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Multiple agencies respond to Worth County incident regarding wanted man

An attempt to serve civil papers for outstanding warrants in Worth and Cerro Gordo County resulted in a large law enforcement presence.

Posted: Apr. 12, 2019 9:44 PM
Updated: Apr. 13, 2019 8:30 AM

KENSETT, Iowa - An attempt to serve civil papers for outstanding warrants in Worth and Cerro Gordo County resulted in a large law enforcement presence when the subject allegedly ran inside the residence.

The male, Jesse Varner, 39, quickly ran into the residence when authorities arrived at the Kensett residence Friday night. A search warrant was then applied for.

A woman at the residence, 23-year-old Kacey Olson, said Varner was not there.

Varner was located in the attic and placed under arrest. Both Varner and Olson were charged with interference with official acts.

The Worth County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Manly Police Department, the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office K9, the Iowa State Patrol and Northwood Rescue.

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