Marshall County Courthouse
Court — Wednesday
• Ryan Richard Defrance Gustin made an initial appearance on a operating while intoxicated-first offense charge, a failure to maintain control charge and a operation of a non-registered vehicle charge. The preliminary hearing is scheduled at 1 p.m. on Dec. 21. Defrance Gustin was released on his promise to appear. A substance abuse evaluation is ordered with the results submitted to the court within 60 days.
• Ram Thleng Zahup made an initial appearance on a violation of a no-contact order/contempt of court charge and an improper use of lanes charge. The public defender’s office is appointed as counsel. The contempt hearing will be scheduled by the District Associate Court. Bond is set at $1,000 cash only. A new no-contact order has been issued for the protected party. Zahup pleaded guilty to the improper use of lanes charge and the fine is $100 with a $35 surcharge and $60 in court costs for a total of $195, due within 30 days.
• Nathan Thomas Lucas made an initial appearance on a driving while barred 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 Dec. 21. Bond will continue as posted until the conclusion of this case.
• Darin Christian Lewis made an initial appearance on a driving under suspension charge. Lewis pleaded guilty and the fine is $250 with a $87.50 surcharge and $60 in court costs for a total of $397.50, due within 30 days.
• Dylan Dawayne Claassen made an initial appearance on a theft-fifth degree charge. Tyler Heeren is appointed as counsel. A pre-trial conference is scheduled at 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 9, 2019, in Magistrate Court. Claassen is released on his promise to appear.
• A 15-year-old male made an initial appearance on a violation of a restricted license charge and a no insurance charge. A pre-trial conference is scheduled at 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 9, 2019, in Magistrate Court.
• Patrick David McWilliams made an initial appearance on a possession of methamphetamine-first offense charge. The public defender’s office is appointed as counsel. The preliminary hearing is scheduled at 1 p.m. on Dec. 21. Bond will continue as posted until the conclusion of this case.
• Abigale Uhde to David Stevens
• Michael Horrell to Carrie Kleinman
• Jenny Tun to Maung Win
• Joel Engle to Tammie Frederick
• Kayleen Mahlstede to Nicholas Wills
• Shari Hippen to Steve Church
Marshalltown Police Department
• On Wednesday, a theft of a motor vehicle was reported in the 300 block of South Fourth Avenue.
• On Tuesday, Jesse Collins, 32, was arrested on a warrant.
• On Tuesday, Susan Lewis, 53, was arrested on a warrant.
• On Wednesday, Ram Thleng Zahup, 43, was arrested for contempt of court/violation of a no-contact order.
• On Wednesday, Ryan Defrance-Gustin, 28, was arrested for failure to maintain control, operating a non-registered vehicle and operation while under the influence-first offense.
• On Monday, a car driven by Daniel Mayen Deng, 39, of Des Moines, was northbound on South Center Street when it attempted to go around vehicles stopped for a person turning left onto East Ferner Street when it collided with the rear of a vehicle driven by Sierra Alexis Winters, 25, of Marshalltown. No injuries were reported. Deng was cited for failure to stop in the assured, clear distance. Damage to both vehicles was estimated at $3,000 each.• On Tuesday, a pickup driven by Pedro Vallin Lopez, 43, of Fremont, Neb., was northbound on South Center Street when it made a sudden lane charge causing a pickup driven by Richard Edward Deubel Jr., 32, of Marshalltown, to slam on its brakes resulting in a Jeep driven by a 16-year-old female of Marshalltown to collide with the rear of the Deubel pickup. No injuries were reported. Vallin Lopez was cited for no valid driver’s license. Damage to the Deubel pickup was estimated at $200 while the juvenile’s Jeep received an estimated $1,500.
• On Tuesday, a car driven by a 16-year-old male from Marshalltown was driving in a reckless manner for the snowy conditions on Lily Lane, according to the attending officer, when it drove up on the curb striking a mailbox, headed toward the intersection with Austin Place but appeared out of control at a car driven by a 17-year-old female from Marshalltown was approaching the intersection with Lily Lane. The female attempted to take evasive action and lost control of her car resulting in the car striking a utility pole. The male left the scene of the accident. No injuries were reported. The juvenile male was cited for striking unattended fixtures upon a highway and reckless driving. As this is the fourth violation for the male since receiving his graduated license on April 18, the officer has requested that he be re-examined. Damage to the male’s car was estimated at $200 while the mailbox received $100 in damage, the light pole an estimated $20 in damage, the street sign $100 estimated in damage and the female’s car received $2,000 estimated in damage.