinton Police Capt. Bill Greenwalt confirmed Monday that police are not considering the shooting to be accidental. He said that Ciara Donley, 22, was walking between

    July 23, 2014

  • Police search for suspects in boat thefts CLINTON — Clinton police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the person or the people who stole two boats and damaged another boat approximately a week ago in the Clinton Marina area.Clinton Police Capt. Bill Greenwalt confirmed that two

    July 23, 2014

  • County to assist with road project CLINTON — Clinton County will apply for federal funds to assist the city of Low Moor with a road project.County Engineer Todd Kinney said Monday during the Board of Supervisors meeting that a road rehabilitation is needed on the first quarter mile or

    July 23, 2014

  • Northeast 1 Work continues on STEM wing (with VIDEOS)

    GOOSE LAKE — Rising out of the school grounds, the construction of a new athletic center and science wing continues at Northeast Middle/High School in Goose Lake.School administration and the board of education toured the construction site Thursday n

    July 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • Second arbitration filing

    AFSCME union is the second this summer to file for arbitration against Clinton.

    July 21, 2014


Clinton Herald photos

Browse, buy and submit pictures with our photo site.