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Lyon County, Iowa  


Cities:    Alvord, Doon, George, Inwood, Larchwood, Lester, Little Rock, Rock Rapids

Schools:    Central Lyon, George-Little Rock, West Lyon, Doon Christian, Inwood Christian, Doon Protestant Reformed

Lyon County Attorney - Press Releases


A man involved in a felony eluding case was sentenced to a prison sentence.  On May 1, 2017, Marlon Cardona was sentenced in the Lyon County District Court for the offense of Eluding, a Class D Felony.  Cardona was placed in the custody of the Iowa Department of Corrections for an indeterminate term not to exceed five years.  The Defendant was ordered to pay restitution to the passenger of his vehicle who was injured during the pursuit.   Prior to being sentenced, Cardona had spent one hundred and forty-three (143) days in the Lyon County Jail.


The charged stemmed from an incident on December 9, 2016, in which Cardona attempted to elude law enforcement from Minnesota and Lyon County in a stolen vehicle.  The pursuit began in Worthington, Minnesota and continued into Lyon County, Iowa.  


The pursuit ended when Cardona lost control and slid across the road into the ditch.  The vehicle rolled and came to rest on its side.   Cardona attempted to flee on foot.


The front seat passenger was still sitting in the front seat with her arm pinned under the front door. The passenger suffered a broken arm and injuries to her wrist.



On May 2, 2017, Marlon Cardona, was sentenced for Assault Causing Bodily Injury, a Serious Misdemeanor. Cardona was sentenced to 365 days in the Lyon County Jail with all days suspended and credit for 120 days served following arrest. Cardona was ordered to pay a $315.00 fine, $110.25 statutory surcharge, restitution, court appointed attorney fees, jail fees, and $100.00 court costs. Cardona’s fine and statutory surcharge were suspended.



On April 28, 2017, Adam Patrick Murphy, was sentenced for Contempt of Court. Murphy was sentenced to sixty (60) days in the Lyon County Jail with all days suspend due to entering into a payment agreement with the State. Murphy’s probation was extended for one (1) year.



A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.