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BY DI STAFF | FEBRUARY 23, 2015 5:00 AM

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CR man charged with theft

Authorities have accused a Cedar Rapids man of stealing and pawning items.

Donald Timmons, 62, was charged with second-degree theft on Sept. 10, 2014.

According to online court documents, a man saw some items that had been stolen from him at EZ Pawn in Cedar Rapids.

Further investigation revealed that the man had had numerous items stolen from him throughout the month of September.

Timmons was a housemate of the man and reportedly admitted to pawning the stolen items to fuel his drug habit.

Second-degree theft is a Class-D felony.

— by Alyssa Guzman

Man faces 3rd OWI charge

Authorities have accused an Iowa City man of driving while intoxicated.

Brandon Davis, 31, was charged with a third-offense OWI on Feb. 19.

According to online court documents, Davis was driving a red Cadillac when he ran a red light.

An officer put on his lights and sirens, but Davis tried to lose him by making numerous abrupt turns and also turning his headlights off.

Once he was caught, the officer observed Davis had red, bloodshot eyes and smelled of alcohol.

He blew a .119.

Third-offense OWIs are a Class-D felony.

— by Alyssa Guzman

North Liberty man faces theft charge

Authorities have accused a North Liberty man of stealing from banks.

Andre Marsh, 21, was charged with second-degree theft on Feb. 19.

According to online court documents, Marsh deposited a Wells Fargo bank check for the amount of $2,500 into his Freedom Security bank account.

The Wells Fargo check belonged to his girlfriend, and it was originally worth $250.

Marsh allegedly withdrew an additional $2,499.16 from his Freedom Security bank account.

Freedom Security later discovered that the Wells Fargo Bank account did not have sufficient funds to cover the amount of $2,500.

Currently, Freedom Security bank has lost $2,460.70.

Second-degree theft is a Class-D felony.

— by Alyssa Guzman

Area man charged with kidnapping

Authorities have accused an Oxford man of holding a woman against her will.

Jonathan Walte, 27, was charged with third-degree kidnapping on Feb. 13.

According to online court documents, both Walte and his victim were taken into the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics emergency room where they suffered injuries they said they had received in a snowmobile accident.

After numerous interviews, the woman revealed that Walte held her against her will and assaulted her through punching, kicking, throwing her to the ground, and choking her.

The assault lasted several hours and the woman suffered bruises, cuts, and abrasions.

Third degree kidnapping is a Class-C felony.

by Alyssa Guzman


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