Daily Record, Feb. 17, 2017

Local man charged with domestic abuse

A Marshalltown man was arrested this week by the Marshalltown Police Department on charges ranging from domestic abuse assault causing bodily injury to domestic abuse assault-strangulation according to Marshall County District Court records.

Lal Tha, 24, was also charged with first-degree harassment when he threatened to kill his sister while strangling her. He was transported to Marshall County Jail where he is being held on a $2,000 cash or surety bond. A preliminary hearing is scheduled 1 p.m. Feb. 24.

Marshall County Courthouse



• Keene Dunham made an initial appearance on a violation of a no-contact order/contempt of court charge. Dunham will hire his own counsel. The contempt hearing will be scheduled by the District Court. Dunham is released on his promise to appear. A new no-contact order has been issued for the protected party.

• Timothy Glen Nichols, of Clemons, made an initial appearance on a operating while intoxicated-first offense charge and a failure to wear a seatbelt charge. The public defender’s office is appointed as counsel. The preliminary hearing is scheduled at 1 p.m. on March 7. Nichols was released on his promise to appear. A substance abuse evaluation is ordered with the results submitted within 60 days.

Property Transfers


• Susan J. Vos to Gary D. Eckrich, 110 E. Strait St., Gilman

Marshalltown Police Department


• On Tuesday, April Jean Valladares was cited for failure to maintain or use a safety belt-adult.

• On Tuesday, Feb. 14, Eli Andrew Wildman was cited for no insurance, driving on the wrong way of a two way highway and failure to obey a stop sign and yield the right of way.


• On Wednesday, Michelle Kaylee Muller was arrested on a warrant from another county.

• On Wednesday, Cody Varnum was arrested for possession of a controlled substance-marijuana-first offense and possession of drug paraphernalia.


• On Wednesday, a vehicle owned by Afeafa Akouvi Eklou, of Marshalltown, was legally parked on East Church Street when it received hit and run damage to the rear driver’s side door by a vehicle which backed out of 511 E. Church St. Damage to the Eklou vehicle was estimated at $3,000.