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Tama Co. Court News

August 3, 2012
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Tama County District Court

By John Speer CIP

A Clutier man who pled guilty to breaking into rural properties, of which in at least one case was a home under repair from the July, 2011, drecho windstorm, has been sentenced to a total of 10 years in prison. The sentences were handed down on July 19 by Tama County District. Court Judge Marsha M. Beckelman. Robert Harold Rice, 49, admitted to four 3rd degree burglaries in the cases in pleas entered on May 25.  On three counts he received five-year sentences to be served concurrently and and on a fourth he was sentenced to a five-year term to be served consecutive to the other. In one case he was accused of forcing entry to a home under repair and cutting or ripping out copper water pipes. He also faced charges of doing the same in a second residence and taking a rocker recliner chair, and John Deere and Tonka brand toys. All of these items were recovered at his residence in Clutier according to information filed by Tama County Chief Deputy Sheriff David Ruopp. In other cases he was accused of taking a television, space heater, tv stand, rabbit ear antenna and an upright vacuum cleaner. Rice originally faced six 3rd degree burglary charges and a possession of marijuana charge. Jerry Ray Van Nevel, 30, Belle Plaine was sentenced to 30 days in jail with all but seven days suspended and fined $1,875. He entered a written guilty plea to 2nd offense drunken driving on May 31. Van Nevel was originally charged on Dec. 15, 2009 in the 300 block of Station Street in Chelsea with 3rd offense drunken driving by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Wes Sebetka. Randy Ray Zuercher, 58, Lincoln entered a written guilty plea to possession of marijuana. He received a suspended 180-day jail sentence and was fined $315 which was also suspended. He was placed on probation for one year to the 6th Judicial District Department of Correctional Services. Zuercher was charged on May 8 in the 200 block of High Street in Lincoln by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Bruce Rhoads. Barbara A. Bereczki, 69, rural Gladbrook, pled guilty to 2nd offense drunken driving. She received a suspended two-year prison, was fined $1,875 and was placed on probation for one year to the 6th Judicial District Department of Correctional Services. Prentiss R. Wolf III, 24, Tama, entered a written guilty plea to charges of domestic assault causing injury and child endangerment. He was sentence to concurrent 365-day jail sentences on each charge with all but a total of 14 days suspended and fined $315 on the assault charge. Wolf was placed on probation for one year to the 6th Judicial District Department of Correctional Services. He was charged on April 29 for allegedly pushing his wife to the ground and against a door and cited because a child was present. The charges were field by Tama Police Officer Jason Bina. Jeremy D. Yazzie, 32, Holbrook Ariz., entered a written guilty plea to 2nd offense drunken driving. He was sentenced to a 20-day jail sentences which was suspended and was fined $1,875. He was placed on unsupervised probation for one year. Yazzie was charged on June 30 at U.s. Highways 63 and 30 at the 202 exit by Tama County Deputy Sheriff David Rangel. Joshua Lane Kapayou, 30, rural Tama, entered a written guilty plea to driving while license revoked. He was sentenced to 24 days in jail with credit for 24 days already served and fined $315.  Kapayou was charged on June 24 in the 400 block of U.S. Highway 30 by Toledo Police Officer Joe McMillen. Michael John Krause Jr., 30, Tama, entered a written guilty plea to driving barred as a habitual offender. He was fined $1,000.  Krause was charged on Feb. 28 by Tama Police Chief Dan Wilkens. Martiniano Gallardo, 18, Toledo, entered a written guilty plea to 3rd degree criminal mischief. He received a deferred sentenced and was placed on probation for one year to the 6th Judicial District Department of Correctional Services. He was assessed a $625 civil penalty and directed to pay $646 victim restitution to Tama Cafe owner Ed Hardon. Gallardo with breaking the front door of the cafe at 2:15 a.m. on April 29 by Tama Police Officer Kimberly Schwartz.

Tama County Magistrate Court

Before Magistrate Richard Vander Mey:

Paul Jackson Scherrer, 59, Cedar Rapids, was found guilty of 5th degree theft following a trial. He was fined $151. Scherrer was accused of taking a slot machine ticket of another guest by Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police on April 28. 

Guilty pleas, fines and court costs, agency filing charge(s)-

Terrell Alonzo Spencer, 19, Tama, possession of drug paraphernalia $148. Toledo Police Breanne Gayle Shook, 20, Guthrie Center, driving while license suspended $195. Tama County Sheriff’s Office Darrell Charles Blocker, 61, Tama, public nuisance $128. Tama Police Jon Osborn, 39, Tama, expired registration $128. Toledo Police Bradley Issac Shuckahosee, 21, rural Tama, interference with official acts and possession of drug paraphernalia $296. Toledo Police Small Claims

Bryan Shipway, Richmond, Ind. vs. Donald C. Smith and Tamara Neessen, Gladbrook, $1,400 and possession of 605 5th St., Gladbrook Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-Iowa, Waterloo vs. Jessica Miller, Clutier $2,185 Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-Iowa, Waterloo vs. Melissa L. Moore, Tama $2,300 Mike or Chase Keller, Waterloo vs. Eunice Davenport, Tama $5,000 and possession of 806 Siegel, Tama Sandhill Auto Salvage, rural Tama vs. Rich’s of Newhall, Newhall $330 Craig Wilcox, rural Tama vs. Marty Hoskey, rural Toledo $3,352 Craig Wilcox, rural Tama vs. Dan Arens, rural Belle Plaine $2,643 Craig Wilcox, rural Tama vs. Rob Weuve, Newton $307 Craig Wilcox, rural Tama vs. Orris Fencing (David Orris), Wyoming, Iowa $761 Outback Campground and Resort, rural Tama, vs. Sherri Christensen, Des Moines $2,190

 
 

 

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