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Tama Co. Court News

February 14, 2014
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Tama County District Court

Before Judge Mitchell E. Turner in Tama County District Court in Toledo:

Harley James Green, 19, rural Toledo, entered a written guilty plea to possession of a controlled substance, marijuana. He was fined $315 and his driver’s license was revoked for 180 days. Green may obtain a work permit to drive if approved by the Department of Transportation. He was charged on Sept. 13, 2013, in the 2800 block of K Avenue when the contents of three containers found in his room tested positive for marijuana. The charge was filed by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Trevor J. Killian. Dustin James Hickman, 29, Tama, pled guilty to the lesser offense of making false reports. He was fined $150. Hickman was charged on Nov. 18, 2013, for reporting to public safety communications or law enforcement knowing the information was false. The charge was field by Tama Police Officer Jason Bina. Starla Fawn Durnin, 29, rural Tama, pled guilty to possession of marijuana. She was sentenced to two days in jail and her driver’s license was revoked for 180 days. Durnin was charged on Aug. 23, 2013, with possession of marijuana in the 400 block of Meskwaki Road by Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police Officer Jacob Molitor. Brock Christopher Leno, 39, Traer, entered a written guilty plea to charges of 2nd and 3rd degree harassment. He was fined a total of $380 on the tow charges. Leno was originally cited for 1st degree harassment for threatening his wife during a verbal dispute on Nov. 2, 2013. The charge was field by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Joe Quandt. Wal Puoch Deng, 41, Marshalltown, pled guilty ot 3rd offense drunken driving. He was sentenced to five years in prison with all but 30 days suspended and placed on probation for three years to the 6th Judicial District Department of Correctional Services. He was fined $3,125 and his driver’s license was revoked for six years. Deng was charged on July 4, 2013, at Otter Creek Lake and Park northeast of Toledo by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Joe Quandt. Diana Lynn Ringgenberg, 54, Walker, Iowa, pled guilty to 2nd offense drunken driving. She was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 172 suspended, fined $1,875 and placed on probation for two years to the 6th Judicial District Department of Correctional Services. Ringgenberg was charged on Oct. 6, 23013, on the U.S .Highway 30 Expressway at E Avenue by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Joe Quandt. Alex Ramirez, 19, Toledo, entered written guilty pleas to 1st offense drunken driving and eluding a peace officer. He received deferred judgments on both charges and was placed on probation to the 6th Judicial District Department of Correctional Services. He was assessed civil penalties of $315 on each charge. He also freceived deferred judgments on charges of reckless dri Ramirez was charged on Oct. 28, 2013, on the U.S. 30 Expressway at H Avenue by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Brian Randall. David Armstead Jr., 46, Waterloo, entered a written guilty plea to driving while barred. He was sentenced to 45 days in jail with credit for 45 served and fined $625. Armstead was charged on Dec. 13, 2013, in the 1300 block of U.S. Highway 63 north of Traer by Tama County deputy Sheriff Joe Quandt. Adam Elliott Goble, 26, Manley, Neb., was found innocent following a bench trial before Judge Turner. He had originally been cited for two counts of lascivious acts with a child by Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police Officer Sarah Duncan on March 30, 2012. The charges stemmed from an incident which court documents state were alleged to have occurred while Goble was on his honeymoon on Jan. 7, 2012. An amended trial information was filed by the Tama County Attorney’s Office just prior to trial citing Goble for one count of lascivious acts with a child, indecent contact with a child and child endangerment. Turner found Goble innocent on each of the charges.

Tama County Magistrate Court

Before Magistrate Richard Vander Mey:

Annette O’Fallen, 41, Marshalltown, was found guilty of 5th degree theft for a bad check written to Hometown Foods, Gladbrook following bench trial. She was fined and assessed court costs totaling $402 and directed to pay $209 restitution to Hometown Foods. The charge was filed by the Tama County Sheriff’s Office. John Robert Werner, 65, Tama, was found guilty of failure to yield right of way at a stop sign follwoing bench trial. He was fined and assessed court costs totaling $195. Toledo Police filed the charge.

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

Erin Venessa Drumm, 31, Gladbrook, driving while license suspended $195. Tama County Sheriff’s Office Curtis Allen Dunn, 23, Traer, driving while license suspended $195. Tama County Sheriff’s Office Abigai Ceervantes, 26, Tama, two charges of unlawful passing of stopped school bus $295. Toledo Police Levi Cruz Troxell, 18, Tama, public intoxication, possession of alcohol under legal age $330. Tama Police Jenny Mae Lester, 39, Montour, driving while license suspended $195. Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police

Tama County Small Claims

FFIF-ACM Opportunity Fund LLC, Cedar Rapids, vs. Nickolas J. Hansen, Gladbrook / Newton $5,181 - case transferred to Jasper County L. F. Noll Inc., Sioux city vs. Ronald d. Niedermann ,Toledo $834 Atlantic Credit, Cedar Rapids vs. Gale winger, Harvey winger, Traer $4,991 Mid-Iowa Funding LLC, Cedar Rapids vs. Ryan Anderson, Dysart $1,773 Veridian Credit Union, Waterloo vs. Oscar Laguna-Barbosa, Tama $1,051

 
 

 

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