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Tama Co. Court News

August 8, 2014
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Tama County District Court

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

Kori Michelle Benson, 26, Ft. Dodge, entered an Alford plea to charges of possession of methamphetamine - 2nd offense and carrying weapons. An Alford pea is not an admission of guilt but recognizes there is likely enough evidence for the prosecution to obtain a conviction court. Benson was sentenced to suspended, two-year prison terms on each charge and fined $615 on each. As part of the plea deal, three charges of forgery for possession of three counterfeit $20 bills and a charge of possession of a prescription drug without a prescription were dropped. She was placed on probation for two years to the 6th Judicial District Department of Correctional Services. The charges were originally filed after a traffic stop in the 1800 block of U.S. Highway 63, Traer, on May 2 by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Casey Schmidt. A Beretta PX4 Storm 9mm pistol was found near Benson's feet under the passenger seat of the vehicle according to court records. Wesley Scott Phillips, 37, Grinnell entered written guilty pleas to two counts of assault - domestic abuse and two charges of assault on persons in certain occupations - no injury. He received a deferred judgment and was placed on supervised probation to the 6th Judicial District Department of Correctional Services. He was assessed civil penalties of $315 on each charge. Phillips was charged for domestic abuse assault on March 24 for allegedly striking a woman in Garwin and the woman's daughter. He was cited for assault on law enforcement for pushing Tama County Sheriff Dennis Kucera and attempting to strike Deputy Sheriff Brian Randall. Emily Cierra Jefferson,18, Toledo, entered a written guilty plea to 1st offense drunken driving. She was sentenced to two days in jail and can successfully complete the OWI Weekend Program in lieu of jail time. She was fined $1,250 and may perform community service work in lieu of paying the fine. Jefferson was also directed to complete a substance abuse evaluation. She was charged on April 11 in the 200 block of south Broadway after her vehicle struck a parked pickup truck. The charge was filed by Toledo Police Officer Andrea Young. Harley James Green, 20, rural Toledo entered written guilty pleas to intent to deliver marijuana - possession with intent to deliver marijuana and two counts of possession of prescription drugs without a prescription. A previous deferred judgment was revoked. he was sentenced to suspended, five-year and two-year prison terms and fined a total of $1,375 on the two charges. Green was originally charged on Oct. 14, 2013, at Pheasant Ridge Care Center, rural Toledo, after marijuana was discovered drying in the rafters of a barn and in a storage shed. The charges were filed by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Joe Quandt. Green also entered written guilty pleas to a pair of charges for possession of prescription drugs without a prescription. He was sentenced to two days in jail on each count and fines of $315 on each charge were suspended. He was charged on May 1 by Tama County deputy Sheriff Brian Randall. Jose Luis Roma, 27, Tama, entered a written guilty plea to driving while license revoked. He was fined $1,000. The charge was filed on June 22 in the 1200 block of U.S. Highway 30 by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Joe Quandt. Letisia Bonilla Perez, 22, rural Tama, entered written guilty pleas to two charges of child endangerment - substantial risk and a pair of charges for failure to appear in court. For child endangerment she received a two-year, suspended sentence on each charge. She was also fined $625 on each count and placed on probation for two years to the 6th Judicial District Department of Correctional Services. For failure to appear in court she was sentenced to 365 days in jail on each count with credit for time served and the balance suspended. She was fined $315 on each charge and placed on probation for one year. Perez was originally charged with child endangerment on Aug. 23, 2012, by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Bruce Rhoads. She was charged in County Attorney's information's for failure to appear in court on two dates. Gerald Robert Sanache, 46, rural Tama was sentenced to a suspended 15 years prison sentence with 30 days to be served in the Tama County Jail, fined $3,125 and his driver's license was revoked for six years. He earlier pleaded guilty on May 15 to 3rd offense drunken driving as a habitual offender. Sanache was directed to pay sheriff's jail fees. He was placed on probation for five years to the 6th Judicial District Department of Correctional Services. Sanache was charged on April 29, 2013, in the 1500 block of Road E49 by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Lucas Dvorak. Eric Michael Marks, 29, Norway, Iowa, entered a written guilty plea to 2nd offense drunken driving. He was sentenced to two years in prison and directed to enroll at the Lary Nelson Center in the OWI J Program. He was fined $1,875 and placed on probation for two years to the 6th Judicial District Department of Correctional Services. Torin Lee Ward, 26, rural Tama entered written guilty pleas to charges of assault causing bodily injury and 2nd offense domestic abuse assault causing injury. On the assault charge he was sentenced to a suspended one-year jail term and fined $315. For domestic abuse he was sentenced to a suspended, two-year prison term and fined $625. He was placed on supervised probation to the 6th Judicial District Department of Correctional Services and directed to pay the supervisory enrollment fee. Ward was charged on April 29 for domestic assault for pushing the victim to the ground and for assault for striking the victim in the stomach. The charges were filed by Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police Officer Jacob Molitor. Nathan Paul Macho, 20, Cedar rapids, pleaded guilty to manufacturing, delivery or possession with intent to deliver marijuana. Judgment was deferred for three years and he was placed on supervised probation to the 6th Judicial District Department of Correctional Services. Macho was assessed a $750 civil penalty which was suspended. He was charged on May 20 when a large plastic bag containing 26 grams of marijuana was found in a box in his possession in Montour. The charge was filed by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Jonathan Rogers. Harley James Green, 20, rural Toeldo entered written guilty pleas to intent ot deliver marijuana - possession with intent to deliver marijuana and two counts of possession of prescription drugs without a prescription. A previous deferred judgment was revoked. he was sentenced to suspended, five-year and two-year prison terms and fined a total of $1,375 on the two charges. Green was originally charged on Oct. 14, 2013, at Pheasant Ridge Care Center, rural Toledo, after marijuana was discovered drying in the rafters of a barn and in a storage shed. The charges were field by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Joe Quandt. Green also entered written guilty pleas to a pair of charges for possession of prescription drugs without a prescription. He was sentenced to two days in jail on each count and fines of $315 on each charge were suspended. He was charged on May 1 by Tama County deputy Sheriff Brian Randall. Jose Luis Roma, 27, Tama, entered a written guilty plea to driving while license revoked. He was fined $1,000. The charge was filed on June 22 in the 1200 block of U.S. Highway 30 by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Joe Quandt.

Tama County Magistrate Court

Before Magistrate Richard Vander Mey:

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

Keith Vanessa, 47, Charlotte, N.C, 5th degree theft $148. Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police Jay Shannon Bear Jr., 19, rural Tama, possession of drug paraphernalia $315. Tama County Sheriff's Office

Before Magistrate Ann Kuhter:

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

Megan Marie Leeper, 25, Tama, expired license tags $128. Iowa state Patrol Alexandria Nicole Albright, 28, Reinbeck, speeding $186. Iowa State Patrol Jose Luis Mota, 37, Victoria, Texas, speeding, no driver's license $392 plus court costs. Iowa State Patrol Alan Chavarria, 28, Tama, no driver's licens, $270 plus court costs. Toledo Police

Before Judge Mitchell E. Turner:

Guilty plea, fines, jail sentence, agency filing charge(s)-

Erik Michael Mark, 29, Norway, Iowa, harassment of public official, possession of drug paraphernalia $130 plus court costs. Tama County Sheriff's Office Gerald Robert Sanache, 46, rural Tama, interference with official acts, two days in jail concurrent with District Court sentence. Tama Police

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Kori Michelle Benson, 26

 
 

 

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