Daily Record, May 13, 2017

Man accused of domestic assault

A Marshalltown man has been arrested after he allegedly assaulted a woman and at one point, locked her in the laundry room of their residence.

According to Marshalltown Police Department Capt. Brian Batterson, a woman walked into the Marshalltown Walmart early Friday morning and told employees there she has been assaulted in her home. Medical treatment was provided for the woman who, according to court documents, was struck in the face, kicked and had her hair pulled by Marquel Louis Crawford, 26. Court information also alleged Crawford kept her locked inside the laundry room at their residence.

MPD officers later went to the residence, where Crawford was subsequently arrested and taken into custody.

He made an initial court appearance later Friday and was charged with domestic abuse assault (strangulation), domestic abuse simple assault, false imprisonment, child endangerment and interference with official acts

A preliminary hearing for Crawford is slated for 1 p.m. May 22 at the Marshall County Courthouse.

He is currently being held in the Marshall County Jail on a $10,000 cash only bond.

Man faces drug charges

STATE CENTER — A Rhodes man is in jail on multiple charges after it was discovered he had more than 20 grams of meth in his possession.

In a joint effort between the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office and the State Center Police Department, authorities arrested Jesse Dean Thill, 32, after he had been under surveillance for suspected drug activity.

According to Marshall County Sheriff Steve Hoffman, a sheriff’s deputy had been watching a State Center house with known drug activity sometime mid-afternoon on Thursday. Thill, who had been sentenced to probation for previous drug charges earlier this month, was seen at the house and later in a vehicle at that location near 1st Avenue North and 2nd Street Northeast.

Thill, while in the vehicle, was subsequently stopped on suspicion of a registration violation by State Center Police Chief Jeff Bunn who discovered the license plates did not match the vehicle Thill was operating.

During the stop, Hoffman said the sheriff’s deputy obtained consent to a search Thill’s vehicle, and a scale, small baggies and a container with nearly 20.7 grams of meth within several individual baggies was seized.

Thill was arrested and formally charged Friday morning in Marshall County District Court on multiple counts including possession of meth with the intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia, no insurance and no registration.

Hoffman said the arrest of Thill was the result of good police work on the part of his deputy, along with assistance from Bunn and his department.

A preliminary hearing for Thill has been set for 1 p.m. May 22 at the Marshall County Courthouse.

He is currently being held in the Marshall County Jail on a $100,000 cash or surety bond.

Marshall County Courthouse

Court

Friday

• Jesse Dean Thill made an initial appearance on a possession of methamphetamine with the intent to deliver charge, a possession of drug paraphernalia charge, a no insurance charge and a no registration charge. The public defender’s office is appointed as counsel. The preliminary hearing is scheduled at 1 p.m. on May 22. Bond is set at $100,000 cash or surety.

• Marquel Crawford made an initial appearance on a domestic abuse assault-strangulation charge, a child endangerment charge, a false imprisonment charge, a domestic abuse assault-simple charge and a interference with official acts charge. The public defender’s office is appointed as counsel. The preliminary hearing is scheduled at 1 p.m. on May 22. Bond is set at $10,000 cash only. If he owns or possesses any firearms or ammunition, Crawford is to contact the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office within 24 hours to make arrangements to surrender them. No-contact orders have been issued for the protected parties.

• Starr Moeipo Kuuipoik Makua made an initial appearance on a theft-third degree charge. The public defender’s office is appointed as counsel. The preliminary hearing is scheduled at 1 p.m. on May 31. Makua is released on her promise to appear.

• David Keith Fowler made an initial appearance on a driving while revoked charge and a driving under suspension charge. The public defender’s office is appointed as counsel. The preliminary hearing is scheduled at 1 p.m. on May 31. Fowler is released on his promise to appear.

• Laken S. Schossow made an initial appearance on a possession of marijuana-first offense charge. The public defender’s office is appointed as counsel. The preliminary hearing is scheduled at 1 p.m. on May 23. Schossow is released on his promise to appear. A substance abuse evaluation is ordered with the results submitted within 60 days of today’s date to the court.

