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Tama Co. Court News

April 4, 2014
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Tama District Court

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

Chase Marcus Brown, 19, rural Tama, entered an Alford Plea on a charge of willful injury causing bodily injury and a written guilty plea on a charge of assault of person engaged in certain occupations. An Alford Plea is not an admission of guilt but the defendant recognizes enough evidence exists to likely obtain a conviction in court. For willful injury Brown was sentenced to a suspended, five-year prison term and was directed to reside at the residential correctional facility for up to a year. A $750 fine was also suspended. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail with credit for time served on the assault charge. A $315 fine was suspended. Brown was also directed to pay victim restitution of which the amount is to be determined. He was charged on Feb. 18 as the result of a domestic fight in which he allegedly hit a victim with steel crutches and other items. He was cited for assault on an officer for allegedly spitting in the officer's face twice. The charges were field by Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police Officer Michael German. Robert Michael Rooks, 38, Cedar Rapids, entered an Alford plea to a charge of domestic abuse assault. An Alford Plea is not an admission of guilt but the defendant recognizes enough evidence exists to likely obtain a conviction in court. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail with credit for time served with the balance of the sentence suspended and fined $625 which was suspended. Rooks was placed on self-supervised probation for one year and directed to complete the Iowa Domestic Abuse Program. Rooks was originally charged on Feb. 25 with 2nd offense domestic abuse assault in the 2700 block of Tama county Road E66 by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Joe Quandt. Jamie Kay Capazo, 29, rural Reinbeck, entered a written guilty plea to 2nd offense drunken driving and child endangerment. She was sentenced to seven days in jail and fined $1,875 for drunken driving and to a suspended, two-year prison term on the child endangerment charge. She was placed on probation for two years to the 6th Judicial District Department of Csorrectional Services. A charge of failure to maintain control of vehicle was dismissed. Capazo was charged on Dec. 20, 2013, in the 1500 block of Tama County Road T47 by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Joe Quandt. Brandon Dean Thorn, 20, Marshalltown, entered a written guilty plea to operating a motor vehicle without the owner's consent. He received a deferred judgment, was probation for one year and assessed a $625 civil penalty which was suspended. Thorn allegedly took a relative's 2010 Ford Mustang from a storage unit in Toledo and drove it between April 30 - May 19, 2013. He was observed by another relative driving the car in Marshalltown on May 19. The charge was filed by Toledo Police.

Tama County Magistrate Court

Before Magistrate Ann Kuhter:

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

Michael Clayton Jameson, 36, Cedar Rapids, possession of drug paraphernalia, $148. Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police Aleyah Maria Mauskemo, 19, rural Tama, public intoxication $148. Toledo police Chad Patrick Jameson,35, Cedar Rapids, possession of drug paraphernalia $148. Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police Kenneth A. Darby, 26, Montour, public intoxication $148. Tama County Sheriff's Office Bryce Arnold Damman 20, rural Toledo, possession of alcohol under legal age $275. Tama County Sheriff's Office Rodney Papakee, 66, rural Tama, 5th theft- bad check $273 and $89 restitution to Fareway, Toledo. Toledo police

Branstad denies applications for commutation Gov. Terry E. Branstad has denied the application for commutation of sentence for David "D.J." Tomlinson, 40, formerly of Tama. Tomlinson is currently serving a life sentence plus 55 years for first-degree murder, second-degree murder (85%), and for fleeing state to avoid prosecution. Tomlinson was found guilty by a Tama County jury in October, 1999, for the shotgun slayings of his sister, Angie Miell, 26,and father, David Tomlinson Sr., 52, at the father's Tama residence. Their deaths occurred on May 22, 1998. On Sept. 30, 2013, D.J. Tomlinson filed ia petition in Tama County District court in Toledo contending his trial attorney argued an insanity defense and states "insanity is the same as a guilty plea." He claims the action violated his rights to be considered innocent. Tomlinson is serving the sentences at the Clarinda Correctional facility according to court records. The Governor's rulnig was issued on Thursday, March 27.

Tama County Small Claims

Louie's Floor covering Inc.,, Des Moines vs. Double D Construction and David Downs, Montour $1,403 Asset Acceptance LLC, Cedar Rapids vs. Angela M. Gallagher, Traer $1,462 Eric Lyn Homan. Toledo vs. Mary June E. Calpito, Waverly $600



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