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Tama County Court News

April 19, 2013
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Three counts of possession of a firearm on school property have been filed against Alexander Blackdeer Walker Jr., 64, rural Montour. A preliminary hearing has been set for April 26 by Magistrate Richard Vander Mey and Walker is free on $5,000 cash bond. Walker was accused on April 5 of being in possession of a loaded 17 HMR rifle, a loaded .40 caliber handgun with three loaded clips and a loaded 9mm handgun with three loaded clips in his vehicle which was parked at South Tama High School by Tama Police Chief Dan Wilkens. Court records state ammunition and knives were in plain view in the car and Walker admitted to possessing the firearms. Walker had been employed as a  Title VII tutor since March, 2010. His termination from the position  is pending STC?School Board approval according to a school official. Walker is a former chair of the Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa - Meskwaki - Tribal Council. Tama County District Court

Before Judge Paul D. Miller in Tama County District Court in Toledo: Jeremy Dale Lawson, 37, rural Bloomfield, pled guilty to 3rd degree theft. He was fined $625 and sentenced to a two-year suspended prison term. He was directed to pay victim restitution totaling $3,822 to David Ellis of Marshalltown. Lawson was charged after he cashed a check in September of 2011 from Ellis for payment for construction of a pole building in Tama County. Lawson, owner of Sturdy Buildings, never built the building court documents state. The charge was filed by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Bruce Rhoads. Jeffrey Allen Stallman, 51, Walford, pled guilty to 2nd offense drunken driving. He was sentenced to nine days in jail and fined $1,875. Stallman was given credit for any jail time already served and can serve the remaining sentence in the Iowa County Jail in Marengo if the sheriffs of Tama and Iowa counties agree. He was charged on U.S. Highway 30 near R Avenue on Jan. 15 by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Wes Sebetka. Jay Duane Bosma, 50, LeGrand, pled guilty to public intoxication, 3rd or subsequent offense. He was sentenced to a suspended two-year prison term, fined $625 and placed on probation for one year to the Department of correctional Services. Bosma was charged in the 300 block of Main Street in Garwin on Jan. 12 by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Joe Quandt.

Tama County Magistrate Court

Before Magistrate Ann Kuhter:

Amanda Elizabeth Snider, 30, Marshalltown, driving while license suspended - failed to appear for court and was adjudged guilty. $398. Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police

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

Janae B. Granger, 35, Garwin, three counts of allowing dog to run at-large $443. Tama County Sheriff’s Office Jordan Theus Knight Kapayou, 23, rural Tama, possession of drug paraphernalia $148. Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police William Michael Phelps, 55, Belle Plaine 5th degree theft, bad check $272 and $223 restitution to Fareway, Toledo. Toledo Police Cory Alyn Shelton, 35, rural Tama, expired license plates $133. Toledo Police Dylan Robert Kelley, 20, Montour, disorderly conduct, 5th theft and criminal mischief $336.  Tama County Sheriff’s Office

Before Magistrate Richard Vander Mey:

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

Dustin Jerome Jefferson, 37, Toledo, public intoxication, disorderly conduct $434. Tama Police Austin Mario Shoemaker, 18, Toledo, disorderly conduct $148. Tama Police Gary Behaunek, 41, Tama, barking dog complaint $88. Tama Police Narrisa Jo Banks, 31, rural Tama, public intoxication $148. Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police Vernon Keene Ashford Jr., 88, Urbandale, fail to maintain control $148. Tama County Sheriff’s Office Tangela A. Green, 21, Toledo, speeding 71 mph in 55 zone $168. Iowa Motor Vehicle Enforcement



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