Before Judge Mitchell E. Turner in Tama County District Court in Toledo: Bernard Eugene Upah, 84, Chelsea, received a suspended, five-year prison sentence on a charge of lascivious acts with a child. He had entered an Alford plea in a plea agreement on Dec. 27, 2012. An Alford plea does not admit guilt by the defendant but recognizes enough evidence is likely available to result in a conviction at trial. Upah was directed to complete the Intensive Sex Offender Treatment Program. He was placed on probation for five years to the 6th Judicial District Department of Correctional Services and fined $750. He must also pay victim restitution in an amount to de determined according to the court record. Upah was charged on Jan. 24, 2012, with 2nd degree sexual abuse resulting from an incident in 1996 allegedly involving at 8-year-old girl which occurred in the 2600 block of 370th Street, rural Chelsea. The charge was field by Tama County deputy Sheriff Craig S. Karr. Brent Lee Skinner, 48, rural Garwin pled guilty to 2nd offense drunken driving. He was sentenced to two years in prison with all but a seven-day jail term suspended. Skinner will be allowed to serve the time in the Polk County jail. He was also fined $1,875 and placed on self-supervised probation for two years. Skinner was charged on July 7, 2012, on U.S. Highway 63 by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Bryan Ellenbecker. Marco Armenta-Zarco, 23, Waterloo, entered a written guilty plea to 1st offense drunken driving. He was sentenced to eight days in jail with credit for eight days already served and fined $1,250. Armenta-Zarco was charged on March 6, 2011, on U.S. Highway 63 at N Avenue by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Lucas Dvorak. Philip Tarrell Davis, 22, Toledo, entered a written guilty plea to 2nd offense domestic abuse. He was sentenced to a 365-day jail sentence with 337 suspended and credit for 28 days already served. He was fined $315 and placed on one year probation to the 6th Judicial District Department of Correctional Services. Davis was charged on Feb. 22 for pushing his pregnant girlfriend into a couch at an apartment in the 100 block of North Broadway by Toledo Police Chief Bob Kendall. Beverly Mae Putter, 52, Toledo, pled guilty to 2nd offense drunken driving. She was sentenced to seven days in jail and fined $1,875. Putter was charged on April 30 in the 300 block of K Avenue by Toledo Police Officer Brian Randall. Jesse Lee Chizek, 26, Toledo, pled guilty to charges of 1st offense drunken driving and 5th degree criminal mischief. On the drunken driving charge, Chizek was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for any time already served and fined $1,250. Of the fine amount, $625 may be waived if he provides proof of installation of an ignition interlock device on his vehicle. For criminal mischief he was fined $65 and directed to pay victim restitution. Chizek was charged on Feb. 26 at South County Road and East Grace Street by Toledo Police Office Joe Macmillan. The criminal mischief charge stemmed from Chizek allegedly driving through yards at the Arrowhead Mobile Home Park where he struck a cable box, trailer and storage shed causing more than $200 damage.
Tama County Magistrate Court
Before Magistrate Ann Kuhter:
Guilty pleas, fine and court costs, agency filing charge(s)-
Crystal Cay Garmon, 37, Toledo, driving while license suspended $398. Tama Police Chad Lewis Sieck, 24, Traer driving while license suspended, speeding 69 mph in 55 zone $571, Tama County Sheriff’s Office Calvin Len Johnson Sr., 55, rural Tama, driving while license suspended $398. Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police Tracy Sue Nickel, 45, Traer, failure to yield $200. Tama County Sheriff’s Office Melisa Rose Youngbear, 57, rural Tama, allow unauthorized person to drive $330. Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police John William Dunker, 57, rural Dysart, allow sheep to roam at-large $196. Tama County Sheriff’s Office
Tama County Small Claims
Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC, Des Moines vs. Nicole Kajer, Toledo $868 Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC, Des Moines vs vs. Julie A. Skala, rural Tama, $684 Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC, Des Moines vs Jeffrey D. Ray, Toledo, $850 Calvary SPC I, LLC, Cedar Rapids vs. Tracy M. Sienknecht, Clutier $981 Julie Kelsey, rural Toledo vs. Mike Dilly, rural Montour $2,803 Russell and Jeanne Fairchild Catawba, Wisc. vs. Annette Ofallen, Gladbrook, possession of 115 W. 2nd St., Gladbrook Russell and Jeanne Fairchild Catawba, Wisc. vs. Annette Ofallen, Gladbrook, $5,000