Clear Lake police officer arrested for serious domestic assault


CLEAR LAKE,  Iowa – Those with the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office say a Clear Lake police officer has been arrested on a charge of serious domestic assault.

Ryan Eskildsen, 36, is currently booked into the Cerro Gordo County Jail pending an appearance before a judge. He has been with the Clear Lake Police Department since 2002. According to a Sheriff’s Office news release, the incident allegedly happened on Tuesday and Eskildsen was arrested on Thursday.

The Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation are investigating the incident. Eskildsen has been placed on paid administrative leave.

This is a developing story. Stay tuned as we learn more details. 

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