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Tama County District Court

October 16, 2013
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Before Judge Nancy A. Baumgartner in Tama County District Court in Toledo:

VincentLeRoy Spoonemore, 60, Newton, pled guilty to driving while barred. He was sentenced to five days in jail. A $625 fine was suspended.

Spoonemore was charged on U.S. Highway 30 at O Avenue on June 8 by Iowa State Trooper Matt Schwenn.

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Vance Alan Brown, 49, Tama, pled guilty to assault causing bodily injury. He received a $315 fine which was suspended.

He was originally charged on July 29 in the 100 block of West Village Road for domestic abuse assault causing injury by Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police.

Nicholas Dean Freitag, 31, Clarion, Iowa, pled guilty to 2nd degree theft. He received a suspended five-year prison term and was placed on probation to the 6th Judicial District Department of Correctional Services for three years. A $750 fine was also suspended.

Freitag was directed to pay Royce Ohrt, Buckingham, a total of $2,040 restitution.

Freitag was accused of writing three bad checks totaling $1,345 to Ohrt between April 18-24, 2012, for the purchase of machinery scrap. The charge was field by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Chad M. Hansen.

Austin Garcia-Shoemaker, 18, Chelsea, pled guilty to charges of assault while displaying a dangerous weapon and 1st degree harassment. He was granted deferred sentences on both counts and was placed on supervised probation for two years. He was directed to pay $625 civil penalties on each charge and to pay a $300 probation supervisory fee.

Garcia-Shoemaker was charged on June 20 for allegedly holding a knife to a victim and pressing it against her stomach and telling her he was going to kill her. The charge was filed by Tama County Deputy Sheriff David Rangel.

Ellsworth Youngbear Jr., 43, rural Tama, entered an Alford plea to a charge of willful injury causing bodily injury. The plea does not contain an admission of guilt on the part of the defendant but recognizes enough evidence exists to likely convict him in court. He received a suspended, five-year prison term and a $750 fine was also suspended. He was placed on probation for two years to the 6th Judicial District Department of correctional Services and directed to pay a $300 supervisory fee. He must also pay victim restitution.

Charges of driving while barred and assault causing serious injury were dismissed.

Youngbear was accused of placing a choke hold on a victim while others assaulted the victim in the 200 block of Northwood Drive on Dec. 18, 2012, by Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police detective Craig S. Karr.



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