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Felony Case Summary (February 2019)

On February 6, 2019, Daniel Mitchell plead guilty to the crime of Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Deliver, a Class B felony, in case number FE321161.  He will be sentenced on March 26, 2019 and faces a maximum term of incarceration not to exceed twenty-five (25) 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 6, 2019, Mark Anthony Jackson appeared for bond review hearing in FECR323984 as well as a probation violation hearing in AGCR312645.  The Defendant is on probation for car burglary and is accused of a second felony level car burglary.  In addition to the new charge, the Defendant is accused of violating probation by failing to attend probation appointments and continuing to use illegal substances. The Defendant asked the Court to reduce his bond and release him on his promise to appear. His current bond is $10,000 cash only for the new offense and there is no bond allowed on his probation violation. The State argued his violations and new offense were evidence of his inability or unwillingness to comply with community corrections.  The Court entered an order denying a modification of his bond.

On February 6, 2019, Joseph Walter Kelly appeared in several matters asking the Court to modify his bond, reducing it to some amount he could more reasonably afford. The Defendant sited his employment and that he has not failed to appear in the past.  The State sited his lengthy pending criminal charge history (14 charges in 5 different cases over 6 months) as well as his juvenile history dating back to 2013.  The State also argued the bond is not set at an extraordinary level and is consistent with the uniform bond schedule.  The Court declined to modify his bond given his prior history and the number of pending charges.

On February 6, 2019, Myleka Raylon Fox appeared in FECR320182 for sentencing on charges of Criminal Mischief in the 2nd Degree and 3 counts of Assault on a Health Care Provider.  She also entered a plea in SRCR321992 for Assault on a health care provider as well as a simple assault in SMAC378838 and asked for immediate sentencing in those matters.  The Court entered an order granting her a Deferred Judgment, consistent with the agreement of the parties in FECR320182 and entered judgment in both SRCR321992 and SMAC378838.  She was placed on probation for two years with conditions that she comply with mental health and substance abuse treatment, obtain full time employment, provide random UAs and complete an anger management program. 

On February 6, 2019, Markham Humphrey appeared for sentencing in FECR320682.  He had previously entered a plea of guilty to Theft 2nd degree. The parties agreed and the Court ordered the Defendant receive a five year suspended sentence and was placed on probation for two (2) years.  He is required to continue to cooperate with all programming at Bridges of Iowa.

On February 6, 2019, Parker Foreman appeared in FECR317689 and entered a plea of guilty to Assault causing Injury.  The parties agreed and the Court ordered the Defendant be given the opportunity for a Deferred Judgment. The Defendant was placed on probation for a year. 

On February 6, 2019, Ethiopia Khalifa appeared in FECR321429 and AGCR321984 and entered plea of guilty to Theft in the 2nd Degree and Assault causing Bodily Injury. She will be sentenced on March 27.

On February 7, 2019, Roger Doggett appeared for sentencing in FECR318324 and FECR318358.  He previously pled guilty to two counts of Burglary 3rd Degree as an habitual offender.  He has been cooperating the with Bridges of Iowa program and will be required to continue to comply as a condition of probation. The Court went along with the agreement of the parties to grant the Defendant consecutive suspended sentences of 30 years.  If his probation is revoked and he is sentenced to prison, he will be required to serve a minimum six (6) years before he would be eligible for parole.

On February 7, 2019, Richard Lavan Wagner Jr., appeared in FECR309385 and FECR294737 for a probation violation hearing. The Defendant previously stipulated violating his probation by being out of contact with his probation since he signed up, committing new misdemeanor offenses, failing to comply with any programming . The State urge the Court to impose the original sentences given the Defendant’s lack of compliance.  The Defendant claimed he was ready to address his substance abuse problems and asked the Court to order him to a residential treatment facility.  The Court granted his request, found him in contempt of 30 days on each cases , giving him credit for time served and ordered her remain in jail pending his transfer to a treatment facility.  Upon discharge from the treatment facility, he will be transferred to the Fort Des Moines Facility. 

On February 12, 2019, Lance Sinklier, Jr. plead guilty to the crimes of Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Deliver, a Class C felony, and Failure to Possess a Tax Stamp, a Class D felony, in case number FE321826.  He will be sentenced on March 26, 2019 and faces a maximum term of incarceration not to exceed ten (10) years and five (5) years.  This defendant was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney’s Office Drug and Gang Bureau.

On February 21, 2019, Marcus Hall was sentenced for the crimes of Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Deliver, a Class B felony, as a second or subsequent offender and habitual offender, and Failure to Possess a Tax Stamp, a Class D felony, as a habitual offender, in case number FE313524.  He was sentenced to a maximum term of incarceration not to exceed forty (40) years with a mandatory one-third term he must serve prior to becoming eligible for parole and a fifteen (15) year term with a mandatory three year term he must serve prior to becoming eligible for parole, concurrent.  This defendant was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney’s Office Drug and Gang Bureau.

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