Father and Son Arrested for Stealing Over $10,000 Worth of Soybeans

By Christy Aumer, Reporter

VICTOR, Iowa – Two men face felony charges after being arrested Monday for allegedly stealing over $10,000 worth of soybeans from a farm in Iowa County.

Christopher W. Brennan, 30, of Montezuma and his father Ricky W. Brennan, 57, of Deep River, were charged with five counts of third-degree burglary and one count of second-degree theft after entering a crib southeast of Victor on five separate occasions to steal soybeans.

According to Lt. Tim Walters of the Iowa County Sheriff's Office, the owners of the property noticed soybeans missing and alerted officials. Walters gave the cost of soybeans at about $13.95 a bushel.

The two men were transported to the Iowa County Jail on Monday, but each posted $5,000 bond and were released.

Theft in the second degree and burglary in the third degree are Class D felonies. A Class D felony is punishable up to five years in prison and a $7500 fine.
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