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Tama County District Court

September 9, 2013
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Before Judge Patrick R. Grady in Tama County District Court in Toledo:

Amanda Jean Short, 22, Toledo, pled guilty to a charge of possession of methamphetamine and two counts of child endangerment. She received a deferred judgement and was placed on probation for one year. Short was assessed civil penalties totaling $1,565 on the three charges.

She was originally charged with prohibited acts and two counts of neglect of a dependent child after a search warrant was executed at her residence on Dec. 2, 2012. Toledo Police Officer Daniel Quigley charged officers found drug paraphernalia and a machete-style blade for which a child could have access during the search.

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Cody Jay Hennings, 22, rural Garrison, pled guilty to 1st offense drunken driving. He was sentenced to four days in jail with credit for two days already served, fined $1,250 and ordered to complete a 12-hour drinking drivers program. The court may wave one-half of the fine if Hennings provides proof he has obtained a temporary restricted driver's license.

He was charged at Sherman Street and Iowa Highway 21 on May 18 by Dysart Police Officer Blake L. Waldrop.

Jeffrey Ray Van Nevel, 31, Belle Plaine, was found in violation of terms of probation. Probation was not revoked, but Nevel was found in contempt of court and ordered to serve 31 days in jail. The sentence may be served in increments of at least four days each if approved by the Tama County Sheriff.

A probation report listed 15 alleged violations involving not participating in probation programs and not paying court-ordered fees.

Van Nevel was originally sentenced on July 19, 2012 on a 2nd offense drunken driving charge.

Jose Gutierrez-Aguilera, 20, Marshalltown, entered a written guilty plea to driving while barred. He was sentenced to two days in jail and fined $625.

Gutierrez-Aguilera was charged on May 9 at the junction of U.S. highways 63 and 30 in Toledo by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Bruce Rhoads.

Travis Aaron Davenport, 38, rural Tama, pled guilty to charges of 3rd offense drunken driving and eluding law enforcement. On the drunken driving charge, he was sentenced to five years in prison with placement to be in at the Lary Nelson Center or similar OWI program, fined $3,125 and his driver's license was revoked for six years. He was fined $625 for eluding.

The charges were filed on June 9 on F Avenue by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Joe Quandt.



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