December 18, 2014

Former North Central Iowa landfill director accused of misusing equipment

The former co-director of a Fort Dodge based landfill is facing a felony theft charge. Agents with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation arrested Michael Dean Grell on Tuesday. He’s the former co-director of the North Central Iowa Regional Solid Waste Agency.

Grell is accused of using landfill equipment, personnel, and other resources to remove topsoil from his private property in 2012. He’s charged with 1st degree theft, which is punishable by up to 10 years on prison and a fine of up to $10,000.