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Daily Record, January 14, 2012

January 19, 2012

Man allegedly assaults 2 women

A man who allegedly assaulted two women and then tried to set himself on fire Tuesday has been committed for a mental health evaluation.

Christopher Kinkennan, 25, was allegedly observed hitting a woman inside the House of Compassion, 211 W. Church St. He was then observed outside the shelter hitting a different woman as an undercover officer drove by. Following the assaults he tried to set himself on fire, according to police records. The officer stopped and restrained Kinkennan until the Marshalltown Police Department arrived. He was transported the hospital for evaluation. Simple and serious assault charges are pending.

2 picked up on arrest warrants

Two 20-year-old Marshalltown men were arrested on warrants when they were allegedly trying to get someone to buy alcohol for them.

According to police reports, the Marshalltown Police Department was called to 114 N. Center St. to a suspect vehicle in which the men were apparently smoking marijuana, along with some juveniles.

Gregory Curtis Newsome Jr., 20, was arrested on warrants from Tama County for fifth-degree theft and possession under legal age. He was also charged with driving under suspension.

Deandre Davis, 20, was arrested on warrants for probation violation and serious assault. He was also charged with possession of marijuana.

Marshalltown Police Department


On Monday Thelma Smith, 207 S. 8th St., reported the theft of a Heil air conditioner from her residence. Estimated value of loss was $5,000.


On Sunday Ricardo Castellanos, 7 S. 16th St., was cited for driving under the influence.


On Tuesday Tobias Manning Becker, 19 N. Center St., was arrested for theft, third degree from Wal-Mart.

On Tuesday Gilbert Russell Strait Jr., of Eldora, was arrested for public intoxication.

On Tuesday Gregory Curtis Newsome Jr., 406 E. State St. Apt. A, was arrested for driving under suspension and on a Tama County warrant. He is being held for Tama County authorities.

On Tuesday Deandre Davis, 705 W. Iowa Ave. #32, was arrested for probation violation.

On Monday Deandre Davis, 705 W. Iowa Ave. #32, was arrested for serious assault.


On Tuesday a pickup driven by Dennis James Amundson, 3008 S. 14th St., northbound over the 18th Avenue viaduct when, due to the icy road conditions, it went out of control and slid into the trailer of a semi driven by Raymond Leroy Mitchell, of Marion, which was traveling south on 18th Avenue. No injuries were reported. Damage to the Amundson pickup was estimated at $2,500 while the trailer on the Mitchell semi received an estimated $100 in damage.

On Saturday a car driven by Arturo Cervantes-Ramirez, 1806 S. 5th St., was southbound on North Third Avenue when it struck a legally parked pickup. No injuries were reported. Cervantes-Ramirez was cited for operating while intoxicated and failure to maintain control. Damage to the Cervantes-Ramirez car was estimated at $2,500 while the legally parked pickup received an estimated $500 in damage.

On Friday a pickup driven by Jesse James Johnson, 519 N. 3rd St., was entering traffic from a parked position on Main Street when it collided with a car driven by Keoki-Kale Kaipane Staker, 401 N. 17th St., which was traveling west on Main Street. No injuries were reported. Johnson was cited for unsafe starting of a stopped vehicle. Damage to the Johnson pickup was estimated at $100 while the Staker car received an estimated $2,000 in damage.

Marshall County Courthouse



Tobias Becker, 19 N. Center St., made an initial appearance on a theft, third degree charge. The court appointed Chad Frese to represent him in this case. The Preliminary Hearing is set for 1 p.m. on Jan. 27. Bond is set at $2,000 cash or surety.

Ernesto Garcia, 411 N. Center St., made an initial appearance on a driving while barred charge, a operating while intoxicated charge, a possession of a Schedule I Controlled substance (marijuana) charge, a possession of drug paraphernalia charge, a failure to headlamps when required charge and a no insurance charge. The Public Defender's Office was appointed to handle his cases. The Preliminary Hearing is set for 1 p.m. on Feb. 6. Garcia was released on his own recognizance. The court ordered that he obtain a substance abuse evaluation and submit the results to the court within 60 days.

Raymond Horrell, 708 Union St., made an initial appearance on a possession of drug paraphernalia charge and a interference with official acts charge. He pleaded not guilty to the possession of drug paraphernalia charge and a Pre-Trial Conference is set for 9 a.m. on Feb. 21. He pleaded guilty to the interference charge and was fined $250 with a $87.50 surcharge and $60 in court costs for a total of $397.50 due immediately. The court allowed for monthly installment payments of $50 beginning Feb. 16 until the debt is completed or in lieu of the fine and surcharge Horrell may complete 46 hours of community service plus pay court costs of $60 to be accomplished by July 15.

Property Transfers

Jan. 9

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Farrell Properties Inc., 2742 330th St., Laurel

Mark and Kathryn Elsberry to Michael and Sarah Tupper, 510 Eastview Rd.

Frances White to Darroll White, 12 N. 5th St.

Arlene Harmon to Dale Hoffmann, 2329 Marble Rd., Liscomb

Runner Enterprises Inc. to BDRW Farms LLP, 2862 Underwood Ave., Ferguson

Ernesto Reza to Rogelio Plascencia, 207 W. Madison St.

Jan. 10

Adair Holdings LLC to Meridian Holdings LLC, 512 E. Main St.

James and Susan Gruening to Gary Sargent, 2004 Blossom Lane

Betty Jean Davenport to Betty Jean Davenport L-Est, Frank Davenport and Leonard Davenport, 619 W. Nevada St.

Farmers Savings Bank to Michael Oswald, 201 Minerva Ave., Clemons

Earl and Elizabeth Jessup to Joel and Kersten Jessup, 915 S. 8th Ave.

David and Kim Karsjen to Federal National Mortgage Association, 108 Diamond Circle, Rhodes

Jan. 12

Wells Fargo Bank to Department of Housing and Urban Development, 401 N. 7th Ave.

Michael & Debbie Hofert and Wayne & Dorthy Alexander to Michael and Debbie Hofert, 1506 Fremont St.

James and Teresa Pothast to James Pothast, 2148 290th St., Melbourne



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