Court news

Eric Christopher Wilbers, 25, of 17374 Highway 62, Maquoketa, pleaded guilty to operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, first offense, and was sentenced to 30 days in jail, with 28 days suspended and credit for time already served and probation. Wilbers was fined $1,250 plus court costs, a 35 percent surcharge, and a DARE surcharge.

On May 17, Wilbers drove off 341st Avenue, Bellevue, and onto a fence, according to court documents. He had a bottle of alcohol with him and admitted to driving after drinking.

Richard Louis Allen, 49, of 507 S. Niagara St., Maquoketa, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, first offense.

On Sept. 1, according to court records, Allen was found to be in possession of a marijuana joint during a traffic stop at 1215 E. Summit St., Maquoketa.

Stacie Jean Bodenhofer, 46, of 1205-131 E. Platt St., Maquoketa, was charged with assault with intent to inflict serious injury and with interference with official acts.

On Sept. 8, Bodenhofer assaulted a victim at her home, including headbutting and hitting the victim repeatedly in the face, as well as threatening to kill the victim with a knife, according to court documents. The victim went to the emergency room. 

During the arrest, Bodenhofer tried to grab and kick officers, refused to put her hands behind her back and removed the handcuffs in the squad car, beating them against the barrier to the front of the car.

Wesley Daniel Brundage, 29, of 111 S. Niagara, Apt. 3, Maquoketa, was charged with possession of a controlled substance — marijuana, first offense, as well as unlawful possession of a prescription drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a controlled substance, first offense.

On Sept. 1, at a traffic stop at Prairie Creek Park, Brundage had methamphetamine, a burnt marijuana joint, and a marijuana pipe in a tin can, according to court documents. He also had in his possession two blue Clonazepam tablets.

Shae Allen Caven, 20, of 17939 Highway 64, Maquoketa, pleaded guilty to operating while intoxicated, second offense, and was sentenced to 90 days in jail, of which 83 were suspended, with credit for time served. His sentence included probation, completion of a substance abuse evaluation and recommended treatment, drinking drivers’ course completion, and a fine of $1,875 plus court costs, a 35 percent surcharge, and a $10 DARE surcharge.

On April 13, Caven was parked in the road at Bellevue-Cascade Road and 113th Avenue, according to court documents. The car was still in drive and lurched forward as Caven awoke. Caven smelled of alcohol, exhibited signs of alcohol use, failed field sobriety tests, and refused a breathalyzer.

Connor Thomas Chapman, 21, of 2245 290th Ave., Wilton, pleaded guilty to operating under the influence, first offense. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail with 28 days suspended and credit for time served, probation, completion of a substance abuse evaluation and recommended treatment, a drinking drivers’ course, a $1,250 fine of which $625 may be suspended, plus court costs, a 35 percent surcharge and a $10 DARE surcharge.

On July 21, Chapman was intoxicated near Taco John’s. He failed field sobriety tests and tested above the legal limit, according to court documents.

Jamie Ray Cockrell, 45, of 25375 Highway 61, Zwingle, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, loud or raucous noise, and was sentenced to one day in jail, with credit for time served.

On Sept. 1, according to court documents, Cockrell was intoxicated and got into a verbal argument at his home, saying he was going to beat in the door and breaking recycling bins.

Sahn Daniel, 34, of 422 N. Dearborn St., Maquoketa, was charged with violation of a no contact/protective order-contempt.

On Sept. 8, according to court documents, a 911 hang-up to 422 N. Dearborn St. led officers to see that Daniel was in the garage, as was the fellow subject of a no-contact order.

Thomas Anthony Detro, 19, of 8864 Highway 64, Maquoketa, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct-abuse epithet or threatening gesture, and was sentenced to two days in jail.

According to court documents, on July 18, witnesses saw Detro driving and swerving toward them, yelling, at Amos and DeGroat streets, Preston.

Briar Robert Detwiler, 22, of 113 S. Main St., St. Donatus, was charged with operating under the influence, first offense.

On Sept. 2 on South Seventh Street, Bellevue, Detwiler was stopped for driving on the left side of the street. He exhibited signs of intoxication and admitted to consuming alcohol, failed field sobriety tests, and tested above the legal limit, according to court documents.

Tyler John Hovey, 43, of 506 S. Fifth St., Maquoketa, pleaded guilty to fifth-degree criminal mischief and was sentenced to one day in jail, with credit for time already served.

On Sept. 6, Hovey destroyed a victim’s phone at his home, according to court documents.

Lany Isaac, 34, of 109 1/2 S. Main St., Maquoketa, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, first offense-marijuana, and to operating while under the influence, first offense, and received a deferred judgment in both cases. He was fined $315 in each case and a surcharge of $125 in each case, plus court costs and probation.

On April 8, Isaac admitted to smoking marijuana before driving, according to court documents. On July 12, he was found to be in possession of marijuana after officers were called to a report of a couple fighting inside a vehicle.

Brandon Michael Karr, 20, of 706 Davenport St., Dixon, Iowa, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

On Sept. 10, according to court documents, Karr had a one-hitter with marijuana and a container with marijuana in it on the 500 block of Butternut Street.

William Love, 48, of 1021 Third Ave., Apt. 15, Cedar Rapids, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine.

