On August 13, 2013, Samuel Thies pled guilty in Polk County Criminal Number FECR266037
to the crimes of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver (Marijuana)
and Failure to Possess a Tax Stamp. Sentencing was set for a later date. The defendant
is being prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney’s Office Drug and Gang Bureau.
On August 15, 2013, Luis Cordero-Hidalgo was sentenced to prison in Polk County
Criminal Number FECR254131 for a period not to exceed 10 years for the crime of
Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver (Methamphetamine). The
Court revoked the probation previously granted to the defendant. The defendant was
prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney’s Office Drug and Gang Bureau.
Miguel Ceballos Cervantes was sentenced in FE264875 on the charge of Lascivious
Acts with a Child to ten (10) years in prison. He requested the Court grant him
a suspended sentence, providing letters of support from his family and employer.
The Court followed the recommendation of the Department of Corrections and State
of Iowa ordering his incarceration. In addition, the Defendant will be required
to submit to the supervision of the Department of Corrections for the rest of his
Eric Newell Brown was sentenced to five (5) years in prison. He pled guilty to Theft
3rd Degree in AG267561, Theft 3rd Degree in AG267995 and Theft 4th Degree in FE266731.
The Court followed the plea agreement which called for immediate sentencing for
two (2) years, two (2) year and one (1) year in prison respectively.