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Tama County District Court

July 14, 2017
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Before Judge Marsha Bergan in Tama County District Court in Toledo:

Joseph Brian Thompson, 45, Des Moines, consented to a finding of contempt of court. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail and given credit for time served since June 19. Further, he was ordered released from custody on June 30 with the balance of the contempt sentence withheld pending his completion of substance abuse treatment, Thompson must also have no new criminal charges or probation violations.

He was cited in a probation violation report for traveling out of state without probation officer's permission. According to court records, Thompson said he was unable to contact a probation officer after he received notice his father had died so he found his own way to travel.

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Thompson pleaded guilty and was sentenced on a charge of possession of methamphetamine 2nd offense on May 31, 2016. He was placed on formal probation for two years as part of the sentence.

Brandon Paul Svoboda, 25, Clutier, pleaded guilty to driving while barred - habitual offender. He was sentenced to a suspended 180 day jail term and a fine and surcharge totaling $844 was also suspended. Svoboda was placed on probation for one year and $152 in court costs were assessed.

He was charged on April 15, 2016, at X Avenue and Sherman Street, Dysart by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Casey Schmidt.

Douglas Eugene Stevenson, 47, Marshalltown, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of 2nd offense possession of marijuana. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail with all but seven days suspended and credited for seven days already served, assessed a fine and court costs totaling $1,432 and placed on self-supervised probation for two years ,

Stevenson was charged on Aug. 18, 2016, at 1504 305th St., rural Tama, by Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police Officer Mustafa Abdelshahid.

Ana Gaytan, 20, Muscatine, pleaded guilty to operating a motor vehicle while barred. She was sentenced to a suspended 180 day jail term, fined and assessed court costs totaling $944 and placed on probation to the Department of Correctional Services for one year.

Gaytan was charged on April 16 in the 1200 block of U.S. Highway 30 Expressway, rural Montour, by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Joe Quandt.

Jason Wade Lamfers, 40, Dysart, pleaded guilty to 1st offense drunken driving. He was granted a deferred judgment and assessed a civil penalty and court costs totaling $1,350. He was placed on probation to the 6th Judicial District Department of Correctional Services, directed to obtain a substance abuse evaluation and to complete Drinking Drivers' School.

Lamfers was charged on March 19 at Iowa Highway 8 and X Avenue, Dysart, by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Sean Gehring.

Matthew James Chizek, 27, Cedar Falls, pleaded guilty to 2nd offense drunken driving. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail with all but seven days suspended, fined and assessed court costs totaling $2,631 and placed on probation for two years. He was directed to obtain a substance abuse evaluation and complete Drinking Drivers' School.

Chizek was charged on April 21 in the 2200 Block of P Avenue, Traer, by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Casey Schmidt.

Manuel Enrique Contreras, 21, Toledo, pleaded guilty to driving while license denied or revoked. He was fined and assessed court costs totaling $2,460.

He was charged on March 3 on Tama County Road T47 off the U.S. 30 Expressway by Iowa State Trooper Jared Rude.

Danisha Ann Pladsen, 23, Reinbeck, pleaded guilty to 1st offense drunken driving. She was sentenced to 90 days in jail with all but two days suspended and may attend the 48-Hour OWI Weekend Program in lieu of serving jail time. Pladsen was fined and assessed court costs totaling $1,788, placed on probation for one year to the 6th Judicial District Department of Correctional Services, directed to obtain a substance abuse evaluation and to complete Drinking Drivers' School.

Pladsen was originally charged with 2nd offense drunken driving on Feb. 12, in the 1000 block of O Avenue and 110th Street by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Casey Schmidt.

 
 

 

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