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Tama Co. Court News

August 9, 2018
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Tama County District Court

Before Chief Judge Patrick R. Grady in Tama County District Court in Toledo:

Monica Fay Aikin, 54, Marshalltown, received a deferred judgment on a charge of willful injury resulting in bodily injury. She pleaded guilty on June 7. she was placed on probation to the 6th Judicial District Department of Correctional services for three years, directed to pay $216 court costs and to pay restitution of $238 to Designer Inn and Suites, Toledo. Aikin was orginally charged on Jan. 26 with willful injury for allegedly stabbing her husband in the back at least four times and domestic abuse assault abuse assault by Toledo Police Officer Anthony Rodriquez and a chagre of assault with a dangerous weapon in a county attorney’s information. The attack occurred in the themed-hotels Jungle Room. Leslie Kensey Rufus, 34, Toledo,, in a plea agreement entered guilty pleas to two counts of failure to comply with sex offender registry requirements, 2nd or subsequent offense. He received five-year suspended prison sentences and was placed on probation for three years to the 6th Judicial District Department of Correctional Services. The sentences are to be served concurrently with ant sentence imposed in a case pending against Rufus in Wisconsin. Fines totaling $1,500 were suspended and court costs of $420 were assessed. Rufus was charged on Jan. 20 after found to be living at a Toledo address for the past month, having left Wisconsin without notifying authorities there of a change of address nor notifying Tama County of residence here within five days as required. The charge was filed by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Mike Wright with assistance from the Toledo Police Department. Chase Marcus Brown, 23, addresses of rural Tama and Marshalltown, admitted violations of probation and it was revoked in three cases. He was sentenced to serve 90 days in jail concurrently on each charge and ther sentence is laso to run concurrently with a Marshall County sentence. The three Tama county charges are 3rd degree criminal mischief, interference with official acts and failure to appear. He was directed to pay $180 for court-appointed attorney fees. Brown was accused in the probation violation report of missing scheduled probation officer appointments and of being arrested on May 22 in Marshall County on chagres of 2nd degree criminal mischief, interference with official acts, public intoxication and spitting in a police vehicle. He was orginally charged by Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police on Jan. 23 and entered guilty pleas field on April 5. Levy Scott Russell, 35, Tama, entered a written guilty plea to interference with official acts causing injury. He was sentenced to two years in prison, assessed court sots totaling $196 and directed to pay $514 restitution to the victim. A $625 fine was suspended. Russell was orginally charged on May 21in the 1700 block of Harding Street following an alleged assault on the victim in which he choked her causing her to pass out and holding a hatchet and a knife to the victims neck. When being taken into custody, Russell fought with officers and Tama Police Officer suffered a smashed hand which bled. Russell orginally faced charge of domestic abuse assault impeding flow of air / blood, assault on persons in certain occupations- bodily injury and the interference charge. Aaron Louis Scheidegger, 22, Ankeny, entered a written plea of guilty to 1st offense drunken driving. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail iwth all but two days suspended and fined and assessed court costs totaling $1,858. He may complete the two-day OWI Weekend Program in lieu of serving jail time and the amount of $625 of hte fine may be suspended if Scheidegger obtains a temporary restricted license. He was placed on self-supervised probation for one year. Scheidegger was charged on the U.S. Highway 30 Expressway at mile marker 220 on April 5 by Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police Officer Ethan Richter. Jeffrey Lee Maus, 50, Neosha, Mo., entered a written guilty plea to 1st offense drunken driving. He was sentenced ot 30 days in jail with all but two days suspended, fined and assessed court costs totaling $1,798, placed on probation for one year to 6th Judicial District Department of Correctional Services and directed to complete a 12-hour drinking drivers program. Maus was charged on May 13 at Taylor Drive and Business Highway 30 by Tama Police officer Neil Frizzell. Cambridge Alan Skala, 22, rural Toledo, entered a written guilty pela to 2nd offense drunken driving. He was sentenced to seven days in jail with credit for any item already served and fined and assessed court costs totaling $2,641. Skala was charged on May 12 at U.S. Highway 63 and Tama County Road E64, Tama, by Toledo Police Sgt. Dan Quigley. Andrew Valdez Montes, 30, Nevada, Iowa, , entered a written guilty plea to 1st offesne possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine. He was granted a deferred judgment, placed on self-supervised probation and directed to pay $715 court costs. Montes was charged on Jan. 29 with possession of methamphetamine at a location not onted in court records by Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police Officer Kenneht R. Brady.

Tama County Magistrate Court Before Magistrate Ann Kuhter:

Guilty pleas, fine and court costs. Agency filing charge(s)-

Kevin Carl Zody, 41, Toledo, disorderly conduct - loud or raucous noise $148. Tama Police George Louis Passarelli, 37, Waterloo, driving while license denied, suspended, cancelled or revoked $434. Tama County Sheriff’s Office Minor, age 16, amended charge of speeding to 79 mph in 55 zone $349. Dysart Police Tyler M. Boyd, 24, North Aurora, Ill., speeding in work zone 11-20 mph amended to 65 mph in 55 zone over limit $510. Iowa Motor Vehicle Enforcement



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