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Dismissed

• One count of contempt, violation of no-contact/protective order against Sara K. Dean, 30, 133 Fifth Ave. South, Apt. 3, was dismissed. Magistrate Judge Bert Watson filed an order of dismissal July 24. Assistant Clinton County Attorney Ross Barlow filed a motion to dismiss July 24. The motion says the protected party was voluntarily present during the alleged violation. Dean’s alleged behavior has been appropriately addressed in a Muscatine County case, the motion states. The motion added Dean agreed to pay court costs. She was accused May 19 by the Clinton Police Department.

• One count of possession of a controlled substance, marijuana, first offense, a serious misdemeanor, against Jeremy R. Decker, 40, of Morrison, Illinois, was dismissed. District Associate Judge Phillip Tabor filed an order to dismiss July 23. Assistant Clinton County Attorney James McHugh filed a motion to dismiss July 23. The motion states after review of the evidence, the State believes there is insufficient evidence to proceed to trial. He was accused Jan. 13 by the Clinton Police Department.

• One count of fifth-degree criminal mischief, a simple misdemeanor, against Jeffrey A. Hurst, 61, was dismissed. Magistrate Judge Bert Watson on July 20 filed an order to dismiss. Assistant Clinton County Attorney Ross Barlow filed a motion to dismiss July 20. The motion to dismiss was made at the request of the alleged victim and because Hurst already pleaded guilty and was jailed for violating a no-contact order in the same incident. He was accused May 21 by the Clinton Police Department.

• One count of contempt, violation of no-contact/protective order against Amee J. Nelson, 42, 2917 N. Second St., was dismissed. District Associate Judge Phillip Tabor filed an order July 22 dismissing the charge. She was accused July 22 by the Clinton Police Department.

• One count of domestic abuse-assault, injury or mental illness, first offense, a serious misdemeanor, against Colton L. Varty, 22, of Oxford Junction, was dismissed. District Associate Judge Phillip Tabor on July 24 filed an order to dismiss. Assistant Clinton County Attorney Ross Barlow filed a motion to dismiss July 23. The motion says the alleged victim provided a written statement recanting her original statements that an assault occurred. The motion states there is no other sufficient evidence for the State to successfully continue prosecution. He was accused June 17 by the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office.

Drugs

• David J. DeMoss, 39, of Low Moor, pleaded guilty March 19 to one count of possession of a controlled substance, namely marijuana, with intent to deliver, a Class D felony. District Court Judge John Telleen on July 24 ordered a sentence to the custody of the Director of the Iowa Department of Corrections for a period of five years be suspended. A $750 fine was suspended. DeMoss pleaded guilty to operating vehicle without owner’s consent, an aggravated misdemeanor. Telleen ordered a sentence to the custody of the Director of the Iowa Department of Corrections for two years be suspended. A $625 fine was suspended. The suspended sentences were ordered to be served concurrently. DeMoss was placed on probation for two years unless sooner released by the court upon the probation officer’s recommendation. DeMoss was ordered to obtain a substance abuse evaluation and successfully complete any recommended treatment and maintain employment. One count of driving while barred, an aggravated misdemeanor, and one count of failure to affix drug stamp, a Class D felony, were dismissed at sentencing with costs assessed to DeMoss. He was accused May 6, 2019 and July 15, 2019, by the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office.

• Devonte J. Jones, 25, 2335 N. Seventh St., pleaded guilty July 22 to one count of possession of a controlled substance, marijuana, third or subsequent offense, an aggravated misdemeanor. District Associate Judge Phillip Tabor on July 22 ordered Jones to serve 215 days in the Clinton County Jail with 200 days suspended and credit for eight days served. A $625 fine was suspended. Jones was placed on unsupervised probation for one year. He was accused Feb. 29 by the Clinton Police Department.

