Iowa Senator arrested during RAGBRAI

July 27, 2023 by No Comments

An Iowa state senator was taken into custody during his participation in RAGBRAI after he refused to comply with law enforcement’s request to clear the road, as per a criminal complaint. The arrested senator, Sen. Adrian Dickey, a member of the Republican party from Packwood, was charged with interference with official acts, which is classified as a simple misdemeanor.

Dickey has asserted his complete innocence regarding the filed charge and has directed any further inquiries to his attorney.

According to the criminal complaint issued by the Sac County Sheriff’s Office, Sgt. Jonathan Meyer encountered a group of individuals blocking Quincy Avenue in Carnarvon, an unincorporated community in Sac County, during RAGBRAI. The group had been stationary since 2:42 p.m., and when Sgt. Meyer approached them around 4:10 p.m., he requested them to move to allow law enforcement to reopen the road.

The individual identified as Dickey declined to comply, leading to a verbal exchange during which he informed Sgt. Meyer of his willingness to be arrested. Consequently, Sgt. Meyer took him into custody as Dickey continued arguing.

Dickey’s lawyer, Matt Schultz, has asserted that Dickey was not part of the group that obstructed the road. The charge of interference with official acts constitutes a simple misdemeanor, carrying a potential sentence of up to 30 days in jail.

After posting a $300 bond, Dickey, aged 49, was released from the Sac County Jail.

Sen. Adrian Dickey represents Iowa Senate District 44, which encompasses Keokuk, Jefferson, and Van Buren counties, as well as parts of Mahaska and Henry counties in southeast Iowa. He first gained the position through a special election in 2021 and secured a full four-year term in the subsequent year.

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