Local nurse charged with stealing pain killers
After a nearly four-month investigation, police arrested a local nurse for allegedly stealing prescription pills from a patient.
Kerri Underhill, 37, of Marshalltown, is charged with prohibited acts, an aggravated misdemeanor, after she allegedly took nine hydrocodone pills from a patient for whom she was caring back in late August, said Capt. Mike Hanken, with the Marshalltown Police Department.
Underhill was a visiting nurse for the local branch of Home Care Services in Iowa. Underhill appeared with her attorney Wednesday at the Marshalltown Police Department where police charged and released her.
Marshalltown Police Department
On Wednesday, Manuel Balderas, 9 E. South St., reported the fraudulent theft by scam of $100.
On Wednesday, Dec. 12, a citizen reported the theft of cash in the amount of $690.94.
On Wednesday, Kerri Lee Underhill, 620 W. Boone St., was cited for prohibited acts.
On Wednesday, Kerri Lee Underhill, 620 W. Boone St., was arrested for prohibited acts.
On Wednesday, Michael Trazeek Robinson, 1001 W. Iowa Ave. #11, was arrested for violation of a no-contact order.
On Wednesday, Mason L. Tubby, of Philadelphia, Miss., was arrested for public intoxication.
On Wednesday, Sarah Anne Youngbear-Brown, of Tama, was arrested for public intoxication.
On Wednesday, a car driven by Lisa Darlene Berg, 6 Marion St., was westbound on Anson Street at the intersection with South Center Street when it attempted a right hand turn and collided with a vehicle driven by Stephanie Jo Belt, 2513 S. 8th St., which was traveling south through the intersection on a green light. No injuries were reported. Berg was cited for failure to yield right of way. Damage to the Belt vehicle was estimated at $1,000.
Marshall County Courthouse
Melissa Rose Harris, of Eldora, made an initial appearance on a violation of probation charge. The public defender's office was appointed to handle her case. The probation revocation hearing is set for 3 p.m. on Dec. 31. Bond is set at $5,000 cash or surety.
Michael Robinson, address unknown, made an initial appearance on a violation of a no-contact order charge. The court appointed Chad Frese to represent him in this case. The contempt hearing is set for 2 p.m. on Dec. 28. Robinson was released on his own recognizance. The court ordered that for the duration of this case Robinson contact the Marshall County Sheriff's Office and make arrangements to surrender any firearms or ammunition. A no-contact order was issued for the protected party.
Christine Michelle Save, Moreno Valley, Calif., made an initial appearance on a extradition request from Missouri. A waiver extradition hearing is set for 1:45 p.m. on Dec. 14. No bond was allowed in this case.
Jake Waterhouse, of Cambridge, made an initial appearance on a warrant for failure to appear on a driving under suspension charge and a failure to obey a stop sign-yield right of way charge. He pleaded guilty to both charges. On the driving under suspension charge the fine was $250 with a $87.50 surcharge and $87 in court costs for a total of $424.50, due immediately. The fine on the failure to obey a stop sign was $100 with a $35 surcharge and $60 in court costs for a total of $195, due immediately. The court allowed for monthly installment payments of $50 beginning Jan. 11 until the debt is paid.
Jose Ordaz, 1609 S. Center St., made an initial appearance on a careless driving charge. He pleaded guilty and was fined $107.25, due immediately. The court allowed for monthly installment payments of $50 beginning Jan. 11.
Bobby King Snyder, 2341B Marshalltown Boulevard, made an initial appearance on a no insurance, charge, a driving under suspension charge and a operation without registration charge. He pleaded guilty to all charges. On the no insurance and driving under suspension charge the fines were $250 with a $87.50 surcharge and $60 in court costs for a total of $397.50 on each charge, due immediately. The fine on the operation without registration was $50 with a $17.50 surcharge and $60 in court costs for a total of $127.50, due immediately.