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News of Record: Jan. 6, 2012

January 5, 2012
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Man arrested on sex crime charges

LAURENS - A Laurens area man has been arrested on charges that he engaged in sexual behavior with children, the Pocahontas County Sheriff's Department reported Thursday.

Richard Holmberg, 83, is charged with lascivious acts with a child and indecent exposure, according to the sheriff's department. Deputies arrested him Wednesday at his home. He was released from the Pocahontas County Jail after posting a $6,000 bond.

Sheriff Robert Lampe said the arrest followed a lengthy investigation.

Otho man charged with felony assault

An Otho man is facing felony assault charges following an argument that left another man injured.

Michael B. Monahan, 38, of Otho, is charged with assault causing serious injury, a Class D felony. It's alleged that Monahan punched a man in the face and knocked him to the ground on Wednesday. According to court documents, when the man was already on the ground, Monahan allegedly bit off part of the man's nose.

Monahan appeared in Webster County Magistrate Court on Thursday, where Magistrate Bruce Cornell ordered him held on $5,000 bond.

Monahan's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 12.



VONGSEE - Susan Khamsai and Boonmee Vongsee, Webster City, a boy, Riley Ryu Vongsee, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012.


HOLMES - Christy and Brandon, Ankeny, a boy, Jacen Charles, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, Mercy Hospital, Des Moines. Grandparents are Brad and Colleen Koester, Duncombe. Great-grandmother is Florence Koester, Fort Dodge.

Marriage Licenses


Jose Mauricio Pienda, 31, Fort Dodge, and Christine Leona Stansberry, 37, Fort Dodge.

Wade C. Porter, 39, Fort Dodge, and Brenda Diane Lombard, 39, Fort Dodge.

Joseph Paul Groves, 23, Fort Dodge, and Alyssa Sherlyn Sweeney, 23, Fort Dodge.

Scott Christopher Jensen, 39, Fort Dodge, and Margarita Rios, 29, Fort Dodge.

Randy Lee Scadden, 20, Osceola, and Kayla Marie Keith, 20, Fort Dodge.

Magistrate Court



Operating while intoxicated, first offense - Keith A. Wells, 36, Perry, sent to District Court.

Open container - Keith A. Wells, 36, Perry, continued 180 days.

Possession of drug paraphernalia - David T. Shea, 41, 416 1/2 14th St., 30 days suspended and $185.

Interference with official acts - David T. Shea, 41, 416 1/2 14th St., $397.50.

Driving while barred - Chelsea R. Adams, 20, 102 Fifth Ave. N., preliminary hearing set for Jan. 19.

No insurance - Chelsea R. Adams, 20, 102 Fifth Ave. N., continued 180 days; Shanda J. Mead, 28, 2102 2 1/2 Ave. N., $397.50; Patrick L. Preston, 40, 103 N. 14th St., case dismissed, fined $60 in court costs.

Third-degree theft - Kelsie L. Maas, 20, no address provided, sent to District Court.

Striking an unattended vehicle - Daniel C. Billingsley, 28, Otho, $195.

Failure to maintain control - Daniel C. Billingsley, 28, Otho, $195.

Driving under suspension - Keith B. Gates Jr., 24, 1427 Third Ave. S., $397.50.

Firing explosives - Donald A. Woodruff, 48, 1649 Jonathan Drive, $195.

Simple assault - Wendy A. Leadley, 28, 915 Third Ave. N., No. 1, trial set for Jan. 20.

No insurance, accident related - Debra M. Pickett, 40, 1623 D St. West, $735.

Failure to stop or yield - Shanda J. Mead, 28, 2102 2 1/2 Ave. N., $195.

Registration violation - Shanda J. Mead, 28, 2102 2 1/2 Ave. N., $87.

Police Log



Joshua Carlisle reported an attempted burglary.

Tonya Slater reported criminal mischief.

Best Western Starlite Village Inn & Suites reported a burglary.

Tianna Brown and Marjorie Williams each reported a theft.

Two people each reported a domestic assault.



Julie Thompson, 42, 1352 Meadow Lane, and Dale Thompson, 50, 1348 Meadow Lane.

Deb Dawn Watson, 49, Moorland, and William Robert Watson, 51, Moorland.



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