Attorney’s Office

Felony Case Update (May 2018)

On May 15, 2018, Ashley Flores plead guilty to the crime of Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Deliver, a Class C felony, in case number FE304746.  She will be sentenced on July 10, 2018 and faces a maximum term of incarceration not to exceed ten (10) years.  This defendant was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney’s Office Drug and Gang Bureau.

On May 16, 2018, Kimberly Graham appeared in Polk County District Court in criminal number FECR313469.  Graham pleaded guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Deliver (methamphetamine), a class C felony.  Graham will be sentenced in July, 2018.  Graham is being prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney's Office Drug and Gang Bureau.

On May 17, 2018, Anthony Garcia plead guilty and was sentenced for the crime of Attempt to Commit Murder, a Class B felony, in case number FE307947.  He was sentenced to a maximum term of incarceration not to exceed twenty-five (25) years with a mandatory seventy percent (70%) he must serve prior to becoming eligible for parole.  On July 28, 2017, the defendant drove Miguel Lorenzo Baltazar to Oakland Avenue where he shot and killed Jeffrey Mercado.  He then led Des Moines Police on a high speed chase from the scene.  This defendant was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney’s Office Drug and Gang Bureau.

On May 17, 2018, Krista Miflin admitted that she had failed to appear on a subpoena in the case of State of Iowa v Miguel Lorenzo Baltazar and was held in contempt of court.  She was sentenced to ninety (90) days in the Polk County Jail.  This defendant was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney’s Office Drug and Gang Bureau.

On May 22, 2018, Emeku Tavia-White appeared for disposition of her probation in several matters.  She had previously stipulated she violated probation by absenting herself from the Women’s Facility where she had been previously ordered to reside as a condition of her probation.  Pending disposition, she was evaluated for mental health and a recommendation was made for placement. The parties agreed and the Court accepted the following agreement:  AS to FECR299628, the Defendant’s Deferred Judgment was revoked and the Defendant was adjudged guilty of the Burglary in the 3rd Degree, Possession of Burglary Tools and Criminal Mischief in the 3rd Degree.  She was sentenced to a total period of incarceration not to exceed five (5) years.  The terms of probation in FECR288874, AGCR292602, SRCR286283 and SRCR289020 were unsuccessfully discharged after a sentence of contempt or 30 days each, concurrent.  The Defendant also entered a plea of guilty to the charge of Escape in SRCR308686 and she was sentenced to a period of 30 days in jail. 

On May 22, 2018 Daniel Smith appeared in FECR310785 and entered a plea of guilty to the charge of Criminal Trespass Causing Damage.  He was sentenced to 30 days in jail and was taken into custody to fulfill his sentence.

On May 22, 2018 Darius Stogner appeared in FECR305253 and FECR312095.  He previously pled guilty to Intimidation with a Dangerous Weapon, Trafficking in Stolen Weapons and Theft in the 2nd Degree.  The parties agreed he would be sentenced to and indeterminate term of prison of five years on each offense, consecutive. The Court did sentence him to fifteen years in prison pursuant to the agreement.

On May 29, 2018, Jeffrey Petersen 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 FE307772.  He was sentenced to a maximum term of incarceration not to exceed twelve (12) 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