Daily Record, Dec. 27, 2013

Man punches step-daughter after she delivered presents

A local man who allegedly punched his step-daughter after she went to deliver presents has been arrested.

Gary A. Corwin, 57, was arrested Monday, after the victim and a witness came to the Marshalltown Police Department to report the assault.

According to police, Corwin was upset she was at his house to give presents to another one of their relative’s kids. He then allegedly punched her on the lip. She was not severely injured. Corwin was cited for serious assault, then released.

Two men chase kids with knives

Two local men were arrested after they were allegedly chasing two 11-year-old boys with knives.

Van-ness C. M. Viles, 20 and Quinten Charlier, 18, were arrested Sunday in the back parking lot of Marshall Town Center.

According to police, two 11-year-old brothers were playing in the snow behind the mall. As the boys were playing Viles and Charlier were doing donuts in the same parking lot. One of the boys threw snowballs at their car.

Viles and Charlier were upset and got out of their car. They began to chase the children and allegedly flashed their knives at them. The boys ran to the nearby laundromat to their parents who were doing laundry.

Viles and Quinten were taken to the police station, cited for aggravated assault, then released. The knives were taken away from them as evidence. The children were not injured.

Man with methamphetamine, drugs arrested

A local man who had meth with the intent to deliver, marijuana and other drug paraphernalia has been arrested.

Skoky G. Strohm, 22, was arrested Monday at his apartment on the 300 block of West Boone Street after a search warrant from the Mid Iowa Drug Task Force was conducted.

According to Joel Phillips of the Mid Iowa Drug Task Force, during the search, more than five grams of meth was found in addition to water bongs, pipes, scales and packaging indicating drug sales. Two grams of marijuana were also found.

Strohm is charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of meth with the intent to deliver, a special Class B felony and tax stamp violation, a Class D felony.

Carey A. Meling, 38, of Marshalltown, the leasee of the apartment, is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and prohibited acts.

Stephen Schofsow, 44, who was also inside the apartment, was also arrested on warrants out of Marshall County for driving while barred.

Marshall County Courthouse

Court

Tuesday

Gary Alan Corwin Sr., address unknown, made an initial appearance on a assault causing bodily injury. The public defender’s office was appointed to handle his case. The preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. on Jan. 13. Corwin was released on his own recognizance. A no-contact order was issued fo the protected party.

Juan Carlos Martinez, 1015 E. South St., made an initial appearance on a warrant charging him with failure to appear for an initial appearance on a driving under suspension charge. He pleaded guilty and was fined $250 with a $87.50 surcharge and $90 in court costs for a total of $427.50. The court allowed for monthly installment payments of $50 beginning in January until the debt is paid in full. Martinez also made an initial appearance on a possession of a Schedule II controlled substance-meth with the intent to deliver charge, a theft-second degree charge, a prohibited acts charge and a possession of marijuana charge. The public defender’s office was appointed to handle his case. The preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. on Jan. 3. Bond is set at $100,000 cash only.

Danny Doty, address unknown, was arrested for two counts of probation violation. The public defender’s office was appointed to handle his case. The probation revocation hearing is set for 3 p.m. on Jan. 15. Bond is set at $2,000 cash for each case.

Elizabeth Marie Padron, 1015 E. South St., made an initial appearance on a possession of marijuana charge. The public defender’s office was appointed to handle her case. The preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. on Jan. 13. Padron was released on her own recognizance. The court ordered that submit a previously obtained substance abuse evaluation within 60 days as a requirement to this case.

Stephen Schossow, address unknown, made an initial appearance on a failure to appear for a jury trial. The public defender’s office will remain as counsel. The trial is reset for 9 a.m. on Jan. 9 with a pre-trial conference at 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 3. Schossow was released on his own recognizance.

Skoky Gene Strohm, 312 W. Boone St. Apt. #1, made an initial appearance on a failure to appear for an initial appearance on a driving while barred charge. The arraignment hearing on this charge is rescheduled for 1 p.m. on Jan. 6. Strohm also made an initial appearance on a probation violation charge, a possession of meth with the intent to deliver charge, a tax stamp violation charge, a possession of marijuana charge and a possession of drug paraphernalia charge. The public defender’s office was appointed as counsel for all charges. The probation revocation hearing will be scheduled by the District Court as its docket permits. All the other charges will have a preliminary hearing at 1 p.m. on Jan. 3. Bond is set at $107,000 cash for all charges combined.