Court news

Michael Lee Widel, 43, of 106 Edna St., Maquoketa, pleaded guilty to a charge of littering and was fined $250.

According to court documents, on Sept. 15, Widel dumped a tube television into the ditch on Dark Hollow Road, rural Maquoketa.

Probation was revoked for Kalo Jesse Young, 34, of 503 Esther St., Lost Nation, and his original suspended sentence was imposed.

On Aug. 14, 2015, according to court documents, Young was charged with conspiracy to commit credit card fraud and with fraudulent use of a credit card in an amount of $1,625.14. On Jan. 15, 2016, Young was ordered to pay a fine of $750, plus surcharge, a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative surcharge, $174 victim’s restitution and to obtain a G.E.D. Five years’ imprisonment was suspended, and he was sentenced to three years’ probation.

On March 25, 2016, Young was found in violation of probation and ordered to serve 30 days in jail. On Aug. 25, 2017, he was found to be in violation of probation and sentenced to serve 90 days in jail, concurrently with another case and with credit for time served. The Sept. 21 order imposed the full original sentence.

Robert Johnson Anthony, 53, of 114 S. Main St., Maquoketa, pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily injury and was sentenced to 365 days in jail, with 305 days suspended and credit for time served, to probation, completion of anger management or similar treatment, and two days in an electronic monitoring program for each day served in jail. Anthony was fined $625 plus court costs and a 35 percent surcharge.

On March 22, according to court documents, Anthony was charged with assault while displaying a dangerous weapon after assaulting a victim with a baseball bat inside the vehicle and outside the vehicle, on the 300 block of North Otto Street, Maquoketa.

Matthew Joseph Baguss, 48, of 29754 150th St., Bellevue, pleaded guilty to operating while under the influence, first offense. Baguss was sentenced to 365 days in jail with 345 days suspended, probation including a substance abuse evaluation and recommended treatment, two days of electronic monitoring for each day in jail and to pay fees of $1,250 plus court costs, a 35 percent surcharge and a $10 DARE surcharge, of which $625 may be suspended.

On June 10, Baguss was stopped along Highway 61 and sped away after a reporting party tried to awaken him. He was pulled over on 250th Avenue, showed signs of intoxication, and tested above the legal limit, according to court documents,

Jared Dean Behrendt, 18, of 847 Gateway Ave., #7, Clinton, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree theft and was sentenced to 30 days in jail, with 30 days suspended, credit for time served, and probation. Behrendt was also fined $315 plus court costs, a 35 percent surcharge, a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative surcharge and restitution of $11.32.

On June 26, according to court documents, Behrendt took an Xbox One console, two Xbox One games, a Nextbook laptop, three packs of Exeter 100s and $2 in change from 614 W. Platt St. #2, Maquoketa.

Richard Eugene Dennehey, 58, of 11027 County Road 45, Brainerd, Minnesota, was charged with eluding, at 25 miles per hour over the legal limit.

On Sept. 28, according to court documents, Dennehey was clocked at 103 miles per hour on Highway 64. He failed to stop for emergency lights and sirens, driving over the center line and into a field. A records check showed him to have a revoked license.

Dwayne Allen Edwards, 48, of 209 E. Grove St., Maquoketa, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance, marijuana, first offense.

On Sept. 29, at the corner of Highway 62 and Pershing Road, a marijuana smell came from Edwards’ vehicle, and Edwards admitted to having marijuana in his front pocket and a bong on his floorboards, according to court documents. A search revealed a scale and a pipe, as well as a small one-hitter.