Man threatens to kill three children
A Marshalltown man was arrested after he threatened to kill three kids watching him play basketball at a local elementary school.
David W. Dereus Jr., 27, was arrested Wednesday, at Rogers Elementary School, 406 Summit St., after the two 11-year-olds and 8-year-old told their parents the threats he made to them.
Capt. Brian Batterson, with the Marshalltown Police Department, said when police questioned Dereus about the incident he gave a different story than the kids, but police believed the children.
Upon his arrest, Dereus was verbally resistant and refused to get in the squad car after he was handcuffed. After several minutes of negotiating he was pulled into the car, Batterson said.
While he was in the back seat he spit and banged his head against the window in between the front and back seat, Batterson said.
As he was banging his head he hit it on a video camera and cut his forehead open; he was taken to the emergency room for treatment before he was transported to the jail.
He is charged with three counts of first-degree harassment, spitting in a police vehicle and interference with official acts.
Marshall County Sheriff's Office
On Sunday, Michael Raymond Ulch, 1007 S. 12th St., reported engine ignition damage to a 2014 Pontiac Sunfire while parked at 2030 127th St., Liscomb. Estimated value of damage is $500.
On Saturday, Thomas Wayne Pelham, of Gilman, reported damage to a cash register at 102 E. Church St., Gilman, and the theft of cash. Estimated value of loss was $850.
On Saturday, Delania Jean Halter, of State Center, reported cut damage to both rear tires on a 2007 Toyota Sienna minivan while parked at her residence. Estimated value of damage was $300.
On May 25, Russel Draper, of Cherokee Village, Ark., reported damage to a 2013 GMC truck while parked at Shady Oaks Campground, 2370 Shady Oaks Road. Estimated value of damage was $300.
On Saturday, Jonathan Scott Arterburn, of Newton, was arrested for probation violation.
On Saturday, Lissette Villarreal, 210 N. Fifth St., was arrested for operating while intoxicated, driving under suspension and minor in possession of alcohol.
On May 23, Luis Alberto Rios-Rivera, 3202 S. 12th St., was arrested on an out-of-state warrant.
On May 23, Danny Dean Doty Jr., of State Center, was arrested for failure to appear.
On May 22, Heather Lee Sliekers, of Waterloo, was arrested for failure to appear.
On May 14, Ricky Lee Wages, of Kellogg, was arrested for failure to comply with the sex offender registry.
On May 28, Ronnie Joe Thomas, 429 Swayze St., was arrested on a Marshalltown Police Department warrant for assault.
On May 27, Alex Garron Treft, of Liscomb, was arrested for driving while barred.
On Saturday, John Allan Fisher, of St. Anthony, was arrested for operating while intoxicated-first offense and possession of drug paraphernalia.
On Saturday, Tammy Sue Padilla, of Ames, was arrested for failure to pay fines.
On May 24, Angel Sue Schneider, 609 Summit St., was arrested for operating while intoxicated-first offense.
On Tuesday, a car driven by Douglas John Nelson, of Nevada, was eastbound on Highway 30 in the outside lane when it attempted to pass a non-contact vehicle and collided with the rear of a pickup driven by Steven Brian Weuve, of State Center, which was traveling east in the inside lane and sent it into the median where it came to rest. No injuries were reported. Damage to the Nelson car was estimated at $7,000 while the Weuve pickup received an estimated $500 in damage.
On May 27, a car driven by Amy Denise Ochoa, of Des Moines, was southbound on Marshalltown Boulevard at a high rate of speed when it collided with the rear of a vehicle driven by Cynthia Marie Zahnd, of Melbourne, which was also traveling south causing it to leave the roadway, enter the ditch and travel through the ditch, driving through a farm field fence and coming to rest in the farm field. No injuries were reported. Ochoa was cited for failure to reduce speed to reasonable proper rate and failure to maintain control. Damage to the Ochoa car was estimated at $7,000 while the Zahnd vehicle received an estimated $8,000 in damage.
Marshall County Courthouse
David Wayne Dereus Jr., address unknown, made an initial appearance on three counts of harassment-first degree charge, a spitting in a police vehicle charge and an interference with official acts charge. The public defender's office was appointed to handle his case. The preliminary hearing is set at 1 p.m. on June 16. Bond is set at $2,000 cash or surety. A no-contact order has been issued for the protected parties.
Matthew Christopher Vajgrt, 2064 190th St., made an initial appearance on a operating while intoxicated-third offense charge, a no driver's license charge and a loud noises from vehicle charge. The public defender's office was appointed to handle his case. The preliminary hearing is set at 1 p.m. on June 25. Vajgrt was released with supervision through the Department of Correctional Services and is to report to the adult probation office by 4 p.m. today and sign a pre-trial release agreement. The court ordered a substance abuse evaluation to be obtained with the results to be submitted to the court within 60 days of today's date.
Joshua Robert Jamell, address unknown, made an initial appearance on a domestic abuse assault-strangulation charge, a child endangerment charge and a simple assault charge. The public defender's office was appointed to handle his case. The preliminary hearing is set at 1 p.m. on June 16. Bond is set at $2,000 cash or surety. The court ordered that if he owned or possessed any firearms or ammunition, Jamell is to contact the Marshall County Sheriff's Office within 24 hours to make arrangements to surrender them. A no-contact order has been issued for the protected parties.
Malin Choneska, of Des Moines, made an initial appearance on a warrant charging him with failure to appear for a contempt proceeding. The contempt hearing will be rescheduled by the Magistrate Court as its docket permits. Bond is set at $1,000 cash only.
Jason Nauman, address unknown, made an initial appearance on a probation revocation request. The public defender's office was appointed to handle his case. The probation revocation hearing will be scheduled by the District Court as its docket permits. Bond is set at $10,000 cash only.
Sergio Ibarra-Ledezma, 512 E. State St., made an initial appearance on a rabies vaccination violation charge. He pleaded guilty and the fine is $50 with a $17.50 surcharge and $60 in court costs for a total of $127.50, due within 30 days of today's date.
Julie Skala, of Tama, made an initial appearance on a theft-fifth degree charge. She pleaded guilty and the fine is $65 with a $22.75 surcharge, a $125 law enforcement initiative surcharge and court costs $60 for a total of $272.75 plus restitution of $37.85, if applicable. The court allowed for monthly installment payments of $50 beginning July 3 and continuing until the debt is paid in full.
Estelle Buffalo, of Tama, made an initial appearance on a theft-fifth degree charge. She pleaded not guilty and a pre-trial conference is scheduled for 9 a.m. on July 1 in Magistrate Court. Breanna Weber was appointed as counsel. Buffalo was released on her own recognizance.