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Tama Co. Court News

August 16, 2013
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Tama County District Court

Before Judge Sean W. McPartland in Tama County District Court in Toledo: Traci Darlene Vilez, 38, Marshalltown received a deferred judgment and was placed on probation for three years to the 6th Judicial District Department of Correctional Services. She had entered a plea agreement on June 13 admitting two counts of 2nd degree theft- misappropriating property with a value of more than $1,000 and less than $10,000. Vilez was accused of exploiting another person’s Social Security benefits which were intended to pay for care at Carrington Place of Toledo in charges filed on Feb. 26 by Toledo Police Officer Brian Randall. Court records charge Vilez used the benefits to pay for her own rent and utilities. A County Attorney’s information added charges of dependent adult abuse and forgery filed on April 12. Vilez was ordered to pay $7,500 restitution to Carrington Place of Toledo. Civil penalties totaling $1,500 were suspended. Ryson Cocy Davenport Sr., 24, Toledo, was found innocent in a bench trial conducted on July 30. He had been accused by Toledo Police of possession of marijuana 1st offense. According to court records, officers Brian Randall and Andrea Young went to an apartment at Toledo Heights seeking a suspect while investigating the theft of a pair of shows form Anytime Fitness. The suspect was not at the apartment, but the officers said they smelled burnt marijuana when Youngbear answered the door. Records state none was found after a search warrant was obtained but a pipe which is consistent with marijuana use and had residue was found. Tama County Deputy Sheriff Joe Quandt and the sheriff’s office drug dog did not detect marijuana in the apartment according to the record. The original citation states Youngbear admitted to smoking marijuana. Judge McPartland ruled none had been found the pipe had not been tested for marijuana in making his ruling. A 17-year-old Toledo youth pled guilty in a plea agreement to a charge of possession of marijuana 1st offense. She was placed on self-supervised probation, assessed a $350 civil penalty and to pay a $300 probation enrollment fee. She was originally charged on Feb. 1 with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession or purchase of alcohol by a person under the age of 18. The charges were filed by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Bryan Ellenbecker following a traffic stop in the 800 block of H Avenue.


Amber Killian vs. Trevor Killian Shannon Smith vs. Bryan Smith

Tama County Magistrate Court

Before Magistrate Richard Vander Mey:

Mary Ann Carroll, 40, Gladbrook, was found guilty of driving while license suspended following trial. She was fined and assessed court costs totaling $216. The charge was filed on July 7, 2012, by Tama County deputy Sheriff Joe Quandt.

Guilty plea, fine and court costs, agency filing charge-

Misty Kay Brager, 30, rural Montour, speeding 6-10 mph over limit $182. Iowa State Patrol

Before Magistrate Ann Kuhter:

Guilty pleas, fine and court costs, agency filing charge-

Charlie Maplethorpe, 63, Washington D.C., public intoxication $148. Toledo Police Katie Marianne Warnell, 38, rural Gilman, interference with official acts $398. County Attorney’s information

Tama County Small Claims

MSW Capital LLC, Council Bluffs vs. Scott Lang, Traer $1,017 Hanson Directory Service Inc., Newton vs. Bill Evans d / b / a Evans Construction, rural Elberon $1,198



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