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Tama Co. Court News

November 29, 2013
Northern-Sun Print
Tama County District Court in Toledo: Before Judge Ian K. Thornhill Luis Antonio Puentes, 19, Montour, pled guilty to a charge of 2nd degree harassment and admitted violation of terms of probation. On the harassment charge he was sentenced to 365 days in jail with credit for 16 served and the balance suspended, fined $350 and placed on probation to the Department of Correctional Services. For violating probation on a previous conviction for 1st offense drunken driving and 5th degree criminal mischief, Puentes was sentenced to a concurrent 16-day jail term with credit for 16 days served. He was directed to pay the Tama County Sheriff's Office up to $60 per pay for jail boarding fees. He was charged with harassment on July 8 for allegedly threatening to "waste" a woman walking her dog and threatening to kill the dog. The charge was filed by Tama Police officer Jason Bina. Justin Nelson, 35, Story City, pled guilty to 5th degree theft. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail with credit for 30 days already served and directed to pay the Tama County Sheriff's Office up to $60 per pay for jail boarding fees. Nelson was charged on Dec. 27, 2012, for stealing a credit card and obtaining a total of $411 in good and services from several stores by Tama Police Officer Barnette Curry. Larry Lee Catherwood, 50, rural Garwin, pled guilty to driving while barred. He was fined $625. Catherwood was charged on Nov. 30 at U.S. 30 and F Avenue by Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police Officer Mark Bear. Jared Todd Nemmers, 23, Belle Plaine, pled guilty to driving while barred. He was sentenced to seven days in jail and fined $625 and directed to pay the Tama County Sheriff's Office up to $60 per pay for jail boarding fees. Irene Ray Rivers, 23, rural Tama, entered a written guilty plea to 1st offense drunken driving. She was fined $1,250 and sentenced to two days in jail and directed to pay the Tama County Sheriff's Office up to $60 per pay for jail boarding fees. Rivers was also directed to complete a drinking drivers course. She was charged on Nov. 22, 2012, on U. S. Highway 30 at F Avenue by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Trevor Killian. Kim Louise Gjetley, 56, Toledo, pled guilty to 3rd degree harassment. She was assessed a $65 fine. Gjetley was charged on Dec. 28, 2012, in a domestic incident by Toledo Police Officer Brian Randall. Phuong Thi Nguycn, 61, Des Moines, pled guilty to 4th degree theft. He received a deferred sentence, was placed on supervised probation and directed to pay a $300 supervisory fee. he also was assessed a $315 civil penalty. Nguycn was directed to pay the Tama County Sheriff's Office up to $60 per pay for jail boarding fees. was charged on April 6 after a $500 check was returned on a closed account to Meskwaki Bingo • Casino • Hotel, rural Tama. The charge was filed by Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police Officer Sarah A. Johnson. Nicole Lee Morris, 25, Waterloo pled guilty to 3rd degree theft and possession of burglary tools. Two counts of 3rd degree burglary and two counts of possession of burglary tools were dismissed. She was sentenced to one year jail terms which were suspended on each charge and fines of $625 which were also suspended. Morris was placed on supervised probation and directed to pay a $300 supervisory fee. She was also directed to pay restitution. She was originally charged on June 25 by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Lucas Dvorak with 3rd degree theft. The additional charges were filed in a County Attorney's information. Dale Roger Buffalo, 55, Toledo, was found in contempt of court for a sentence imposed earlier for 3rd or subsequent offense public intoxication. He was sentenced to 40 days in jail with credit for 40 days served and was discharged from probation.

 
 

 

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