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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Guilty plea in marijuana delivery case

November 23, 2011:

RAMIRO CISNEROS, DOB: 1/10/1983, of Cicero, Illinois, pled guilty to Delivery of a Controlled Substance, marijuana.  The offense is a class "D" felony.  CISNEROS delivered approximately three pounds of marijuana during an undercover investigation by the Muscatine County Drug Task Force.  The delivery occurred in May, 2010.  CISNEROS will be sentenced December 30, 2011, at 9:00 a.m.

Guilty plea in domestic abuse case

November 23, 2011:

Today in Muscatine County District Court JOSHUA LEI HOGUE, DOB: 9/29/1986, formerly of 218 Cook Street, Muscatine, was sentenced to two counts of domestic abuse assault - third or subsequent offense.  HOGUE received concurrent sentences of incarceration for terms not to exceed five years on each count.  He will be required to serve one year of the prison sentence before being eligible for parole.  HOGUE was arrested by officers of the Muscatine Police Department on September 25, 2011, when they responded to his residence for a report that he had assaulted two family members.

Repeat sex offender registry violator sentenced to prison

November 23, 2011:

Today in Muscatine County District Court JEFFREY SLUTTS, DOB: 6/12/1987, was sentenced to two counts of violation of Iowa's sex offender registry law.  The Court imposed concurrent sentences of incarceration of a term not to exceed five years imprisonment on each count.

SLUTTS had previously been convicted of violating the registry requirements in four prior cases.  His arrest and prosecution was the result of an investigation by the Muscatine County Sheriff's Office.  SLUTTS was subject to the registry due to having been adjudicated delinquent for a sexual abuse charge when he was 14 years of age.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Former Stockton city clerk sentenced

Today in Muscatine County District Court LARRY MCCOY was sentenced following his guilty plea to two counts of Theft in the First Degree, each a class "C" felony.  The court imposed suspended sentences of incarceration and placed MCCOY on probation for five years.  The court also ordered MCCOY to pay $ 40,125.68 in restitution.

As part of the plea agreement, MCCOY paid $5,000 towards his restitution obligation immediately upon being sentenced.  This money will be sent by the clerk of court to the City of Stockton. 

"Mr. MCCOY has a 20 prison sentence hanging over his head to encourage him to make full restitution," said Muscatine County Attorney Alan Ostergren.  "My primary objectives are to hold him accountable and get Stockton taxpayers repaid.  As of today he is a convicted felon and has a probation officer monitoring everything he does so that restitution will be paid in full," he continued. 

MCCOY will be required to make regular restitution payments to the City of Stockton while he is on probation.  Iowa law requires the restitution to be paid in full.

The prosecution of MCCOY was the result of an audit conducted by the Audior of State's office.