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Tama Co. Court News

October 17, 2013
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Tama County District Court

Before Judge Nancy A. Baumgartner in Tama County District Court in Toledo:

Vincent LeRoy Spoonemore, 60, Newton, pled guilty to driving while barred. He was sentenced to five days in jail. A $625 fine was suspended. Spoonemore was charged on U.S. Highway 30 at O Avenue on June 8 by Iowa State Trooper Matt Schwenn. Vance Alan Brown, 49, Tama, pled guilty to assault causing bodily injury. He received a $315 fine which was suspended. He was originally charged on July 29 in the 100 block of West Village Road for domestic abuse assault causing injury by Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police. Nicholas Dean Freitag, 31, Clarion, Iowa, pled guilty to 2nd degree theft. He received a suspended five-year prison term and was placed on probation to the 6th Judicial District Department of Correctional Services for three years. A $750 fine was also suspended. Freitag was directed to pay Royce Ohrt, Buckingham, a total of $2,040 restitution. Freitag was accused of writing three bad checks totaling $1,345 to Ohrt between April 18-24, 2012, for the purchase of machinery scrap. The charge was field by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Chad M. Hansen. Austin Garcia-Shoemaker, 18, Chelsea, pled guilty to charges of assault while displaying a dangerous weapon and 1st degree harassment. He was granted deferred sentences on both counts and was placed on supervised probation for two years. He was directed to pay $625 civil penalties on each charge and to pay a $300 probation supervisory fee. Garcia-Shoemaker was charged on June 20 for allegedly holding a knife to a victim and pressing it against her stomach and telling her he was going to kill her. The charge was filed by Tama County Deputy Sheriff David Rangel. Ellsworth Youngbear Jr., 43, rural Tama, entered an Alford plea to a charge of willful injury causing bodily injury. The plea does not contain an admission of guilt on the part of the defendant but recognizes enough evidence exists to likely convict him in court. He received a suspended, five-year prison term and a $750 fine was also suspended. He was placed on probation for two years to the 6th Judicial District Department of correctional Services and directed to pay a $300 supervisory fee. He must also pay victim restitution. Charges of driving while barred and assault causing serious injury were dismissed. Youngbear was accused of placing a choke hold on a victim while others assaulted the victim in the 200 block of Northwood Drive on Dec. 18, 2012, by Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police detective Craig S. Karr. Casey Alan Frost, 26, Gilbertville, Iowa, pled guilty to reckless driving and was fined $250. Frost also pled guilty to a charge of public intoxication was was fined $250. He was originally charged with 2nd offense drunken driving on March 9 in the 1800 block of U.S. Highway 30 by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Lucas Dvorak. Angel Ontiveros Madrid, 37, Traer, entered an Alford plea to charges of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, marijuana and possession of a firearm as a felon. An Alford plea is not an admission of guilt on the part of the defendant but recognizes enough evidence exists to likely convict him in court. Madrid was sentenced to concurrent five-year prison sentences on each charge which were both suspended. Fines of $750 on each charge were also suspended. He was placed on probation for three years to the 6th Judicial District Department of correctional Services and directed to pay a $300 supervisory fee. Madrid was charged on January 3 on the narcotics violation after the Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force and Tama County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at a residence in the 300 block of Iowana Street in Traer. Reported found were numerous baggies containing marijuana residue and a 5 lb. box of candy which tested positive for containing marijuana. The charge was filed by the Tama county Sheriff’s Office. The Tama County Attorney’s Office added the firearm charge in which court records list Madrid as being in possession of a .22 caliber handgun, .22 caliber rifle and 12-gauge shotgun. David Lee Miller, 18, Grinnell, pled guilty to charges of eluding or attempting to elude law enforcement and possession of marijuana. He received deferred judgments on each count and a civil penalties were also suspended. Miller was placed on probation for three years to the Department of Correctional Services and directed to pay a $300 supervisory fee. Miller was charged on March 1 by Toledo Police Officer Joel McMillen.

Tama County Magistrate Court

Before Magistrate Ann Kuhter:

Guilty pleas, fines and court costs, agency filing charge- Luis Antonio Puentes 19, Montour, public intoxication $148. Toledo Police Candis Ann Marie Rogers, 29, Cedar Falls, speeding 79 mph in 55 zone $222. Iowa Motor Vehicle Enforcement Terry Lee Douglas III, 27, Mt. Pleasant, driving while license suspended, speeding 76 mph in 55 zone $512. Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police Francisco Invier Gallardo, 30, Elberon, speeding 71 mph in 55 zone $187. Tama County Sheriff’s Office

Before Magistrate Richard Vander Mey:

Nadine Catrice Washington, 40, Cedar Rapids, 3rd degree harassment- charge dismissed with court costs totaling $250 to be paid by her. Accused of calling person on cell phone and following from Cedar Rapids to the Meskwaki Casino at rural Tama and accosting person inside of the casino. Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police. Amanda R. Posekany, 18, rural Toledo, deferred judgment on charge of assault. Tama Police Clarise Ruth Wanatee, 18, rural Tama, failed to appear on a charge if failure to yield and was adjudged guilty. $249 fine and court costs. Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police

Tama County Small Claims

Asset Acceptance LLC, Cedar rapids vs. Lance P. Even, Tama $1,509 H&R Accounting Inc., Moline, ill. vs. Mark Zook, traer $2,288 Carolyn Kay Gill, Albion vs. Luke Squiers d / b / a Outback Campground, rural Tama, $2,000s

 
 

 

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