Garner man accused of criminal mischief, theft from August incident in Worth County arrested

NORTHWOOD — A Garner man accused of multiple charges in Worth County has been arrested.

25-year-old Dakota Schuver is accused of driving a pickup truck on August 28th that had been reported stolen out of Mason City. Law enforcement officials say they engaged in a pursuit with Schuver that took them through Swensrud Park in Northwood, with Schuver allegedly hitting a fence surrounding a baseball diamond.

Schuver is then accused of abandoning the vehicle and stealing another pickup truck and trailer, driving through rural parts of Worth County, causing over $10,000 in damage before abandoning it.

Schuver was arrested in Cerro Gordo County on Wednesday and was transported to the Worth County Jail. He’s been charged with second-degree theft, first-degree criminal mischief, second-degree criminal mischief and two counts of operating a vehicle without the owner’s consent.

His preliminary hearing is scheduled for next Friday.