As part of an ongoing investigation into multiples thefts and burglaries within Mahaska County, the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 1212 High Avenue West on July 6th. As a result of this investigation and search warrant the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office has filed multiple charges against several individuals.
Steve Melvin Sams, 26, and Cody Lee Sams, 27, were both charged with one count of Ongoing Criminal Conduct, a class B felony; one count Theft in the First Degree, class C felony; and 1 count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, simple misdemeanor. Steve Sams has made his initial appearance in Mahaska County District Court and remains in the Mahaska County Jail on a $35,000 bond. Cody Sams was also charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (aggravated misdeamenor). He made his initial appearance in district court and remains jailed with a bond of $51,000.
Derek Lane Graham, 34, was charged with 1 count of Controlled Substance. Graham had his initial appearance in district court yesterday.
This theft investigation is ongoing and further charges are possible.
Press release from the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office.