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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Prison Sentence for Muscatine Man Convicted of Lascivious Acts with a Child

July 25, 2014:

TYLER HOWELL, DOB: 6/10/1995, of Muscatine, was sentenced after pleading guilty to Lascivious Acts with a Child, a class "D" felony. Investigation by the Muscatine Police Department showed that HOWELL solicited a child under the age of 12 to engage in a sex act. The Court sentenced the defendant to an indeterminate prison term of not to exceed five years and imposed a fine of $7,500.

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Muscatine County District Court 7/11/2014

SHAWN WAKEFIELD, DOB: 6/23/1983, of Muscatine, pleaded guilty to Child Endangerment Causing Bodily Injury and Domestic Abuse Assault Strangulation. Investigation by the Muscatine Police Department showed that on March 27, 2014, the defendant struck his stepson in the face causing a fractured nose. He then used his hands and arms to place pressure on his wife's neck. He will be sentenced on August 29, 2014, at 9:00 a.m.

WAKEFIELD's mugshot:



BRANDON SHABATURA, DOB: 7/22/1989, of Muscatine, pleaded guilty to Burglary in the Third Degree. Investigation by the Muscatine Police Department showed that he and a codefendant broke into a storage shed in an attempt to steal scrap metal. He will be sentenced August 22, 2014, at 9:15 a.m.

SHABATURA's mugshot:



MADISON PRUISNER, DOB: 3/04/1994, of Muscatine, admitted to violation of probation for three counts of Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree. The court revoked her probation and imposed concurrent prison sentences for a total term of not to exceed five years.

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JAMES SALVADOR ROCHA, DOB: 12/9/1996, of Muscatine, pleaded guilty to Burglary in the Second Degree. Investigation by the Muscatine Police Department showed that he forcibly entered a residence and assaulted a person inside. He will be sentenced August 22, 2014, at 9:30 a.m.

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Prison Sentences in Two Sexual Abuse Cases

Today, July 3, 2014, in Muscatine County District Court:

TROY RHODES, DOB: 7/2/1979, of Muscatine, pleaded guilty and was sentenced for the offense of Assault with Intent to Commit Sexual Abuse. Due to a prior conviction for the same offense the punishment was doubled and he was sentenced to a total indeterminate term of not to exceed four years in prison. He must serve 85% of the maximum term before being eligible for parole and will be on supervised release for ten years following the completion of his prison sentence. Investigation by the Muscatine Police Department showed that RHODES touched an adult female in her groin area with the intent to sexually abuse her.


RHODES' mugshot:



DAVID ROY RICKEY, SR., DOB: 3/27/1951, of Muscatine was sentenced after being found guilty at a jury trial of the offense of Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree. Investigation by the Muscatine Police Department showed that he fondled the genitals of a six year old child in the year 2003. The Court imposed a sentence of imprisonment for a term not to exceed 25 years. RICKEY must serve 70% of the maximum term before being eligible for parole.


RICKEY's mugshot:



Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Davenport Man Convicted of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree After Jury Trial

Today, July 1, 2014, in Muscatine County District Court a jury found JOSHUA CORWIN, DOB: 4/26/1982, of Davenport, guilty of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, Willful Injury, and Theft in the Second Degree. The trial lasted seven days.

Evidence at trial showed that on May 15, 2013, CORWIN burst into the home of an ex-girlfriend and assaulted her. The victim suffered five facial fractures. CORWIN then forced the victim to engage in sexual intercourse. CORWIN arrived at the residence, located in rural Muscatine County, in a vehicle which he had stolen in Davenport.

"I would like to thank the jury for their hard work on this case," said Muscatine County Attorney Alan R. Ostergren. "I also want to recognize the bravery of the victim. She gave us the evidence we needed to get guilty verdicts," Ostergren continued.

The case was investigated by the Muscatine County Sheriff's Office. Also involved in the investigation were the Davenport Police Department and the East Moline (Illinois) Police Department. "A great deal of credit is due to Capt. Ardyth Orr, Sgt. Quinn Riess, and Det. John Lindner of the Muscatine County Sheriff's Office for their work on this case," added Ostergren.

CORWIN faces a mandatory sentence of life without the possibility of parole when he is sentenced on September 5, 2014, at 9:00 a.m.

CORWIN's mugshot:



Sunday, June 29, 2014

Muscatine Man Arrested for Murder in the First Degree

Muscatine County Attorney Alan R. Ostergren announced that today, June 29, 2014, at 3:50 p.m. a 911 call was received at the Muscatine County Joint Communications Center to report an altercation at 2007 Lincoln Blvd., Muscatine. Officers arrived on scene and found a male subject who had been shot multiple times. The victim was transported to Unity Point Trinity Hospital in Muscatine where he was later pronounced dead.

