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Tama County District Court

October 4, 2018
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Before Judge Ian K. Thornhill in Tama County District Court in Toledo:

Tun Linn, 34, Marshalltown, pleaded guilty to 2nd offense drunken driving. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail with all but seven days suspended and fined and assessed court costs totaling $2,641. He was placed on unsupervised probation for one year.

Linn was charged on April 21 at F Avenue and 305th Street, rural Tama, by Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police by Kole Northland.

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Laverne Milton Gray II, 56, Bondurant, Iowa,, admitted violation of terms of probation on a charge of 2nd degree theft. He was sentenced to five years in prison with credit for any time already served. He was accused in a probation violation report of being engaged in a fight while a resident of the Lary A. Nelson Center and failure to comply with special conditions or participate in treatment.

Gray was originally charged with 2nd degree theft of a utility trailer and riding lawnmower valued at a total of at $6,500 in the 600 block of West Street in Dysart on May 6, 2016. The charge was filed by Dysart Police Officer Joe Hols.

Joel Martin Miller, 49, Des Moines, admitted to violation of terms of probation and was found in contempt of court. He was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for any time already served.

Miller was cited in a probation violation report for not retiring to the Ft. Des Moines Residential Facility at the correct time and testing positive for methamphetamine use.

Miller was sentenced on Sept. 1, 2017, on charges of 3rd degree theft an possession of methamphetamine to suspended prison and jail terms.

He was originally charged on July 29, 2017, willfully cashing a $31 voucher which did not belong to him and for possessing methamphetamine in the Tama County Jail following his arrest. The charges were filed by Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police Detective Jacob Molitor.

Joseph Alexander Gilchrist, 30, rural Toledo, pleaded guilty to simple assault. He was sentenced to serve 10 days in jail with credit for any time already served and assessed $200 court costs.

Gilchrist was charged on July 24 after allegedly knocking out a victim's tooth in a verbal altercation which turned physical. the charge was filed by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Rod Drummer.

Kaiden Raye Buffalo, 18, rural Tama, entered a written plea of guilty to 1st offense drunken driving and possession of marijuana 1st offense. He received a deferred judgment and was placed self-supervised probation to the Department of Correctional Services and was directed to pay a $300 supervisory fee. He was assessed civil penalties totaling $1,565, a $125 law enforcement initiative surcharge and $100 court costs. He must also complete drinking driver's school.

Buffalo was charged on June 22 in a motel parking lot in the 400 block of Business Highway 30 West by Toledo Police Officer Nathan Shepard.



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