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Metro briefs

BY DI STAFF | APRIL 27, 2015 5:00 AM

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Woman charged with OWI

Authorities have accused a Galesburg, Illinois, woman of operating a mortor vehicle under the influence.

Heather Johnson, 29, was charged with OWI-second offense on April 25.

According to online documents, Coralville officers pulled Johnson over, and police allegedly found an open Busch Light can in the car. She failed a field sobriety test and a breath test reported a .125 blood-alcohol content.

OWI-second offense is an aggravated misdemeanor.

Man charged with contempt

Authorities have accused a Washington, Iowa, man of violating a no-contact/protective order.

Corey Dietz, 29, was charged with contempt — violation of no contact/protective order on April 25.
Dietz allegedly sent 17 text messages to a person between April 23 and April 25. There is a no-contact order between Dietz and the person.

Contempt — violation of a no contact/protective order is a misdemeanor.

Man charged with unauthorized credit-card use

Authorities have accused an Iowa City man of misusing a University of Iowa College of Law credit card.

Gustavo Oropeza, 53, was charged with unauthorized use of a credit card, less than $10,000, on Sept. 15, 2011.

According to online documents, Oropeza was given a procurement credit card for the law school and made purchases for himself in the amount of $1,905.37.

Unauthorized use of a credit card, less than $10,000, is a Class-D felony.

Man charged with driving while barred

Authorities have accused a Coralville man of driving while barred.

James Jorris, 36, was charged with driving while barred on April 25.

According to online documents, Jorris was allegedly driving a gold Pontiac Sunfire and was pulled over by an officer. His driver’s license is barred from Sept. 9, 2013, until Sept. 8.

Men charged with robbery

A Decatur, Illinois, man and two others have been accused of robbing Bank of the West.

Benji Shaw, Sedrick Dudley, and James King were charged with first-degree robbery on April 23.
According to online documents the three entered the bank and demanded money.

First-degree robbery is a Class-B felony.

Man charged with theft

A Cedar Rapids man has been accused of stealing a phone.

Quatron Cropp, 19, was charged with third-degree theft.

According to online documents, the phone was stolen from a person’s car. Later, the person retrieved the phone and identified Cropp by seeing his Facebook profile in the Internet history.

Third-degree theft is an aggravated misdemeanor.

Man charged with OWI

An Iowa City man has been accused of driving a car under the influence.

Kagen Lewis, 18, has been charged with second-offense OWI.

According to online documents, the defendant was driving a black Ford Mustang when pulled over by an officer. A search of the vehicle allegedly revealed a metal grinder, a plastic bag, and a makeup container with marijuana inside.

A test found a blood-alcohol content of .042, he was arrested for a combination of alcohol and another drug.

OWI-second offense is an aggravated misdemeanor.

— by Nick Moffitt


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