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Daily Record for April 9, 2013

April 9, 2013
Times-Republican

Local woman charged with intent to distribute meth

Police charged a local woman with intent to distribute meth after the officer uncovered small amounts of the drug packaged for sale.

Capt. Brian Batterson, with the Marshalltown Police Department, said police made contact with Megan Needs, 33, of Marshalltown, at Tom's Cue & Brew, 804 E. Main St., just after midnight Sunday.

The arresting officer found a small plastic bag of meth in the woman's purse and a glass meth pipe, marijuana grinder and another bag of meth concealed in her bra, according the police report.

Police arrested Needs and charged her with possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor, possession of meth, enhanced to a Class D felony due to two prior convictions, and possession of meth with intent to distribute, a Class C felony.

Murder threat gets local man harassment charge

A local man faces first-degree harassment and assault charges after he allegedly threatened to kill a woman with whom he lives Sunday.

Police arrested Jose Martinez Jr., 26, of Marshalltown, after he kicked in the door at the duo's home on the 700 block of North Third Avenue and threw a DVD rack and other furniture, leaving the victim in fear for her life, said Capt. Brian Batterson, with the Marshalltown Police Department.

Martinez Jr. fled the scene when the victim pointed a gun at him only to return after police had arrived where they charged him with simple domestic assault, a simple misdemeanor, operating while impaired, a serious misdemeanor, and first-degree harassment for yelling that he planned to kill the woman, an aggravated misdemeanor.

The victim was unharmed and did not need medical attention.

Maritnez's blood alcohol content was .085 at the time of his arrest, according to the police report.

Marshall County Courthouse

Court

Monday

Robin Lynn Osborne, 511 W. State St. Apt. #3, made an initial appearance on a identity theft charge. The public defender's office was appointed to handle her case the preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. on April 26. Osborne was released on her own recognizance.

Daniel Lott, 501 E. Anson St., made an initial appearance on a serious domestic assault charge. The public defender's office was appointed to handle his case. The preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. on April 18. Bond is set at $1,000 cash only. The court ordered that if Lott possessed any firearms or ammunition, he is to make arrangements with the Marshall County Sheriff's Office within 24 hours to surrender them. The court further ordered that he be photographed and fingerprinted on this case before release. A no-contact order was issued for the protected party.

Krystle K. Tyon, of Tama, made an initial appearance on an assault on persons engaged in certain occupations charge, an interference with official acts charge, a public intoxication charge and a spitting in a police vehicle charge. The public defender's office was appointed to handle her cases. The preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. on April 26. Tyon was released on her own recognizance with the condition that she be photographed and fingerprinted prior to release.

Jerry Oden Jr., 308 Woodbury St., made an initial appearance on a driving while barred charge, a operating while intoxicated-second offense charge and a open container charge. The public defender's office was appointed to handle his cases. The preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. on April 26. Oden was released on his own recognizance. The court ordered that he obtain a substance abuse evaluation and submit the results to the court within 60 days of today's date.

Juan Ventura Garcia, 112 N. 12th St., made an initial appearance through counsel, Michael Marquess, on a serious assault causing bodily injury charge. The preliminary hearing was waived. Garcia was released with supervision through the Department of Correctional Services and is to contact them by the end of business, 4:30 p.m., today and sign a pre-trial release form. The court ordered that Garcia also be photographed and fingerprinted by 4 p.m. today. A no-contact order was issued for the protected party.

William Louis Thompson, 409 May St., made an initial appearance on a criminal mischief-fourth degree charge, a going armed with intent charge and a public intoxication charge. The public defender's office was appointed to handle his case the preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. on April 18. Bond is set at $5,000 cash only. The court ordered that Thompson be photographed and fingerprinted before 4 p.m. today. A no-contact order was issued for the protected party.

Jose Luis Martinez, 707 N. 3rd Ave., made an initial appearance on a operating while intoxicated-first offense charge, a harassment-first degree charge, a simple domestic assault charge, a driving under suspension charge and a failure to have a valid driver's license or permit charge. The public defender's office was appointed to handle his cases. The preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. on April 18. Bond is set at $2,000 cash only. The court ordered that if Martinez possessed any firearms or ammunition, he is to make arrangements with the Marshall County Sheriff's Office within 24 hours to surrender them. A no-contact order was issued for the protected party.

Carlos Rios-Torres, 608 W. Linn St., made an initial appearance through an interpreter on a operating while intoxicated-second offense charge. The public defender's office was appointed to handle his case. The preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. on April 26. Rios-Torres was released on his own recognizance. The court ordered that he obtain a substance abuse evaluation and submit the results to the court within 60 days of today's date.

 
 

 

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