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Fort Dodge man to serve 2 years in prison for high-speed chase

Shane B. Kirby, 52, of Fort Dodge, was sentenced to two years in prison on charges stemming from a November high-speed chase in Janesville.

In court records, Janesville Police Chief Taylor Cross said on the afternoon of Nov. 3 that he saw a black Ford truck leaving Kwikstar, heading east on 275th Street. The truck’s registration had expired. Taylor stopped the truck and asked for a license, registration and proof of insurance. The driver didn’t have his driver’s license, but a piece of paper in the truck identified him as Kirby. The passenger, who was the owner of the vehicle, said registration and proof of insurance were in the trunk bed.

As Taylor checked the papers in his vehicle, Kirby took off driving the truck. They traveled eastbound on 275th Street at speeds of up to 120 mph, court records show. The truck turned south on a gravel road and Taylor continued to pursue at approximately 90 mph.

Due to thick dust, Taylor slowed down and lost sight of the truck near the intersections of Leversee Road and Mount Vernon Road and ended the pursuit.

Taylor did a records check, which indicated that Kirby’s driver’s license had been suspended and there were multiple warrants for his arrest.

At sentencing, the fine and surcharge were suspended. Kirby’s prison sentence will be served concurrently with two Black Hawk County cases. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison for first-degree larceny for writing checks to his grandmother’s account without her permission, including writing a check for $30,571 to buy a vehicle while she was in a medically induced coma. He was sentenced to five years for second-degree robbery for stealing a trailer.

DISSOLUTIONS

Andrew M. Nolte versus. Kristin M. NolteMay 4, 2022.

CIVIL

SMALL CLAIMS

Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC versus. Marc Happel of Sumner, default judgment $869.11 plus interest and court costs

Hauge Associates, Inc.. versus. Christopher Grimm of Waverly, default judgment $1,940.74 plus interest and court costs, May 1.

Sartori Memorial Hospital, Inc. dba MercyOne versus. Mark Jones and Windy Jones of Waverly, default judgment $1,469.79 plus interest and court costs, May 1, 2022.

Sartori Memorial Hospital, Inc. dba MercyOne versus. Michael Nicklaus of Janesville, default judgment $1,266.54 plus interest and court costs, May 1, 2022.

CRIMINAL CHARGES FILED FROM APRIL 28, 2022 TO MAY 6, 2022

simple misdemeanor

A 17-year-old minor, Waverly, illegally passed a school bus on May 3.

Violation of probation

Bogart D. Fisher, 35, Cedar Rapids, probation revocation hearing order filed April 30, 2022.

DEPOSITED PROVISIONS

felonies

Iowa State versus Erik S. Miller, 23, Janesville, was sentenced April 30 to five years in prison. He pleaded guilty to a Class D felony of possession of a shotgun or shotgun and a second offense of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), a felony. The fine and surcharge have been suspended pending good conduct. The charges of using a dangerous weapon in the commission of a crime, possession of a controlled substance for the first time (marijuana), unlawful possession of prescription drugs and possession of drug use were rejected.

Iowa State versus John R. Miller, 56, Waterloo, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a class D felony, third offense, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), class D felony, third offense, possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) and driving with disqualification (aggravated misdemeanor). He was sentenced on May 2: 10 days in prison for driving while prohibited, two five-year suspended sentences for possession; he was placed on probation for two to five years with random drug and alcohol testing and $1,025 fines and surcharges suspended pending good conduct. A charge of possession of drug paraphernalia was dismissed.

Iowa State versus Samuel D. Roberson, 25, Waterloo, pleaded guilty to a class D felony charge of assault preventing air/blood flow causing bodily harm. A five-year prison sentence was suspended and he was ordered to spend 180 days in a residential facility and be on probation for two years with alcohol and drug testing. A fine was suspended.

Aggravated offense

Iowa State versus Shane B. Kirby, 52, Fort Dodge, pleaded guilty to escaping (speed 25 over the limit) and was sentenced May 3 to two years; a fine and a surcharge were suspended.

Iowa State versus John W. Spooner, 59, Sumner, pleaded guilty to driving while prohibited and was sentenced May 5 to 12 days in jail and ordered to pay court costs. A fine and a surcharge were suspended.

Serious offense

Iowa State versus Jeffrey Whennen, Jr., 40, Waverly, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) and was sentenced April 30 to three days in jail; he was ordered to pay court costs. A fine and a surcharge have been removed. A related case with a simple misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia was dismissed.

Revocation of probation

Iowa State versus Judge J. Goodwin35, Waterloo, violation of probation, suspended five-year prison sentence was revoked and a five-year prison sentence was handed down on May 3. Goodwin violated the terms of his probation in March.

Probation violation

Iowa State versus Tyler D. Rindels21, Waterloo, found in contempt of court for violating probation and sentenced to three days in jail on May 3.

Various.

Iowa State versus Jason J. Martin33, Denver, Iowa, pleaded guilty to dogs/cats/livestock on the loose May 2. He was fined $105 and ordered to pay a surcharge and court costs.

Iowa State versus Brock R SpencerRussell, pleaded guilty to throwing trash or dropping off materials on May 6. He was fined $105 and ordered to pay a surcharge and court costs.

Iowa State versus McGuire P. Adams21, Clear Lake, pleaded guilty to littering or depositing materials on May 6. He was fined $105 and ordered to pay a surcharge and court costs.

The Waverly newspaper publishes News of Record as part of its obligation to inform readers about the activities of public institutions and to serve as the custodian of local historical records. All stories are compiled by Waverly Newspapers and taken from public Bremer and Butler county courthouse records. Most defendants are also ordered to pay court costs and/or additional costs. It is the policy of this article that this column contain a complete record; requests to hold items will not be granted.

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