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Felony Case Summary (May 2019)

On May 2, 2019 Gregory John Barinsky appeared for sentencing in Case No. FECR320674 for the crime of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, to wit:  Marijuana, a Class D Felony.  The Polk County District Court sentenced the defendant to a term of incarceration not to exceed five years, but suspended the sentence and placed the defendant on probation for two years.  This case was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney's Drug and Gang Bureau.

On May 2, 2019 Samuel Ferguson Gittens appeared for sentencing in Case No. FECR322389 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 case was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney's Drug and Gang Bureau.

On May 6, 2019, Malcom Lahori was sentenced for the crime of Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Deliver, a Class D felony, in case number FE317777.  He was sentenced to a maximum term of incarceration not to exceed five (5) years and the Court suspended the Defendant’s sentence, granting the Defendant an opportunity on probation for a term of three (3) years.  This defendant was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney’s Office Drug and Gang Bureau.

On May 8, 2019, Christina Elise Stevens was sentenced for the crime of Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Deliver, a Class D felony, in case number SR315886.  She was sentenced to a maximum term of incarceration not to exceed five (5) years, which was suspended by the Court and the Defendant was granted 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 May 9, 2019, Anthony Beaman was sentenced for the crime of Possession of a Controlled Substance Third offense, a Class D felony, as a habitual offender, in case number FE318972.  The Defendant 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. The Court suspended the Defendant’s sentence and granted the Defendant an opportunity on probation for a term of three (3) years, placing the defendant at the Fort Des Moines Residential Correctional Facility and ordering the Defendant to complete substance abuse treatment and aftercare.  This defendant was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney’s Office Drug and Gang Bureau.

On May 7, 2019 Daniel Andra Kleuskens appeared for sentencing for the charge of Tax Stamp Violation, a Class D Felony, in Case No. FECR322313.  The Polk County District Court imposed a term of incarceration not to exceed five years, but suspended the term and placed the defendant on probation.  This defendant was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney's Office Drug and Gang Bureau. 

On May 7, 2019 Becki Lynn  Kleuskens appeared for sentencing for the charge of Tax Stamp Violation, a Class D Felony, in Case No. FECR322310.  The Polk County District Court imposed a term of incarceration not to exceed five years, but suspended the term and placed the defendant on probation.  This defendant was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney's Office Drug and Gang Bureau. 

On May 7, 2019 Richard Andrew Jackson appeared for sentencing for the charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Third or Subsequent Offense, to wit:  Methamphetamine, as a Habitual Offender in Case No. SRCR322331.  The Polk County District Court imposed a term of incarceration not to exceed fifteen years with a mandatory minimum three years, but suspended the term and placed the defendant on probation.  This defendant was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney's Office Drug and Gang Bureau. 

On May 9, 2019 Earl O Clay, III appeared for sentencing for the charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, to wit:  Cocaine, a Class C Felony in Case No. FECR323024.  Over the State of Iowa's objection, the Polk County District Court deferred judgment and placed the defendant on probation.  This defendant was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney's Office Drug and Gang Bureau. 

On May 10, 2019 Bryce Parker Bechtel appeared for disposition on a probation revocation in Case No. SRCR314105.  The Polk County District Court imposed a 30 day contempt jail sentence.  Following service of the jail sentence, the defendant will continue on probation.  This defendant was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney's Office Drug and Gang Bureau. 

On May 14, 2019 Brandon Jerome Burbank appeared for sentencing for the charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Third Offense, to wit:  Methamphetamine, a Class D Felony and Possession of a Controlled Substance, Third Offense, to wit:  Marijuana, a Class D Felony in Case No. FECR324878.  The Polk County District Court imposed a term of incarceration not to exceed five years on each offense, and further ordered that it run consecutive to one another for a total term in prison not to exceed ten years.  Additionally, the Court ordered this ten year term to be served consecutive to the defendant's parole matters.  This defendant was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney's Office Drug and Gang Bureau. 

On May 20, 2019, Patrick Allan Baccam was sentenced for the crimes of Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Deliver, a Class D felony, in case number FE318127.  He was sentenced to a maximum term of incarceration not to exceed five (5) 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 May 20, 2019, James Odell Martin was sentenced for the crimes of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Third Offense, a Class D felony, and Possession of a Controlled Substance, Third Offense, a Class D felony, in case number SR323023.  He was sentenced to a maximum term of incarceration not to exceed five (5) years on each count, concurrent to each other. The Court suspended the defendant’s sentence and granted him an opportunity on probation to obtain mental health and substance abuse treatment in the community.  This defendant was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney’s Office Drug and Gang Bureau.

On May 20, 2019, Zachary Michael Vermillion 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 FE321798.  The Court deferred judgement on each count 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 May 22, 2019, Kevin Livan Nunez plead guilty to the crimes of Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Deliver, To Wit: Methamphetamine, in excess of five (5) grams, a Class B felony; Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Deliver, To Wit: Cocaine, a Class C Felony; and Trafficking in Stolen Weapons while Participating in a Public Offense, A Class C Felony, in case number FE320959.  The Defendant requested immediate sentencing on these offenses and was was sentenced to 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 for Possession with Intent to Deliver, To Wit: Methamphetamine, incarceration for a term of ten (10) years for Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, To Wit: Cocaine, and incarceration for a term of ten (10) years for Trafficking in Stolen Weapons. Each offense was run consecutively to each other for a total period of incarceration not to exceed forty-five (45) 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 May 28, 2019, Alijah Belieu plead guilty and was sentenced for the crimes of Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Deliver, a Class C felony, in FECR317216 and Eluding, a Class D felony, in case number FE322883.  She was sentenced to a maximum term of incarceration not to exceed ten (10) years and five (5) years, consecutive, but these sentences were suspended and she was placed on probation with the requirement that she reside at the Women’s Residential Facility.  This defendant was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney’s Office Drug and Gang Bureau.

On May 24, 2019 a Polk County Jury convicted Salvador Cruz, Jr. of the crimes of Possession of a Controlled Substance as a Habitual Offender; A Tax Stamp Violation as a Habitual Offender; and Carrying Weapons, an aggravated misdemeanor, in Polk County Case No. AGCR324355.  Sentencing is currently set for July 11, 2019.  The Defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 32 years in prison with a mandatory minimum 6 years that would have to be served prior to eligibility 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 May 29, 2019, Austin Clark plead guilty and was sentenced for the crimes of Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Deliver, a Class C felony, in FECR320876, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Second Offense, an aggravated misdemeanor, in FECR321948 and Burglary in the Third Degree, a Class D felony, in case number FE324443.  He was sentenced to a maximum term of incarceration not to exceed ten (10) years and two (2) years, consecutive, and five (5) years, concurrent, for a total of fifteen (15) years.  This defendant was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney’s Office Drug and Gang Bureau.

On May 29, 2019, Joseph Hoffman plead guilty and was sentenced for the crime of Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Deliver, a Class C felony, as a second or subsequent offender, in case number FE325483.  He was sentenced to a maximum term of incarceration not to exceed thirty (30) years, consecutive to his parole revocation.  This defendant was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney’s Office Drug and Gang Bureau.

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