CRESCO, Iowa – A Rochester man accused of being a catalytic converter thief in North Iowa is pleading not guilty.
Tyler Jeffrey Schacherer, 33, is charged in Howard County District Court with second-degree theft and second-degree criminal mischief.
Sheriff’s deputies say they arrested Schacherer after they found him removing catalytic converters from a home outside Lime Springs on May 7. Court documents state seven converters were recovered.
Schacherer’s trial is scheduled to begin on September 29.