Daily Record, Jan. 15, 2013

Felon caught possessing gun

Police charged a local man for possessing a firearm while being a convicted felon Friday.

Ardis Allen, 56, faces charges of disorderly conduct, a simple misdemeanor, and possession of a firearm as a convicted felon, a Class D felony, after police responded to a call for a disturbance at his home on Melody Lane Friday evening.

When police arrived at the home, they heard Allen arguing in the apartment with two women, said Capt. Mike Hanken, with the Marshalltown Police Department.

After knocking on the door, officers heard the distinct sound of a shotgun cocking and ordered everyone into the hall. Allen and the two women came out without incident and police arrested Allen on the aforementioned charges.

Marshalltown Police Department


On Sunday, an employee with K-Mart, 1716 S. Center St., reported the theft of a Leapfrog computer, headphones, cupcakes and poptarts from the business valued at $122.49.

On Saturday, Christopher Micheal Gummert, 302 N. 7th St., reported dent and scuffing damage in the roof of the cab just above the driver side door on a 2006 Dodge Ram pickup while parked at 600 E. Main St. Estimated value of damage was $150.

On Friday, Ricardo Perez, 1302 W. Church St., reported hit and run damage to the left front headlight assembly area on a 2000 Ford Mustang while parked at his residence. Estimated value of damage was $700.


On Sunday, James Doboul Kir, 514 N. 3rd Ave. Apt. #1, was arrested for public intoxication.

On Sunday, Vorshayn Dee Ware, 1008 1/2 W. Lincoln Way, was arrested for operating while intoxicated-second offense and driving while barred.

On Saturday, Matthew Grant Snyder, 604 S. 8th Ave. Apt. #2, was arrested for interference with official acts.

On Friday, Kisha Christine Kutzner, 702 1/2 W. Main St., was arrested for public intoxication.

On Friday, Ardis Allen, 404 Melody Lane Apt. #4, was arrested for disorderly conduct and possession of a firearm as a felon.

On Friday, Juan Roy Lizarde, 209 N. 2nd Ave., was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.

On Friday, Todd Allen Fisher, 1509 W. State St., was arrested for possession of burglary tools and burglary-third degree.

Marshall County Courthouse


Shanya Lindsey, 2028 W. Main St. Rd., made an initial appearance on a violation of probation charge. She has hired Chad Frese to represent her in this matter before the court. The probation revocation hearing is set for 10 a.m. on March 4. Posted bond will continue until the conclusion of the case.

Ruben Rodriguez-Perez, 704 Roberts Terrace, made an initial appearance on a operating while intoxicated-second offense charge, a open container charge and a speeding charge. The public defender’s office was appointed to handle his cases. The preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. on Feb. 1. Rodriguez-Perez was released on his own recognizance. The court ordered that he obtain a substance abuse evaluation and submit the results to the court within 60 days of today’s date.

Marshall County Sheriff


On Saturday, a minivan driven by Mary Katherine Davis, of Clemons, was westbound on 140th Street where it collided with a car driven by Ralph J. Norman, of Minerva, in the uncontrolled intersection with Gerhart Avenue. Norman was transported to Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center with injuries and passenger Jennifer Davis, of Clemons, received possible injuries, but was not transported. Davis was cited for failure to yield to vehicle on the right. Damage to both vehicles was estimated at $5,000 each and a phone junction box owned by Minerva Valley Telephone Company received an estimated $500 in damage.

On Friday, a car driven by Abigail Rose Bacon, 515 Eastview Rd., was eastbound on Highway 30 when it went out of control, headed toward the median, was over-corrected and entered the south ditch where it overturned. No injuries were reported. Damage to the Bacon car was estimated at $4,000.

On Thursday, a semi driven by Rickey Joseph Mormann, of Earlville, was eastbound on Highway 30 when, due to the driver having a coughing spell, it went into the guardrail in the median causing debris to be thrown into the westbound lanes and then exited the roadway on ramp 192. A vehicle driven by Josefina Duffy, of Le Grand, was westbound on Highway 30 when it struck debris on the roadway. No injuries were reported in either case. Damage to the Mormann semi was estimated at $2,500 while the Duffy vehicle received an estimated $200 in damage and the Iowa Department of Transportation guardrail an estimated $700 in damage.

Marshalltown Fire Department


The Marshalltown Fire Department responded to fire calls at 505 N. 14th Ave., and 604 N. 1st Ave., and four medical assists with the EMS crew to: 1211 W. State St., 202 N. 2nd Ave., 307 S. 2nd St., and 610 W. State St.


The Marshalltown Fire Department responded to calls at 909 Finkle Ave., 1500 Lincoln Tower Circle, 202 N. 2nd Ave., and 1125 S. 11th St., and three medical assists with the EMS crew to: 300 S. 3rd Ave., 1505 Fremont St., and Grant Street.


The Marshalltown Fire Department responded to a call to 122 W. Main St., a rescue at 1400 Gerhart Ave., and two medical assists to 105 N. 10th Ave., and 1501 W. Church St.


The Marshalltown Fire Department responded to a special call to 2203 S. 3rd Ave., two fire calls to 11 W. Linn St., and 1301 Summit St., and seven medical assists with the EMS crew to: 101 NewCastle Rd., 3001 S. 6th St., 11 W. Ingledue St., 712 E. Anson St., 105 N. 10th Ave., 600 E. South St., and 509 S. 4th St.