An apparent runaway has been discovered in northeast Iowa. A teenage girl who ran away from Wisconsin was found with a man in Guttenberg on Tuesday.
The Clayton County Sheriff’s Department and Guttenberg Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the Guttenberg Industrial Park. The driver, Richard Matteson Jr. of Lacrosse, Wisconsin, had a female passenger that gave authorities a fake name, age and hometown.
After running a background check, they found out she was a 15-year-old runaway from a juvenile home in Lacrosse. Wisconsin authorities took the girl back to Lacrosse. Matteson was charged with driving with a suspended license, no valid Iowa driver’s license and failure to prove insurance.