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Weekly Case Summary
11/18/2013
11/19/2013
11/20/2013

On November 20, 2013, Richard W. Taylor appeared in Polk County District Court in criminal number FECR268589. Taylor pleaded guilty and was sentenced for the crime of Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Deliver (MDMA-Ecstasy). Taylor received a ten year suspended prison sentence and must pay a fine of $1,000.00. Taylor was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney’s Office Drug and Gang Bureau.

Fernando Izaguirre pled guilty to Theft 2nd Degree in FE268995 for fraudulently obtaining over $1000 worth of services. He will be sentenced January 8, 2014

Richard Lee Crawford pled guilty to Forgery in FE263184 for cashing a check he created on an account that did not exist. He asked the Court to immediately sentence him to prison.

Xavier Morrow pled guilty to Forgery in FE269696. He was already on parole in another matter. The Court sentenced him to prison consecutive to his parole matter.

11/21/2013

On November 21, 2013, Brittany Smith appeared for a probation violation hearing. She is on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Deliver, a Class C felony, in case number FE262276 and had also pled guilty to a charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Second Offense, an aggravated misdemeanor, in FE267438. The Court found that she had violated the conditions of her probation and the Court revoked her probation and sentenced her to ten (10) years in prison, and sentenced her to two (2) years in prison for the new charge, concurrent. This defendant was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney’s Office Drug and Gang Bureau.

On November 21, 2013, Joshua Houghton came before the court and entered a guilty plea to the offense of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver-marijuana, as alleged in count II of the trial information, in violation of Iowa Code Sections 124.401(1)(d), a class d felony. The defendant waived time and notice and requested immediate sentencing. The court granted him a deferred judgment and placed him on probation for two years. This case was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney’s Office Drug and Gang Bureau.

On November 21, 2013, Jeremiah Cornelison, came before the court and entered a guilty plea to the offense of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, as alleged in the trial information, in violation of Iowa Code Sections 124.401(1)( c )(6), a class c felony. The defendant waived time and notice and requested immediate sentencing. The court granted him a deferred judgment and placed him on probation for two years. Prior to sentencing, the defendant completed the Iowa Residential Treatment Center drug treatment program. This case was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney’s Office Drug and Gang Bureau.

11/22/2013

Allan Edgerton pled guilty in FE269848 to Failure to Comply with the Sex Offender Registry, Second or Subsequent Offense. He will be remain in jail pending setnce on January 7, 2014.

Joshua Wilson stipulated he violated the terms and conditions of his probation in FE261688, FE263570 and FE261690. In those matters he had pled and been granted a Deferred Judgment on three counts of forging checks. His probation officer filed a report of violations when Wilson provided several urine samples indicating he had been using illegal substances and then committed a new theft. Wilson pled guilty to Theft 2nd Degree in FE270215 Pending sentence and the disposition of his probation matters, he will be required to reside at and cooperate with the Bridges of Iowa program. His sentencing is scheduled for January 21, 2014.

Joshua Hildebrand admitted he was in possession of a sawed off shotgun in FE269438. The Court accepted his guilty to plea Unauthorized Possession of an Offensive Weapon. He will be sentenced January 6, 2014

Weston Bueford stipulated he violated the terms and conditions of his probation in FE263058 by being arrested on a new charge. He was court ordered to participate in residential treatment at the Mount Pleasant Treatment Facility. His disposition will be held on January 8, 2014.

Thomas Cowles pled guilty in FECR269554 to Domestic Abuse Assault with a Dangerous Weapon. He was granted probation, is required to pay a fine, was given credit for 82 days in jail and is banned for his life time from being in possession of any firearms or ammunition.

Jarvis Burse pled guilty to two counts of Sexual Abuse 3rd Degree in FE267556 and asked the Court to immediately sentence him. He was sentenced to ten (10) years in prison. He will be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. He will be on supervision, once he is released from prison, for the rest of his life.

On November 22, 2013, Melissa Parish plead guilty to the crime of Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Deliver, a Class B felony, as a second or subsequent offender, in case number FE269036. She will be sentenced on January 9, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. and faces a maximum indeterminate term of incarceration of seventy-five (75) years. This defendant was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney’s Office Drug and Gang Bureau.

On November 22, 2013, Scott Rogers came before the court and entered a guilty plea to the offense of possession of a controlled substance-third offense, as a lesser included offense of count I of the trial information, in violation of Iowa Code Sections 124.401(5), a class d felony and operating a motor vehicle while barred, as alleged in count III of the trial information, in violation of Iowa Code Section 321.561, an aggravated misdemeanor. The defendant waived time and notice and requested immediate sentencing. Both parties recommended a seven year prison sentence. The Court agreed and sentenced the defendant to prison for seven years. This case was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney’s Office Drug and Gang Bureau.

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