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Dustin Jefferson trial reset in Tama County District Court

October 13, 2017
By John Speer - Editor ( , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Before Chief Judge Patrick R. Grady in Tama County District Court in Toledo:

Dustin Jerome Jefferson, 42, had a trial by jury reset for Jan. 8, 2018. He faces five charges of 3rd degree sexual abuse. A pre-trial conference was reset for Dec. 18.

Jefferson was charged on Oct. 9, 2013, with five counts of 3rd degree sexual abuse by Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police.

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Jefferson is serving a life sentence on a charge of 1st degree murder by aiding and abetting. He was convicted of aiding and abetting in the murder of his wife by a Jasper County Jury on Feb. 9, 2016, on a change of venue from Tama County. Kerry Lea O'Clair Jefferson, 32, was found dead in a Tama residence on Sept. 25, 2013.

His mother, Ginger Lea Jefferson, 60, is serving a life term on a conviction of 1st degree murder of Kerry Jefferson by a Tama County Jury in May, 2014. Her conviction was upheld on appeal on Nov. 25, 2015.

Martin Robert Annis, 61, Iowa City, entered a written guilty plea to1st offense drunken driving. He was sentenced to 190 days in jail with all but four days suspended, fined and assessed court costs totaling $1,798 and placed on probation for one year to the 6th Judicial District Department of Correctional Services. The sum of $625 may be deduced from the fine amount if the court receives proof an ignition interlock device has been installed on the defendant's vehicle. His driver's license was revoked for 180 days and he must successfully complete a 12-hour course for drinking drivers.

Annis was orignally charged with 2nd offense drunken driving after being involved in a motor vehicle accident on May 27 in the 3000 block of Tama County Road E66 by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Bryan Ellenbecker.

Aaron Levi Ditmarson, 23, Tama, pleaded guilty to operating a motor vehicle without the owner's consent and admitted violation of terms of probation.

On the vehicle charge he was sentenced to a suspended two-year prison term, assessed court costs totaling $2,600 and directed to pay $500 in victim restitution. A $625 fine was suspended.

In addition, he was sentenced on the motor vehicle charge and his terms of probation were modified. He must reside in a residential correctional facility for up to one year.

A report of probation violation said Ditmarson did not seek employment nor attend Employment Solutions as required, was charged in April with 1st degree theft, operating without the owner's consent, driving while license suspended and violating a restricted license, admits to drinking alcohol most days, missing scheduled probation appointments and not making an appointment at a substance abuse agency.

Ditmarson received a deferred judgment on Jan. 5 on charges of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and possession of Psilocybin with intent to deliver and was placed on probation for three years.

He was originally charged on Aug. 3, 2016, with five drug related charged by Tama Police Chief Jason Bina.

Bryce John Climer, 22, Toledo, admitted he had violated terms of probation and was found in contempt of court. He was sentenced to seven days in jail with work release privileges.

He was cited in a probation violation report for missing scheduled probation appointments, traveling to Florida without his supervisor's permission and consuming alcohol on one occasion and failure to make payments for court obligations.

Climer received a deferred judgment on a charge of assault causing bodily injury or mental illness on Feb. 23 and was placed on probation.

He was originally charged on Nov. 23 by Toledo Police Officer Lucas Hauser.

Dylan S Ward, 24, rural Tama, entered a written guilty plea to 2nd offense public intoxication. He was sentenced to a suspended 90 day jail term and was fined and assessed court costs totaling $747. He was placed on self supervised probation for one year and must pay a probation enrollment fee.

Ward was charged on April 15 at Bumblebee's Bar by Toledo Police Sgt. Daniel Quigley.



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