Juvenile, adult arrested in stabbing incident in George

The incident occurred on Oct. 30 in George, Iowa.

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GEORGE, Iowa — A 16-year-old juvenile has been charged in connection with a stabbing that reportedly took place in George, Iowa.

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Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 300 block of East Indiana in George for the report of a person that had been stabbed at approximately 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 30.

Upon arrival at the scene, Devin Gerloff, 24, of Rock Rapids, was found to have been stabbed numerous times. Also present at the scene was a 16-year-old juvenile.

The investigation found that Gerloff was reportedly caught committing a burglary in the 300 block of South Virginia in George. He was followed down the alley by the 16-year-old juvenile, where an altercation allegedly took place. During the altercation, the 16-year-old juvenile reportedly stabbed Gerloff numerous times.

The juvenile was arrested and charged with willful injury, a Class C felony, and is currently housed in a juvenile detention center in Cherokee, Iowa.


Gerloff was charged with two counts of second-degree criminal mischief, a Class D felony; second-degree theft, a Class D felony; third-degree burglary, a Class D felony; possession of a controlled substance, a serious misdemeanor; two charges of fourth-degree theft, a serious misdemeanor; fifth-degree theft, a simple misdemeanor; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor.

Gerloff was arrested and is currently held in the Lyon County Jail.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by George EMS, George Fire Department, Lyon County Ambulance, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Iowa Department of Transportation Traffic Enforcement, and the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office.

Note: This article was written based on information reported by local law enforcement agencies. The Globe reminds readers that all individuals are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

Emma McNamee joined The Globe team in October 2021 as a reporter covering Crime & Courts, Politics, and the City beats. Born and raised in Duluth, Minn., McNamee left her hometown to attend school in Chicago at Columbia College. She graduated in 2021 with a degree in Multimedia Journalism, with a concentration in News & Feature Writing and a minor in Creative Writing.
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