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Pleads innocent in assault on Meskwaki Settlement

December 13, 2013
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

A Tama woman entered not guilty pleas on Dec. 4 to a series of charges filed as the result of an alleged assault on the Meskwaki Settlement. Two other women also face charges in the Nov. 3 incident which reportedly occurred at about 6:30 a.m. at a residence in the 200 block of Meskwaki Road.

Noelle Courtney Youngbear, 35, is accused of causing serious injuries to two women by striking them with a wrench. She was charged with 1st degree burglary, carrying weapons and assault while participating in a felony by Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police Detective Jacob Molitor and in a County Attorney's Information filed in Tama County District Court in Toledo.

The court information alleges Youngbear went to the residence to avenge an assault upon a friend which had occurred about an hour earlier.

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Youngbear was released from custody on Nov. 14 on surety bond following her arrest the previous day.

Maggi Rae Walker-Morgan, 19, rural Tama, and Brandy Eileen Johnson, 24, rural Tama, both were also charged in the case with 1st degree burglary, two counts of willful injury, carrying weapons and assault while participating in a felony.

Court records allege they accompanied Youngbear to the residence and entered without permission.

Walker-Morgan was placed on pre-trial release on Nov. 24 after being arrested on Nov. 23.

In District Court action before Judge Ian K. Thornhill:

Randolph Larry Papakee Jr., 37, rural Tama, was sentenced to two five-year prison terms to be served consecutively after admitting violation of terms of probation on two charges.

In addition he received a five-year sentence to be served concurrently with the others imposed after pleading guilty to 3rd offense drunken driving. He was also fined $3,125.

He was charged with drunken driving on Oct. 13 in the 300 block of Meskwaki Road by Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police Officer Jason Dunagan.

Papakee was originally sentenced and granted probation on charges of willful injury causing serious injury in connection with the beating of a man by a group of others on Dec. 18, 2012. He was sentenced for domestic abuse assault- penalty enhanced for an incident involving his girlfriend which occurred on April 13.

A probation report said Papakee had failed to enroll in a Batterers Education Program, failed to complete a substance abuse evaluation and failed to meet with his probation officer on two occasions.



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