News of Record: Nov. 15, 2017

Magistrate Court



Third-degree theft — Sandra L. Sweet, 36, Roland, preliminary hearing set for Nov. 29.

Interference with official acts — Sandra L. Sweet, 36, Roland, continued 180 days.

Driving while revoked — Anthony Cotner, 19, 318 D St., preliminary hearing set for Dec. 1.

Controlled substance violation — Casey A. Peck, 21, Des Moines, preliminary hearing set for Nov. 22.

Failure to affix drug tax stamp — Casey A. Peck, 21, Des Moines, preliminary hearing set for Nov. 22.

Possession of a controlled substance — Casey A. Peck, 21, Des Moines, preliminary hearing set for Nov. 22.

Probation violation, two counts — Nikeith Q. Fletcher, 23, 115 N. 12th St., trial set for Dec. 20.

Fifth-degree theft — Coty A. Sumrall, 30, 1414 Eighth Ave. S., trial set for Dec. 22.

First-degree theft — Taylor J. Johnson, 27, 311 First Ave. S., preliminary hearing scheduled.

Failure to stop in assured, clear distance — Riley J. Helmers, 18, Algona, $195.

Open burning — Ricardo Cardenas, 29, 623 N. Ninth St., $195.

Driving while barred — Tanner E. Lowe, 26, 24260 Nelson Ave., Lot 101, preliminary hearing set for Nov. 22.

Driving under suspension — Tanner E. Lowe, 26, 24260 Nelson Ave., Lot 101, continued 180 days.



DEPRANN — Christina DePrann and Miguel Andrade, Fonda, a boy, Erzo Ramon, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. Grandmother is Cindy Wagner, Webster City.


BUCKLEY — Katie and Joe, Omaha, Nebraska, a girl, Georgia Joy, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. Grandparents are Barb and Don Fontenot, Omaha, Nebraska; Sandy Montgomery, Omaha, Nebraska; and Pat Buckley, Fort Dodge. Great-grandparents are Mary Buckley, Fort Dodge; Joyce Heddinger, Fort Dodge; and Bette Farrell, Omaha, Nebraska.

Clark sentenced for violating release

A Fort Dodge man who was convicted of a federal gun charge has been sent back to prison after violating the terms of his release.

Sterling Clark, 27, of Fort Dodge, was sentenced to two years in federal prison on Tuesday after his federal supervise release was revoked.

Clark was originally sentenced to nearly five years in prison in April 2012 after he was convicted of possessing a firearm as a felon.

He was released from federal prison on supervised release on June 10, 2016.

At his revocation hearing, Clark admitted violations which included four separate deliveries of cocaine in August/September 2016, to which he pleaded guilty in Webster County, Iowa District Court and for which he was sentenced to 10 years’ in state prison in November 2016,” according to the United States attorney’s office, Northern District of Iowa.

Clark was released on parole last month, and then transferred to federal custody.

In addition to his two-year prison sentence, Clark must also serve 12 months of supervised release once his prison term is completed.

FD man sentenced on gun conviction

A Fort Dodge man has been sentenced to federal prison after he admitted to illegally possessing guns.

Johnathan E. Meier, 34, of Fort Dodge, pleaded guilty in June to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Meier admitted that on Feb. 14, 2016, he possessed a Harrington & Richardson .38 caliber pistol and a Hi-Point 9mm pistol.

He had been convicted of multiple criminal offenses, including third-degree burglary and trafficking in stolen weapons in Pocahontas County in 2003; third-degree burglary in Emmet County in 2009; sale or transport of a controlled substance in Orange County, California, in 2013; and possession of marijuana in York County, Nebraska in 2014.

Meier was sentenced to more than eight years in federal prison.