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Iowa Failure to Warn Law
 

United States of America v. Daniel Virgil Kleve

Federal Courthouse - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Cedar Rapids, IA - Sioux City Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender

A man who failed to register as a sex offender was sentenced August 2, 2017, to more than one year in federal prison.

Daniel Virgil Kleve, age 32, from Sioux City received the prison term after a March 20, 2017, guilty plea to one count of failure to register as a sex offender.... More...
   $0 (08-02-2017 - IA)

DENIS GAILEY vs. STATE OF IOWA

Appeals court rejects Gailey bid Former Webster County man serving life for kidnapping, other charges

In its ruling affirming Gailey’s convictions on direct appeal, this court set
forth the following facts surrounding the incident leading to Gailey’s charges:
The charges at issue in this case arose from a series of events that occurred on April 25, 2007. At the time, Gailey was under a protective order prohibiting contact with his wife, Dawn, and step-daughter, Jane Doe II. Dawn, acco... More...
   $0 (07-25-2017 - IA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. SHAWN KENYA DUNCAN

Iowa Court of Appeals

On April 21, 2016, the State charged Duncan with possession of a
controlled substance with intent to deliver, in violation of Iowa Code section
124.401(1)(b)(7) (2014) and failure to possess a tax stamp, in violation of Iowa
Code section 453B.3 and 453B.12. On June 10, Duncan appeared before the
district court and agreed to plead guilty to a lesser-included offense of the
... More...
   $0 (07-24-2017 - IA)

OF IOWA vs. MARJAN STOJANOV

Iowa Court of Appeals

Marjan Stojanov appeals the denial of his motion to suppress and
subsequent conviction for operating while under the influence (OWI).
Stojanov was approached by Deputy Eric Ring while Stojanov was parked
in a gas station parking lot. The officer had located Stojanov driving a vehicle
matching the description of a citizen’s report of a suspected intoxicated driver
and f... More...
   $0 (07-24-2017 - IA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. MARCOS FIDEL CASTANEDA

Iowa Court of Appeals

The jury was instructed the State would have to prove the following
elements of attempted murder:
1. On or about February 14, 2016, Defendant shot Hugo Salinas with a firearm. 2. By his acts, Defendant expected to set in motion a force or chain of events which would cause or result in the death of Hugo Salinas. 3. When Defendant acted, he specifically intended to cause the death of Hu... More...
   $0 (07-24-2017 - IA)

KEITH C. WALKER vs. STATE OF IOWA

Iowa Court of Appeals upholds Keith Walker murder conviction

In 1990, Keith Walker was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced
to serve a life term in prison. The supreme court affirmed his conviction on direct
appeal two years later, and procedendo issued in April 1992.
Walker filed a timely application for postconviction relief (PCR) in July
1994. Walker maintained, among other things, that he had information that
“sev... More...
   $0 (07-24-2017 - IA)

CHRISTOPHER LAPOINTE vs. STATE OF IOWA

Man sentenced in downtown hotel sexual assault

On December 2, 2014, LaPointe pled guilty to one count of second-degree
burglary, in violation of Iowa Code section 713.5 (2014), and one count of
third-degree sexual abuse, in violation of Iowa Code section 709.4. The State
agreed to recommend concurrent ten-year sentences in exchange for LaPointe’s
guilty plea. Sentencing occurred immediately after the guilty plea was accep... More...
   $0 (07-24-2017 - IA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. DAVID DWIGHT JACKSON

Iowa Court of Appeals

In 2016, David Dwight Jackson was charged with five counts:
(1) possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) with intent to
deliver, (2) possession of a controlled substance (cocaine base) with intent to
deliver, (3) failure to possess a tax stamp, (4) possession of a controlled
substance (heroin) second offense, and (5) possession of a controlled substance
(mari... More...
   $0 (07-24-2017 - IA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. MARCUS ANTINO HALL

