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Felony Case Summary (July 2019)

On July 2, 2019, Shawn Thomas Bean was sentenced for the crimes of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Third Offense, a Class D felony, as a habitual offender, and Failure to Possess a Tax Stamp, a Class D felony, as a habitual offender, in case number FE321437.  Bean was on parole for Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Deliver and has two other prior drug felony convictions.  He also has sixteen prior probation or parole revocations.  In this case, Bean proceeded to trial and was convicted of possessing 16 grams of methamphetamine.  Despite the nature of this offense, his status on parole and his prior history, The Honorable Samantha Gronewald sentenced him to two terms of incarceration not to exceed 15 years and ordered these sentences to run concurrently to each other.  The Court did order these sentences to be run consecutively to his parole revocation sentence.  This defendant was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney’s Office Drug and Gang Bureau.

On July 3, 2019, Sean Darrell Dews appeared for a bond review in FECR327829 on charges of Trafficking in Stolen Weapons, Theft 3rd Degree, Carrying Weapons-knife, Carrying Weapons-firearm and Possession of Controlled Substance-marijuana (1/17) and SRCR327920 on charge of Possession of Controlled Substance-marijuana (5/23).   The Defendant asked the Court to modify his bond from $10,000 cash only to at least cash/surety.  The State resisted because he was on pretrial release bond when he was arrested for the second case, due to his prior substance abuse related offenses and because he has significant criminal history outside of the State-in several different states, suggesting he is a flight risk.  The Court modified his bond to $10,000 cash/surety, but required he obtain a substance abuse evaluation before release, comply with any recommended treatment as a condition of any release, and that once he posts bond, his release be supervised by the Department of Corrections pretrial release program.

On July 3, 2019, Caleb Leonard Blattel appeared for a bond review hearing in FECR328385 on a drug offense charge and interference and SRCR328281 on charges of theft and criminal mischief.  The defendant asked the Court to modify his bond to cash or surety. The State resisted based on his lack of verified place to reside and his need for substance abuse treatment.  The Court ordered any release to include residential treatment. In addition, he has two holds from Story County for Criminal Mischief and Theft 5th; the Court did not address those bonds.  The Court set total bond for Polk County indictable offense at $7,000 cash or surety.  Once he posts bond, the Court ordered he shall be transported to Prelude for residential treatment where he shall reside and participate as a condition of his release.

On July 3, 2019, Michele Parks entered a plea of guilty in FECR324636 on the charge of dependent adult abuse-financial. She admitted she was the care taker for a person and cashed a check which was supposed to be used for the persons rent and used the money for her personal use.  She will be sentenced in August.

On July 3, 2019, Dalecio Henderson appeared in FECR320391 and entered a plea of guilty to the amended charge of Serious Injury by Vehicle by Reckless Driving.  He admitted he operated a motor vehicle on a public roadway while he was speeding, arguing and illegally passing which caused him to lose control of his vehicle and crash.  His actions resulted in serious injury to his passenger.  The parties agreed to his release with supervision by the department of corrections pending his sentencing date in August with certain conditions including no driving, no drinking, random UAs, GPS monitoring and substance abuse treatment.  He will be sentenced August 13, 2019.  He also entered a plea of guilty in a separate case of carrying weapons in FECR325380.  The court granted him a deferred judgment and placed him on probation.

On July 8, 2019 Fulisha Louise Blanshan appeared for sentencing in Case No. FECR322176 for the crime of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, to wit:  Methamphetamine, a Class C Felony.  The Polk County District Court deferred judgment and placed the defendant on probation for two years.  This defendant was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney Office's Drug and Gang Bureau.

On July 8, 2019 Melvin James Glover appeared for sentencing in Case No. FECR321926 for the crime of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, to wit:  Cocaine, a Class C Felony.  The Polk County District Court sentenced the defendant to a term of incarceration not to exceed ten years, but suspended the sentence and placed the defendant on probation for two years.  This defendant was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney Office's Drug and Gang Bureau.

