Attorney’s Office

Felony Case Summary (October 2017)

On October 3, 2017, James Raymond Baenisch appeared in Polk County District Court in criminal numbers FECR300845 and FECR308516.  Baenisch's probation was revoked in FECR300845 and he was sentenced to a term of imprisonment not to exceed ten years for the crime of Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Deliver (methamphetamine) and pleaded guilty to Eluding a Pursuing Law Enforcement Vehicle in FECR308516 and was sentenced to a term of incarceration not to exceed five years.  The sentences are to be served consecutively to each other for a total term of imprisonment not to exceed 15 years.  Baenisch was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney's Office Drug and Gang Bureau.

On October 11, 2017, Trenton Dahm was sentenced for 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 FE304670.  Judgment was deferred and he was placed on probation for two years. This defendant was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney’s Office Drug and Gang Bureau.

On October 19, 2017, Xavier Morrow was sentenced for the crimes of Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Deliver and Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Class C felonies, in case numbers FE300752 and FE300753.  He was sentenced to a maximum indeterminate term of incarceration of fifteen (15) years on each count, consecutive, with a mandatory minimum three year term in each case 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 October 24, 2017, Brittney Latreece Smith appeared in Polk County District Court in criminal number FECR303424.  Smith was sentenced for the crime of Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Deliver (methamphetamine).  Smith was sentenced to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 10 years which was suspended.  Smith was placed on probation for a term of three years and fined $1,000.00.  Smith was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney's Office Drug and Gang Bureau.

On October 24, 2017, Cesar Ismail Cabanillas appeared in Polk County District Court in criminal number FECR307531.  Cabanillas pleaded guilty and was sentenced for the crime of Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Deliver (in excess of five grams of methamphetamine).  Cabanillas was sentenced to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 25 years.  Cabanillas must serve a mandatory minimum one-third of his sentence before he is eligible for parole.  The minimum was reduced by one-third based on his acceptance of responsibility. Cabanillas was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney's Office Drug and Gang Bureau.

On October 24, 2017, Rahsean Jenkins plead guilty to the crimes of Possession, Receipt, Transportation, or Dominion and Control Over a Firearm as a Convicted Felon, a Class D felony, in case number FE300758.  He will be sentenced on December 6, 2017 and faces a maximum indeterminate term of incarceration of five (5) years. 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