Daily Record, March 19, 2014

Man assaults child’s mother

A Marshalltown man accused of pushing and kicking his child’s mother has been arrested.

Andrew Varnum, 28, was arrested Monday, on the 500 block of North Fourth Avenue, after an argument about relationship issues led to the alleged assault.

According to police, Varnum walked by the victim, who was sitting using headphones, then threw his phone at her head. He left the room then walked by her again and slapped her in the head before he went to a bedroom and started throwing things.

When the victim went into the room he pushed her down a few times and kicked her. She was left with scratches and red marks that did not require medical attention.

Varnum is charged with aggravated domestic assault. The charge was raised from a serious to aggravated assault based on a prior conviction.

Man breaks in ex-wife’s house, assaults her

A Marshalltown man faces felony charges after he allegedly broke into his ex-wife’s house and threatened to kill her.

Dagoberto Rivera, 39, was arrested Monday on the 1000 block of Rolling Meadows Road, after police found him inside the home.

Capt. Brian Batterson of the Marshalltown Police Department, said Rivera was inside the victim’s home when she and her son got home. She told him she was going to call police and left. He followed her out, grabbed her by her lower neck and shoulders and said he would kill her if she called police.

Her 15-year-old son got in between the two and separated them. She had red marks on her neck but did not require medical attention.

Rivera is charged with third-degree domestic abuse assault, a Class D felony, first-degree burglary, a Class B felony, first-degree harassment and violation of a no-contact order.

Local man found with meth, weapons

A Marshalltown man who allegedly threatened someone, ran from police, and was then found with a large knife and meth has been arrested.

Dustin Moore, 29, was arrested Sunday, on the 200 block of West Grant Street, after the victim heard him knocking on his door shortly after he threatened to kill him.

According to police, the victim called Moore asking about money he owed. Moore threatened to shoot him during the phone call. Shortly after the call, the victim heard knocking on his door and what looked like Moore’s car outside. He called police.

When Moore was confronted by the police he ran a short distance then he got arrested. Police found 3.5 grams of meth, a scale, a large knife and more than $150 cash on him.

Moore is charged with possession with intent to deliver, a Class C felony, interference with official acts, harassment, possession of drug paraphernalia and carrying weapons.

Woman assaults another at bar

A Marshalltown woman accused of starting a fight and hitting another woman in the face has been arrested.

Police released information Tuesday that Jacquel Fisher-Zahnd, 56, was arrested March 12 at the Old Timer Tavern, 401 S. Center St., after she allegedly approached a woman who was smoking a cigarette and started a screaming argument with her.

According to police, Fisher-Zahnd, thought the victim was harassing her. This led to an argument that escalated to Fisher-Zahnd shoving and hitting the victim. Customers separated the two and called police. The victim had scratch marks across her face.

Fisher-Zahnd is charged with serious assault.

Marshall County Courthouse

Court

Tuesday

Dagoberto Rivera, address unknown, made an initial appearance on a burglary-first degree charge, a domestic abuse assault charge, a harassment-first degree charge and a violation of a no-contact order charge. The public defender’s office was appointed to handle all charges. On the burglary, assault and harassment charges the preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. on March 28. Bond is set at $50,000. A no-contact order was issued for the protected party.

On the violation of no-contact order charge, a contempt hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. on March 31. Rivera was released on his own recognizance on this charge.

Danny Dean Doty, address unknown, made an initial appearance on a failure to appear on a probation revocation charge. The public defender’s office was appointed to handle his case. The probation revocation hearing is set for 1 p.m. on March 31. No bond is allowed in this case.

Andrew Varnum, 502 N. Fourth Ave., made an initial appearance on a domestic abuse charge. The public defender’s office was appointed to handle his case. The preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. on March 28. Bond is set at $2,000 cash or surety. A no-contact order was issued for the protected party.

Elora Adriana Contreras, address unknown, made an initial appearance on a possession of a Schedule II controlled substance-meth charge and a possession of drug paraphernalia charge. The public defender’s office was appointed to handle her case. The preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. on March 28. Bond is set at $1,000 cash or surety. The court ordered a substance abuse evaluation with the results submitted to the court within 60 days of her release.

Jeremy Luis Sharpe, of Windsor Heights, made an initial appearance on a warrant charging him with aggravated domestic assault. The preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. on March 28. Bond is set at $2,000 cash or surety. A no-contact order was issued for the protected party.

