CLOSINGS: View Closings

Hancock County fugitive is finally caught

Jeremiah Harmon Jeremiah Harmon

Authorities had been looking for him for almost 2 1/2 years.

Posted: Apr. 5, 2018 2:30 PM
Updated: Apr. 5, 2018 7:08 PM

GARNER, Iowa – A fugitive from justice in Hancock County is back in custody.

Jeremiah John Somerfelt Harmon, 31, is charged with two counts of 2nd degree theft. He’s accused of stealing a car from the 400 block of E 3rd Street in Crystal Lake on June 16, 2015. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office says the car was also full of over $1,500 in personal property, including softball equipment, chairs, blankets, a backpack, and a student ID and debit card.

Authorities say the car was found in Story County on June 21, 2015, but the personal property was not recovered.

Harmon entered an Alford plea to one count of 2nd degree theft, which means he would not admit guilt but would accept sentencing. However, Harmon failed to appear at a hearing in September 2015 and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

That warrant was finally served on March 30, 2018. Harmon had been arrested in Story County after law enforcement said he was a witness to a criminal act and gave a false name to authorities. He pleaded guilty and was fined for that offense, then turned over to Hancock County law enforcement.

Article Comments

Mason City
Scattered Clouds
60° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 60°
Albert Lea
63° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 63°
64° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 64°
Charles City
61° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 61°
61° wxIcon
Hi: 61° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 61°
Tracking a rainy start but sunshine will return!
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video


Sydney Eaton named All-MVC


Construction on 18th Ave NW resumes Monday


Drake Relays qualifiers announced


App allows you to solve mysteries


Church attendance strong on Easter


Two hospitalized after Austin shooting


Tracking Rain Showers and Storms


Blackowiak signs with Augsburg


New Hampton girl's golf invite


Austin Bruins vs. Aberdeen Wings - Gm. 4

Community Events