Hearings postponed in accidental death case


FORT MADISON – A preliminary hearing for the man accused in the accidental death of a Muscatine woman in Lee County has been postponed pending information being filed with the North Lee County Court


Damian Hamann, 28, of Morning Sun was originally schedule to appear Friday morning for a preliminary hearing following his arrest on charges of leaving the scene of a death accident, which is a class D felony in Iowa. Class D felonies carry a maximum five year prison sentence and $75,000 fine.

Hamann is charged with the crime in connection with an incident that resulted in the death of Sadie Alvarado, 20, of Muscatine. Alvarado’s body was discovered along a ditch southwest of West Point on the morning of Aug. 5. Hamann turned himself into the Lee County Sheriff’s office that same evening and was released the next day on a pretrial release.

On Wednesday, Hamann was charged with public consumption of alcohol-1st offense out of Louisa County, which violated his pretrial release conditions and District 8B Judge Tyron Rogers issued a warrant for Hamann with a $15,000 cash only bond.

Lee County Attorney Ross Braden said Hamann had not been taken into custody as of Friday.



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