Attorney’s Office

Felony Case Summary (Week of 2/27/17)

On February 28, 2017, Daizhon Turner plead guilty to the crime of Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Deliver, a Class C felony, in case number FE299141.  He will be sentenced on April 18, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. and faces a maximum indeterminate term of incarceration of ten (10) years, with a mandatory one-third term he must serve prior to becoming eligible for parole. This defendant was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney’s Office Drug and Gang Bureau.

On February 28, 2017, Melissa Nicole Housely appeared in Polk County District Court in criminal number FECR298827 for sentencing.  Housely was granted a deferred judgment for the crimes of Possession of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine) and Child Endangerment.  Housely was placed on probation for three years. Housely was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney's Office Drug and Gang Bureau.

On March 1, 2017, Zachary Mead-Ostrander was sentenced for the crime of Delivery of a Controlled Substance a Class B felony, in case number FE295554.  He was sentenced to a maximum indeterminate term of incarceration of twenty-five (25) years with a mandatory one-third term he must serve prior to becoming eligible for parole. The Court granted the defendant a one-third reduction of this mandatory minimum for the entry of his plea and ordered that he serve 50% of this sentence prior to becoming eligible for parole.  This defendant was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney’s Office Drug and Gang Bureau.

On March 3, 2017, Christopher Morwitzer plead guilty to the crime of Conspiracy to Deliver a Controlled Substance, a Class C felony, in case number FE300835.  He will be sentenced on April 18, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. and faces a maximum indeterminate term of incarceration of ten (10) years with a mandatory one-third term he must serve prior to becoming eligible for parole. This defendant was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney’s Office Drug and Gang Bureau.

On March 3, 2017, Raeshella Kohler plead guilty to the crime of Conspiracy to Deliver a Controlled Substance, a Class C felony, in case number FE300824.  She will be sentenced on April 18, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. and faces a maximum indeterminate term of incarceration of ten (10) years with a mandatory one-third term she must serve prior to becoming eligible for parole. This defendant was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney’s Office Drug and Gang Bureau.

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Polk County Attorney's Office
Polk County Justice Center
222 Fifth Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309

Phone: (515) 286-3737
Fax: (515) 286-3428
Email: ctyatty@polkcountyiowa.gov