BOONE, Iowa—Boone County Supervisor Chet Hollingshead has received one-year of probation to a reduced charge following his arrest by Webster County authorities over the Labor Day Weekend. Hollingshead was at the Iron Saddle in Dayton the morning of August 31st, when he attempted to leave with a neon bar light. At the time he was charged with 3rd Degree Theft which is an aggravated misdemeanor. This month, in Webster County Court, the charge was reduced to 4th Degree Theft which is a serious misdemeanor. Judge Angela Doyle deferred the sentence and placed Hollingshead on probation for one year. A deferred judgement usually means that if all sentencing requirements are met, the charge may be expunged from a defendants record.
In a written release, Hollingshead apologized to the people of Boone County. “I would like to apologize to the people of Boone County for my actions on the morning of August 31st. It is a personal mistake that I made and one I have to live with. I have owned up to my actions of that night, and I will continue to be a voice for the people of Boone County as one of their representatives on the Boone County Board of Supervisors.”