Magistrate Court

Joshua Ryan Riordan, 34, of 1005 E. Grove St., Maquoketa, was sentenced to 240 days in jail with 233 days suspended and credit for time served, as well as probation. He was fined $1,875 plus court costs, a 35 percent surcharge ,and a $10 DARE surcharge, after pleading guilty to operating while under the influence, second offense.

On Sept. 29, on the 1,000 block of East Platt Street, Riordan smelled of alcohol, admitted to drinking before driving, showed signs of impairment and tested above the legal limit, according to charging documents.

Gary Cyril Ehlinger, 65, of 17813 Highway 64, Maquoketa, was charged with operating while intoxicated, first offense.

On Dec. 12, according to charging documents, Ehlinger was stopped at the 1100 block of East Quarry Street after previously going off Highway 62 on his motorcycle. He showed signs of intoxication and tested above the legal limit.

Brian Allan Arnold, 45, of 4574 50th Ave., Baldwin, pleaded guilty to driving while barred and to carrying weapons. On each count, Arnold was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 170 days suspended, with credit for time served and sentences to run concurrently, as well as probation, two days in electronic monitoring for each day of incarceration, and a fine of $625, court costs and a 35 percent surcharge. An additional charge of driving while barred was dismissed.

Arnold was pulled over for having incorrect plates on a vehicle at the corner of 51st Avenue and 50th Street on May 16, 2017, and admitted to having a barred license. He had at his side a holster with a tactical stun gun containing 2.5 million volts, according to charging documents.

At the Maquoketa Wal-Mart on June 8, 2017, Arnold was driving a vehicle while having a license barred for his being a habitual offender, according to charging documents.

Trey Thomas Enloe, 25, of 18417 Sand Road, Fulton, Illinois, pleaded guilty to third-degree theft. He was sentenced to 365 days in jail with credit for time served, to run concurrently with the charge below, as well as jail time currently being served in Illinois, and to pay restitution of $607.67 to Wal-Mart in Maquoketa.

On Aug. 19, 2017, according to charging documents, Enloe concealed $607.67 of Wal-Mart merchandise on his body and left the store without paying for it.

Enloe also pleaded guilty to a charge of fourth-degree theft and was sentenced to 365 days in jail with credit for time served, to run concurrently with the sentence above and time being served in Illinois. Enloe was ordered to pay $315 plus court costs, a 35 percent surcharge, and a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative surcharge, as well as victim restitution of $448.64.

Enloe was initially charged with second-degree theft in the case. On Oct. 1, 2017, according to charging documents, Enloe and a co-defendant took items worth $1,333.90 from Wal-Mart, Timber City Trading Post, Dollar General, O’Reilly Auto Parts and Theisen’s, all in Maquoketa. The items were found inside their vehicle during a search.

Raleigh Michael Perkins, 25, of 405 Chestnut St., Bellevue, pleaded guilty to assault while displaying a dangerous weapon and was sentenced to two years’ custody in the Department of Corrections with credit for time served, suspended, a fine of $625 plus court costs and a 35 percent surcharge, suspended, and two years’ supervised probation. A second count of assault while displaying a dangerous weapon was dismissed, with costs assessed to Perkins.

On May 16 at 403 Chestnut St., Bellevue, Perkins threatened to beat a victim with a baseball bat, after having woken the victim up to threaten the person, according to charging documents. The previous day, he threatened the same victim with a bow and arrow. Perkins also admitted to setting the victim’s shirt on fire.

Perkins also pleaded guilty to a charge of third-degree burglary and received a deferred sentence. He was sentenced to probation, including employment, Safe Place home programming, random drug and alcohol testing, and recommended substance abuse treatment. He was ordered to pay a civil penalty of $750 plus surcharge, court costs, and a $125 surcharge.

On June 29, Perkins ransacked boxes on an enclosed front porch at 601 S. Fifth St., and was found, very inebriated, lying on the driveway across the street, according to charging documents.

Probation was revoked for Landon Jack Eby, 25, of 112 N. Otto St., Maquoketa, following October sentencings for operating a vehicle without the owner’s consent, for third-degree theft, for possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, first offense, and for domestic abuse assault, causing injury or mental illness, first offense. Eby was ordered to complete the Salvation Army program in Davenport, Iowa, and remain in jail until space became open in that program.

According to the initial charge of operating a vehicle without the owner’s consent, on June 14, Eby was found driving a vehicle that did not belong to him from B&C Liquor to Fidelity Bank. The victim had reported that Eby crawled through a garage window and took the vehicle the previous day.

