On January 4, 2024 at 2:15 p.m., the Tri-County CERT executed a search warrant at 800 Dakota Street in Akron, Iowa. This was the result of an ongoing investigation by the Akron Police Department for a possible firearms violation. As a result of the search three firearms were seized. The Akron Police Department arrested and charged Charles Dickson, age 44 of Akron with three counts of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person/convicted felon. Dickson is currently being held in the Plymouth County Jail on a $15,000 bond.
Assisting on the call was the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office and Akron Fire Rescue and Akron Ambulance. Tri-County CERT is a regional asset made of up deputies and officers from the following agencies: Plymouth, Sioux and Cherokee County Sheriff’s Offices, Le Mars and Cherokee Police Departments.