Man charged with assaulting 2 women
A Marshalltown man faces several charges after allegedly strangling his girlfriend in front of her 2-year-old child and then assaulting her roommate.
Joshua R. Jamell, 19, was arrested Wednesday after the alleged assaults at a home in the Sunset Trailer Court on South 12th Street.
Capt. Brian Batterson, of the Marshalltown Police Department, said Jamell was sleeping in the living room of his girlfriend's home and got mad when she decided to put her child in another room to sleep.
Jamell went in the room where his girlfriend and her son were sleeping and got on top of her and squeezed her neck until she couldn't breathe, Batterson said.
The child slept through the assault but it woke up her roommate. Her roommate asked Jamell to leave or she would call police, so he left, Batterson said.
He came back to the house a little later and began arguing again and the two women told him to leave. During the argument he hit the roommate's arm to knock her phone out of her hand, then he left, Batterson said.
The victims were injured but did not require medical attention.
Police arrested Jamell at his house on the 1000 block of South Sixth Street.
Jamell is charged with domestic abuse assault strangulation, child endangerment without injury and simple assault.
Marshall County Courthouse
Armando Jara Cruz, 10 Lackey Terrace, made an initial appearance on a violation of a no-contact order charge. A contempt hearing will be scheduled by the District Court as its docket permits. A new no-contact order was issued for the protected party.
Martha A. Joseph, address unknown, made an initial appearance on a serious assault charge. The public defender's office was appointed to handle her case. The preliminary hearing is set at 1 p.m. on June 27. A no-contact order was issued for the protected party.
Christine Ann Murphy-Mann, address unknown, made an initial appearance on a unlawful passing of a school bus-first offense charge. She pleaded guilty and the fine is $250 with a $87.50 surcharge and $60 in court costs for a total of $397.50, due within 30 days of today's date.
Ashley Thomas, 307 Woodbury St., made an initial appearance on a rabies vaccination violation. She pleaded not guilty and a pre-trial conference is set at 9 a.m. on July 8 in Magistrate Court.
Marshalltown Police Department
On Sunday, an employee with Git 'N Go, 3302 S. Center St., reported the theft of 72 gallons of diesel fuel valued at $271.58.
On Sunday, Shana Arp, 11 N. Seventh St., reported the theft of a blue Mongoose bicycle from her back porch. Estimated value of loss was $150.
On Saturday, Mario Hernan Melendez, 710 E. Boone St., reported the theft of a pink 26 inch Mongoose Havoc bicycle. Estimated value of loss was $140.
On Wednesday, an associate at Fisher Community Center, 709 S. Center St., reported rock damage to a eight foot by 12 foot glass window on the west side of the Fisher Community Center. Estimated value of damage was $1,000.
On Monday, an employee with Ethington Heating & Cooling, 816 N. Third Ave., reported hit and run damage to a metal and concrete front porch at the business. Estimated value of damage was $5,000.
On Wednesday, Daniel Scott Alman, 407 Woodbury St., was cited for dog at large.
On Tuesday, William Edward Ware III, 116 N. Center St. Apt. #4, was cited for theft-fifth degree from Kum & Go.
On Sunday, Sean Creighton Snyder, 414 Union St., was arrested for public intoxication.
On Saturday, Lorrie Ann Bartlett, 423 Swayze St., was arrested for public intoxication.
On Saturday, Luke Ethan Draeger, of Waterloo, was arrested for disorderly conduct.
On Saturday, Curtis Edward Carson, 1106 1/2 W. Church St., was arrested for driving while revoked.
On Saturday, Javier Hernandez Valdovinos, 205 W. Boone St., was arrested for operating while intoxicated-second offense.
On Friday, Ross Lee Hutcheson, 101 W. Main St. Apt. #3, was arrested for operation without owner's consent and operating while intoxicated-first offense.
On Friday, Maria Cecelia Rubio, 711 W. Church St. Apt. #1, was arrested for driving while barred.
On May 27, Jesse Scott Adkins, 207 E. High St., was arrested for loud noises from vehicle, littering and public urination.
On Sunday, a car driven by Ross Lee Hutcheson, 101 W. Main St. Apt. #3, was traveling at a high rate of speed on Gary Court when it struck a utility pole, a mailbox and left the scene. No injuries were reported. Hutcheson was arrested for operating while intoxicated. Damage to the Hutcheson car was estimated at $6,000 while the utility pole belonging to Alliant Energy received an estimated $1,500.
On Thursday, a car driven by Valarie Jean Marie Carson, of Tama, was exiting the Walmart parking lot when it collided with a vehicle driven by Wyatt Vaclav Kucera, of Toledo, which was traveling northbound on Center Street and had turned on his blinker. Carson had possible injuries, but was not treated. Carson was cited for failure to yield upon entering a through highway. Damage to the Carson car was estimated at $5,000 while the Kucera vehicle received an estimated $2,000 in damage.
On Wednesday, a vehicle driven by Merrill Crowell Swartz, 2213 Bittersweet Road, was northbound on South 18th Avenue when it turned left at East Olive Street and collided with a car driven by Lawrence Dean Dye, of Toledo. No injuries were reported. Swartz was cited for failure to yield upon left turn. Damage to the Swartz vehicle was estimated at $3,000 while the Dye car received an estimated $1,500 in damage.
On Monday, a semi driven by Melvin D. Thomas, of Franklin Grove, Ill., was turning left from Anson Street into the outside lane of South Center Street when it broad-sided a car driven by Joanne Ruth Curley, 511 Woodbury St., which was turning left from Anson Street into the inside lane of South Center Street. No injuries were reported. Damage to the Curley car was estimated at $2,000.