According to the initial charge of third-degree theft, on June 19, officers learned that Eby had written eight back checks totaling $943.31, including fees, to Kwik Trip and Kwik Star.

According to the initial charge of methamphetamine possession, on July 25, Eby had a small packet of methamphetamine in his coat pocket at West Platt and Jones streets.

According to the initial charge of domestic abuse assault, causing injury or mental illness, first offense, Eby punched a victim about 15 times in the head, leaving the victim with a large bump, an abrasion to the forehead, a severe headache, and dizziness, on Sept. 12 at 305 N. Main St.

On each of the first two charges, Eby had been sentenced to two years with the Iowa Department of Corrections, suspended, a fine of $625, court costs, a 35 percent surcharge, and a $125 surcharge, all suspended, and placement in a Residential Correctional Facility.

On the third charge, Eby had been sentenced to 365 days in jail, suspended, a $315 fine, probation and placement in the Residential Correctional Facility, Davenport.

On the fourth charge, Eby was sentenced to 30 days in jail with 28 days suspended, credit for time served and probation.

Bradley W. Thalacker, 618 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire, Wisconsin, pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal mischief and was sentenced to 100 days in jail with 58 days suspended and credit for time served. The sentence included probation, a $625 fine, suspended, and court costs, 35 percent surcharge, a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative surcharge, and victim restitution of $130.45.

On July 27 at 1001 Broad St., Sabula, Thalacker threw a brick through the front door of the V.F.W., admitted to doing so, and made threats directed toward the post, according to charging documents.

Joseph Edward McDonald, 28, of 1205-101 E. Platt St., Maquoketa, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, marijuana, first offense, and driving while barred.

According to charging documents, on Dec. 12 at Maple and Olive streets, McDonald was found driving while having a barred license. He had in his possession a rubber rainbow container containing THC wax.

Drew Manning Edwards, 21, of 312 N. Otto St., Maquoketa, was found in violation of probation and sentenced to serve 180 days in jail, to be suspended if he can prove acceptance into an in-patient treatment facility and continuation of probation after program completion.

Edwards was initially charged with two counts of disarming a peace officer of a dangerous weapon, two counts of assault on a peace officer, and interference with official acts, causing injury.

On Oct. 16, 2016 at the 1000 block of Pershing Road, Edwards ran away from officers, refused to obey verbal commands, then fought officers attempting to place him under arrest, disarming two officers of their tasers and attempting to use a weapon. Edwards kicked an officer in the right leg and knee. He ran away and was located at 1005 Cardinal Drive, where he again resisted arrest. During each incident, he was tasered and pepper sprayed, and officers used a baton in the first fight. It took seven officers to get Edwards into handcuffs.

In the initial sentence, he was placed at the Residential Correctional Facility in Davenport, placed on probation, fined $750 and sentenced to five years’ prison, suspended, on each of the first two counts, to be served concurrently with a two years’ prison, suspended, probation and a $625 fine on the third count and fourth counts. The charge of interference with official acts was dismissed.

Brandi Jo Wright, 40, of 534 Second Ave. S., Clinton, pleaded guilty to two counts of fifth-degree theft and was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for time served on each count, and to pay all applicable surcharges, court costs and restitution.

According to charging documents, on June 24, 2017, Wright was seen on surveillance stealing two Bluetooth speakers from Wal-Mart valued at $99 each. An accomplice then attempted to sell such a speaker.

On July 5, 2017, according to charging documents, Wright took a bean bag toss game at Wal-Mart and brought it to the customer service counter to “return” it, showing a receipt and receiving $21.25 in cash.

Michael Allen Fielhauer II, 34, of 706 S. Main St., Maquoketa, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, fighting or violent behavior, and was fined $200, plus costs and surcharges. A second charge, of assault, was dismissed, with costs assessed to the defendant.

On Nov. 25, Fielhauer was fighting with a victim, pushed the victim, and threatened a witness at KJ’s Convenience and Deli.

Doris Mary Blankenship, 50, of 126.5-3 W. Platt St., Maquoketa, pleaded guilty to public intoxication and was sentenced to one day in jail, with credit for time served.

On Dec. 11, according to charging documents, Blankenship was on the 100 block of South Olive Street under the influence of alcohol, after officers received a report of her lying at the bottom of a set of steps in a parking lot.

