MAHASKA COUNTY — On Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 at approximately 8 a.m., members of the Mahaska County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to the 1000 block of 300th Street, in rural Mahaska County, regarding an assault.
As a result of the investigation into this matter, Sheriff's Officials arrested 57-year-old Douglas Wade Pettyjohn of 507 Third St., Bussey, Iowa. Pettyjohn was charged with one count of sexual abuse in the third degree (a class C felony) and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia ( a simple misdemeanor).
Pettyjohn was taken to the Mahaska County Jail, where he was incarcerated. He will make his initial appearance in the Mahaska County Court on Jan. 20, 2018. The victim of this assault was an adult female.