Today, September 14, 2012, in Muscatine County District Court:
BRANDON ANDERSON, DOB: 1/13/1986, of 165 North Street, Fruitland, pled guilty to Theft in the Second Degree, Tampering with Records, and, in a separate case, Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree. Investigation by the Muscatine Police Department showed that ANDERSON had misappropriated approximately $5,392.29 from his employer. In a separate case, investigation by the MPD showed that ANDERSON had broken a cash register at a Muscatine business while having an argument with a store employee. ANDERSON will be sentenced in each case on October 26, 2012, at 9:00 a.m.
KENNETH MICKEL BARNES, DOB: 11/7/1957, of Iowa City, was sentenced after pleading guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance, Third Offense. Investigation by the Muscatine Police Department showed that BARNES was in possession of crack cocaine during a traffic stop of a vehicle in which he was a passenger. BARNES had previously been convicted on two separate occasion of the offense of Possession of a Controlled Substance. The Court imposed a suspended sentence of incarceration for a term not to exceed five years. The Court also fined the defendant $750 and ordered the revocation of his driver's license. The defendant will be on supervised probation for two years.