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Former Plymouth County deputy facing multiple theft and burglary charges

Aaron Leusink
Former Plymouth County Deputy Aaron Leuskink

PLYMOUTH COUNTY, Iowa (KTIV) -- A former Plymouth County Deputy has been taken into custody and is facing numerous charges.

According to the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Aaron Leusink is facing multiple charges related to burglaries and thefts that occurred while he was employed at the Plymouth County Sheriff's Office.

Authorities allege the thefts and burglaries occurred between December 2017 and January 2020 while Leusink was working as a deputy in Plymouth County.

The following is the list of charges pending against Leusink:

  • 1 count of Burglary 1st Degree (Class B Felony)
  • 2 counts of Burglary in the 2nd Degree (Class C Felony)
  • 2 counts of Burglary in the 3rd Degree (Class D Felony)
  • Felonious Misconduct in Office (Class D Felony)
  • Unlawful Possession of Prescription Drugs (Serious Misdemeanor)
  • 1 count of theft in the 4th Degree (Serious Misdemeanor)
  • 3 Counts of theft in the 5th Degree (Simple Misdemeanor)

On April 16, 2020, the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office, while conducting a review of their internal records, became aware of potential criminal acts that involved Leusink.

At that time, Plymouth County Sheriff Mike Van Otterloo requested that the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation review and handle the investigation.

Leusink was terminated on April 23, 2020, from the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office. Following the investigation, he was taken into custody on Sept. 24 by agents with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.

A $30,000 cash or surety bond has been set for Leusink

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