On July 8, 2019 Javier Manuel Ramirez Nieves appeared for sentencing in Case No. FECR322854 for the crime of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, to wit: Cocaine, a Class C Felony.  The Polk County District Court sentenced the defendant to prison for a term not to exceed ten years.  This defendant was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney Office's Drug and Gang Bureau.

On July 9, 2019, Robert Earl Andrada plead guilty to the crime of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Third Offense, a Class D felony, as a habitual offender in case number SR325319.  He will be sentenced on August 28, 2019, and faces a maximum term of incarceration not to exceed fifteen (15) years with a mandatory three-year 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 July 15, 2019, Joseph Barrese Jr. appeared for a bond review hearing in FECR328706 and AGCR328684 wherein he requested the Court modify his bond to standard bond amounts of $5000, $2000 and $2000.  The Court had previously set his bonds at the amounts of $20,000 cash only and $5000 cash only.  The State resisted given his prior criminal history in 3 different states, that there is a warrant for his arrest in NE for a criminal mischief, he has a prior record of failing to appear for court and walking away from his placement at the Ft. Des Moines Facility.  The Court cited his criminal history, the risk of his fleeing and safety to the community given some of his violent offenses and denied his request to modify the bond.

On July 15, 2019, Jordan Jones appeared in several cases where he had committed financial fraud and damage to property.  He had previously entered a plea of guilty in FECR323090 to the charges of Fraudulent Practice in the 1st Degree, Identity Theft and Forgery.  The parties agreed he would be sentenced to 20 years. If he cooperated with and successfully completed a long-term residential treatment program, the parties agreed to recommend his sentence be suspended and he be placed on probation.  In addition, the state would dismiss several other charges with the condition that he meet with any victim that so requested and that he make full restitution on all.  The Defendant represented to the Court that he would do things differently.  He has addressed his mental health as well as his substance abuse treatment and will continue to work on those issues through aftercare and sponsorship.  The Court expressed concern given his prior failures at treatment and probation, but agreed to go along with the recommendations.

On July 15, 2019, Curtis James appeared for sentencing in FECR320617 and SRCR320753 on the charges of Credit Card Fraud and Eluding. He also appeared and entered a plea of guilty to Forgery in FECR321918 and asked the Court to immediately sentence him. The Defendant is on probation in several other matters, through which he is placed at the Fort Des Moines Men’s Residential Facility.  He was granted probation in the current charges, ordered to make restitution and ordered to reside at the Fort Des Moines Facility as a condition of his probation. 

On July 15, 2019, Charles Olson, Jr. plead guilty and was sentenced for the crime of Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Deliver, a Class C felony, as a habitual offender and a second or subsequent offender, in case number FE326221.  He was sentenced to a maximum term of incarceration not to exceed thirty (30) years with a mandatory minimum six year term he must serve prior to becoming eligible for parole, consecutive to his federal supervised release violation.  This defendant was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney’s Office Drug and Gang Bureau.

On July 16, 2019 Meredith Ann Doyle appeared for sentencing in Case No. FECR325101 for the crime of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, a Class C Felony.  The Polk County District Court imposed a prison term not to exceed ten years.  Additionally, the Court ordered the ten year prison term to be served consecutive to the defendant's parole matters.  This case was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney's Office Drug and Gang Bureau. 

On July 19, 2019 Salvador Cruz Jr. appeared for sentencing in Case No. AGCR324355 for the crimes of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Third Offense, as a Habitual Offender, Tax Stamp Violation as a Habitual Offender, and Carrying Weapons, an Aggravated Misdemeanor following a jury trial.  The Polk County District Court sentenced the defendant to prison for a term not to exceed 15 years consecutive to parole matters.  The defendant must serve at least 3 years in prison before he can become eligible for parole.  This defendant was tried and prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney's Office Drug and Gang Bureau, in cooperation with the Altoona Police Department and Mid Iowa Narcotics Enforcement Drug Task Force.

