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Criminal Court

Felony case results

State of Iowa v. Jason Kyle DeVries, 41, of Clinton, pleaded guilty as part of a deal with prosecutors to forgery. Three other counts were dismissed. He was sentenced to five years in prison with credit for time served and received a suspended fine of $750 fine plus surcharges. He also must pay restitution.

Felony cases filed

State of Iowa v. Lindsay Marie Schmidt, 28, of Westgate. Schmidt is charged with second-degree theft and forgery, class D felonies. She is accused of forging 23 checks from a family member’s account between Aug. 24 and Jan. 31, for a total of $4,218.20.

State of Iowa v. Anthony Christian Nelson III, 21, of Oelwein. Nelson is charged with enticing a minor under 13 for sexual abuse or exploitation and two counts of indecent contact with a child.

State of Iowa v. Gary Joseph McNamara, 22 , of Oelwein. McNamara is charged with distribution of marijuana to a person under age 18, a class B felony.

State of Iowa v. Johnathan Allan Marmann, 25, of Fayette. Marmann is charged with child endangerment, a class D felony.

Traffic Court

Speeding: Alannah Ann Guenther of Maynard, Haley Broten of Waterloo, Bryan Lee Schaufenbuel of Fredericksburg, Perry James Comeau of Oelwein, Kacie Marie Henry of Decorah, Johnathan Ethan Goers of Iowa City, Isabel Ann Johanns of Fayette, Saige Braden Pape of West Union, Isabella Ryan of Oelwein, and Phyllis Ann Fosaaen of West Union

Other: Ashley Maureen, Pleggenkuhle of Hawkeye, driving on wrong side of two-way highway; Michael Craig Padden of Waterloo, fraudulent use of registration; Jim Ray Shaffer Jr. of Hazelton, failure to provide proof of financial liability; Kevin R. Kerr of Postville, hours of service violation; Skyler Marie Nissen of Oelwein, permitting unauthorized person to drive; Alissa Renee Gonzales of Oelwein, no valid drivers license; Alissa Renee Gonzales of Oelwein, failure to maintain control; George Chester Franks Sr. of Hawkeye, fail to yield upon entering through highway; Cheyenne Kaylee Haugland of Sumner, failure to maintain control; Joseph Cyril Wolfe of Oelwein, Improper rear lamps; Linnie Cassanra Magnuson of Fayette, fail to yield upon entering stop/yield intersection; Glen Lee Hansen of Oelwein, safety belts and safety harnesses usage required.


Cases filed

Farmers Union Cooperative v. Kurt K. Steinbronn. Petition for a money judgment of $15,938.57.

Veridian Credit Union v. Aleisha Lauer and Gary Lauer. Petition for a money judgment of $7,890.92.

Court Results

Veridian Credit Union v. Tamara Miller of Oran and Timothy Miller of Waterloo. Judgment in favor of Veridian for $13,501.54 plus interest and court costs.

Drunken Driving

Case Results

State of Iowa v. Aimee Jolyn Upton, operating under the influence, first offense, supervised probation,180 days revoked, sentenced to community service in lieu of fines per code.

Charged with operating while under the influence: Brandy Laren Harn, Sarri Sue Danker, Jered Wiliam Dailey, Lane Allen Lenth, Kory M. Schwan, Benjamin Larry Shimp, and Randy Johnson.

Small Claims

Cases filed

Veridian Credit Union v. Alexya Nuss, of Oelwein. Petition for money judgment of $3,603.15.

Farmers Savings Bank v. Beatrice Wheeler, of Arlington. Petition for a money judgment of $1,495.91.

Veridian Credit Union v. Cody Schmidtke. Petition for a money judgment of $5,772.11.

Bank 1st of West Union v. Austin Zell of Auburn-Douglas, Iowa. Petition for a money judgment of $1,149.63.

Viafield, of Charles City v. Duane Lowry, of Maynard. Petition for a money judgment of $1,301.25.

Viafield v. Tanya Ann Tysland, of Clermont. Petition for a money judgment of $605.32.

Viafield v. Eileen Helen Lowry, of Maynard. Petition for a money judgment of $1,031.02.

Ronald Lynn Winter, of Oelwein v. Alexis and Robert Rinella, of Oelwein. Petition for a money judgment of $700.