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Tama County Court News

May 10, 2013
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Tama County District Court A Dysart man was sentenced to suspended 180-day jail terms on four counts of invasion of privacy - nudity by Judge Paul D. Miller in Tama County District Court in Toledo on April 25. One $315 fine on the charges was imposed with three others of the same amount suspended. Kristopher John Belthuis, 34, pled guilty to the charges on April 11. Two additional charges of invasion of privacy were dismissed. Belthuis was accused of filming a babysitter who was using the bathroom at his residence in Dysart on July 25, 2012 by Dysart Police Chief Jason Dunagan. He allegedly used a hidden video camera to record the victim. A County Attorney’s information filed o Dec. 14 added five more charges of invasion of privacy for the purpose of arousing or satisfying the sexual desires of any person The additional charges noted the incidents occurred between May and July of last year. Belthuis must register as a sex offender and was directed to pay a $250 civil penalty on each charge. Twins Admit Assaulting Each Other Twin 18-year-old brothers at Lincoln, Iowa, entered guilty pleas to disorderly conduct reduced from original charges of serious domestic abuse assault. Each was fined $65 and assessed court costs. Clay Lewis Clubine and Cory David Clubine, allegedly engaged in a fight between themselves resulting in injury to both on Jan. 22. The fight occurred at 111 North St. in Lincoln. The charges were filed by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Joe Quandt. Also before Judge Miller: Gregory Lyle Keahna Sr., 62, rural Tama pled guilty to serious assault causing bodily injury. He received a two-year suspended prison term was fined $315 and placed on unsupervised probation for two years. Keahna was charged with assaulting a victim by slamming her to the floor causing a cut above the eye and facial injuries and striking her with intent to inflict serious injury on Feb. 3. the charges was field by Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police Officer Joel Hols. Wilie Larence McCall Jr., 54, rural Marshalltown, pled guilty to three counts operating a motor vehicle while barred. He received suspended two-year prison terms and ^25 fines which were also suspended on each charge. McCall was placed on supervised probation for two years. He was charged on March 31 by Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police in the 100 block Meskwaki Road and in two County Attorney’s informations for allegedly driving on March 2 and 3. Ricky Gene Hixson, 54, Toledo was fined $1,250 and sentenced to two days in jail for 1st offense drunken driving. He pled guilty on Jan 17. Hixson was charged on Dec. 20, 2012, in the 200 block of Wets High St. by Toledo Police Officer Brian Randall.

Tama County Magistrate Court

Before Magistrate Ann Kuhter Guilty pleas, fine and court costs, agency filing charge(s)- Bawi Cung Thawng, 29, Marshalltown, trespassing $148. Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police Inderjit Singh, 31, Bakersfiled, Calif., illegal passing $242. Iowa Conservation officer Thomas Fay McCry, 55, Fayette, Iowa, speeding $114. DOT Motor Vehicle enforcement officer William Lee Gragg, 42, Malcom 5th theft- bad check $148 and $125 restitution to NAPA, Tama. Tama Police Debra Witcher, 51, Tama, compulsory education violation $148. County Attorney’s information

Before Magistrate Richard Vander Mey: Lisa Ann Rislund, 38, Traer, failed ot appear and was adjudged guilty of harassment. 14 days in jail, no contact orer continued for one year. Tama County Sheriff’s Office

Guilty pleas, fine and court costs, agency filing charge(s)- Edward Joseph Steffen, 26, Gilbertville, Iowa, public intoxication $277. Tama County Sheriff’s Office David Stanley Holeton, 55, North English, Iowa, public intoxication $148. Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police Alexander James Conlon, 24, Marshalltown, trespassing $18. Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police

Before Magistrate Robert Leinen: Randy Lynn Thompson, 59, rural Cheslea, found guilty by jury of simple assault involving Tama County Deputy Sheriff David Rangel. $208 and no contacrt order in effect until April 2, 2014. Charge filed by Raymond Lough, special prosecutor.



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