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Tama County District Court

November 17, 2012
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Before District Court Judge Marsha A. Bergan in Toledo:

James Alan Jackson, 48, Traer, pled guilty to possession of marijuana. He received a deferred judgement, was assessed a $315 civil penalty and was placed on self-supervised probation for one year. A $125 Law Enforcement initiative was also assessed. He may perform community service at the rate of $7.25 hourly in lieu of paying the civil penalty.

Jackson was charged on July 20 after a search warrant was served at his residence in he 100 block of Main Street, Traer. The charge was filed by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Joe Quandt.

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Brenda Lee Shipman, 46, Ft. Dodge, admitted being in contempt of court and violating of terms of probation. She was sentenced to two 30-day jail sentences to be served concurrently. Shipman was also ordered to reside at community corrections facility for up to one year.

She was on probation for convictions of 2nd offense drunken driving, driving while license suspended, 3rd degree theft and receipt, transportation or possession of a firearm as a felon.

Teresa Dawn Richardson, 52, Newton pled guilty to charges of failure to appear in court and 4th degree theft. She was sentenced to suspended, 90-day jail sentences on each charge. For failure to appear she was fined $500 and assessed a $175 court surcharge. On the theft charge, she was fined $500 and assessed a $175 court surcharge.

Richardson was also placed on probation for two years to the 6th Judicial District Department of Correctional Services.

She was originally charged with theft on Sept. 15, 2011, for allegedly shoplifting two purses, two items of clothing and jewelry from the Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel Gift Shop valued at a total of $299. The charge was filed by Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police officer Kenneth Raymond Brady.

Derek James Slocum, 25, Tama, pled guilty to two counts of failure to comply with the Sex Offender Registry requirements. He was assessed fines of $625 and surcharges of $219 on each charge. Both fines were suspended. He was placed on self-supervised probation for two years.

Slocum was charged on Sept. 27 for allegedly not notifying the Tama County Sheriff's Office a child resided at the residence to which he was moving and on Sept. 29 for allegedly not notifying the sheriff's office of a change in address. The charges were filed by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Michael Wright.



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