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Trespassing Case Leads to Additional Charges for Clarinda Man
A Clarinda man pleaded guilty to trespassing while hunting deer north of Hepburn on Dec. 17. Donald E. Runyon, 29, pleaded guilty on Jan. 4 and paid $397.50 in fines and court costs, but faces additional charges uncovered during the trespassing investigation.
Runyon was charged with two counts of prohibited person in possession of a firearm, a class D felony, on Jan. 9. Runyon was arrested and has been released on $5,000 cash bond.
Runyon had been convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence and based on that conviction was prohibited from possessing firearms. A court date has not been set. Runyon is considered innocent of the charges until proven guilty.
The investigation was conducted by officers from Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Iowa State Patrol, Page County Sheriff’s Office, Clarinda Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.