Rebecca Ann Bracht Hapner, of Cedar Rapids, made an initial appearance on a failure to appear for a contempt hearing charge. The public defender’s office was appointed to handle her case. The preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. on March 31. Bond is set at $1,000 cash or surety.

Marshall Freeman Hooper, address unknown, made an initial appearance on a probation revocation request. The public defender’s office was appointed to handle his case. The probation revocation hearing is set for 1 p.m. on March 31. Bond is set at $2,000 cash only.

Jeremy Odom, 908 S. Second Ave., made an initial appearance on a possession of marijuana-enhanced charge and a possession of a Schedule II controlled substance-meth charge. The preliminary hearing is set at 1 p.m. on April 7. Bond will continue as posted until the conclusion of this case.

Juan Manuel Gonzalez Ramirez, address unknown, made an initial appearance on a driving under suspension charge. He pleaded guilty and was fined $250 with a $87.50 surcharge and $60 in court costs for a total of $397.50, due within 30 days of today’s date.

Jamie Bittner, of Ackley, made an initial appearance on a possession of explosives charge. The public defender’s office was appointed to handle his case. The preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. on April 7. Bittner was released on his own recognizance.

Jerod Stewart Frost, 407 W. Main St. Apt. #106, made an initial appearance on a possession of marijuana charge, a operating while intoxicated-second offense charge, a possession of drug paraphernalia charge, a driving under suspension charge and a careless driving charge. The preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. on April 7. Frost was released on his own recognizance. The court ordered a substance abuse evaluation to be submitted within 60 days of today’s date.

A 16-year-old female from Marshalltown made an initial appearance on a curfew violation charge. She pleaded guilty and was fined $50 with a $17.50 surcharge and $60 in court costs for a total of $127.50. The court allowed for 10 hours of community service in lieu of the fine and surcharge plus paying the court costs to be completed by June 1.

A 17-year-old male from Marshalltown made an initial appearance on a curfew violation charge. He pleaded guilty and was fined $50 with a $17.50 surcharge and $60 in court costs for a total of $127.50. The court allowed 10 hours of community service in lieu of the fine and surcharge plus paying the court costs to be completed by June 1.

A 15-year-old juvenile from Marshalltown made an initial appearance on a curfew violation charge. He pleaded guilty and was fined $50 with a $17.50 surcharge and $60 in court costs for a total of $127.50. In lieu of the fine and surcharge, the court allowed for 10 hours of community service plus paying the court costs to be completed by June 1.

Jodi Rau, address unknown, made an initial appearance on a no insurance charge. The charge was dismissed when proof of insurance was presented with court costs of $60 due within 30 days of today’s date.

Eric Tate, of Fort Dodge, made an initial appearance on a warrant for contempt for non-payment charge. The court appointed Laura Eilers as counsel. A contempt hearing is set for 1 p.m. on March 31. Bond will continue as posted until the conclusion of this case.

Isidro Garcia, address unknown, made an initial appearance on a possession of a controlled substance charge, a failure to obey a traffic control device charge, a driving under suspension charge and a no insurance charge. The public defender’s office was appointed to handle his case. The preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. on March 28. Bond is set at $2,000 cash or surety. The court ordered a substance abuse evaluation to be submitted within 60 days of today’s date. The court ordered Garcia to be photographed and fingerprinted by the Marshalltown Police Department.

Antonio Martinez, address unknown, made an initial appearance on a driving under suspension charge. He pleaded guilty and was fined $250 with a $87.50 surcharge and $60 in court costs for a total of $397.50, due within 30 days of today’s date.

Marriages

Brittany Marie Murphy to Francisco Barajas Jr.

Carrie Nicole Raske to Kevin Kyle Kroeger

Robert David Kelderman to Lacey May Young

Suzanne Mason to Darwin Vanhauen

Rodney Landt to Rejean Colby

Ricardo Castellanos to Esther Castellanos Rodriguez

Janet Fonseca to Jose Galvan-Hildalgo

Grundy County Sheriff’s Office

Arrests

On March 13, Sean Meester, age 23, of Grundy Center, was arrested in Grundy Center and charged with trespass, public intoxication and urinating in public. He is being held in lieu of bond.

On Wednesday, March 12, Jeffrey Barhite Simons, age 51, of Wellsburg, was arrested in Wellsburg on a Grundy County warrant charging him with failure to appear. He posted bond and was released.

On Monday, March 10, Bryan Mott, age 55, of Eldora, was arrested on Highway 175 one mile east of Highway 14 and charged with operating while intoxicated-second offense. He was released on promise to appear.