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News of Record: July 4, 2012

July 4, 2012
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Three sentenced in meth case

SIOUX CITY - Three Fort Dodge residents who pleaded guilty to various drug charges have been sentenced for their crimes.

The charges come from a methamphetamine production conspiracy from 2008 until Sept. 2011.

William Bass Jr., 30, Lindsey Myers, 30, and Stephanie Svoboda, 37, all from Fort Dodge, pleaded guilty in February to conspiring to manufacture meth.

All three admitted their roles in the conspiracy, which manufactured at least 50 grams of meth.

They received various prison terms at their sentencings, which happened on Monday and Tuesday.

Bass received 60 months in prison, Myers was sentenced to 48 months in prison and Svoboda was sentenced to serve 80 months.

All three remain in federal custody before they can be moved to prison.

FD man arrested in Palo Alto County

PALO ALTO COUNTY - A Fort Dodge man, wanted in Pocahontas County, has been arrested after being spotted in Palo Alto County.

Dennis R. Brown, 29, was arrested Monday near Ruthven.

According to a press release from the Palo Alto County sheriff's office, deputies received information that Brown was near Ruthven around 9:15 p.m. Monday. Deputies arrested him in the 3600 block of Iowa Highway 18 on the warrant from Pocahontas County.

He was charged with carrying a loaded firearm without a permit, possession of prescription drugs without a prescription and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He is being held in the Palo Alto County Jail.




LAMOUREUX - Meghan and Rick, Callender, a girl, Carson Marie Lamoureux, Friday, June 22, 2012. Grandparents are Pam and Rick Pingel, Fort Dodge, and Karen and Denny Lamoureux, of Churdan.



SMOTHERS - Dustin Smothers, Ames, and Megan Hassebrock, Williams, a boy, Conor Todd Smothers, Friday, June 29, 2012. Grandparents are Todd and Mary Hassebrock, Williams; Mykle and Janet Eden, Altoona; and Homer Smothers, Grimes. Great-grandparents are Lewis and Sharon Hassebrock, of Webster City.


KENNEDY - Chad and Krista Kennedy, West Des Moines, a girl, Olivia Lee Kennedy, Friday, June 22, 2012. Grandparents are Kurt and Janet Pittner, Fort Dodge; Karen Lefler, West Des Moines; and Scott Kennedy, of Harrisburg, Pa.

LIEN - Kris and Leslie, Fort Dodge, a girl, Vivian Rose Lien, Sunday, July 1, 2012. Grandparents are Andy and Linda Mitchell, Fort Dodge, and Dave and Pat Lien, Decorah. Born at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames.

MARSHALL - Todd and Andrea, Draper, Utah, twin boys, Brendan Hayden and Austin Connor, Monday, May 21, 2012. Grandparents are Michal Bylund, Dayton; Larry Bylund, Harcourt; and Steve and Claire Marshall, Milford, Mich. Great-grandparents are Richard and Twylla Sonquist, Dayton, and Rose Bylund, Audubon. Born at St. Mark's Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Sheriff's Log


June 22

A person reported an assault.

June 24

A violation of a no-contact order was reported.

June 25

Earl Richardson, 1530 Fifth Ave. N., reported a theft.

June 28

Marsha trammel, 2193 160th St., reported criminal mischief.

Jessica Gomez, 2020 S. 13th St., reported a theft.

June 29

Van Maanen Electric Company, Newton, reported a theft.

A person reported harassment.

Jennifer Johnson, 2192 Sheker Drive, reported a burglary.

Magistrate Court



First-degree harassment - Heather L. Hansen, 26, 304 S. 15th St., No. 4, preliminary hearing set for July 13.

Serious assault - Heather L. Hansen, 26, 304 S. 15th St., No. 4, preliminary hearing set for July 13.

Fifth-degree theft - Sherry A. Troutwine, 36, Dayton, trial set for July 27.

Third-degree harassment - Janel G. Sweeney, 42, 16 N. 11th St., trial set for July 27.

Possession of tobacco underage, first offense - Ben Howe, 14, 1424 1/2 Seventh Ave. S., $50.



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