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Robbery charge reduced in plea bargain deal

Tama County District Court

February 5, 2013
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Before Judge Stephen B. Jackson Jr. in Tama County District Court in Toledo:

Gregory Curtis Newsome Jr., 23, addresses of Toledo and Marshalltown, pled guilty to charges of assault causing bodily injury or mental illness and 4th degree theft as the result of a plea agreement. He was fined $315 on each count and sentenced to 42 day jail terms with credit for 84 days already served. He was also directed to pay victim restitution.

Newsome was originally charged with 1st degree robbery on Aug. 25, 2011 by Tama Police Officer Jason Bina. That charge was amended to 2nd degree robbery in a County Attorney's information filed on Nov. 23, 2011.

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Newsome and two others were accused of engaging in a verbal argument which turned into a fight with which resulted in serious injuries to the victim. The victim was punched in the head and back multiple times and $270 was taken from him according to court records.

Trinity Allen Rosales, 21, Marshalltown, pled guilty to selling, giving or supplying alcohol to a person under legal age. He was fined $500.

Rosales was charged with supplying beer to two underage persons on Aug. 25, 2012, by Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police Officer Kenneth Raymond Brady.

John Paul Balderas, 25, Tama, pled guilty to driving while barred. He was fined $625.

Balderas was charged on June 10, 2012, in the 1400 block of south Broadway by Toledo Police Officer Joe McMillen.

Wesley Allen Harrison, 23, rural Toledo, pled guilty to 1st offense drunken driving. He was granted a deferred judgement, placed on self-supervised probation and directed to pay a $300 supervisory fee.

He must also pay a $1,250 civil penalty and complete a Drinking drivers Education program. The civil penalty may be reduced in cost by one-half by the court if Harrison provides proof of installation of an ignition interlock device on his vehicle.

The court recommended to the Iowa Department of Transportation Harrison's driver's license be suspended for 30 days.

He was charged on Oct. 29, 2012, at Tama County Roads E29 and M Avenue by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Joe Quandt.

Tanner Halverson Weese, 28, Marshalltown, pled guilty to possession of marijuana in a plea agreement. He was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served, fined $315 and his driver's license was revoked for 180 days.

Weese was charged on Oct. 19, 2011, by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Michael Wright.



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