Charges follow lovesick gambit at Country Lane Lodge in Adel

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Michael Ray McGlothlin II, 24, of Des Moines was arrested Friday on a charge of interference with official acts.


Love conquers all. Brute force not so much. That was the moral pointed in Adel Friday by a Des Moines man who tried to crash his beloved’s private party.

Michael Ray McGlothlin II, 24, of 1112 Fremont St., Des Moines, was charged with interference with official acts.

The incident began shortly before 5 p.m. Friday in the 29300 block of Prospect Circle in Adel, the Country Lane Lodge, where an off-duty Dallas County Deputy Sheriff was providing security at an event for a family “due to their having issues with an individual who claims to be in love with their daughter,” according to court records.

The lover, McGlothlin, “showed up earlier in the day to ‘confess his love’ and was told by the property owner and patrons to” leave the event facility, according to court records.

Shortly before 5 p.m., McGlothlin allegedly returned, “made entry onto the property and failed to listen to any commands” issued by the off-duty deputy, according to court records.

McGlothlin “began to resist and kick” when the off-duty deputy “placed the individual in handcuffs,” according to court records. Public safety radio traffic indicated McGlothlin kicked out a window from inside the patrol vehicle, and it “took several officers to assist getting” him back into the patrol vehicle, according to court records.

McGlothlin “admitted several times that he was resisting but ‘not fighting,'” according to court records.

McGlothlin was held in the Dallas County Jail on a $803.50 cash or surety bond in advance of an initial appearance in Dallas County District Court.

McGlothlin was convicted of assault causing bodily injury or mental illness in 2016 in Polk County District Court. He was convicted of disorderly conduct and interference with official acts in 2019 in Polk County District Court,

*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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