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Tama Co. Distict Court

November 3, 2011
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Before Judge Marsha A. Bergan in Tama County District Court in Toledo:

Cesar Vizcarra-Favela, 39, Tama, received a 90-day jail sentence, $625 fine and was assessed a $219 surcharge, all of which was suspended on a charge of forgery. He was placed on self-supervised probation for two years and directed to pay a $125 law enforcement initiative surcharge.

Vizcarra-Favela was charged on Oct. 22, 2010, with possession of a forged residential alien card by Tama Police Detective John Carr. The charged stemmed from a June 23, 2009, incident according to court records.

Spencer James Teisinger, 23, Cedar Falls entered a written guilty plea to a charge of 3rd degree theft. He received a deferred judgement and was placed on probation for one year to the 6th Judicial District Department of Correctional Services, assessed a $625 civil penalty and a $125 law enforcement initiative surcharge.

He was also ordered to pay $836 restitution to a victim.

Teisinger was charged with the theft of a woman's purse from the Bottoms Up Tavern in Dysart which occurred on Nov. 20, 2010. The charge was filed following an investigation by Dysart Police Chief Tim Ruroden on April 27.

Court records state an identification card from the purse was found at a Cedar Falls residence which Teisinger reportedly had visited following the theft.

Jesus Herrera-Lopez, 32, and Aidee Herrera, 36, both of Tama received 90-day jail sentences, $625 fines and were assessed $219 surcharges, all of which was suspended on charges of forgery.

They were placed on self-supervised probation for two years and each was directed to pay a $125 law enforcement initiative surcharge.

Herrera-Lopez and Herrera were charged on Oct. 19, 2010, with identity theft for the purpose of obtaining benefits in excess of $1,000. The charges were filed by Tama Police Detective John Carr.

Richard William Benda, 64, Tama, was sentenced to 180 days in jail with all but seven days suspended, fined $1,875, assessed a $656 court surcharge after earlier pleading guilty to 2nd offense drunken driving.

Benda was also directed to complete a course for drinking drivers and his drivers license was revoked for two years. He was placed on two self-supervised probation.

Benda was charged on May 25 in the 500 block of Beautiful Street by Tama Police Chief Dan Wilkens.

Jason Troy Harriman, 37, listed in court records as in federal custody in Tara Haute, Ind., on a separate conviction, was sentenced to 30 days in jail with credit for 30 days already served. Harriman entered a written guilt plea to simple assault in a plea agreement.

He was originally charged with willful injury and domestic abuse assault on July 17, 2010, while in custody in the Tama County Jail in Toledo by Deputy Sheriff Trevor J. Killian.

While an inmate, Harriman allegedly entered another cell where Dave Harriman, identified as Jason Harriman's father, was being held and began throwing punches and kicking his father.

Ward Harold Wehrman, 44, Toledo, entered a guilty plea through his attorney to simple domestic abuse assault. He was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days already served.

Wehrman was accused on May 23 of throwing a coffee table at two co-habitats of a residence in the 1000 block of Prospect Drive by Toledo Police Officer Brian Randall.

Gerald Reese Morgan, 22, rural Tama pled guilty to driving while barred. He was sentenced to 70 days in jail with credit for 70 days already served, fined $625 and assessed a $219 court surcharge.

Morgan was charged on July 29 in the 1500 block of 305th Street by Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police Officer Scott L. Brammer.

Genardo Chaverria-Santillan, 46, Toledo, pled guilty to serious assault. He received a deferred judgement, was placed on self-probation for two years and assessed a $315 civil penalty.

He was originally charged on Sept. 15 with domestic abuse assault with a dangerous weapon after allegedly displaying a kitchen knife with a blade longer than 10 inches during an altercation with his wife in the 400 block of Vine Street in Toledo.

The charge was filed by Toledo Police Officer Ben Engle.

Found innocent by jury

Benjamin David Bear, 55, rural Tama, was found innocent of two charges following trial by a Tama County District Court Jury last week.

Bear faced two counts of indecent contact with a child brought in County Attorney's Informations filed on May 27, 2010.

Before Judge Denver D. Dillard:

Rhonda Lee Hoyt, 31, rural Elberon, entered a written guilty plea to a charge of 4th degree theft. She was placed on unsupervised probation for one year and directed to pay $206 restitution to Fareway in Toledo.

Hoyt was accused of writing a bad check to the store resulting in the theft charge by Toledo Police Chief Jeff Harnish on July 7.



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