On Sept. 2, according to court documents, officers found methamphetamine and a glass pipe in the area Love had come from, near 917 W. Platt St.

Darwin Paul Michel, 53, of 402 W. DeGroat St., Preston, pleaded guilty to fifth-degree theft and was sentenced to pay a fine of $65, plus a $125 surcharge.

The theft occurred on June 10 at about 3:30 p.m., according to court documents submitted by the Sabula Police Department.

Glenn Patrick Nadermann, 19, of 1205 E. Platt St. Lot 113, has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, first offense.

Nadermann was arrested on a warrant in Dubuque County. On Sept. 5, according to court documents, a search warrant revealed a small bag in Nadermann’s pants containing methamphetamine.

Andrew David Ohms, 33, of 14267 Prairie Lane, East Dubuque, Ill., pleaded guilty to public intoxication and was sentenced to pay a fine of $100, plus any applicable surcharges and court costs.

According to court documents, Ohms was found walking along the road, intoxicated, after police received a call of a car stuck, running, on the railroad tracks near Spruce Creek Sept. 2. The keys to the vehicle were in Ohms’ pocket.

Shamika Katrice Peake, 32, of 422 N. Dearborn St., Maquoketa, was charged with domestic abuse assault, third or subsequent offense, and with operating under the influence, second offense.

According to court documents, on Sept. 5, Peake put hot sauce on a sleeping victim’s mouth, scratched the victim, ripped the person’s shirt off, pushed and then locked the victim out of the house.

In a separate incident Aug. 30, according to court documents, Peake’s vehicle was seen coming to a stop at an intersection where unrequired, made a wide turn and crossed the center line. Peake exhibited signs of intoxication, admitted to drinking before driving, and tested above the legal limit.

John Lee Ralson, 50, of 1221 Bear Creek Road, Monmouth, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and was sentenced to one day in jail, with credit for time already served, and probation.

On July 21, according to court documents, Ralston assaulted a victim by biting the victim’s hand, striking the victim, and holding the victim’s wrist and neck on the 300 block of West Platt Street.

Melina Rae Schulz, 42, of 505 S. Eliza St., Maquoketa, was charged with operating under the influence, second offense.

On Sept. 4, Schulz was driving while screaming out the window and, when she exited the vehicle, was unable to stop moving or complete field sobriety tests. Schulz did not test positive for alcohol and refused a urine test.

Clayton Eugene Shady, 30, of 116 Anderson St., Maquoketa, pleaded guilty to three counts of violation of Iowa Sex Offender registration. He was sentenced to serve 200 days in jail with 185 days suspended and fined $625 plus court costs and a 35 percent surcharge, with another fine of the same suspended. At the sheriff’s application, his sentence was reduced to nine days.

According to court documents, Shady refused to notify the sheriff’s office within five days that he had terminated his employment and that he had not spent the night at his then-registered address for several days in February. He also failed to notify the sheriff’s office in person that he had registered and titled a motorcycle May 24.

Jeremy Shawn Stephens, 44, of 810 Broad St., Sabula, was charged with assault causing serious injury.

According to court documents, on Aug. 30, Stephens assaulted the victim with a wooden closet rod, causing bruising, swelling and a cut. Stephens said that the victim had attacked him with an exercise weight and metal closet rod.

Jillian Marie Stoddard, 36, of 208 W. Benton St., Andrew, was charged with allowing a dog to run at large.

On Aug. 16, Stoddard allowed her dog to run at large in Andrew, after a previous warning, according to court documents.

Tony Woodhurst, 40, of 305 Union St., Sabula, was charged with allowing his dog to run at large.

According to court documents, on Aug. 29, Woodhurst’s dog chased a victim down the street near the VFW in Sabula, growing and trying to bite the victim.

Richard Louis Allen, 49, of 507 S. Niagara St., Maquoketa, was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, one for methamphetamine and one for marijuana, first offense, as well as two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and a controlled substance violation.

On Sept. 1 at 1215 E. Summit St., Allen had in his vehicle a gem bag of methamphetamine and a pipe for smoking methamphetamine, as discovered during a search warrant incident, according to court records.

In a separate incident, after a stop following traffic complaints Sept. 16 on the 100 block of Western Avenue, Allen had in his vehicle 24 grams of methamphetamine, 3.8 grams of marijuana, a glass pipe with marijuana in it, as well as a grinder for marijuana and rolling papers, court records show.

John Fredrick Blizzard, 34, of 122 Ehlers Lane, Maquoketa, was charged with public intoxication.

At about 2:20 a.m. Sept. 16, Blizzard was walking in the middle of the street in the 400 block of East Pleasant Street carrying a can of Bud Light. He showed signs of intoxication and tested above the legal limit, court records show.

Landon Jack Eby, 25, of 305 N. Main St., Maquoketa, was charged with domestic abuse assault, causing injury or mental illness, first offense, and third-degree burglary.

On Sept. 11, according to court records, Eby removed a window air conditioner at 112 N. Otto St. in Maquoketa and entered through the window. He admitted to taking a wrench at the residence.

In a separate incident on Sept. 12, Eby punched a victim about 15 times on the head, leaving a large bump and abrasion on the victim’s head, according to court records. The victim was holding a child at the time of the attack and afterward had a headache and reported feeling dizzy.