On the morning of August 19, 2021, Plymouth County Deputies were called to 311 Union Street in Westfield, IA for a domestic dispute between Melanie Richter, age 48 of Westfield and Wesley Hasenbank, age 55 also of Westfield. Parties were told to separate for the night. Deputies were called back for another dispute a short time later. Ms. Richter was ultimately arrested for domestic abuse causing bodily injury, Iowa Code Section 708.2A(2)(b). She was transported and booked into the Plymouth County Jail for the above charge.