Iowa Court of Appeals

On September 18, 2015, a law enforcement officer in Des Moines noticed
a gold sedan, driven by Hall, had a malfunctioning brake light. The officer
activated his emergency lights and attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but Hall did
not stop. The officer continued to pursue Hall’s vehicle and was joined by a
trooper from the Iowa State Patrol. During the pursuit, the officer... More...
   $0 (07-24-2017 - IA)

KEVIN SELLERS vs. STATE OF IOWA

Murder in the second degree

Kevin Sellers beat to death his girlfriend Laura Welch. The State charged
Sellers with murder in the second degree. The parties reached an agreement
pursuant to which the State amended the trial information to charge Sellers with
attempted murder and two counts of willful injury causing serious injury, and
Sellers agreed to proceed with a bench trial on the minutes of testimo... More...
   $0 (07-24-2017 - IA)

DEWANN MARQUISE STONE SR. vs. STATE OF IOWA

Iowa Court of Appeals

Dewann Stone Sr. was convicted of murder in the first degree, in violation
of Iowa Code section 707.2 (2005), for the shooting of Anthony Galvan. This
court affirmed his conviction on direct appeal. See State v. Stone, No. 07-1009,
2008 WL 4724865, at *1 (Iowa Ct. App. Oct. 29, 2008). The facts and
circumstances of the case are set forth in our prior opinion and need not be ... More...
   $0 (07-24-2017 - IA)

DENIS GAILEY vs. STATE OF IOWA

Appeals court rejects Gailey bid Former Webster County man serving life for kidnapping, other charges

In its ruling affirming Gailey’s convictions on direct appeal, this court set
forth the following facts surrounding the incident leading to Gailey’s charges:
The charges at issue in this case arose from a series of events that occurred on April 25, 2007. At the time, Gailey was under a protective order prohibiting contact with his wife, Dawn, and step-daughter, Jane Doe II. Dawn, acco... More...
   $0 (07-24-2017 - IA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. JOHNNY AHMAN MADISON

A state trooper stopped a vehicle driven by Johnny Madison. In a
subsequent search of the vehicle, the trooper found a bag of marijuana on the
center console next to Madison, small jars of marijuana residue in the back seat,
and two bags of marijuana inside a pair of shoes belonging to Madison.
The State charged Madison with possession of a controlled substance,
marijua... More...
   $0 (07-23-2017 - IA)

DONNIE R. ROSE vs. STATE OF IOWA

Iowa Court of Appeals

The facts of this case are stated in our previous opinion, State v. Rose,
No. 11-0243, 2012 WL 652440, at *1 (Feb. 29, 2012):
On May 29, 2010, around noon, Iowa State Trooper Paul Rairden observed a Keokuk Contractors van parked on the shoulder of the road in a remote area near a salvage yard. Rairden stated he patrolled the area frequently and thought it was unusual that the van was p... More...
   $0 (07-23-2017 - IA)

Kirsten Anderson v. State of Iowa

Polk County Iowa Courthouse - Des Moines, Iowa

Des Moines, IA - Former Iowa State Staffer Sues For Wrongful Termination

Kirsten Anderson, age 39, sued the State of Iowa on sexual harassment and retaliatory discharge for being fired for complaining of about being sexually harassed.

Anderson was the communications directory for the Republican caucus. She was fired just hours after complaining in May 2013 after turning in a me... More...
   $0 (01-01-2017 - IA)

State of Iowa v. Eddie Tipton and Tommy Tipton

Polk County Courthouse - Des Moines, Iowa

Des Moines, IA - Brother Plead Guilty To Lottery Schamm

The State of Iowa charged Eddie Tipton, age 54, and Tommy Tipton, age 53, with wrongfully accessing and manipulating computer software to pull off a multi-state lottery swindle by manipulating random number generators to enable co-conspirators to claim jackpots in Colorado, Oklahoma, Wisconsin and Kansas. The scheme was discovered w... More...
   $0 (06-30-2017 - IA)