• Kevin J. Dubon Cabrera made an initial appearance on a driving while revoked charge and a failure to use a safety belt charge. The public defender’s office is appointed as counsel. The preliminary hearing is scheduled at 1 p.m. on May 31. Dubon Cabrera is released on his promise to appear. A condition of release is that he be photographed and fingerprinted in connection with this case.

• Matthew Franklin Peterson made an initial appearance through counsel on a operating while intoxicated-first offense charge, a possession of drug paraphernalia charge, a possession of marijuana-second offense charge and a violation of a one-way designation charge. Jennifer Bonzer filed an appearance as counsel. The preliminary hearing is waived. Peterson is released on his promise to appear. A substance abuse evaluation is ordered with the results submitted within 60 days to the court.

• Joseph Dean Ashby made an initial appearance on a driving while barred charge and a speeding charge. The public defender’s office is appointed as counsel. The preliminary hearing is scheduled at 1 p.m. on May 31. Ashby is released on his promise to appear.

• Jeff Ross, of Garwin, made an initial appearance on two counts of a violation of a no-contact order/contempt of court charge. The public defender’s office is appointed as counsel for one of the charges and Emily Swartz is appointed as counsel for the District Court charge. A contempt hearing is scheduled at 3:45 p.m. on May 24. The District Court will schedule the other contempt hearing. Bond is set at $1,000 cash or surety for each charge. Two new no-contact orders have been issued for the protected party.

• Kevin K. Kroeger made an initial appearance on a probation violation charge. The public defender’s office is appointed as counsel. The probation revocation hearing is scheduled at 3 p.m. on June 6. Kroeger is being held without bond.

• Auston Kelling made an initial appearance on a possession of drug paraphernalia charge. He pleaded guilty and the fine is $65 with a $22.75 surcharge, a $125 law enforcement initiative surcharge and $60 in court costs for a total of $272.75, due within 30 days.

Property Transfers

Thursday

• Albert C. and Jacqueline S. Uetz to Stephen R. Szabo, 1918 S. Fifth Ave.

• Pinnacle Bank to Steve Badger, 507 S. Third Ave.

• Chelsee C. Cornelius to Jeffery L. Derby, 1304 E. Nevada St.

• Bonita M. Gregory to Dawt Lian and Dawt Par, 2006 Catalina Place

• Guadalupe Merlos Garcia to Carlos R. Salvador Flores and Janet Merlos Garcia, 103 W. South St.

• The Estate of Paul W. Ficken to Don Ficken, Paula Kyburz and Judy E. Nanke, 3007A & B Ingram Ave., Melbourne

Marshalltown Fire Department

Sunday

• The Marshalltown Fire Department responded to a motor vehicle accident with no injuries on South 12th Avenue and seven medical assists with the EMS crew to: 918 S. 12th Ave., 107 N. First St., 219 E. Anson St., 7 S. Sixth Ave., 11 W. Grant St., 1411 W. Boone St., and 511 W. South St.

May 6

• The Marshalltown Fire Department responded to a natural vegetation fire at 211 N. 10th Ave., a smoke detector activation due to a malfunction at 1 E. Main St., and two medical assists with the EMS crew to 202 N. Second Ave.,, and 111 N. First Ave.

May 5

• The Marshalltown Fire Department responded to a building fire at 105 N. Center St., a dispatched/cancelled en route to 3315 S. Center St., and five medical assists with the EMS crew to: 1211 W. State St., 900 S. Center St., 511 W. South St., 112 N. First St., and 610 Jerome St.

May 4

• The Marshalltown Fire Department responded to a grass fire at 510 N. Second St., an outside rubbish fire at 504 N. Third Ave., a good intent call to 504 W. Church St., an extrication of victims from vehicle on Center Street and six medical assists with the EMS crew to: 2500 S. Center St., 506 E. Anson St., 112 N. First St., 1019 Broadmore St., 125 W. Merle Hibbs Blvd., 1511 S. Fifth St.

May 3

• The Marshalltown Fire Department responded to a removal of victims from a stalled elevator at 2 N. Second Ave., and six medical assists with the EMS crew to: 112 N. First St., 407 W. Church St., 101 W. Iowa Ave., 1007 S. 11th Ave., 810 W. Lincoln Way, and 1301 Summit St.