Officers arrested JORDAN DAUFELDT, DOB: 12/2/1990, of 2007 Lincoln Blvd. for the offense of Murder in the First Degree. The deceased subject is TROY ANTHONY OTT, DOB: 7/17/1990, of Muscatine.

The investigation into OTT's death is ongoing. Muscatine Police are currently executing a search warrant at the scene of the incident.

DAUFELDT was arrested without incident. He will be held without bond in the Muscatine County Jail pending a court appearance tomorrow morning at the Muscatine County Courthouse. The criminal charge against him is merely an accusation and he is presumed to be innocent.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Muscatine County District Court 6/13/2014

DATHAN LUTH, DOB: 10/9/1979, of Muscatine, pleaded guilty to Theft in the Second Degree. The charge was the result of an investigation by the Muscatine Police Department into a vehicle stolen in Muscatine and recovered in Clinton County, Illinois. LUTH will be sentenced July 18, 2014, at 9:00 a.m.


TYLER HOWELL, DOB: 6/10/1995, of Muscatine, pleaded guilty to Lascivious Acts with a Child following an investigation by the Muscatine Police Department. HOWELL solicited a child under the age of 14 to perform a sex act with him. HOWELL will be sentenced July 25, 2014, at 9:00 a.m.


ERIC MONTELONGO, DOB: 10/6/1986, of West Liberty, was sentenced for two counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance after an investigation by the Muscatine County Drug Task Force showed that MONTELONGO delivered cocaine on two occasions. He received concurrent prison terms of not to exceed ten years on each count.


CODY WHITE, DOB: 7/11/1989, of Cedar Rapids, was sentenced for Eluding and Operating While Intoxicated. He received a suspended five year prison term for eluding and 180 days jail for the OWI. The case was investigated by the Muscatine County Sheriff's Office and Muscatine Police Department.


CODY MOUSTY, DOB: 9/12/1991, of Muscatine, was sentenced for Forgery, Credit Card Fraud, Theft in the Third Degree, and Burglary in the Third Degree. He received a total prison term of not to exceed five years. The case was investigated by the Muscatine Police Department.


DONALD CLARK, III, DOB: 9/12/1972, of Muscatine, was sentenced for Possession of a Precursor Substance. He received a suspended five year prison sentence and was placed on probation. The case was investigated by the Muscatine Police Department.


NELSON MOLINA, DOB: 8/23/1986, of Muscatine, was sentenced for Burglary in the Second Degree and received a suspended ten year prison sentence and was ordered to complete the Residential Correctional Facility program. The case was investigated by the Muscatine Police Department.


VICTOR ZAMUDIO, DOB: 1/8/1994, of Muscatine was sentenced to a prison term of not to exceed five years after the Court found that he had violated the terms of his probation for the offense of Trafficking in Stolen Weapons.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Muscatine County District Court, 5/30/2014

MELISSA VOGT, DOB: 2/8/1981, of Muscatine was sentenced for Identity Theft and Credit Card Fraud. Investigation by the Muscatine Police Department showed that she used another's identity to obtain a credit card which she used to purchase items with no intention of paying for them. She received a suspended prison sentence of not to exceed five years and was ordered to successfully complete the Residential Correctional Facility program as a condition of probation.

CORY FERKEL, DOB: 12/14/1990, of Blue Grass, was sentenced for Delivery of a Controlled Substance. FERKEL sold the prescription drug Xanax during an investigation by the Muscatine County Drug Task Force. FERKEL was sentenced to a suspended term not to exceed ten years and was ordered to successfully complete the Residential Correctional Facility program as a condition of probation.

RUSTY WADDEN, DOB: 8/22/1988, of Muscatine was sentenced for Burglary in the Third Degree and Theft in the Second Degree. Investigation by the Muscatine County Sheriff's Office showed that he broke into a scrap metal business and took metal. He was sentenced to a suspended term not to exceed ten years and was ordered to successfully complete the Residential Correctional Facility program as a condition of probation.

JUAN LIENDO, DOB: 9/30/1995, of Muscatine, was sentenced for Attempted Burglary in the Second Degree, Child Endangerment, Domestic Abuse Assault, and Possession of a Controlled Substance. The charges related to an investigation by the Muscatine Police Department. LIENDO received a suspended term not to exceed five years and was ordered to successfully complete the Residential Correctional Facility program as a condition of probation.