Paul Gerlich; Erin Furleigh v. Steven Leath; Warren Madden; Thomas Hill; Leesha Zimmerman

Iowa State University (ISU) grants student organizations permission to use its
trademarks if certain conditions are met. The ISU student chapter of the National
Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML ISU) had several of its
trademark licensing requests denied because its designs included a cannabis leaf. Two
members of the student group subsequently filed this 42 U.S.... More...
   $0 (06-13-2017 - IA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. JEFFREY LEE SCHRADER

Iowa Court of Appeals

Jeffrey Schrader appeals from the sentence imposed after his plea of
guilty to driving while barred, as a habitual offender, in violation of Iowa Code
sections 321.560 and 321.561 (2016).
On July 27, 2016, Schrader entered a written guilty plea, which was made
pursuant to a plea agreement. The plea memorandum provides, in part:
The Court has the discretion to accept or... More...
   $0 (06-17-2017 - IA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. TROY D. LAUGHLIN

Iowa Court of Appeals

Troy Laughlin entered guilty pleas to two counts of assault causing bodily
injury; he was sentenced and now appeals. Laughlin claims trial counsel was
ineffective for allowing him to enter guilty pleas when the pleas were not
voluntary, knowing, or intelligent. More specifically, he claims he suffers from
mental illness and was not given his prescribed medications while he wa... More...
   $0 (06-17-2017 - IA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. RYAN DAVID TROSTEL

Broomfield man charged with attempted murder, attempted assault for firing shotgun at neighbor's car

On January 26, 2016, the State charged Trostel with operating while
intoxicated, in violation of Iowa Code section 321J.2 (2015). Initially, Trostel
requested court-appointed counsel, but he was not eligible. Trostel then
requested and received a continuance, granting him more time to obtain
representation. On March 9, Trostel appeared without counsel, signed a written
... More...
   $0 (06-17-2017 - IA)

VICTOR RIVERA vs. STATE OF IOWA

Rivera sentenced for November 2014 motorcycle accident

Victor Rivera, while driving under the influence of alcohol, caused a traffic
accident that killed a motorcyclist and seriously injured the motorcyclist’s
passenger. Rivera fled the scene in his vehicle and led officers on a short chase
before he was apprehended. Rivera pleaded guilty to unintentionally causing the
death of another by operating a motor vehicle while intoxicat... More...
   $0 (06-17-2017 - IA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. ROYLEE RICHARDSON JR

Man Charged in Davenport Shooting

Roylee Richardson Jr. appeals from his convictions for intimidation with a
dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm by a felon, willful injury resulting in
bodily injury, and going armed with intent. Richardson maintains there was
insufficient evidence to support his conviction for intimidation with a dangerous
weapon. Additionally, he claims trial counsel was ineffective fo... More...
   $0 (06-16-2017 - IA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. PATRICIA PRANSCHKE

COURT OF APPEALS OF IOWA

Viewing the trial evidence in the light most favorable to the jury’s guilty
verdicts, State v. Romer, 832 N.W.2d 169, 172-73 (Iowa 2013), the jury could
have found the following facts. Terri Andersen is Patricia Pranschke’s adult
daughter. In April 2015, a warrant was issued for Andersen’s arrest. The
warrant related to a traffic violation issued to Andersen for driving on a... More...
   $0 (06-16-2017 - IA)

RYAN NICHOLAS TROWBRIDGE vs. STATE OF IOWA

Former Fairfield man finds more trouble in prison

Ryan Trowbridge appeals from the denial of his application for
postconviction relief (PCR). He claims trial counsel was constitutionally
ineffective in failing to “accurately and properly advise [him] in waiving his
constitutional right to confrontation as to Dr. [Carole] Jenny and allowing her to
testify in rebuttal by telephone.”
Generally, our review of PCR proceedi... More...
   $0 (06-16-2017 - IA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. RONALD DEAN SCHLICHTING

