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Dustin Lokhorst / Dustin De Raad:
Arrests & Charges Occurring After His Arrest & Conviction for Manslaughter

Case information reported
by Iowa Courts Online

October 13, 2012:

On October 13, 2012, Dustin Lokhorst (a.k.a. Dustin De Raad) was arrested and charged with:

  1. RECKLESS DRIVING [Guilty]
September 27, 2012:

On September 27, 2012, Dustin Lokhorst (a.k.a. Dustin De Raad) was arrested and charged with:

  1. RECKLESS DRIVING1 [Dismissed]
  2. Assault1 [Dismissed]
  3. Second Degree Harassment1 [pending]
  4. Fourth Degree Criminal Mischief2 [Guilty]
1 Iowa Courts Online
2 KIWA
September 5, 2012:

For September 5, 2012, Dustin Lokhorst (a.k.a. Dustin De Raad) was charged with:

  1. RECKLESS DRIVING [Guilty]
  2. Failure to maintain control [Guilty]
September 5, 2012:

On September 5, 2012, Dustin Lokhorst (a.k.a. Dustin De Raad) crashed his motorcycle on Second Ave. N in Sheldon, Iowa.

Emergency crews were on the scene for an hour and a half, and he was transported to the hospital. Dustin Lokhorst has now crashed a motorcycle at least 3 different times in less than 8 years.

September 3, 2012:

On September 3, 2012, Dustin Lokhorst (a.k.a. Dustin De Raad) was charged with:

  1. CARELESS DRIVING [Dismissed]
July 18, 2012:

On July 18, 2012, Dustin Lokhorst (a.k.a. Dustin De Raad) was also charged with:

  1. RECKLESS DRIVING [Guilty]
  2. Criminal Mischief [Dismissed]
  3. Interfering with Official Acts [Guilty]
  4. Depositing or Throwing Litter [Guilty]
May 23, 2012:

On May 23, 2012, Dustin Lokhorst (a.k.a. Dustin De Raad) was charged with:

  1. Speeding in 55 or Under Zone - 79 mph. [Guilty]
February 4, 2012:

On February 4, 2012, Dustin Lokhorst (a.k.a. Dustin De Raad) was charged with:

  1. Providing Tobacco to a Minor. [Guilty]
January 31, 2012:

On January 31, 2012, Dustin Lokhorst (a.k.a. Dustin De Raad) was charged with:

  1. Speeding 6-10 Over in a 55mph Zone. [Guilty]
  2. Failure to maintain safety belts. [Guilty]
November 4, 2011:

On November 4, 2011, Dustin Lokhorst (a.k.a. Dustin De Raad) was charged with:

  1. Theft, 5th Degree. [Guilty]
June 17, 2011: (anniversary of manslaughter)

On June 17, 2011, Dustin Lokhorst (a.k.a. Dustin De Raad) was charged with:

  1. Tampering with a Witness or Juror. [Dismissed]
May 12, 2011:

On May 12, 2011, Dustin Lokhorst (a.k.a. Dustin De Raad) was charged with:

  1. CARELESS DRIVING [Dismissed]
October 7, 2010:

On October 7, 2010, Dustin Lokhorst (a.k.a. Dustin De Raad) was arrested & charged with:

  1. Assault Causing Bodily Injury. [Guilty]
    This is, at minimum, Dustin Lokhorst's 3rd arrest for assault.
  2. Criminal Mischief. [Dismissed]
July 14, 2010:

On July 14, 2010, Dustin Lokhorst (a.k.a. Dustin De Raad) was charged with:

  1. Speeding 6-10 Over in a 55mph Zone. [Guilty]
September 10, 2009:

On September 10, 2009, Dustin Lokhorst (a.k.a. Dustin De Raad) was arrested & charged with another incident of:

  1. Assault Causing Bodily Injury. [Dismissed]
May 27, 2009:

May 11, 2009, Dustin Lokhorst (a.k.a. Dustin De Raad) was ticketed for:

  1. Speeding, 79mph in a 55mph zone. [Guilty]
    He received this ticket less than 40 days after his April 2 speeding ticket.
April 27, 2009:

On April 27, 2009, Dustin Lokhorst (a.k.a. Dustin De Raad) was stopped for having illegal windshields [Guilty] and charged with failure to give notice of address change.

April 2, 2009:

On April 2, 2009, Dustin Lokhorst (a.k.a. Dustin De Raad) was charged with:

  1. Speeding, going between 16-20mph over the 55mph speed limit. [Guilty]
Oct. 31, 2008:

On October 30, 2008, Dustin Lokhorst (a.k.a. Dustin De Raad) was stopped again for speeding. He was charged again with the following:

  1. Driving while license denied, suspended, cancelled or revoked. [Guilty]
  2. Failure to secure child [Dismissed]
  3. Failure to maintain safety belts. [Guilty]
November 2006:

In November of 2006, 17 months after Anthony was killed, Dustin Lokhorst (a.k.a. Dustin De Raad) has pleaded guilty to the following crimes related to the original felony charge of Child Endangerment Resulting in Death:

  1. Involuntary Manslaughter
  2. Driving on the wrong side of a 2-way highway, resulting in death
  3. No valid drivers license, resulting in death
  4. Failure to maintain control, resulting in death
  5. Speeding (47+ in a 35), resulting in death
  6. Violation of the conditions of a restricted license, resulting in death
  7. Careless driving, resulting in death
  8. Failure to prove security against liability, in a wreck resulting in death
Sep. 11, 2006:

On September 11, 2006, Dustin Lokhorst (a.k.a. Dustin De Raad) was stopped again for speeding. He was charged again with the following:

  1. Failure to maintain safety belts. [Guilty]
Aug. 11, 2006:

On August 11, 2006, Dustin Lokhorst (a.k.a. Dustin De Raad) was stopped again for speeding. He was charged again with the following:

  1. Speeding 6-10 over in a 55mph zone. [Guilty]


Criminal Case on the
Death of Anthony Vos


December 30, 2005: Calling for Action

Des Moines Register column by Ms. Rekha Basu.

