Aurora Man Arrested on Assault after Short Search

An Aurora man was arrested shortly after midnight early Saturday after a reported assault.

The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office says 49-year old Robbie Vandevorde was charged with Assault stemming from a reported assault that happened in the 300 block of Union Street in Aurora.

Based on information deputies received, it was believed Vandevorde was armed, but he was already gone by the time they arrived on the scene. His car was located west of town in the 2300 block of 120th Street. Deputies searched buildings on the property, with no luck. Vandevorde was later arrested after he returned to the area where he left his car.

The Independence Fire Department Drone, Independence Police Department K-9 Unit and Iowa State Patrol all assisted deputies with the search and arrest.