COURT OF APPEALS OF IOWA

On June 3, 2015, Trooper Jared Rude was on duty when he stopped to
fill up his patrol car with gas at the Traer Short Stop in Traer, Iowa. As he walked
into the store to pay for the gas, the store clerk came out to inform Rude that an
intoxicated customer was leaving in a truck. The officer asked the clerk to
identify the suspect, and she pointed to a red Chevy Colorado truc... More...
   $0 (06-16-2017 - IA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. EDWARD A. CAMPBELL

COURT OF APPEALS OF IOWA

Edward Campbell came to the apartment of acquaintance Durrell Parks,
who was watching a movie with his uncle, Atrice Chaptman. Campbell opened
the door, entered without Parks’ permission, and hit Parks. Chaptman heard the
commotion and “football-tackled” and “body-slammed” Campbell, who he had
known for several years. Chaptman eventually released Campbell, and
Campbell ... More...
   $0 (06-16-2017 - IA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. MITCHELL SCOTT GAHAGAN

On November 23, 2013, Davenport police responded to a 911 call made
by Gahagan’s girlfriend alleging a domestic disturbance at Gahagan’s residence.
Based on comments made by the girlfriend to the officers after they arrived on
the scene, the officers obtained a search warrant to search for drugs in
Gahagan’s home and vehicle. During the search, officers located two plastic More...
   $0 (06-15-2017 - IA)

CHRISTOPHER ROBIN SCHMIDT vs. STATE OF IOWA

Robert Nelson murder *Christopher Schmidt convicted, sentenced to LWOP*

Schmidt and the victim, Robert Nelson, were acquaintances. On
Thursday, December 28, 2006, Nelson’s neighbors heard noises around 10:00
p.m. On December 31, an apartment manager opened Nelson’s apartment and
found his dead body. Police learned that Schmidt was an acquaintance of
Nelson, questioned Schmidt and his girlfriend, and learned that Schmidt had
been renting a c... More...
   $0 (06-15-2017 - IA)

ANTONIO DANTZLER vs. STATE OF IOWA

Waterloo flood robbery conviction upheld by Appeals Court

The following facts were set out in Dantzler’s direct appeal:
On the afternoon of June 11, 2008, a Prime Mart convenience store and Dollar General store in Waterloo were robbed. Witnesses to the robberies reported the incidents by calling 911. Patrol officer, Brad Walter, testified that he responded to a call from dispatch reporting that suspects of the robbery fled in a dark colored SUV. ... More...
   $0 (06-15-2017 - IA)

MATTHEW J. ELLIOTT vs. STATE OF IOWA

Iowa Court of Appeals

Matthew Elliott was convicted of willful injury causing serious injury and
child endangerment resulting in death. On appeal, his convictions were vacated,
and the matter was remanded for a new trial. See State v. Elliott, 806 N.W.2d
660, 675 (Iowa 2011) (concluding the admission of hearsay evidence resulted in
prejudicial error to Elliott and remanding for a new trial). On r... More...
   $0 (06-15-2017 - IA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. MICHAEL SCOTT SHECKLES

Iowa Court of Appeals

Several witnesses saw a man beating a woman inside a vehicle and saw
the woman exit the vehicle with a bloodied face. One witness identified the
assailant as Sheckles and also identified him as the person who drove off in the
vehicle, but her trial testimony was impeached with her inconsistent prior
statement that she could not recall the assailant’s identity.
After the... More...
   $0 (06-15-2017 - IA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. LUCAS TYLER IDDINGS

Iowa Court of Appeals

Lucas Iddings appeals following the revocation of the deferred judgment
he was granted after entering a guilty plea to possession of contraband while
confined, a class “D” felony, in violation of Iowa Code sections 719.7(1),
719.7(3)(c), and 719.7(4) (2014).1 He asserts his plea was not voluntarily and
intelligently entered because the court failed to inform him of the applica... More...
   $0 (06-14-2017 - IA)

