The O'Brien County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of David A. Johannsen, age 44, of Sutherland on July 27. Johannsen was the police chief of Sutherland at the time of his arrest.
Charges of Theft in 2nd Degree, a felony; Conspiracy, a felony, and Theft in the 3rd Degree, an Aggravated Misdemeanor, were filed by the Sheriff's Office and a warrant was issued.
The charges are the result of an investigation into theft of hogs and other property in late 2007 from rural Paullina. Johannsen was held at the jail, and later released. after an initial appearance. on an unsecured appearance bond of $10,000. He will appear in District Court at a later date.