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Daily Record, Jan. 16, 2014

January 16, 2014
Times-Republican

Police snag man on warrant since 2007

After six years at-large, an Illinois man wanted for forging checks was arrested locally.

Kristopher R. Cruise, 28, was arrested Thursday when a motor vehicle enforcement officer pulled him over near the Jasper/Marshall County line.

According to police, in August of 2007, a woman reported a check was stolen from a mailbox.

After police investigated and interviewed Cruise, he admitted to taking the check out of the mailbox and forging it. Cruise also admitted to creating four checks totaling an amount of more than $3,300 and forging her signature on them.

Cruise is charged with identity theft, a Class D felony.

Marshall County Courthouse

Court

Tuesday

Thomas Steven Marson, of Haverhill, made an initial appearance on a manufacturing methamphetamine charge, three counts of a possession of meth precursors charge and possession of anhydrous ammonia in an improper container charge. The public defender's office was appointed to handle his case. The preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. on Jan. 24. Bond is set at $50,000 cash or surety. The court ordered a substance abuse evaluation for Marson to be completed and submitted within 60 days of release.

Billy Bob James Versteegh, 109 W. Webster St., made an initial appearance on a burglary-second degree charge and a theft-second degree charge. The public defender's office was appointed to handle his case. The preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. on Jan. 24. Bond is set at $10,000 cash or surety.

Stephen Michael McCrink, 410 N. 16th St., made an initial appearance on a probation violation charge and a probation revocation request. McCrink will hire Kevin O'Hare as counsel. The District Court will schedule the probation revocation hearing as its docket permits. Bond is set at $10,000 cash only.

Brandon William McConnell, of Newton, made an initial appearance on a theft-fifth degree charge. He pleaded not guilty and a pre-trial conference is set for 9 a.m. on Feb. 18 in Magistrate Court. The court appointed Jeffrey Hazen as counsel. McConnell was released on his own recognizance.

Scott Stabenow, 2552 Smith Ave. Lot #3, made an initial appearance on a disorderly conduct charge. He pleaded guilty and was fined $65 with a $22.75 surcharge and $60 in court costs for a total of $147.75.

Duane Paul McPhillips, of Melbourne, made an initial appearance on a public intoxication charge. He pleaded guilty and was fined $65 with a $22.75 surcharge and $60 in court costs for a total of $147.75.

Codi Hofer, 1102 S. Third St., made an initial appearance on a solicitation to sell marijuana charge and a possession of a Schedule I controlled substance-marijuana charge. The public defender's office was appointed to handle his case. The preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. on Feb. 3. Hofer was released on his own recognizance.

Joseph Michael Witte, 911 W. State St., made an initial appearance on a possession of a Schedule II controlled substance with the intent to deliver charge, a possession of a Schedule I controlled substance with the intent to deliver charge. a tax stamp violation charge, a prohibited acts charge and a driving while barred charge. The public defender's office was appointed to handle his case. The preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. on Jan. 21. Bond is set at $25,000 cash only.

Benjamin Orie Wedgwood, 1011 E. Anson St., made an initial appearance on a possession with intent to deliver a Schedule II controlled substance charge, a possession with intent to deliver a Schedule I controlled substance charge, a violation of a drug tax stamp charge and a prohibited acts charge. The public defender's office was appointed to handle his case. The preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. on Jan. 21. Bond is set at $25,000 cash only.

Christian Valencia, 508 W. South St., made an initial appearance on a public intoxication charge. He pleaded not guilty and a pre-trial conference is set for 9 a.m. on Feb. 11 in Magistrate Court.

Wednesday

Bobby G. Blue, address unknown, made an initial appearance on a sex abuse-second degree charge. The public defender's office was appointed to handle his case. The preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. on Jan. 24. Bond is set at $50,000 cash only. A no-contact order was issued for the protected party.

Eduardo Contreras-Ordaz, address unknown, made an initial appearance on a sex abuse-third degree charge, a serious domestic assault charge and a driving while barred charge. The public defender's office was appointed to handle his case. The preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. on Jan. 24. Bond is set at $10,000 cash or surety. A no-contact order was issued for the protected party.

Kristopher Cruise, address unknown, made an initial appearance on a identity theft charge. The public defender's office was appointed to handle his case. The preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. on Feb. 3. Bond will continue as posted until the conclusion of this case. The court ordered that Cruise be photographed and fingerprinted at the Marshalltown Police Department by 4 p.m. on Jan. 31.

Brady Black, address unknown, made an initial appearance on a possession of a Schedule I controlled substance with intent to deliver-marijuana charge. The public defender's office was appointed to handle his case. The preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. on Feb. 3. Black was released with supervision through the Department of Correctional Services and is required to sign a promise to appear form and appear at the adult probation office by 4 p.m. today to sign a pre-trial release document. The court ordered that Black obtain a substance abuse evaluation and submit the results to the court within 60 days of today's date.

Joseph Witte, 911 W. State St., made an initial appearance on a bond revocation request in a driving while barred case and a harassment case. In the driving while barred case the pre-trial conference is set for 1:30 p.m. on March 7 with a jury trial set for 9 a.m. on March 13. The public defender's office will continue as counsel. Bond is set at $2,000 cash only. In the harassment case the public defender's office will continue as counsel. The preliminary hearing has been moved up to 1 p.m. on Jan. 24. Bond is set at $1,000 cash only.

Spencer Guy Ferguson, address unknown, made an initial appearance on a probation revocation request. The public defender's office was appointed to handle his case. The District Court will schedule the probation revocation hearing as its docket permits. Bond is set at $5,000 cash only.

Jeremy Lavender, 404 Melody Lane Apt. #2, made an initial appearance on a warrant charging him with driving under suspension. He pleaded guilty and was fined $250 with a $87.50 surcharge and $60 in court costs for a total of $397.50 plus cost of serving the warrant. The court allowed for monthly installment payments of $50 beginning Feb. 12 until the debt is paid in full.

A 15-year-old female from Marshalltown made an initial appearance on a curfew violation charge. She pleaded guilty and was fined $100 with a $35 surcharge and $60 in court costs for a total of $195. The court allowed for monthly installment payments of $50 beginning Feb. 12 or in lieu of the fine and surcharge she may do 19 hours of community service plus pay the court costs to be completed by May 15.

Rosalva Castellanos, 212 Pleasantview Road, made an initial appearance on a trespass charge. She pleaded guilty and was fined $65 with a $22.75 surcharge, a $125 law enforcement initiative surcharge and $60 in court costs for a total of $272.75. The court allowed for monthly installment payments of $50 beginning Feb. 12 until the debt is paid in full.

Juan Miguel Sandoval, of Waterloo, made an initial appearance on a trespass charge. He pleaded guilty and was fined $65 with a $22.75 surcharge, a $125 law enforcement initiative surcharge and $60 in court costs for a total of $272.75. The court allowed for monthly installment payments of $50 beginning Feb. 12 until the debt is paid in full.

Steven Waldo, 607 E. Olive St. Apt. #116, made an initial appearance through counsel, Chad Frese, on a operating while intoxicated-first offense charge and a possession of a Schedule I controlled substance-enhanced charge. The preliminary hearing was waived. Waldo also made an initial appearance on a speeding charge. He pleaded guilty and was fined $125 with a $43.75 surcharge and $60 in court costs for a total of $228.75.

 
 

 

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