WANTED: Officials still searching for man after Lyle standoff

Dana Plotts Photo: Mower Country Sheriff's Office. Dana Plotts

Brett Bachtle
Updated: November 20, 2019 11:14 AM
Created: November 20, 2019 10:50 AM

(ABC 6 News) On Tuesday just after 12:00 p.m., the Mower County Sheriff’s Office received a call requesting assistance from the Lyle Police Dept.

The Lyle Police Department got a report that 40-year-old Dana Alan Plotts was seen entering his residence at the 400 block of 2nd St in Lyle.


A search warrant was drafted and signed by a judge in Mower County due to Plotts having three active nonviolent warrants: two misdemeanors and one gross misdemeanor.

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Upon entry, items in the residence, specifically firearms, raised concern for safety.

The SIRT team responded late afternoon to complete the search. The last sheriff’s deputy cleared the scene at 6:54 p.m.

As standard operating procedure, the Lyle School was notified. The school followed its standard protocols to go into a soft lockdown.

Plotts has not located.

If anyone has information on where he may be, call the Mower County Law Enforcement Center non-emergency number at (507)-437-9400, opt 1.

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