Daily Record, Aug. 1, 2014

Man found with stolen checkbook, meth

A Marshalltown man landed a felony after police found methamphetamine and a stolen checkbook in his pockets.

Earnest Taylor, 45, was arrested Tuesday, when police were doing a warrant check and found him at the Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center.

Capt. Mike Hanken, with the Marshalltown Police Department, said after verifying his identity, they placed Taylor under arrest then searched him.

When he was searched they found a baggy with 1.5 grams of meth and a checkbook belonging to another person, Hanken said.

Taylor wrote six checks totaling $976 from the account, Hanken said.

Taylor is charged with possession of a controlled substance third offense, a Class D felony and third-degree theft.

Taylor is currently being held in the Marshall County Jail on a $6,000 cash only bond.

Marshalltown Police Department


On Wednesday, Ruben Maldonado, 410 E. Boone St., reported damage to a driver’s side window on a 1997 Honda Accord while parked at his residence and the theft of a Bass amplifier and a Sony X Plod. Estimated value of loss was $500.


On Wednesday, Brian Charles Smith, of Birch Run, Mich., was arrested for possession of a Schedule I controlled substance-marijuana.

On Wednesday, Lance Mandell Walker, 408 W. Nevada St., was arrested for public intoxication-enhanced, assault on a healthcare provider and interference with official acts.

On Wednesday, Shaun Owen Kudelka, 8 W. Webster St. (Half), was arrested for public intoxication, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief.

Marshall County Sheriff’s Office


On Tuesday, Earnest Earl Taylor, 408 W. High St. #17, was arrested for absence from custody.

On Monday, Randall Wayne Williams, address unknown, was arrested for theft-fifth degree.

On Monday, Anthony Wayne Frederick, 616 W. Boone St. Apt. #1, was arrested on a Marshalltown Police Department warrant charging him with operating while intoxicated and driving while revoked.

Marshalltown Fire Department

July 25

The Marshalltown Fire Department responded to a good intent call to 1711 S. Center St., two dispatched/cancelled en route to 716 Woodbury St., and 310 Columbus Drive, an alarm system activation, no fire-unintentional at 11 W. Linn St., and nine medical assists with the EMS crew to: 3202 S. 12th St., 1108 W. Iowa Ave., 232 N. 13th St., 1357 S. Fifth Ave., 1909 S. Third Ave., 2500 S. Center St., 707 W. Boone St., 403 S. Second St., and 405 S. Second St.

July 24

The Marshalltown Fire Department responded to four medical assists with the EMS crew to: 608 Reynolds Road, 409 N. 15th St., 202 N. Second Ave., and 501 S. 12th St.