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Tama County District Court

March 23, 2011
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Before Judge Sean W. McPartland:

Tatiana Dlayne Roberts, 21, rural Tama, pled guilty to possession of marijuana, first offense. She was fined $315 and her driver's license was revoked for 180 days.

Roberts was charged on Aug. 10, 2010, by Tama Police Chief Dan Wilkens.

Michael Allen Eggers, 48, LeGrand pled guilty to second offense drunken driving. He was sentenced to seven days in jail and fined $1,875.

Eggers was charged on Oct. 10, 2010, on U.S. Highway 30 at E Avenue by Tama County Deputy Sheriff David Rangel.

Vestana Lidez Pushetonequa, 35, rural Tama, pled guilty to driving while barred. She was fined $625.

Pushetonequa was charged on Sept. 9, 2010, in the 1400 block of U.S. Highway 30 by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Joe Quandt.

Deron Ward, 52, rural Tama, pled guilty to third offense drunken driving - not habitual. He was sentenced to five years in prison and allowed up to 30 days to begin serving the term. His driver's license was revoked for six years. A fine totaling $3,125 was suspended.

Ward was charged on Aug. 29, 2010, at the junction of U.S. Highways 63 and 30 in Toledo by Tama County Deputy Sheriff David Rangel.

Jared Lee Metz, 39, rural Toledo, pled guilty to assault causing bodily injury. He was fined $315 and sentenced to 22 days in jail with credit for 22 days already spent in custody.

Metz was accused of assaulting a resident of Pheasant Ridge Care facility by throwing and hitting the victim in the head with a flower pot causing a cut. The charge was filed by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Joe Quandt.

Michael Lynn Brendes, 44, Dysart, pled guilty to gathering where a controlled substance (marijuana) is found. He was fined $315.

Brendes was originally charged with possession of marijuana on Oct. 16, 2010, by Dysart Police Chief Tim Ruroden.

Gary Gene Murphy, 52, Des Moines, pled guilty to first offense drunken driving. He received a deferred judgement and was placed on self-supervised probation. Murphy was also ordered to pay a $625 civil penalty and $300 in Department of correctional Services supervisory fees. He was also directed to complete the Polk county 48-hour first offender drinking driver program.

Murphy was charged on Oct. 22, 2010, at U.S. Highway 30 and M Avenue by Tama County Deputy Sheriff David Rangel.

Levi Zachary-Walter Meppelink, 19, Tama, received a 10-year suspended prison term on March 3 on a charge of lascivious acts with a child. He pled guilty in November, 2010. Meppelink was placed in the Department of correctional Services Intensive Sex Offender Treatment Program for five years and ordered to pay the enrollment fee.

He was also fined $1,000, is to pay $300 court costs, $250 civil penalty and a $25 Sex Abuse Registry fee.

According to court records, Meppelink was charged on June 17, 2010, for allegedly performing a sex act with a 13-year-old person. The charge was field by Tama Police Chief Dan Wilkens.

Keelan Cody Walker, 28, Toledo, pled guilty to 3rd offense public intoxication. He was fined $625 and sentenced to eight days in jail.

Walker was charged on Oct. 8, 2010, at the Meskwaki Trading Post by Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police.

Luis Felipe Fonseca, 21, Chelsea pled guilty to 1st offense drunken driving. He was fined $1,250, sentenced to seven days in jail and ordered to complete drinking drivers school.

Fonseca was charged on Nov. 21, 2010, on U.S. 30 at O Avenue by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Lucas Dvorak.

Sherie Rae Walker, 59, rural Tama, pled guilty to 4th degree theft. She was fined $315, assessed a $125 law enforcement surcharge and ordered to pay $282 restitution to Fareway Foods, Toledo.

She was charged on Aug. 18, 2010, for writing a bad check for $222 to Fareway by Toledo Police Chief Jeff Harnish.

 
 

 

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