Former Plymouth County Deputy Arrested

September 24, 2020 4:00pm

Aaron Leusink

The Iowa Department of Public Safety announced in a press release, that a former Plymouth County Deputy was taken into custody today by agents with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. Aaron Leusink has been charged with multiple criminal charges related to burglaries and thefts that occurred while he was employed as a Plymouth County Sheriff’s deputy between December 2017 and January 2020.

Leusink is charged with one 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); and 3 Counts of theft in the 5th Degree (Simple Misdemeanor)

A $30,000.00 cash or surety bond has been set for Leusink.

Suspicion arose in April of this year.  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 VanOtterloo 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.