Two locals get enhanced theft charge
A local man and woman both face an aggravated theft charge, enhanced due to two prior convictions.
Police charged Derik Bryan, 44, and Mary Owen, 58, both of 502 E. Main St. #3, with third-degree theft, an aggravated misdemeanor, after catching them allegedly shoplifting various items from Walmart, Capt. Mike Hanken, of the Marshalltown Police Department, said.
Bryan allegedly stole a pocket knife while Owen is accused of having stole various items including Vaseline, a Fanta soda, a pair of reading glasses, a padlock and a Transformer action figure, Hanken said.
The total value of all the items was $134.89.
Police arrested the duo Monday, but reports of the incident were not complete until Thursday.
Woman allegedly bites, chokes boyfriend
Under a recent change in the Iowa Code, a woman has been charged both with serious and aggravated domestic assault.
Melissa Andrews, 45, allegedly bit her 49-year-old live-in boyfriend on the arm before choking him at the couple's home in the Franklin Motel on Iowa Avenue West Wednesday morning, Capt. Mike Hanken, of the Marshalltown Police Department, said.
Hanken said the change in code, related to attempted strangulation, went into affect July 1. Andrews faces a serious domestic assault charge - for the bite - and an aggravated domestic assault - for the attempted strangulation.
She is being held without bond as is required by Iowa law.
Police Department Reports
On Thursday, Danny Triplett, 511 W. State St. apt #5, was arrested for simulating public intoxication, a simple misdemeanor.
On Thursday, Michael Ray Meeker, 1108 Iowa Ave. 14, was arrested for having an open container in the courthouse, a simple misdemeanor.
On Thursday, Jorge Roland, 610 E. Linn St., was arrested on two counts of simple assault and simple domestic assault, all simple misdemeanors.
On Wednesday, Melissa Anee Andrews, 1108 Iowa Ave. W. #29, was arrested for serious domestic assault, a serious misdemeanor, and aggravated domestic assault, an aggravated misdemeanor.
On Monday, Derick Allen Bryan, 502 E. Main St. #3, was arrested for third-degree theft.
On Monday, Mary Owen, 502 E. Main St. #3, was arrested for third-degree theft.