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Tama County District Court

April 28, 2010
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Before Judge Sean W. McPartland

Jesse James Lathrop, 33, Dysart, entered written guilty pleas to an amended trial information of three counts of child endangerment and a charge possession of marijuana, third or greater offense.

He received suspended sentences of two years each on the child endangerment with fines of $625 waived on each. Lathrop was fined $625 and assessed a $125 law enforcement fee on the marijuana charge. He was placed on probation for two years to the 6th Judicial District Department of Correctional Services.

Lathrop was charged Dec. 4, 2009, by Dysart Police Chief Tim Ruroden after a search warrant was executed at a Dysart residence. Three minor children, ages one, four and eight were in the home where marijuana was found according to court records.

Lathrop originally faced charges of prohibited acts, neglect of a dependent person and possession of marijuana.

Jordan Dean Prochaska, 18, Dysart, entered a written guilty plea to five counts of 3rd degree burglary. He received a deferred judgement and was placed on probation for two years to the 6th Judicial District Department of Correctional Services.

Prochaska was also ordered to pay $1,396 victim restitution.

He was originally charged with nine counts of 3rd degree burglary following a series of thefts from vehicles in Dysart. Among items taken were an I Pod, CD player, batting gloves and softball helmets, CB radio and antenna, pocket knife, clothing items and prescription sunglasses. Damage to some of the vehicles involved was also noted. He was one of three charged in the incidents.

Kevin Rohrer, 43, rural Hartwick, had probation revoked and was sentenced to serve concurrent nine day jail sentences. Rohrer pled guilty to charges of 1st offense drunken driving and child endangerment on July 24, 2008 and received suspended sentences.

His probation was revoked after a 2nd offense drunken driving conviction. He was charged on June 27, 2009, at Iowa Highway 96 and G Avenue by Tama County Deputy Sheriff David Rangel.

He received a concurrent jail sentence on that charge and was fined $1,875 in court action last week.

Gabriel Michael Jenness, 28, Waterloo, pled guilty to a charge of possession of marijuana with intent to manufacture. He received a two-year deferred judgement and was assessed a $750 civil penalty. He was also ordered to participate in Motivational Enhancement and Cognitive Restructuring groups coffered by the 1st Judicial District Department of Correctional Services.

Jenness was charged on Sept. 7, 2009, by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Craig Karr. He was in a vehicle stopped in Hickory Hills Park north of Dysart which had been stopped by a park officer who became suspicious.

Before Judge Mitchell E. Turner

Dustin Jerome Jefferson, 35, rural Tama, was sentenced to seven days in jail and fined $1,875 on a charge of 2nd offense drunken driving.

He was charged on Oct. 13, 2009, at rural Tama by Meskwaki Tribal Police Officer Scott Brammer.



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