January 25, 2015
INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa woman has been arrested
because failed to return a library book.
Thirty-nine-year-old Shelly Koontz was arrested Thursday night
on a fifth-degree theft charge. She is accused of keeping "The
Freedom Writers Diary," which she checked out from the public
library in nearby Jesup in April.
Police say the book - which is about a high school teacher's
effort to inspire students to write - is valued at $13.95.
Court records show library employees tried repeatedly to contact
Koontz by phone and mail. A police officer even visited her home
Officials at the Buchanan County jail say Koontz was released
after posting $250 bond. No telephone listing for Koontz could be
found in the Independence area.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.