On July 23, 2019 Joseph Nathaniel Lange appeared for sentencing for the crimes of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, to wit:  Methamphetamine, a Class C Felony; Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, to wit:  Hydrocodone, a Class C Felony; and Tax Stamp Violation, a Class D Felony in Case No. FECR322186.  The Polk County District Court ordered all counts to run consecutive to each other and further ordered the defendant to serve a total prison term not to exceed 25 years.  This defendant was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney's Office Drug and Gang Bureau. 

On July 24, 2019, Andrew Devick was sentenced for the crimes of Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Deliver, a Class D felony, and Failure to Possess a Tax Stamp, a Class D felony, in case number FE325286.  The Court deferred judgement and granted the defendant an opportunity on probation for a term of two (2) years.  This defendant was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney’s Office Drug and Gang Bureau.

On July 24, 2019, Melissa Burns was sentenced for the crime of Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Deliver, a Class C felony, in case number SR321696.  The Court deferred judgement and granted the defendant an opportunity on probation for a term of two (2) years. This defendant was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney’s Office Drug and Gang Bureau.

On July 24, 2019, Shawn George Wooster was sentenced for the crimes of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Third Offense, a Class D felony, as a habitual offender, and Possession of a Controlled Substance, Third Offense, a Class D felony, in case number SR326752 and SR314383.  He was sentenced to a maximum term of incarceration not to exceed fifteen (15) years with a mandatory three (3) year term he must serve prior to becoming eligible for parole and a five (5) year term, concurrent, for a total term of incarceration not to exceed fifteen (15) years. The court suspended this sentence and granted the defendant an opportunity on probation for a term of three (3) years with the condition the defendant participate in treatment programs through Veteran services.  This defendant was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney’s Office Drug and Gang Bureau.

On July 30, 2019, Rod William Mundy appeared in Polk County District Court in criminal numbers FECR324062, FECR325285 and AGCR325090 for sentencing.  Mundy was sentenced to indeterminate terms of imprisonment not to exceed 25 years for the crime of Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Deliver (in excess of five grams of methamphetamine) and five years for Failure to Possess a Tax Stamp in FECR324062, 10 years for the crime of Money Laundering in FECR325285 and two years for the crime of Credit Card Fraud in AGCR325090.  Mundy must serve a mandatory minimum of one-third of the 25-year sentence before being eligible for parole, but received a one-third reduction from the minimum based on his acceptance of responsibility.  These sentences were ordered to be served concurrently with each other, but consecutively to the revocation of his 15-year parole sentence for a total term of imprisonment not to exceed 40 years.  Mundy was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney's Office Drug and Gang Bureau.

On July 31, 2019, Jeremy Lee Parker was sentenced for the crimes of two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance Third Offense, a Class D felony, in case number SR316644 and one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Third Offense, a Class D Felony, in FE326456.  He was sentenced to a maximum term of incarceration not to exceed five (5) years on each offense, run consecutively for a total term of incarceration not to exceed fifteen (15) years to be served with the Iowa Department of Corrections.  This defendant was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney’s Office Drug and Gang Bureau.

On July 31, 2019, Maudicella Beary was sentenced for the crime of Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Deliver, a Class D felony, in case number FE323568. The court deferred judgement and granted the defendant an opportunity on probation for a term of two (2) years.  This defendant was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney’s Office Drug and Gang Bureau.

On July 31, 2019, Lorenzo Oakley was sentenced for the crime of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Third Offense, a Class D felony, in case number FE325508.  He was sentenced to a maximum term of incarceration not to exceed five (5) years. The court suspended the defendant’s sentence and granted the defendant an opportunity on probation for a term of two (2) years, consecutive to the defendant’s pending probation in cases in FE303689 and SR303688 with a total suspended term not to exceed seven (7) years.  This defendant was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney’s Office Drug and Gang Bureau.

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