1/24/15 Four Charged In Odebolt Home Invasion

The Sac County Sheriff’s Office has arrested four people after investigating a home invasion Monday evening at 536 Second Street in Odebolt.

Sheriff Ken McClure says deputies were notified by Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove that a 53-year old woman was in their Emergency Department with injuries she received when three intruders entered her Odebolt apartment and assaulted her. The victim received several broken bones and lacerations.

The sheriff’s department alleges three men wearing hoodies and masks arrived at the victim’s apartment around two a-m Monday morning, and forced their way in to her apartment . The victim’s husband heard the commotion and found the three in the kitchen. He held off the three with a samurai type sword. One of the men lost his mask and the husband knew the intruder as 20-year old Jordan Brunning of Alta. The three intruders fled the home on foot.

Wednesday, Brunning’s home in Alta was searched, with evidence seized. Brunning was charged with first-degree burglary, a class “B” felony… willful injury resulting in bodily injury, and assault while participating in a felony resulting in bodily injury, both class “C” felonies. He was jailed on a 44-thousand dollar bond.

Three others identified as being involved are 18-year old Dalton Sassman, 20-year old Whitney Ackerman, and a 17-year old male juvenile, all of Storm Lake. The three were located Thursday evening. Sassman and the juvenile were charged with first-degree burglary, a class “B” felony… willful injury resulting in bodily injury, and assault while participating in a felony resulting in bodily injury, both class “C” felonies.

Ackerman was charged with conspiracy to commit a forcible felony, a class “C” felony and two counts of conspiracy to commit a non-forcible felony, both class “D” felonies. The juvenile was held on a 50-thousand dollar bond… Ackerman was held on a ten-thousand dollar bond. Bond has not be set for Sassman.

The Buena Vista County Sheriff’s Office and the Storm Lake Police Department assisted in the investigation.