Storm Lake Man’s Probation Revoked in BV County Due to Des Moines Shooting ; Will Serve Additional Prison Time

A Storm Lake man had his probation revoked this week in Buena Vista County District Court due to being involved in a shooting incident in Des Moines last year.

In January of 2021, Reath Yak pleaded guilty in BV County to 2nd Degree Theft and two counts of 3rd Degree Burglary. He was placed on probation for three years with the Iowa Department of Corrections. Yak was arrested by Storm Lake Police in October of 2020, as he was wanted on multiple BV County warrants for theft and burglary.

Yak, who is currently 21-years-old, was arrested in Des Moines in June of last year for two counts of Attempted Murder, Intimidation with a Dangerous Weapon, and Willful Injury. Yak and four other men were accused of firing around 40 shots at a Des Moines home late in the night on March 1st of last year. One of the bullets struck a two-year old child in the head, which required emergency surgery.

The charges from the Des Moines incident led to the probation revocation in BV County. Yak was sentenced to serve up to five years in prison, which will run consecutively with the sentence he received in Polk County, which included 25 years in prison for each count of Attempted Murder, and up to five years for each of the other charges.

Yak was one of several individuals arrested in August of 2019 in connection with a series of vehicle burglaries and vehicle thefts.