Local man charged with threatening police officer
When a Marshalltown man went into the police department to report an incident, police ended up charging him with harassment after he allegedly threatened a police officer.
Dolphus Coleman, 47, faces first-degree harassment, an aggravated misdemeanor, after he allegedly referenced a Marshalltown Police Department officer who was shot Nov. 2, said Capt. Mike Hanken, with the MPD.
After he became disgruntled with the officer, Coleman allegedly made a gun gesture with his hand and said "Glad your boy got shot. Pop! Pop!" according to the police report. The officer took this gesture as a threat on his life.
Although the incident outside the police department took place Nov. 16, police arrested Coleman Monday at his home on the 500 block of North First Avenue.
Illinois man charged with willful injury
The court released an Illinois man charged in October with willful injury on his own recognizance Tuesday.
Scott Baumgartner, 37, of Liberty, Ill., allegedly got into a fight with an employee of Harvester Golf Club, 833 Foster Dr. in Rhodes, while attending a wedding, said Marshall County Chief Deputy Bert Tecklenburg.
A confrontation over child rearing escalated to violence that left the victim with a broken nose and other facial injuries, he said.
Tecklenburg said Baumgartner cooperated in coming back from Illinois, and police did not need to arrest him.
Baumgartner faces a charge of willful injury, a Class C felony.
Marshall County Courthouse
Micah Engle, address unknown, made an initial appearance by proxy on a not having a valid driver's license charge. He pleaded not guilty and a pre-trial conference is set for 9 a.m. on Jan. 15, 2013.
Tyler Walz, of Tama, made an initial appearance on two counts of a interference with official acts charge, a public intoxication charge, an assault on a peace officer charge and a possession of a Schedule II controlled substance-meth charge. The court appointed the public defender's office to handle his cases. The preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. on Dec. 24. Bond will continue as posted. The court ordered that Walz obtain a substance abuse evaluation and submit the results to the court within 60 days of today's date.
LuAnn Olsen, 3260 260th St., made an initial appearance on a failure to stop within a safe assured distance charge. She pleaded guilty and was fined $65 with a $22.75 surcharge and $60 in court costs for a total of $147.75, due immediately.
Scott Baumgartner, of Liberty, Ill., made an initial appearance through counsel, Barry Kaplan, on a willful injury charge. The preliminary hearing was waived. Baumgartner was released on his own recognizance. The court ordered that he go the Marshall County Sheriff's Office and be photographed and fingerprinted by the end of the business day today. A no-contact order was issued for the protected party.
Lisa Etzen, 1901 S. 4th Ave., made an initial appearance on a theft-fifth degree charge. She pleaded guilty and was fined $65 with a $22.75 surcharge, a $125 law enforcement initiative surcharge and $60 in court costs for a total of $272.75 plus restitution of $46.77, due immediately. The bond was condemned to pay all costs with the remainder, if any, to be returned to the payee.
Justin Wise, of Conrad, made an initial appearance on two counts of an aggravated assault charge. The public defender's office was appointed to handle his cases. The preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. on Dec. 14. Bond is set at $2,000 cash only. No-contact orders were issued for the protected parties. The court ordered that is Wise possessed any firearms or ammunition he was to make arrangements with the Marshall County Sheriff to surrender those items within 24 hours.
A minor from Marshalltown made an initial appearance on a violation of a graduated driver's license charge. He pleaded guilty and was fined $50 with a $17.50 surcharge and $60 in court costs for a total of $127.50, due immediately.
Marshall County Sheriff's Office
On Sunday, Stacey Lynn Oclair, 2103 Vermillion Lane, was arrested for operating while intoxicated-first offense.
On Saturday, Javier Ordaz-Sanchez, 3 N. 8th Ave., was arrested for criminal mischief-second degree.
On Friday, Roger Raphael Neuroth, 1 W. Grant St. Apt. #412, was arrested for operating while intoxicated-first offense.
On Saturday, a minivan driven by Stacy Lynn Reisinger Thran, of Grundy Center, was southbound on Sanford Avenue when it struck a deer that entered the roadway from the east causing heavy front end damage. No injuries were reported. Damage to the Reisinger Thran minivan was estimated at $3,000.
On Friday, a car driven by Roger Raphael Neuroth, 1 W. Grant St. Apt. #412, was apparently eastbound on the Garwin Road when it went out of control on a bridge, struck the south side cement barricade of the bridge and scraped against the bridge for approximately 15 feet before re-entering the westbound lane and left the scene. No injuries were reported. Neuroth was cited for operating while intoxicated-first offense and failure to maintain control.
On Nov. 27, a pickup driven by Kyle Dean Clarahan, of Rhodes, was northbound on Highway 330 when it struck a deer that entered the traveled portion of the roadway causing functional damage to the front end. No injuries were reported. Damage to the Clarahan pickup was estimated at $4,500.