FAYETTE CO., IA – A Fayette County breaking and entering suspect is in custody a week after breaking into a home and stealing a family dog and a gun.
On May 28, 2021, at approximately 11:50 pm, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a burglary at a residence on the southeast side of Waucoma. Upon arrival the responding Deputy determined the door to the residence was kicked in, property was destroyed, and items were stolen; including a firearm and the owner’s dog.
A Facebook post later led to the recovery of the dog which was located an hour away, two days later. After a weeklong investigation Clayton Hardt Fettkether, age 23 of Dunkerton was arrested in connection to the incident and charged with Burglary 3rd Degree (D Felony), Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree (D Felony), Arson 2nd Degree (C Felony), and Theft 3 rd Degree (Aggravated Misdemeanor).
Most of the stolen items were recovered—including the firearm. Fettkether was arrested on June 10, 2021 and booked into the Fayette County Jail where he posted a bond of $15,000 cash and was released on a promise to appear. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Blackhawk County Sheriff’s Office.