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UPDATE: Arrest made in anhydrous ammonia leak near Hawkeye


Authorities have arrested a man in connection with an anhydrous ammonia leak last week that sent a deputy to the hospital.

On Feb. 1, a Fayette County Sheriff's deputy saw a man stealing anhydrous ammonia from the Fredericksburg Cooperative just north of Hawkeye on County Road W-14.

The deputy tried to stop the man, but was overcome by vapors from an open valve on the anhydrous ammonia tank. The deputy was taken to the hospital for treatment and County Road W-14 was blocked off for most of the morning. The deputy is okay according to Sheriff Marty Fisher.

The wind and foggy weather helped keep the gas from moving toward the community of Hawkeye.

The Sheriff's Office used evidence gathered at the scene and an eyewitness to issue an arrest warrant for 36-year-old Kyle Dwayne Boleyn of Arlington. Boleyn was arrested on Sunday and taken to the Fayette County Jail.

Boleyn is charged with criminal mischief and possession of anhydrous ammonia with the intent to make methamphetamine. According to the Fayette County Sheriff's Office says Boleyn is a registered sex offender and was not at his registered residence for more than 2 weeks and will face another charge of failing to comply with the sex offender registry. If convicted of all of the charges, Boleyn could face up to fifteen years in prison.

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