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Tama County Court News

December 30, 2011
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 Tama County District Court

Alfredo Ordaz Chavarria, Tama, with birth dates showing ages of 44 and 45 in court records, had a nearly 16 year-old-charge of drunken driving catch up with him on Dec. 15 in Tama County District Court in Toledo. Records indicate a case involving the charge lodged against Chavarria on Jan. 1, 1996, was never resolved. In a plea agreement reached now, Chavarria pled guilty to a charge of failure to appear which was field in May, 1996.  District Court Judge Stephen B. Jackson Jr. sentenced Chavarria to two days in jail with credit for two days already served. He was originally cited for drunken driving by then-Tama Police Officer Todd Green. In other cases before Judge Jackson on Dec 15: Warren Lee Betz, 41, Tama received a deferred judgement, was assessed a $315 civil penalty and directed to pay a $315 supervisor fee. He was placed on unsupervised probation for one year. Betz entered a written guilty plea on Nov. 10 to a charge of assault causing bodily injury. He was originally cited on April 20 for child endangerment by Tama Police Chief Dan Wilkens. Angel Marie Pena, 27, Toledo, was sentenced on a charge of 1st offense drunken driving and on three counts of child endangerment. Ob the driving charge Pena received a 90-day jail sentence with all but seven days suspended, was placed on supervised probation to the Department of Correctional Services, directed to complete drinking driver’s school and had her driver’s license revoked for 180 days. She received a deferred judgement on the child endangerment charges  and was directed to pay a $300 supervisory fee. She entered written guilty pleas on Nov. 17. Pena was charged on July 10 near U.S. Highway 30 and T Avenue after her vehicle went into a ditch by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Lucas Dvorak. Three children were also in the vehicle according to court records. In addition, Pena was fined $1,000 on a charge of driving while her license was suspended. She was charged on Sept. 2 at U.S. Highway 63 and Mill Street by Toledo Police Chief Jeff Harnish. Megan Marie Walker, 20, rural Tama was sentenced to concurrent 30 day jail sentences and given credit for 30 days already served on charges of assault causing bodily injury, public intoxication and assault on a peace officer.  Walker was fined $315 each for the assault charges and $65 for public intoxication. She was also directed to pay the Tama county Sheriff up to $60 per day for jai expenses. Walker was charged on Aug. 15 with striking another person in the face by Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police Officer Mark Bear. She was again charged by Bear on Aug. 27 when allegedly used her head to strike Bear’s head when he was attempting to place her under arrest.

Tama Co. Magistrate Court

Before Magistrate Ann Kuhter:

Pepper Ann Braden, 35, Tama, was found guilty of a charge of 5th degree theft resulting from a bad check issued to Fareway, Toledo. Braden was fined $190 and directed to pay $212 restitution to Fareway. Toledo Police filed the charge.

Guilty pleas, fines and courts, costs, agency bringing charge-

Maria Cristina Confreas, 16, addresses of Tama and Chelsea, violation of instruction permit $363. Toledo Police Jessica Huston, 25, rural Elberon, 5th degree theft- three bad checks - $304 and $246 restitution to John’s Qwik Stop, Dysart. Dysart Police Anna Jo Kesl, 20, Elberon, open container of alcohol $335. Tama County Sheriff’s Office Jordan Rae Wenzel, 21, addresses of Latimer, Iowa, and Glencoe, Okla., no vehicle insurance $403. Tama Co. Sheriff’s Office Ellsworth Youngbear Sr., 63, rural Tama, public intoxication $171. Tama Police James Dean Youngbear, 45, rural Tama, 5th degree theft, $243 fine, two days jail with credit two days served, $188 restitution to Hometown Foods, Gladbrook. Tama Co. Sheriff’s Office Stephen Douglas Curtis, 40, Grimes, speeding 79 in 55, amended from 95 mph in 55 $377. Tama Co. Sheriff’s Office

Before Magistrate Richard Vander Mey:

Guilty pleas, fines and courts, costs, agency bringing charge-

Brittani Nicole West, 25, Toledo, stop sign $148. Toledo Police Angel Aneya, 18, Tama, no driver’s license $330. Toledo Police Joanna Dawn Akeen, 27, Toledo, drive while license suspended, stop sign $525. Toledo Police Anthony Jordan Keckler, 16, Eldrige, Iowa, speed 49 mph in 25 $322. Toledo Police Maria Gutierez, 49, Toledo, speed 39 mph in 30 $87. Tama Police Jonnys Nunez Barrera, 24, Tama, no driver’s license $330. Tama Police Ashley Marie Thompson, 24, rural Tama, speed 54 mph in 45, driving while license suspended, ignition interlock violation $770. Toledo Police

Tama Co. Small Claims

Hauge Associates Inc., Sioux Falls, S. D. vs. Dennis Moss, rural Gladbrook $1,954 FIA Card Services N.A., Council Bluffs vs. Britany Young, Gladbrook $1,911 Asses Acceptance LLC, Cedar Rapids vs. Christopher Winkelpleck, Traer $1,857 Heritage Property Management, Cedar Rapids vs. Jodi Rutledge, possession of 301 C Ave., 2A, Toledo



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