• Kayla M. Kunz, 25, of Camanche, pleaded guilty July 2 to two counts of possession of a controlled substance, marijuana, first offense, a serious misdemeanor. District Associate Judge Phillip Tabor on July 22 ordered Kunz to serve 180 days in the Clinton County Jail with 180 days suspended on each count. A $315 fine was imposed on each count. She was placed on unsupervised probation for one year. She was ordered to complete a substance abuse evaluation within 30 days and follow any recommended treatment. She is to provide the court proof of completion. She was accused April 28 and May 16 by the Camanche Police Department.

Harassment

• Patricia A. Sherrod, 62, 557 Sixth Ave. South, pleaded guilty July 23 to one count of harassment of public official or employee, a simple misdemeanor. Magistrate Judge Bert Watson on July 23 ordered a $105 fine be imposed. She was accused June 26 by the Clinton Police Department.

Operating while under the influence

• Bridget I. Ainley, 35, 4164 Highway 136, pleaded guilty June 17 to one count of operating while under the influence, first offense, a serious misdemeanor. District Associate Judge Phillip Tabor on July 22 ordered Ainley to serve 30 days in the Clinton County Jail with 28 days suspended. Ainley was approved for the electronic monitoring program subject to the rules and regulations of the Clinton County Jail. Ainley was ordered to serve two days in the program for each day of incarceration. Violation of the rules and conditions of the program may result in termination of the program and prosecution for contempt of court or escape. A $1,250 fine was imposed. Ainley was placed on unsupervised probation for one year. She was ordered to complete a substance abuse evaluation and complete any recommended treatment. She was ordered to begin within 30 days of the order. She must provide the court proof of compliance and completion no later than the next court appearance. She was also ordered to complete the Iowa Course for Drinking Drivers through Eastern Iowa Community Colleges. She was accused May 22 by the Clinton Police Department.

• David E. Carber, 52, 536 Seventh Ave. South, pleaded guilty July 22 to one count of operating while under the influence, third offense, a Class D felony. District Associate Judge Phillip Tabor on July 22 sentenced Carber to serve an indeterminate term not to exceed five years. A $3,125 fine was imposed. The sentence was ordered to run concurrently with Carber’s parole revocation. Carber pleaded guilty to driving while barred, an aggravated misdemeanor. Tabor ordered Carber to serve 64 days in the Clinton County Jail with credit for 64 days served. A $625 fine was suspended. The sentence was ordered to run concurrently with the sentence imposed under the operating while under the influence charge. He was accused May 19 by the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office.

• Raul Martinez Correa, 32, of Albany, Illinois, pleaded guilty July 28 to one count of operating while under the influence, first offense, a serious misdemeanor. District Associate Judge Phillip Tabor on July 28 ordered Martinez Correa to serve 30 days in the Clinton County Jail with 28 days suspended. A $1,250 fine was imposed. The order says $625 of the fine may be suspended pursuant to Iowa Code if Martinez Correa qualifies. He was placed on unsupervised probation for one year. He was ordered to complete a substance abuse evaluation and complete any recommended treatment. He must begin within 30 days of the order. He is to file proof of compliance and completion with the court no later than the next court appearance. He was also ordered to complete the Iowa Course for Drinking Drivers through Eastern Iowa Community Colleges. He was accused July 2 by the Clinton Police Department.

Theft

• Gary A. Norem, 55, 2715 S. 18th St., No. 116, pleaded guilty July 23 to one count of fifth-degree theft, a simple misdemeanor. Magistrate Judge Bert Watson on July 23 ordered a $105 fine be imposed. Norem was accused April 28 by the Clinton Police Department.

Violation of probation

• Tara L. Hattendorf, 43, stipulated to violation of probation July 24. The court found she violated the terms of probation and found her in contempt. District Court Judge John Telleen on July 24 ordered Hattendorf to serve 60 days in the Clinton County Jail with 60 days suspended. Hattendorf was released to street probation to the Seventh Judicial District Department of Correctional Services. She is subject to the terms and conditions of probation that have already been established and additional conditions that may be prescribed. Probation revocation was filed March 27 by Assistant Clinton County Attorney Ross Barlow.