Five People Arrested Following Investigation in Palo

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By Aaron Hepker

PALO, Iowa - Five people are in custody following an investigation at two homes in Palo on Friday.

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office executed search warrants simultaneously at both Palo residences. Several illegal items were found during the execution of the search warrants that included illegal narcotics and stolen items, including a stolen gun.

Jeremy McAtee, 34, of Palo, was charged with Possession of a Firearm as a Felon; Burglary 1st Degree, Manufacture of Methamphetamine, Aiding and Abetting the Manufacture of Methamphetamine, and Theft 3rd Degree.

Joshua Charmosta, 34, Cedar Rapids, was charged with Possession of Precursors, Aiding and Abetting the Manufacture of Methamphetamine, and Driving While Barred.

Joshua Matheny, 26, Palo, was charged with Possession of a Firearm as a Felon; Possession of Stolen Property, Manufacture of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

John Matheny, 49, Palo, was charged with Manufacture of Methamphetamine.

Alisha Cryder, 21, of Louisville, KY, was charged with an outstanding warrant for Theft 5th Degree.

This investigation stems from a burglary that occurred at a business in Palo on January 29 in which numerous firearms were taken.

The investigation is on-going at this time.
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