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Tama County District Court

August 7, 2019
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Before District Associate Judge Nicholas Scott in Tama County District Court in Toledo:

Dillon Joseph Meldrem, 29, Grinnell, admitted violation of terms of probation and was sentenced to 10 days in jail and was discharged from probation. He was cited in a probation violation report for being charged twice in Poweshiek County for controlled substance violations and on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Meldrem had pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a prescription drug on June 25, 20018, in Tama County District Court. The charge was filed on Fe.b 29, 2017, by Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police.

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A Toledo man who was a minor when arrested, pleaded guilty to 1st offense drunken driving and operating a motor vehicle without the owner's consent. He received deferred judgments and was placed on supervised probation and directed to pay a $300 supervisory fee.

A civil penalty of $1,250 was assessed for drunken driving with the court reserving jurisdiction to waive $625 of the penalty if proof of installation of an ignition interlock device is received.

He also was directed to pay a $625 civil penalty for operating without owner's consent and was assessed $100 court costs.

ChanningRobert Williams, 30, Garwin, pleaded guilty to assault. He received a suspended 30-day jail sentence, was placed on unsupervised probation and assessed $265 court costs. He was directed to successfully complete the Iowa Domestic Abuse Program within 240 days.

A charge of 1st degree harassment was dismissed.

Williams was arrested on Dec. 11, 2018, at Maple and 4th streets, Garwin, for 2nd offense domestic abuse assault and 1st degree harassment. He was charged after allegedly hitting a victim in the eye, spitting in her face, punching a hole in the front door of a residence, throwing and breaking a scentsy pot and threatening to kill the victim if she called the cops. The charges were filed by Tama county Deputy Sheriff Brandon Boldt.

Cody Michael Rhodes, 29, Whitten, Iowa, pleaded guilty to 1st offense drunken driving and driving while barred. He was sentenced to 90 day jail sentences to be served concurrently with all but two days suspended. He was fined $1,250 on the drunken driving charge. A $625 fine for driving while barred and court costs totaling $690 were suspended. Rhodes was placed on supervised probation to the Department of Correctional Services and directed to pay a $300 supervisory fee.

Rhodes was charged at Iowa Highway 96 at 8th Street in Gladbrook on Feb. 9 by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Nathan Wunn. According to court information, Rhodes was found unconscious behind the steering wheel of a vehicle which was running in a convenience store parking lot.

Patricia Ann Runyan, 55, Toledo, pleaded guilty to 1st offense drunken driving. She was sentenced to 92 days in jail with 90 days suspended and credited for any time already served. She was fined and assessed court costs totaling $1,798. The court may waive $625 of the fine amount if proof of installation of an ignition interlock device is received. Runyan was placed on supervised probation to the Department of Correctional Services and directed ot pays a $300 supervisory fee and to obtain a substance abuse evaluation and follow through on any treatment recommended.

Runyan was orignally charged with 23nd offense drunken driving on June 2 at a convenience store on Business Highway 30 upon arriving there driving a motorcycle. The charge was filed by Toledo Police Officer Shawncey Dey who was at the store at the time.

Derek J. Hutchinson Sr., 30, Tama, pleaded guilty to public intoxication. He was fined and assessed court costs totaling $148, received a suspended 30-day jail sentence and was placed on unsupervised probation.

Hutchinson was arrested on May 20 at South Broadway and Myrtle streets on charge of public intoxication by Toledo Police Officer Shawncey Day. He was cited on May 30 in a County Attorney's Information for 2nd offense drunken driving in connection with the same charge.

Andre Michael Cruz, 27, Toledo, admitted violation of terms of probation. He was directed to serve two days in jail. He was cited in a probation violation report for consuming alcohol in violation of the probation agreement.

Cruz received a sentence which was partially suspended and was placed on probation on charges of possession of marijuana- 3rd or subsequent offense, eluding law enforcement and 1st offense drunken driving.

He was orignally charged on Nov. 28, 2017, by Toledo Police Sgt. Dan Quigley following a pursuit.

 
 
 

 

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