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Tama County District Court

September 27, 2012
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Before Judge Robert E. Sosalla in Tama County District Court in Toledo:

Ryan Charles Werning, 22, Cedar Falls, was sentenced to five years in prison on a charge of assault. He pled guilty on June 29. A $1,000 fine was suspended.

Werning was charged on April 1 at 305 Orange St. in Chelsea for striking a victim with a closed fist repeatedly resulting in knocking out the victim's front teeth and cutting his lip.

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The charge was field by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Lucas Dvorak.

Matthew Lee McKeen, 22, addresses of Traer and Reinbeck, pled guilty to failure to comply with the sex offender registry additional requirements, 1st offense.

He received a suspended, two-year prison sentence, was fined $625 and placed on probation for two years.

McKeen was accused of moving from a Reinbeck address of Dinsdale in Tama County to Traer without notifying the sheriff of his new address within five business days as required of a convicted sex offender. the charge was filed by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Craig Karr.

Shirley Sue Starnes, 62, rural Grinnell, pled guilty to 3rd degree theft. She received a suspended, two-year prison term and a $625 fine was also suspended. Starnes was placed on probation for two years and ordered to pay a $300 supervisory fee and pay restitution to Fareway, Toledo.

She was charged with issuing a pair of bad checks to the store on June 20, 2011, by Toledo Police Chief Jeff Harnish. The 3rd degree theft charge was filed based upon previous convictions according to the court record.

Courtney Jay Timm, 44, rural Tama, pled guilty to serious assault and child endangerment. On the assault charge he was sentenced to a suspended, 365-day jail sentence and was placed on supervised probation.

For child endangerment Timm received a deferred judgement and was placed on supervised probation and is to pay a $300 supervisory fee. He was also directed to pay a $625 civil penalty.

The charges filed in a County Attorney's information on Sept. 14 involving an alleged incident on April 16.



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