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Tama Co. Court News

May 16, 2019
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Tama Co. District Court Before Judge Kevin McKeever in Tama County District Court in Toledo: Allan Charles Lofquist, 37, Traer, entered an Alford plea to possession of methamphetamine with intent deliver, five grams or less. An Alford plea is not an admission of guilt but noteds the defendant recognizes enough there is enough evidence to likely obtain a conviction in court. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison, a $1,000 fine was suspended and court costs and Tama County jail fees totaling $1,440 were assessed. He was credited for any time already served with the sentence to run concurrently with a five-year sentence imposed in Black Hawk County on a charge of eluding, filed on Aug. 22, 2018. In a plea agreement, charges of interference with official acts causing injury and drug tax stamp violation were dismissed. Lofquist was originally charged on Aug. 23, 2018, after the Tama County Dispatch Center received multiple 911calls about 8:25 p.m. reporting the defendant had climbed out of the trunk of a car and ran into his mother's house on 2nd Street in Traer. According to the narrative of the incident, Sheriff Dennis Kucera confronted Lofquist who ran into the basement and hid. As additional officers arrived on the scene, Lofquist climbed out the back window of basement in an attempt to escape. An officer's K9 bit Sheriff Kucera at this point in reaction to the events causing what was described as significant injury to his arm. Lofquist then is reported to have run to a girlfriend's house a block away with deputies in pursuit. where he hid in a garden until being apprehended. Lofquist pleaded guilty to the eluding charge which resulted from a high speed chase in Black Hawk and Tama counties by a Hudson police officer. According the Black Hawk County court information,Lofquist was allegedly speeding on U.s. Highway 63 in Hudson when clocked by radar traveling 71 mph in a 55 zone. A pursuit ensued through southern Tama and northern Black Hawk counties at speeds reported as high as 100 mph. It ended when near U Avenue and 115th Street when the vehicle Lofquist was operating went a ditch and rolled. His female passenger, identified as Andrea Mae Mckiernan, 37, Traer, was injured, while Lofquist ran into an adjacent corn field and could not be located the report said. The passenger was transported by Traer ambulance for further treatment of injuries. Hal Charles Runner, 58, Gilman, entered a written guilty plea to a charge of possession of marijuana 2nd offense. He was sentenced to 365 days in jail with credit for 365 days already. served, fined and assessed court costs totaling $660 and was placed on supervised probation to the 6th Judicial District Department of Correctional Services for two years and to pay the supervisory enrollment fee. The sentence is to be served concurrently with his parole term. Runner was cited on Aug. 6, 2018, following a traffic stop by the Tama County Sheriff's Office. Aaron Levi Ditmarson, 25, rural Montour, admitted violation of terms of probation. as a result his probation term was extended one year. He was cited in a probation violation report after being charged on March 25 for 2nd offense drunken driving and driving while license suspended in Marshall County on March 25. Ditmarson was on probationary status from a 2019 suspended sentence on a charge of assault with intent to inflict injury, a suspended 2017 sentence for operating a motor vehicle without owner's consent and a 12017 deferred judgment on a charge of prohibited acts- manufacture, delivery, conspiracy or possession of marijuana. Andrew Andres Carrillo, 25, Waterloo, admitted violation of terms of probation and was found in contempt. His terms of probation were modified and he was ordered to participate in the Salvation Army's Men's Rehabilitation Program in Davenport. Carrillo was cited for probation violations for being arrested in Tama County on Jan. 212 for driving while license denied, suspended, cancelled or revoked and for being charged on March 17 in Butler County for being charged withe possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver more than five grams of methamphetamine. He also was cited for admitting to use of THC to his probation officer in violation of probation rules on two occasions in 2019. Carrillo pleaded guilty to operating a motor vehicle without the owner's consent and possession of a controlled substance, cocaine in Tama County District Court on Aug. 11, 2017, and was placed on supervised probation. Aiden Hunter Kapayou, 23, rural Tama, admitted violation of terms of probation. His probation was ordered extended for two years and he is to be placed in a residential facility for up to 365 days. Kapayou was cited in a probation violation report for failing to keep a scheduled appointment with his probation officer on six occasions, admitting of testing positive for use of methamphetamine on two occasions, failing to successfully complete a substance abuse evaluation and follow through with any treatment recommendations and confirming he had admitted Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police he was involved in dealing marijuana in January. On Aug. 13, 2016, he had received deferred judgments and was placed on probation on charges of prohibited acts- manufacture delivery, conspiracy or possession,, and two counts of child endangerment - no injury.

Tama County Magistrate Court

Before Magistrate Ann Kuhter:

Guilty pleas, fine and court costs. Agency filing charge(s)- Justin Daniel Brekke, 43, Marshalltown, violation of no contact / protective order- contempt $195. Rusti LeAnne Robinson, 38, Des Monies,, driving while license denied, suspended, cancelled or revoked $398. Tama Police Nicholas Lynn Wheeler, 29, Tama, animal neglect- no death or serious injury, deferred judgment, unsupervised probation, civil penalty and court costs $463. Tama Police received a written voluntary statement alleging the defendant slapped his dog in the mouth and then kicked it about 10 feet causing the dog pain when it walked. Lydia Elyse Ketter, 19, Traer, failure to maintain or use safety belt- adult $128. Iowa State Patrol

Before Magistrate Richard Vander Mey:

Guilty pleas, fine and court costs. Agency filing charge(s)- Jagger Cain Purk, 25, Tama, driving while license denied, suspended, cancelled or revoked $398. Tama Police Marcus Christopher Collier,43, Waverly, driving while license denied, suspended, cancelled or revoked $195, vehicle insurance violation $398. Toledo Police 17-year old male, Toledo, violation of minor's restricted license $128. Toledo Police Jessica Anita Perez, 29, Marshalltown, found in contempt of court for failure to pay fine and court costs. Sentenced to seven days in jail with credit for seven days served. Total financial obligations owes $455 with payments of $100 monthly to begin June 1.



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