A Northeast Iowa couple has been taken into custody for allegedly breaking into a rural West Union business.


At about 4:00 p.m. Monday (Jan. 15), the Fayette County Sheriff was called to the Echo Valley Event Center, located on Highway 18, just east of West Union, for a burglary in progress.

Just as deputies arrived, a vehicle was stopped, as it was leaving the scene of the burglary.

An investigation determined that 34-year-old Brian Fullhart of West Union had broken into the event center, and stole several items. He was charged with Burglary 2nd Degree and Interference with Official Acts. Also arrested was 34-year-old Zoanne Fullhart of West Union, on a charge of Interference with Official Acts.

Both were taken to the Fayette County jail and held until their initial court appearance. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the West Union Police Department.