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Tama Co. Court News

June 28, 2013
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Tama County District Court

Before Judge Douglas S. Russell in Tama County District Court in Toledo: James Douglas McAfee, 37, Traer, pled guilty to charges of child endangerment-substantial risk and 1st degree harassment - threaten forcible felony. McAfee was sentenced to suspended, two year prison terms which would be served consecutively and fined $625 on each charge. Both fines were suspended. He was placed on probation for two years to be served consecutively or a total of four years to the 6th Judicial District Department of Correctional Services. A third charge of tampering with a witness was dismissed. McAfee was charged on March 29 after allegedly committing child endangerment resulting in a head injury and threatening to “bury” a witness and “kill” a witness “ if I go to jail” according to court records. The charges were field by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Bruce Rhoads. Alejandro Sandoval, 28, Marshalltown, entered a written guilty plea to 1st offense drunken driving. He was fined and assessed surcharges totaling $1,688. He was also sentenced to two days in jail and directed to pay jail boarding fees. Sandoval was charged on July 12, 2012, on U.S. Highway 30 at R Avenue by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Trevor Killian. Chad Dwayne Webber, 28, Cedar Rapids, entered a written guilty plea to a possession of a controlled substance charge. He was fined $315 and sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days already served. His driver’s license was revoked for 180 days. Webber was charged after admitting to smoking marijuana in the 100 block of North Broadway in Toledo on Jan. 11. The charge was filed by Toledo Police Officer Jeremiah Mussman.

Tama County Magistrate Court

Before Magistrate Richard Vander Mey:

Two Marshalltown residents were sentenced on June 18 on 5th degree theft charges in a ruling handed down following an April 2 joint trial. Jessica Ann Hartwig, 29, and Jason Wayne Mull, 40, both were found guilty of three counts of 5th degree theft. They were accused by Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police of obtaining cash and items from vending machines on three floors of the Meskwaki Hotel on Oct. 17. According to trial records, paper was temporarily placed over security camera lenses monitoring vending areas. The pair were observed on the security tapes prior to the action. The thefts were then discovered. Hartwig was sentenced to seven days in ail to be served concurrently with a sentence imposed in a separate case in Marshall County. She was assessed $369 in court costs. Mull was sentenced to three days in jail also to be served concurrently with a Marshall County sentence. He was assessed court costs totaling $482. No fines were imposed. No restitution was required because the victim did not provide any information according to court records. Jeanne Anne Downs, 63, Montour, was found guilty of allowing a dog to run at-large following trial. She was assessed $200 in fine and court costs. The Tama County Sheriff’s Office field the charge. Douglas Shane Duncan, 41, rural Tama, did not appear for trial on a charge of no driver’s license and was adjudged guilty. He was assessed a fine and court costs totaling $490. the charge was filed by Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police on May 11. Matthew Allen Ryan, 22, Chelsea, did not appear for trial and was adjudged guilty of driving while license suspended. He was assessed a fine and court costs totaling $485. The charge was field by Toledo Police.

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

William Thomas Johnston, 38, Toledo, driving while license suspended $195. Toledo Police Ashley R. Leinhaus, 26, Marshalltown, speeding 60 mph in 55 zone $87. Iowa state Patrol Grace Cortes King, 36, Des Moines, disorderly conduct $200. Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police Matthew Michael Blink, 27, Victor, violation of no contact order $201. Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police

Before Magistrate ann Kuhter:

Guilty pleas, fine and court costs, agency filing charge(s)- Benjamin C. Bradshaw, 22, Marion, no driver’s license $335. Tama County Sheriff’s Office Hardin Charles McCleese Jr., 31, Des Moines, driving while license suspended, trespassing $708. Tama County Sheriff’s Office Kenneth Carl Lemay, 48, Des Moines, trespassing $310. Tama County Sheriff’s Office Walter Jeff Fields, 48, Des moines, trespassing $310. Tama County Sheriff’s Office Rick Lee Neville, 52, Tama, disorderly conduct $148. Tama Police

Justin Lee Fisher, 21, Belle Plaine, simple assault $148. Tama Police

Tama County Small Claims

Joyce Swangel, Gladbrook vs. Melvin Knaack, rural Gladbrook $3,569 Don Purk, rural Belle pliane vs. Joe Purk, Tama $350

 
 

 

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