Clifford David Gregg, 34, of 806 Main St., Lost Nation, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and was sentenced to one day in jail, with credit for time served.

On Dec. 12, according to charging documents, Gregg had a one-hitter pipe for smoking marijuana when arrested on a Jones County warrant at Bill’s Tavern.

Dawson Raymond Nissen, 18, of 309 Second Ave. N., Oxford Junction, was charged with fifth-degree theft.

On Dec. 15, Nissen admitted to putting a different barcode under a box of magic cards at the self-checkout at Wal-Mart, ringing up a $50 item for a little more than a dollar.

Gene Raymond Luth, 53, of 1522 M. St. SW, Cedar Rapids, pleaded guilty to driving while revoked and was sentenced to 60 days in jail, suspended, with credit for time served, as well as a fine of $1,000 plus court costs, a 35 percent surcharge and a $10 DARE surcharge, and probation.

On Aug. 3, Luth was involved in a motorcycle accident near 22810 113th St., Bernard, while having a revoked license.

Blake Richard Rossmann, 24, of 1020 German St., Apt. 2, Maquoketa, pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal mischief and was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 150 days suspended, credit for time served and probation, to be served consecutively with an additional sentence. He was ordered to pay a fine of $125 and victim restitution of $941.60.

On Sept. 29, Rossmann punched the top of a victim’s car at 714 W. Platt St., damaging the vehicle, according to charging documents.

Benjamin Eric Anderson, 28, of 108 1/2 N. Olive St., Apt. 2, Maquoketa, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of having an expired driver’s license and was ordered to pay a fine of $50, a surcharge of 35 percent, and court costs.

On Dec. 5, Anderson was driving at North Main and Quarry Streets, Maquoketa, according to charging documents. He was initially charged with driving while having a denied or revoked license.

Brittany Noel Balfour, 27, of 413 1/2 21st Place, Clinton, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and was fined $65, surcharges and court costs.

On Nov. 24 on the 1600 block of Highway 61, Balfour had in her possession glass marijuana pipes and Swisher Sweets cigars with marijuana inside, according to charging documents.

Randy Ross Gerischer, 18, of 310 S. Main St., Maquoketa, was charged with fifth-degree theft.

On Dec. 5, according to charging documents, Gerischer stole three knives with a total value of about $15 from Wal-Mart.

Brion R. Hosch, 29, of 106 Anderson St., Maquoketa, was charged with fifth-degree theft of service.

On Dec. 10 at 106 Anderson St., according to charging documents, Hosch twice turned on water service that had been shut off by the city of Maquoketa, using 74 gallons of water valued at 84 cents.

Dalton Kenneth Knight, 19, of 1018 Kathey Drive, Maquoketa, pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal mischief and was granted a deferred judgment with probation. Knight was ordered to complete 42 hours of unpaid community service in lieu of a civil penalty of $625, suspended, plus court costs, and a Law Enforcement Initiative surcharge of $125. He was also ordered to pay victim restitution of $760.

On Sept. 14, at the 600 block of West Summit Street, Knight had a purple spray-painted circle on his car bumper and a new can of purple spray paint in his car. Knight admitted to spray-painting “sizzler” around town, graffiti estimated to cost $750 to cover up, according to charging documents.

Maria Elena McCoy, 69, of 210 N. Fifth St., Maquoketa, was charged with two counts of third-degree harassment, two counts of disorderly conduct causing a loud or raucous noise, and fifth-degree criminal mischief.

On Dec. 20, McCoy went to Maquoketa Lumber Yard and to Maquoketa Eye Care and made loud threats and epithets directed toward a victim at each location, according to charging documents. Four days earlier, McCoy had gone to 206 N. Fifth St. and taken a no-trespassing sign valued at $2 from the property, bending it and writing profanity on it.

Caleb James Stoddard, 27, of 614-3 W. Platt St., Maquoketa, pleaded guilty to driving while barred and was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 83 suspended, credit for time served and probation, as well as a fine of $625 plus court costs and a 35 percent surcharge.

On March 19 on the 500 block of South Niagara Street, Stoddard was driving, and a records check showed his status as barred, according to charging documents.

Nathan Harold VanRoekel, 49, of 9674 95th Ave., Maquoketa, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of operating a vehicle without a valid license and was fined $50 plus court costs and surcharge.

On Sept. 20, 2016, VanRoekel was driving at the intersection of Highway 61 and 200th Avenue, while a records check showed him to have a barred license, according to charging documents.