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Tama Co. Court News

April 14, 2017
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Tama County District Court

Trial for Dustin Jerome Jefferson, 41, on five counts of 3rd degree sexual abuse has been reset for June 5 in Tama County District Court in Toledo. Judge Fae Hooever-Grinde set a pre-trial conference for May 25. Court records show this is the seventh pre-trial conference set in the case. was charged on Oct. 9, 2103, by Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police. Dustin Jefferson was convicted of aiding and abetting the murder of his wife by a Jasper County Jury on Feb. 9, 2016, on a change of venue from Tama County. Carrie Lea O’Clair Jefferson, 32, was found dead in a Tama residence on Sept. 25, 2013. His verdict is on appeal. Dustin Jefferson’s mother, Ginger lea Jefferson, 60, is serving a life term on a conviction of 1st degree murder by a Tama County Jury in May .2014. Her conviction was upheld on appeal on Nov. 25, 2015. Issaiah Thomas Roberts, 37, South Sioux City, Neb., pleaded guilty to 2nd degree theft and 4th degree criminal mischief. District Court Judge Mary E. Chicchelly sentenced Roberts to five years in prison on the theft charge and a 60-day jail term ot be served concurrently for criminal mischief. Roberts was fined and assessed court costs totaling $1,847 and directed to pay restitution totaling $610 to Danny Yuska, Tama Pawn, and $475 to the City of Tama which paid for towing and storage of a pickup truck while held in evidence. Roberts was charged with taking a 20006 pickup truck on May 3, 23016, by Tama Police Officer Neil Frizell.

Tama County Magistrate Court

Before Magistrate Richard Vander Mey:

Guilty pleas, fines and court costs, agency filing charge(s)-

Jose Jesus Romero, 43, Marshalltown, driving while license suspended $398. Tama Police Tamisha Marie Rogers, 20, rural Toledo, amended charge fail to stop at stop sign $216. Tama county Sheriff’s Office Nathan Eugene Priske, 38, Tama, contempt of court- fail to pay financial obligations $362 and 30 days in jail with credit for 10 days served and 20 days suspended Jeffrey Lee Boyd ,61, Albion, possession of drug paraphernalia $148. Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police Christopher M. Ratcliff, 41, Brooklyn, Iowa, 3 counts 5th degree theft and 3 counts trespassing $587 and 10 days in jail on each charge to be seeved concurrently and concurrently wirth a jail sentnece in Poweshiek County. Tama County Sheriff’s Office

Before Magistrate Ann Kuhter:

Guilty pleas, fines and court costs, agency filing charge(s)-

Joann Louise McCoy, 33, Dysart, 5th theft- bad check $303 and $30 restitution Chelsea Savings Ban. Tama Co. Sheriff’s Office Nicholas William Zook, 33, Traer, speeding 16-20 mph over in 55 zone, vehicle insurance violation and careless driving $687. Iowa State Patrol



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