Nursing home employee charged with neglecting a resident
Police cited Kayle Griggs, 20, of Marshalltown Wednesday morning for allegedly throwing a pillow at a resident at Grandview Care Center, 910 E. Olive St.
Capt. Mike Hanken of the Marshalltown Police Department said the staff at the home told police that the 86-year-old victim has a medical condition that causes her to frequently yell at the staff.
Griggs became frustrated during a yelling bout and was unable to deal with the situation. That's when she threw the pillow which hit the victim in the head, he said.
The woman was unharmed by the incident, but staff still called police to file a report. Griggs is charged with neglect of a dependent, a serious misdemeanor.
Amber and Kasey Davis, of Marshalltown, are the parents of a daughter, Alice Marie Linn Davis, born March 5 at 7:36 p.m. at MMSC weighing 7 pounds 12 ounces and measuring 20.5 inches long. Grandparents are Dan and Sherry Timmer, Michael Denison, Tim and Mary Davis and Kim Davis.
Jason Flathers and Jamie Kendall, of Tama, are the parents of a son, Jacob Alan Wayne Flathers born at 1 p.m. on March 5 at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids weighing 7 pounds 2 ounces. Jacob joins big brother Zane at home. Grandparents are C.D. and Dot Kendall, of Tama, Steve and Sherri Stejskal, of Brooklyn and Rick Flathers, of New Richmond, Wis.
Justin and Ashley Ebersole, of Marshalltown, are the parents of a son, Jed Ashtin Ebersole, born March 6 at 1:24 p.m. at MMSC. Grandparents are Al Schultz, of Minden, Lisa Kenney, of Marshalltown, Jerry and Nova Ebersole, of Montour, and Tami and Mareno Wabaunasee, of Tama.
Melissa and Jeff Hochuli, of Tucson, Ariz., are the parents of a son, Jaydon Daniel, born at 8:29 a.m. on Feb. 28 at Northwest Women's Center, Tucson, Ariz., weighing 8 pounds, 9 ounces and measuring 19 inches in length. Welcoming Jaydon home is big sister, Olivia Grace. Grandparents are: Cindy Harrison, of Marshalltown; David Harrison, of Cedar Rapids; and Dan and Susan Hochuli, of Arizona. Great grandparents are: Harold and Ardell Cline; and Dorothy and the late E.W. "Wink" Harrison, all of Marshalltown.
Steven Havens and Jennifer Bryant, of Marshalltown, are the parents of a son, Daeton Daniel Havens, born at 7:27 p.m. on March 9 at Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center. Grandparents are: Cindy Carlson, Mark Havens, Helen Slifer and Bill Bryant.
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Shalonya Diekman, of Fort Dodge, made an initial appearance on two counts of a theft, second degree charge and two counts of a forgery charge. The Public Defender's Office was appointed to handle her cases. The Preliminary Hearing is set for 1 p.m. on March 26. Bond is set at $5,000 cash or surety.
Ralph Zesch, of Melbourne, made an initial appearance on a violation of a City of Melbourne ordinance regarding construction of a shed and a violation of a City of Melbourne ordinance of dog at large. The cases were dismissed on the City of Melbourne's motion with court costs assessed due immediately.
Nina Kathleen Ford, 1322 W. Main St., made an initial appearance on a unlawful passing of a school bus charge. She pleaded guilty and was fined $200 with a $70 surcharge and $60 in court costs for a total of $330 due immediately.
Hugo Rios, of Haverhill, made an initial appearance on a speeding charge. He pleaded not guilty and a Pre-Trial Conference is set for 9 a.m. on April 17. Rios was released on his own recognizance.
Jamie R. Connett, 311 Swayze St., made an initial appearance on a disorderly conduct charge. Connett was released on his own recognizance.
Dylan Frye, 308 W. South St., made an initial appearance on a driving while revoked charge. The Public Defender's Office was appointed to handle his case. The Preliminary Hearing is set for 1 p.m. on April 4. Bond will remain as posted.
Roxanne Romig, 114 N. Center St., made an initial appearance on a violation of a no-contact order. The Public Defender's Office was appointed to handle her case. The Scheduling Hearing is set for 1 p.m. on March 19. Romig was released on her own recognizance.
Mitchell Ruiz-Flota, 2658I Reed Ave., made an initial appearance on a contempt/failure to appear charge. The court appointed Jeff Hazen to represent him in this matter. The Contempt Hearing is set for 9 a.m. on April 13. Ruiz-Flota was released on his own recognizance.
Maschelle Duff, of Melbourne, made an initial appearance on a probation violation charge. The Public Defender's Office was appointed to handle her case. The Probation Revocation Hearing is set for 10:15 a.m. on April 16. Bond is set at $2,000 cash or surety.
Francisco Varela, 1607 W. Lincolnway, made an initial appearance on a operating while intoxicated charge, a driving under suspension charge and a open container charge. The Public Defender's Office was appointed to handle his cases. The Preliminary Hearing is set for 1 p.m. on April 4. Varela 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.
Adam Russell Moore, of State Center, made an initial appearance on a public intoxication charge. He pleaded not guilty and a Pre-Trial Conference is set for 9 a.m. on April 17. Moore was released on his own recognizance.
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On Thursday, James Matthew Ellis Jr., 309 S. 11th St., reported damage to the back window on a 2002 Ford Escape while parked at his residence. Estimated value of damage was $300.
On Thursday, Melissa Lang, 1106 W. Church St., reported the theft of an XBox 360 Kinnect, a camera and approximately 20 DVDs from her residence. Estimated value of loss was $700
On Wednesday, a person associated with Super Shine Car Wash, 919 N. 3rd Ave., reported damage to a 10 foot x 10 foot overhead door at 102 E. Iowa Ave. Estimated value of damage was $7,000.
On Tuesday, Oscar Ramirez, 2552 Smith Ave. Lot #50, reported damage to the locks on a J-Box on a Ford Ranger and the theft of a safety harness and straps, eight small concrete floats and a three foot float and several tools and tool belts. Estimated value of loss was $2,000.
On Wednesday, Kayle Marie Griggs, 105 E. Lincoln St., was cited for dependent abuse at Grandview Heights Rehab and Healthcare.
On Wednesday, a vehicle driven by Frank Laverne Matney, of Gilman, entered a bay at Super Shine Car Wash, 102 E. Iowa Ave., and the door came down and the Matney vehicle backed up, struck the door and then left the property without leaving information. No injuries were reported. Damage to the car wash overhead door was estimated at $7,000.