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Friday, December 7, 2012

Muscatine County District Court Dec. 7, 2012

Today, in Muscatine County District Court:

KAYLEEN SHARP, DOB: 6/18/1987, of Wilton, was sentenced following her guilty plea to Theft in the First Degree, Lottery Ticket Theft, and Tampering with Records. The Court suspended prison sentences of ten and five years respectively for the two theft offenses and imposed a six month jail sentence for the tampering charge. The defendant was also ordered to make victim restitution.

Investigation by the Muscatine Police Department showed that the defendant had stolen currency and lottery tickets from her employer over an eight month time period.


ISAIAH HITZ, DOB: 6/6/1994, of Muscatine, was sentenced after pleading guilty to two counts of Theft in the Second Degree. The Court imposed concurrent sentences of imprisonment for a total term of not to exceed five years in the Iowa Department of Corrections. The defendant was also ordered to make victim restitution. HITZ was arrested by officers of the Muscatine Police Department after an investigation showed that he had participated in the theft of personal property and motor vehicle from a residence in Muscatine.


JOSE ROCHA, DOB: 10/18/1966, of West Liberty, was sentenced after pleading guilty to Theft in the Second Degree and Domestic Abuse Assault. The theft investigation was conducted by the Muscatine County Sheriff's Department and revealed that ROCHA had passed numerous checks in the county written on a closed account. The domestic abuse case was also investigated by the Muscatine County Sheriff's Department. In that case the defendant assaulted his wife, resulting in injuries.

The Court imposed a suspended prison sentence of not to exceed five years on the theft charge and a jail sentence of 92 days with 90 suspended on the domestic abuse charge. The defendant was also ordered to complete the batterers education program. The defendant was further ordered to make victim restitution.


ANTHONY WINSTON, DOB: 6/6/1991, of Fruitland, pled guilty to two counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance. Investigation by the Muscatine County Drug Task Force revealed that on two occasions the defendant delivered cocaine.


RICKY JOE ZAMUDIO, DOB: 5/6/1984, of Muscatine, pled guilty to Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. He was arrested by the Muscatine Police Department after the execution of a search warrant at his residence revealed that he was in possession of approximately 43 grams of marijuana and a handgun. ZAMUDIO had previously been adjudicated delinquent for conduct which would have been a felony if committed by an adult and was therefore barred from possession of a firearm.