NEW HAMPTON, Iowa — A northeast Iowa sheriff’s deputy is facing charges related to an alleged sexual assault.
The Iowa Department of Public Safety says New Hampton police and deputies with the Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Office were called to 2 East Cleveland Street in New Hampton on October 4th, regarding an off-duty Chickasaw deputy that was assaulting someone.
After interviewing witnesses, off-duty deputy Jeffrey Athey was arrested. He was initially charged with assault causing injury and taken to the Bremer County Jail.
The investigation into the incident by the New Hampton Police Department and the Division of Criminal Investigation led to an additional charge against Athey. He now also faces a charge of assault with the intent to commit sexual abuse.
Athey is scheduled to make his initial court appearance on the charge on October 23rd.