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  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
Friday, October 7, 2011
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DCI Agents Arrest Oelwein State Trooper on Felony Burglary Charge

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AD Dave Jobes

Fayette County, IOWA --- Today, agents with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) arrested 37 year old Mikel Yauk of Oelwein, Iowa.  Yauk was charged with Burglary in the First Degree, a Class B Felony.

Yauk is a 12 year veteran of the Iowa State Patrol.

On Thursday, October 6, 2011 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office requested DCI assistance on an investigation of an alleged sexual assault by an Iowa State Trooper in West Union, Iowa.  According to the criminal complaint, DCI agents determined that Mikel Yauk did enter the residence of a West Union woman with the intent to commit burglary and sexual assault.

Complaint and Affidavit

Yauk has been booked into the Fayette County Jail. He is being held on a $50,000 cash only bond.

Please note:  A criminal charge is merely an accusation and all suspects are considered innocent until or unless proven guilty in a court of law.


Note: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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