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Tama Co. Court News

April 18, 2019
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Tama Co. District Court Before District Court Judge Chad A. Kepros in Tama County District Court in Toledo: MichaelDouglas Hochstetler, 41, Waterloo, entered a written guilty plea to a charge of operating a motor vehicle without the owner's consent. He was sentenced to a two-year prison term with credit for time served and the balance suspended, fined and assessed court costs totaling $129 and placed on supervised probation to the Department of Correctional Services. He must also pay a $300 supervisory fee. Hochstetler was originally charged on March 23 in the 200 block of Iowa Highway 21 with 2nd degree theft when found he had stolen a 1999 Jeep from a Des Moines body shop. The charge was filed by Dysart Police Chief Joe Hols. Before District Court Judge Kevin McKeever: Nathan Wayne Cuellar, 36, Whitten Iowa, entered a written guilty plea to driving while barred. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail with all but 19 days suspended, was fined and assessed court costs totaling $944 and placed on self-supervised probation for two years and to pay the Department of Corrections enrollment fee. Cuellar was charged on Jan. 25 on Prospect Drive by Toledo Police Officer Kyle Howe. Brandon Wade Armstrong, 35, Marshalltown, entered a written guilty plea to 2nd offense possession of methamphetamine. He was sentenced to two years in prison to be served concurrently with a federal court sentence. A $625 fine was suspended and $100 court costs assessed. A charge of obstruct prosecution or defense - alter evidence obstruction of prosecution was dismissed in a plea agreement. Armstrong was originally charged on May 2, 2017, after allegedly swallowing a bag of methamphetamine, evidence which would be admissible in court, and for possession of prescription drugs which were not his- 3rd offense. The charges were filed by Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police Detective Shawn Dahlin. Becky Lee Meyers, 50, Newhall, Iowa, entered a written guilty plea to 1st offense drunken driving. She was sentenced to 48 hours in jail with credit for any time previously served and approval for completion of the OWI Weekend Program at Kirkwood Community College in lieu of serving jail time. She was fined and assessed court costs totaling $1,799. The amount of $625 of the fine may be waived by the court if proof of installation of an ignition interlock device and receipt of a temporaryrestricted license by the defendant is received. She also was ordered to complete a substance abuse evaluation and follow through with treatment recommendations. Her driver's license was revoked for 180 days. Meyers was charged on Jan. 11 by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Nathan Wunn. Marlon Derell Harris Sr., 56, LaPorte City, entered written guilty pleas to charges of 2nd offense drunken driving and possession of marijuana. He received a suspended seven day jail sentence on the drunken driving charge and a two-day suspended sentence for marijuana possession. He was fined and assessed court costs and surcharges totaling $4,191. Harris was placed on supervised probation to the 6th Judicial District Department of Correctional Services for two years. Harris was charged on Feb. 9 at G Avenue and 360th Street, rural Tama, after he allegedly ran into a ditch with a pickup truck. The charge was filed by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Brandon Boldt. Jerald Allan Collins, 56, Maxwell, Iowa, pleaded guilty to 3rd or subsequent offense- possession of methamphetamine. He was sentenced to a suspended five year prison term, credited for any time already served and fined and assessed court costs totaling $2,915. He was placed on supervised probation to the 6th Judicial District Department of Correctional Services for three years and to pay the enrollment fee. Collins was charged on April 18, 2018, at the Meskwaki Hotel by Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police Officer Mustafa Abdelshahid. Jon LuVerne Michael, 42, Fairbank, Iowa, entered a written guilty plea to a charge of driving while license denied or revoked. He was fined, assessed court costs and surcharge totaling $1,556. Michael was charged on Dec. 27, 2018, on Business Highway 30 following a traffic stop for faulty equipment by Toledo Police Officer Kyle Howe. Travis Ryan Dolash, 31, Toledo, pleaded guilty to 3rd offense possession of marijuana. He was sentenced to a suspended five-year prison term, a $750 fine was also suspended and $100 court costs assessed. He was placed on probation to the 6th Judicial District Department of Correctional Services for three years, directed to pay the enrollment fee and assigned to a residential facility for up to 365 days. Dolash was charged in the 100 block of East High Street on Jan. 29 after a search warrant was served at an apartment address by Toledo Police Officer Kyle Howe.

Tama County Magistrate Court

Before Magistrate Ann Kuhter:

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

Aaron Darrell Bea, 28, Marshalltown, driving while license denied, suspended, cancelled or revoked $398.Toledo Police

Before Magistrate Richard Vander Mey:

Guilty pleas, fine and court costs. Agency filing charge(s)- Nathanial Edward Simatovich,24 addresses of Traer and Grundy Center, driving while license denied, suspended, cancelled or revoked $398. Tama Co. Sheriff's Office

 
 

 

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