ALAN DUANE BEARD vs. STATE OF IOWA

Alan Duane Beard - Sex Offender in Boone, IA 50036

On November 19, 2013, Beard pled guilty to eluding and operating a
motor vehicle while intoxicated (OWI). On the eluding charge, Beard was
sentenced to an indeterminate term not to exceed five years and a fine and
surcharge. The court suspended the sentence of incarceration, the fine, and the
surcharge and placed Beard on probation for two to five years. On the OWI
char... More...
   $0 (06-14-2017 - IA)

ALF FREDDY CLARK vs. STATE OF IOWA

Police: Material witness in 2015 homicide back in Des Moines

Following a May 2000 jury trial, Clark was convicted of attempt to commit
murder and terrorism with intent (now known as intimidation with a dangerous
weapon), and was sentenced to a twenty-five-year and a ten-year term of
imprisonment, to run concurrently. As part of the August 4, 2000 order imposing
imprisonment and fine, Clark was ordered to “reimburse the State for attorne... More...
   $0 (06-14-2017 - IA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. MARTHA ARACELY MARTINEZ

SUPREME COURT OF IOWA

Martha Martinez came to Muscatine with her parents in 1997 when she was eleven years old. She attended Muscatine public schools and worked for several different employers in Muscatine County. When she was seventeen years old, Martinez applied for and obtained an Iowa driver’s license. She used a birth certificate in the name of Diana Castaneda, a person with a social security number, to obtain ... More...   $0 (06-14-2017 - IA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. JESUS ANGEL RAMIREZ

On May 15, 2014, a package shipped from Mexico and destined for Waterloo arrived in this country at the FedEx hub in Memphis, Tennessee. It was addressed to Jessy Robles, 1013 Mulberry Street,
Waterloo, and contained a phone number for contact purposes with a 319 area code. United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers opened and inspected the parcel on arrival in Memphis. They... More...
   $0 (05-29-2017 - IA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. EDDIE LAMONT VIRGIL

Iowa Supreme Court

The jury could find the following facts from the evidence at trial. The defendant, Eddie Virgil, and the victim, N.J., age twenty-three, began a romantic relationship in late 2013 that included sexual intimacy. N.J. was an unemployed mother living in a house in Waterloo with her four children, none fathered by Virgil. Virgil assaulted N.J. in May 2014. N.J. broke off her relationship with Virg... More...   $0 (05-29-2017 - IA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. SAYVON ANDRE PROPPS

Iowa Court of Appeals

On February 27, 2011, Derek Carr was standing outside his home when Troy Lee Mure Jr. drove up in a vehicle in which Sayvon Propps was a passenger. Propps exited the vehicle, fired four shots into Carr, and got back in the vehicle. Mure immediately drove away from the scene. Carr was hit in his back, buttocks, and leg. He was transported to the hospital where he remained hospitalized for three... More...   $0 (05-28-2017 - IA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. DEANTAY DARELLE WILLIAMS

Fourth man arrested in Waterloo June sexual assault

This case comes before us on further review. The court of appeals, on discretionary review of the district court’s denial of the defendant’s motion to dismiss, reversed the district court and dismissed the charges against Deantay Williams, Taevon Washington, and Cordarrel Smith. On this further review, we focus solely on whether the defendants’ rights were violated by the failure to bring formal... More...   $0 (05-28-2017 - IA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. SEAN NEAL DELACY

Sex Offender

Delacy was charged with a total of twenty-three counts arising from his
actions with his cousin’s six-year-old child. The trial information was amended
multiple times, but ultimately, Delacy faced four counts of sexual abuse in the
second degree, in violation of Iowa Code section 709.3(1)(b) and (2), class “B”
felonies each carrying a twenty-five-year sentence, see Iowa Code §... More...
   $0 (05-11-2017 - IA)

 
 
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