Former Fremont County Sheriff's Deputy Steven Mather is scheduled for a hearing in the Fremont County District Court on Jan. 24 to answer to three charges: two counts of domestic abuse assault and one count of reckless use of a firearm.  These charges stem from incidents alleged to have occurred in 2018.

According to Fremont County Sheriff Kevin Aistrope, Mather submitted his resignation from the sheriff’s office on Dec. 20.

According to court documents, a criminal complaint was filed in this case on Dec. 21, 2018, by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI).  An arrest warrant was also issued. A no-contact order preventing Mather from contacting the alleged victim(s) was also filed the same day.

Aistrope said Mather turned himself in at the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office on Dec. 21. He came before the judge that same day and was released on an O.R. bond, or on his own recognizance. Aistrope explained the three charges against Mather are all misdemeanors.

The Pottawattamie County Attorney’s Office will prosecute this case rather than Fremont County, to avoid any conflicts of interest.

Attorney Michael James Murphy filed an entry of appearance with the court on Jan. 8 stating he would be representing Mather.

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