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Tama Co. District Court

May 2, 2019
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Before Judge Kevin McKeever in Tama County District Court in Toledo: Nathan Lewis Purk, 21, Toledo, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to manufacture, deliver and / or possess with intent to deliver methamphetamine, more than five grams. The judgment of the court was finding Purk guilty of delivery of five grams or less ofmethamphetamine. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison and assessed court costs totaling $184. A $1,000 fine was suspended. This sentence shall run concurrent with the two-year sentence imposed after his probation was revoked. Purk was charged on Feb. 17 after a search warrant was executed at an apartment in the 100 block of East High Street. The weight of four blue baggies containing methamphetamine was reported as a total of 5.19 grams. Also found during the search was additional blue baggies and a digital scale in a safe in his bedroom and a loaded 9mm handgun. The charge was filed by Toledo Police Sgt. Dan Quigley. Roberto Morales-Diaz, 38, Des Moines, was found guilty of the charge of lascivious acts with a child. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined and assessed court costs totaling $4,668. He must register as a sex offender upon discharge from prison. Morales-Diaz was originally charged with 2nd degree sexual abuse and and lascivious acts with a child on June 20, 2018, by Tama Police Officer Brandon Boldt. Dylan Robert Kelley, 26, Montour, pleaded guilty to charges of 2nd degree theft, failure to appear, forgery, 4th degree theft and possession of methamphetamine 1st offense. For 2nd degree theft he was sentenced to five years in prison with a fine of $750 suspended and for failure to appear a prison sentence of five years was imposed with a suspended $750 fine. The sentences are to run consecutively. On the charges of forgery, 4th degree theft and possession of methamphetamine Kelley was sentenced to two days in the county jail with credit for two days already served on each count with fines totaling $1,255 suspended. Court costs were assessed and he was also directed to pay victim restitution. Additional charges were dismissed according to plea agreements. Kelley was originally charged with two counts of forgery in a county attorney’s information filed March 30, 2018; with 2nd degree theft on Sept. 18, 2017, for being in possession of a jet ski belonging to another filed by Tama Police; 4th degree theft and possession of methamphetamine for being found in possession of a work radio belonging to another person by Tama Police on Sept. 28, 2017; and on Oct. 8, 2018, for failure to appear in court in a county attorney’s information. Mata Malee Taylor, 36, homeless, entered a written guilty plea to a charge of assault with intent to inflict serious injury. She was sentenced to a suspended two-year prison term and placed on probation for one year to the 6th Judicial District Department of Correctional Services. A $625 fine was suspended and court costs totaling $1,393 assessed. Taylor was originally charged on March 17 in the 100 block of South Broadway for intentionally squeezing and digging her finger nails into her boyfriend’s neck. The charge was filed by Toledo Police Chief Bob Kendall.


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