Weekly Case Summary
05/26/2014
05/27/2014

On April 10, 2014, Paul Zimmerman 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 I of the Trial Information, in violation of Iowa Code Section 124.401(1)(d), a Class D Felony. On March 27, 2014, he came before the court for sentencing and received a suspended sentence and probation. This case was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney’s Office Drug and Gang Bureau.

05/28/2014

Jerry Lewellin was granted continued probation after stipulating he violated the terms and conditions of his probation in FECR242506. He has been on probation since 2011 and has resided in a group living environment. He stipulated he was not following the rules of the program. The program is willing to allow him to continue to reside there. He was found in contempt and required to complete 20 hours of community service within 30 days.

James Reinier Jr., stipulated he violate the conditions of his probation by using illegal substances in FE243591. He was found in contempt and ordered to serve 90 days in jail. He is in compliance with his treatment program and is employed at this time. He was given credit for serving 90 days while waiting for space at a treatment facility and is continued on probation.

Marlene Burch pled guilty to Child Endangerment and OWI 1st Degree in AGCR274434. She admitted she was intoxicated when she was operating a motor vehicle and had her children in her vehicle which placed them in danger. She was granted a suspended sentence and placed on probation. She will be required to participate in substance abuse treatment and comply with DHS services.

On May 28, 2014, Aaron Walske was sentenced for the crime of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Third Offense, as a habitual offender, a Class D felony, in case number FE267433. He was sentenced to a maximum indeterminate term of incarceration of fifteen (15) years with a mandatory three year term he must serve prior to becoming eligible for parole. This defendant was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney’s Office Drug and Gang Bureau.

05/29/2014

On May 29, 2014, Ronald Gomez 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 I of the Trial Information, in violation of Iowa Code Section 124.401(1)(d), a Class D Felony without the firearm enhancement. The defendant requested immediate sentencing. Both parties recommended a five year prison sentence. The court agreed with the recommendation of the parties and sentenced the defendant to prison for five years. This case was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney’s Office Drug and Gang Bureau.

05/30/2014

On May 30, 2014, Gary Owens plead guilty and was sentenced for the crime of Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Deliver, a Class B felony, in case number FE273824. He was sentenced to a maximum indeterminate term of incarceration of twenty-five (25) years with a mandatory one-third minimum term he must serve prior to becoming eligible for parole. This defendant was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney’s Office Drug and Gang Bureau.

On May 30, 2014, Nashelle Brewer was sentenced to prison in Polk County Criminal Number FECR273113 for a period not to exceed 25 years for the crime of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver (Methamphetamine). The defendant was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney’s Office Drug and Gang Bureau.

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