An Urbandale man was arrested Tuesday in connection with a November incident in which his zeal for the hunt led him allegedly to threaten a local landowner in rural Woodward.
Dean Delbert Kimrey, 64, of 4862 84th St., Urbandale, was arrested on a Dallas County warrant for assault while displaying a dangerous weapon.
The incident occurred about 8:30 a.m. Nov. 22 in the 26900 block of 150th Street between Quinlan and Ranger avenues in rural Woodward, where Kimrey and a companion were beating the bushes in search of game.
According to court records, the victim “came out and questioned them about hunting too close to his house, and he was met with anger and hostility from” Kimrey. The victim reported this interaction to the Dallas County Sheriff’s office, and a deputy sheriff “came out and talked to the two hunters and then left the scene.”
Kimrey was issued a citation Nov. 20 by an Iowa Department of Natural Resources officer for prohibited hunting near a building or feedlot. A $35 fine attaches to the violation.
When Kimrey later saw the victim “standing up along his property line, watching them finish their hunt,” he “walked up alongside of the road towards” the victim and allegedly “raised his 20-gauge shotgun in the air while looking at” the victim “and fired it in the air two times in a threatening manner,” according to court records.
Both shots occurred “well within the 200 yards required by someone discharging a firearm near a residence inhabited by people or a domestic feedlot,” according to court records.
After discharging his weapon, Kimrey “then turned around and walked to his vehicle parked on the other side of the road,” according to court records.
A warrant for Kimrey’s arrest was ordered Jan. 25 and served Feb. 16. Kimrey was held in the Dallas County Jail on a $2,000 cash or surety bond. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing March 1 in Dallas County District Court.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.