The following occurred today (3/23/2012) in Muscatine County District Court:
STARLIN WILLIAM VARGAS, DOB: 3/9/1994, of #10 Samantha Dr., Conesville, was sentenced for the offense of Burglary in the Second Degree, a class “C” felony.
The Court granted a deferred judgment and placed VARGAS on probation for 24 months and imposed a $1,000 civil penalty plus victim restitution. The investigation into this incident by the Muscatine County Sheriff’s Office showed that VARGAS burglarized a residence in Conesville.
ANTHONY WAYNE WINSTON, II, DOB: 6/6/1991, of Fruitland, Iowa, pleaded guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, a class “C” felony.
WINSTON was arrested by the Muscatine Police Department after a traffic stop revealed that he was in possession of cocaine which had been packaged for distribution.
WINSTON will be sentenced May 4, 2012, at 9:45 a.m.
MARIO GARCIA, DOB: 2/7/1988, of 420 E. 4th Street, West Liberty, pleaded guilty to Fraudulent Practices in the Second Degree, a class “D” felony.
Investigation by the Iowa Department of Workforce Development showed that GARCIA had fraudulently received unemployment compensation by falsely reporting that he remained unemployed when he had started a new job.
GARCIA will be sentenced May 4, 2012, at 9:30 a.m.
KEGAN TATE, DOB: 3/6/1957, of 915 Oregon St., Muscatine, pleaded guilty to Manufacture of a Controlled Substance, a class “C” felony.
Investigation by the Muscatine County Drug Task Force showed that TATE had conspired with other individuals to manufacture methamphetamine. TATE purchased pseudoephedrine and provided it to coconspirators who were going to manufacture methamphetamine with it. The offense was intercepted by law enforcement prior to any drugs being manufactured.
TATE will be sentenced May 4, 2012, at 9:15 a.m.
HECTOR MARTINEZ, DOB: 9/9/1984, of 514 E. 8th Street, West Liberty, Iowa pleaded guilty to Delivery of a Controlled Substance and Drug Tax Stamp Violation.
Investigation by the Muscatine County Drug Task Force showed that MARTINEZ had sold cocaine to a confidential informant.
MARTINEZ will be sentenced May 4, 2012, at 9:00 a.m.