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Tama Co. Court News

August 27, 2012
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Tama County District Court

Suspended prison term in meth case

Before Judge Robert E. Sosalla in Tama County District Court in Toledo on Aug. 10: Larry Lynn Robinson, 52, Oelwein was sentenced to a suspended 10-year prison term on a charge of conspiracy to deliver less than 5 grams of methamphetamine. A $1,000 fine was also suspended. Robinson entered an Alford Plea on the charge on June 18. An Alford plea is generally not an admission of guilt but recognizes the probability enough evidence exists which would result in a conviction. He was placed on probation for three years to the 6th Judicial District Department of Correctional Services. His driver’s license was suspended for 180 days. Robinson was charged on June 10, 2011, in which court records say he was identified as a co-conspirtator of a narcotics trafficking operation with ties to Marshalltown, Waterloo and Oelwein. Robinson was allegedly found to be part of the conspiracy when involved in a traffic stop in Tama County. He had been observed in an undercover operation placing a bag in the trunk of his car. A subsequent search of the vehicle by a trained dog indicated the presence of illegal narcotics in the car. The bag contained more than $10,000 in cash and according to the record, Robinson admitted in an interview after stop he was going to use the money to purchase more than five grams of methamphetamine which he intended to distribute to his customers. The conspiracy charge was fined by the Iowa Department of Narcotics Enforcement. Jasmin Alagic, 29, Marshalltown, was sentenced to five years in prison and fined $3,125 for 3rd offense drunken driving. He pled guilty on May 21. The prison sentence is to be served concurrently with a 2nd offense drunken driving sentence being served by Alagic imposed in Black Hawk County. His driver’s license was revoked for six years. Alagic was charged at U.S. Highway 63 and O Avenue on March 4 by Tama County deputy Sheriff Joe Quandt.  Douglas Harry Hala, 38, Tama, pled guilty to 2nd offense drunken driving, assault with a weapon and eluding or attempting to elude. He received suspended two year prison sentences on each charge. On the drunken driving charge he was fined $1,875. Two fines totaling $625 each in the other cases were suspended. Hala was also assigned to a community based residential facility until maximum benefits are achieved or up to one year. He was also placed on supervised probation for two years to the 6th Judicial District Department of Correctional Services. Hala was charged on June 1 with drunken driving, 2nd offense, and eluding or attempting to elude in the 400 block of 4th Street in Tama by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Lucas Dvorak. He was charged with assault with a weapon by Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police Officer Kenneth Brady after Hala allegedly drove a car at the officer without swerving or trying to stop. That charge was also filed June 1. Willie John Hilson, 55, Cedar Rapids, pled guilty to 1st offense drunken driving. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail with credit for 30 days already served and was fined $1,250. One half of the fine may be suspended if Hilson installs an ignition interlock device on his vehicle. He was directed to complete drinking drivers school. Hilson was charged on June 13 on the  westbound ramp at the U.S. 63- U.S. 30 Expressway by Toledo Police Chief Bob Kendall. Alexander Joseph Dvorak, 22, Garwin, pled guilty to 1st offense drunken driving. He received a deferred judgement and was directed to pay a $1,250 civil penalty. One-half of that amount may be suspended if he installs an ignition interlock device on his vehicle. Dvorak was also directed to complete alcohol education classes and drinking drivers school. He also must pay a $300 probation supervisory fee. Dvorak was charged on March 18 in the 1400 block of U.S. Highway 63 by Tama County deputy Sheriff Joe Quandt.

Divorces Marilyn Avalos vs. Patrick Avalos Sheryl Collinson vs. James Collinson

Tama County Magistrate Court

Before Magistrate Richard Vander Mey:

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

Jeffrey Lloyd Elliot, 22, Traer, disorderly conduct $148. Tama County Sheriff’s Office Dustin Richard Big-Eagle, 25, Sioux City, violation of on contact order $195. Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police Lynette Jean Anderson, 41, Tama, public intoxication, interference with official acts 10 days in jail with nine days suspended, $343. Tama County Sheriff’s Office Chantha Luck, 59, Des Moines, trespassing $148. Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police

Before Magistrate Ann Kuhter:

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

Cody Jacob Wiebbecke, 18, rural Elberon, littering $181. Tama County Sheriff’s Office Robert Clayton Ramsdell, 71, Fairfax, fail to stop in assured clear distance ahead $148. Tama County Sheriff’s Office Ariel Eugenio DeManta Alvarez, 24, Waterloo, driving while license suspended, speeding 65 in 55 mph zone $575 Kiley Dean Bond, 20, addresses of Tama and LeGrand, violation of no contact order seven days in jail $150 court costs. Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police John William Danker, 56, rural Dysart two counts of allowing sheep to run at-large $296. Tama County Sheriff’s Office 

Tama County Small Claims

Credit Bureau Services of Iowa Inc., vs. Judy L. James, Toledo $4,041 Midland Funding LLC, Des Moines vs. Billie rice, Gladbrook $571 Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Iowa, d / b/ /a Covenant, Waterloo vs. Danny and Barbara Ackman, Buckingham $547 Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Iowa, d / b/ /a Covenant, Waterloo vs. Aaron and Diane Burrage, Traer $1,970 Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Iowa, d / b/ /a Covenant, Waterloo vs. Jayson D. Pringle, Toledo $1,024 Convergence Receivables LLC, Des Moines vs. Tammy L. Moritz, Tama $544 Velocity Investments LLC, Cedar Rapids vs. Lowell Youngbear and Craig youngbear, rural Tama $2,715



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