Tama County Court News

Tama County District Court

Daniel Arteom Dimit, 26 rural Grinnell, entered a written plea of innocent to a charge of eluding or attempting to elude while participating in a felony, controlled substance violation or where bodily injury results on June 6 in Tama County District Court in Toledo. A cash bond of $500, ten percent of $5,000 bond set, was posted and Dimit was released that day from custody in the Tama County Jail. His next court appearance was set for July 18. Court records show Dimit was arrested on May 12 following an alleged high speed chase and subsequent arrest. When the pursuit stopped, Toledo Police Officer Fred Oster suffered a foot injury. Dimit was accused of speeding in excess of 100 mph from Toledo east on the U.S. 30 Expressway where he exited at the 204 mile marker and then entered a residential area at a speed in excess of 80 miles mph. He then collided with a patrol car operated by Oster which was attempting to box Dimit’s vehicle in the police complaint states. After being stopped, a tire on Dimit’s vehicle ran over Oster’s foot when the vehicle rolled. Dimit also faces charges of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture 5 grams or more of methamphetamine, interference with official acts and failure to affix drug tax stamp.

Before Chief Judge Patrick R. Grady in Tama County District Court in Toledo: Joseph Alexander Gilchrist, 30, rural Toledo, pleaded guilty to assault causing serious injury. He was sentenced to a five-year prison term. A $750 fine was suspended and court costs totaling $1,683 were assessed. In a plea agreement, county attorney information charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and willful injury resulting in serious injury were dismissed. Gilchrist was charged on April 17 in the 2800 block of C Avenue, rural Garwin, after allegedly stabbing a victim numerous times. The charge was filed by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Casey Schmidt. Ryan Lee Stubbs, 36, Marshalltown, received suspended five-year prison sentences on a pair of forgery charges. He had entered guilty pleas on April 25. Stubbs was ordered to spend up to 365 days in a community correctional facility and was was placed on supervised probation to the 6th Judicial District Department of Correctional Services for three years. Fines totaling $1,500 were suspended with court costs of $868 assessed. Stubbs was ordered to pay restitution in the amounts of $650 to Dollar General, Toledo, $748 to Jiffy North, Toledo and $166 to Jiffy South, Tama. Stubbs was charged with writing a stolen check to Dolar General on Jan. 24 by Toledo Police officer Kyle Howe, a series of stolen checks to Jiffy North beginning on Jan. 20 by Toledo Police Sgt. Dan Quigley and a stolen check to Jiffy South on Jan. 31 by Tama Police Officer Jake Kessler. Brittany Ann Kreisel, 29, Aplington, Iowa, admitted violation of terms of probation. A suspended sentence granted for possession of a controlled substance- methamphetamine was revoked. She was ordered to serve five years in prison with the sentence to be served concurrently with a sentence imposed in Butler County on a charge of possession of methamphetamine 2nd offense. Kreisel was cited in a probation violation report for an arrested in Aplington for possession of marijuana 3rd offense on March 13, missing a scheduled probation officer appointment, not informing probation officer of change in residence as required, testing positive for methamphetamine use on three occasions and testing positive for use of THC on three occasions. Kreisel was originally charged in Tama County with controlled substance violations following a traffic stop for seeding by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Joseph Quandt.

Tama County Magistrate Court

Before Magistrate Ann Kuhter:

Steven Ray Henson, 30, Traer, failed to appear for trial was adjudged guilty of vehicle insurance violation. $439 fine and court costs. The Tama County Sheriff’s Office filed the charge.

Guilty pleas, fine and court costs. Agency filing charge(s)-

Merlin Mariela Castro Diaz, 33, Chelsea, interference with official acts $398, no valid driver’s license $335. Tama County Sheriff’s Office Jessica Anita Perez, 29, Marshalltown, disorderly conduct- obstruct public way $148. Toledo Police Dustin Arthur Hotchkin, 41, Alta, Iowa, driving while license denied, suspended, cancelled or revoked $398. Toledo Police Savannah Smiles Joy, 35, Tama, driving while license denied, suspended, cancelled or revoked $398,v fail to yield upon left turn $195 Tama Police Christopher Dean Arment, 22, Marshalltown, driving while license denied, suspended, cancelled or revoked $698. Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police Steven Lee Grissom, 25, Traer, provide false identification information $148.Tama County Sheriff’s Office Roberta Ann Archambeau, 66, Tama driving while license suspended $398. Toledo Police Enrique Rodriguez De La Torr, 53, Toledo, annoyance or disturbance- allow dog to bark $148. Toledo

Before Magistrate Richard Vander Mey:

Guilty pleas, fine and court costs. Agency filing charge(s)-

Hunter Joe Wegner, 21, Gladbrook, speeding- amended to 21 mph over posted 55 mph limit $270. Tama Co. Sheriff’s Office Paula J. Hernandez, 45, rural Tama, public intoxication, interference with official acts $296. Tama County Sheriff’s Office