Tama Co. Court News

Tama County District Court

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

Brian Eugene Casebolt, 54, rural Garwin, entered an Alford Plea to 3rd degree theft. An Alford Plea does not admit guilt but recognizes there may be enough evidence to result in a conviction in court. Sentencing was deferred for two years and Casebolt was placed on unsupervised probation including paying restitution totaling $74,898. He was also directed to pay $193 court costs. Casebolt was charged on July 21, 2017, for allegedly failing while holding power of attorney to pay for nursing home care for another from the assets of the person’s estate and using the asset for his own purpose. Robby Joe Anthofer, 50, Coon Rapids, Iowa, admitted violation of terms of probation. He was adjudicated guilty of possession of marijuana- 4th offense, sentenced to serve 90 days in jail and fined and assessed court costs totaling $1,135 The sentence is to run concurrently on sentences imposed in Carroll and Greene counties and he is to be credited for any time already spent in jail. He was cited in a probation violation report for not being at placed assigned under probation agreement, failing to secure / maintain employment, failing to maintain approve residence and the possession of drug charge and testing positive for drug use on four occasions. Anthofer was originally charged on Sept. 19, 2016, for possessing marijuana and being observed smoking a marijuana pipe by Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police Officer Kenneth Raymond Brady. Phillip Terrell Davis, 28, Marshalltown, admitted violation of terms of probation. He was sentenced to three days in jail with credit for three days served and probation was continued. Davis was cited in a probation violation report for missing three scheduled probation officer appointments, testing positive for and admitting to use of marijuana and methamphetamine and leaving treatment without permission. Davis was originally charged on May 13 at 12th and Oswego streets by Tama Police Officer Brandon Boldt for obstruction of prosecution or defense and possession of methamphetamine. Zachariah Lewis Dostal, 32, Marshalltown, pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon and 1st degree harassment. A two-year prison sentence and $1,500 in fines and law enforcement initiative charges were suspended. Dostal also entered a guilty plea to 1st offense domestic abuse assault for which he was sentenced to a one year, suspended jail term and a suspended $440 fine and law enforcement initiative surcharge. He was assessed a total of $589 in court costs. He was placed on supervised probation for two years to the Department of Correctional Services, is to pay a $300 supervisory fee and was assessed court costs totaling $333. Dostal was charged on July 4 in the 1600 block of State Street by Tama Police Chief Jason Bina in a domestic altercation according to court records. During an encounter he threatened to kill the victim and threatened her with a knife records state.