(We didn't contact the media -- Ms. Basu called us & others involved. The "600+" people (friends, family, and classmates) came from all over northwest Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota, Illinois, Kansas, Montana, Wisconsin, and other states, not just from Sutherland. Overall, Ms. Basu did a thorough & thoughtful job of telling the story, given the space she had.)


January 2006:

Seven months after killing Anthony Vos, Dustin Lokhorst (a.k.a. Dustin De Raad) was arrested and charged with Child Endangerment Resulting in Death, a class B felony. A class B felony normally carries a possible maximum of 25 years in prison. However, Child Endangerment Resulting in Death carries a possible maximum of 50 years.

KIWA news article

January 28, 2006:  article in the N'West Iowa Review,  p.A3.


January 30, 2006:  

Trial appears to be set for March 21 at 9:30a.m.

Follow case proceedings through Iowa Courts Online:

  1. Choose Case Search >> search for "lokhorst" (limit to Dickinson County)
  2. Choose Case ID 03301  FECR016082
  3. Click [Filings]

February 10, 2006:  

Dustin Lokhorst (a.k.a. Dustin De Raad) has now waived his right to a speedy trial, and his attorney, Mr. Bjornstad, has filed for a continuance.


February 22, 2006:  

Status report in the Sutherland Courier (same info as previous articles).

We were asked for an interview by the Courier & the N'West Iowa Review (for their Jan. 28 article) but have declined to comment at this time.   


March 2, 2006:

At a pre-trial conference today, a trial was tentatively scheduled for mid/late August.  A specific date is being looked at but won't be posted here until it's definite.


March 8, 2006:

Several motions have been filed in the last couple of weeks by both Dickinson County and Dusty's attorney.  Since his indictment, Dustin Lokhorst (a.k.a. Dustin De Raad) has been restricted to O'Brien and Sioux counties except for medical and legal reasons, and one of the motions his attorney has filed is for those restrictions to be modified or lifted.


April  2006:

At this point, the trial is scheduled to begin on September 26, 2006. RE: Dustin Lokhorst (a.k.a. Dustin De Raad), charged with child endangerment resulting in death, a class B felony.

Dusty posts pictures of his yellow bike (the one he crashed), and talks about how much he loves riding.  [Just one of several examples can be found here: http://www.bikepics.com/members/dustin1866/

Witnesses indicate Dusty's first speed radar reading on June 17, 2005, was at 52mph. He raced even faster past the radar on subsequent runs until he crashed, killing Anthony.


November 2006:

In the homicide of 13-year-old Anthony Lee Vos on June 17, 2005, Dustin Lokhorst (a.k.a. Dustin De Raad) has pleaded guilty to the following crimes related to the original felony charge of Child Endangerment Resulting in Death:

  • Involuntary Manslaughter
  • Driving on the wrong side of a 2-way highway, resulting in death
  • No valid drivers license, resulting in death
  • Failure to maintain control, resulting in death
  • Speeding (47+ in a 35), resulting in death
  • Violation of the conditions of a restricted license, resulting in death
  • Careless driving, resulting in death
  • Failure to prove security against liability, in a wreck resulting in death

Records show that Dustin Lokhorst (a.k.a. Dustin De Raad) has received additional traffic tickets and committed other crimes in the months after getting Anthony killed, including new citations for speeding. Since 2005, Dustin Lokhorst (a.k.a. Dustin De Raad) has incurred over 40 charges for manslaughter, assault, burglary, harassment, witness tampering, reckless driving, and numerous traffic violations.


Nov. 20, 2006

On November 20, 2006, Dustin Lokhorst (a.k.a. Dustin De Raad) was sentenced to serve a maximum of 2 years for manslaughter in the death of Anthony Vos. He was also sentenced to 30 days each for the 7 related misdemeanors from his wreck on June 17, to be served concurrently with the 2-year term.

In addition, he has been ordered to pay approx. $11,000 in restitution to the crime victims' fund, as well as court costs and attorney fees. He was taken into custody Monday to be transferred to the Oakdale prison/processing facility near Iowa City.

The court transcripts will show the judge recognized that this wreck was not one tragic mistake in an otherwise decent record, but rather a predictable result of Dustin's chronic recklessness, disregard for safety, and disrespect for the law.


05.13.06: Halfpipe dedication by the city. See pictures of Anthony's plaque....
05.12.06: Article about Sutherland's skate park & equipment in the Sioux City Journal.

04.28.06: Halfpipe article in the
Cherokee Chronicle Times.
04.22.06:  Last Friday & Saturday, a big halfpipe and a little halfpipe were set up in the city park, donated in memory of Anthony and his love of skateboarding.  [See pictures here.]  Friday was the birthday of Anthony's Grandpa K., and Saturday was Evan's birthday.  All in all, a very bittersweet weekend for everyone....

"Truth is generally the best vindication against slander." (Abraham Lincoln)

 
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