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911 Call Results In Multiple Charges

Mon 4-25-2016 IA"], ["4110 225th Ave. Spencer

(Spencer)-- An investigation into a 911 call last week in Clay county has resulted in the arrest of a rural Spencer man on multiple charges.

The Clay County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called to 4110 225th Avenue near Spencer around 11:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 19th after getting a report that a domestic assault had taken place there and that a shot had been fired in the residence.

Two deputies from the Clay County Sheriff's Office, two Iowa State Patrol troopers a Spencer police officer established a perimeter around the residence and maintained contact with the reporting party who stated that her husband had assaulted her and fired a shot inside the residence before leaving. The woman was directed from the residence.

Upon further investigation, officers spotted the suspect, David Maurer, in the 2200 mile of 410th Street driving a 1988 Caterpillar tractor. He was taken into custody without incident.

As the investigation continued, authorities learned Maurer had allegedly driven from his property in a 2005 Jeep, travelling north and east before crashing the vehicle in a field, landing upside down in a creek. Authorities say Maurer was able to get out of the wreckage and then drove the tractor toward his residence.

Officers secured the residence and seized firearms and ammunition.

Maurer was arrested and transported to the Clay county jail on charges of operating while intoxicated, reckless use of a firearm and domestic assault-impeding airflow.