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Sentenced in assault of Toledo officer, ambulance driver

Tama County District Court

September 26, 2013
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Before Judge Fae Hoover-Grinde in Tama County District Court in Toledo:

Phillip Tarrell Davis, 23, Toledo, pled guilty to two counts of assault causing bodily injury. He was sentenced to 365 days in jail on each charge to be served concurrently, given credit for 25 days already served and had the balance of the sentences suspended. He was also fined $315 on each count and placed on supervised probation to the 6th Judicial District Department of Correctional Services.

Davis was charged on Dec. 28, 2012, at an apartment building on North Broadway in Toledo for punching Police officer Brian Randall in the face with a closed fist and kicking him and pushing Toledo Ambulance driver Darrel Niedermann into a door. They were assisting an ambulance crew attempting to strap Davis to a cot according to court records.

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Michael Cheyenne Brezina, 20, rural Traer pled guilty to charges of 1st offense drunken driving and false report to law enforcement. He was sentenced to six days in jail on each charge to be served concurrently and fined $1,250 for drunken driving and $315 for making a false report. Brezina was also directed to complete a substance abuse evaluation and follow through with any treatment recommendations and to complete a drinking drivers program.

Brezina was charged on May 4 at Estelle and State streets in Dysart by Dysart Police Officer Blake Waldrop. According to the court record Brezina provided a false name and date of birth to Waldrop.

Joshua Lee Weitzell, 30, Toledo, pled guilty to charges of false imprisonment, child endangerment and assault causing bodily injury. He was sentenced to seven days in jail on each count to be served concurrently, fined $315 on each of the charges of false imprisonment and assault and $625 for child endangerment.

Weitzell was charged on Sept. 17, 2012, for allegedly entering an apartment in the 100 block of West 3rd Street in downtown Tama with intent to assault a person where small children were present.

He was cited for false imprisonment of the female apartment occupant and later assaulting a male.

The charges were filed by Tama Police Chief Dan Wilkens and in a County Attorney's information.

Derek James Slocum, 26, Tama, pled guilty to failure to comply with sex offender registry requirements. He was sentenced to a suspended, five-year prison term and fined $750. He was directed to reside in a community corrections facility in Marshalltown for 365 days or until maximum benefits are achieved. The sentence is concurrent with a Marshall County sentence for sex offender registry violation -2nd or subsequent offense and a Tama County sentence for providing false information as a sex offender. He was placed on probation for three years to the 6th Judicial District department of Correctional Services.

Slocum was charged for failure to comply on Dec. 4, 2012, when he came to the Tama County Sheriff's Office to update his registry status. Court records state it was determined Slocum was not living at the address he provided. The charge was filed by Deputy Sheriff Michael Wright.

Jessica Annmarie Funmaker, 22, Marshalltown, pled guilty to a charge of child endangerment. She received a deferred sentences and was placed on supervised probation to the Department of Correctional Services. She was directed to pay a $300 probation enrollment fee.

According to court records, Funmaker was charged on July 6 after being found passed out in a motor vehicle which was running with the windows rolled up after inhaling what was identified as Airduster product. Her 2 and 1/2 month-old child was also in the vehicle, the records state. The charge was filed by Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police Sergeant Joel Hols.

Sherman Scott Gaulden, 45, Tama, was sentenced to a five-year prison term with all but 30 days suspended on a charge of 3rd offense drunken driving. He pled guilty earlier on July 25.

Gaulden was also fined $3,125 and placed on probation for three years. His driver's license was revoked for six years and he was directed o complete a 12-hour drinking drivers program.

Gaulden was charged on April 6 in the 1600 block of the U.S. Highway 30 Expressway by Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police Officer Jonathan L. Rogers.



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