Fremont County Attorney
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Brenna Bird                
Fremont County Attorney

506 Filmore St., PO Box 476
Sidney, Iowa 51652-0476                                                                         
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November 22, 2017 

Brenna Bird, Fremont County Attorney, announces the following dispositions in the Iowa District Court for Fremont County for the week of November 20, 2017. Before the Iowa District Court for Fremont County, the Honorable James Heckerman presiding.

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Brett Phillip Samuelson, age 45, Randolph, Iowa, appeared with his attorney and entered a plea of guilty to the charge Driving While Barred, an Aggravated Misdemeanor. He was sentenced to 30 days in county jail with credit for time served. He was assessed a fine of six hundred twenty-five dollars ($625), but the fine was suspended. He was ordered to pay costs including court-appointed attorney fees and any applicable surcharges.  

Collene Marie Mathers (Allen), age 42, of Shenandoah, Iowa, appeared with her attorney and entered a plea of guilty to the charge Public Intoxication, Second Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor. She was sentenced to 364 days in county jail with all suspended. She was assessed a fine of  three hundred fifteen dollars ($315) which was suspended. She was placed on informal probation for a period of one year. As an express condition of probation, she was ordered to complete and follow Substance Abuse Evaluation treatment recommendations. She was ordered to pay costs including court-appointed attorney fees and any applicable surcharges. 

Joel David Wedberg, age 33, of Omaha, Nebraska, appeared with his attorney and entered a plea of guilty to the charge of Child Endangerment, an Aggravated Misdemeanor, and to the charge Domestic Abuse Assault, a Serious Misdemeanor. He was sentenced to 25 days county jail and given credit for time served on the Child Endangerment charge. He was granted a deferred judgment on the Domestic Abuse Assault charge and placed on supervised probation for a period of one year.  As a condition of probation, he was ordered to complete the Battererís Education Program and obtain a mental health evaluation and follow all recommendations. He was ordered to pay costs including court-appointed attorney fees and any applicable surcharges.  

Dustin Eugene Kalkas age 35, of Shenandoah, Iowa, appeared with his attorney and entered a guilty plea to the amended charge of Theft in the Third Degree, an Aggravated Misdemeanor. He was granted a deferred judgment and placed on formal probation for a period of one year. As a condition of probation, he was ordered to reside at the RCF until maximum benefits are obtained. He is to remain incarcerated pending placement at the RCF. He was ordered to pay costs including court-appointed attorney fees and any applicable surcharges. 

Christopher David Snyder, age 26, of Tabor, Iowa, appeared with his attorney and entered a guilty plea to the charge Domestic Abuse Assault, a Serious Misdemeanor. He was granted a deferred judgment and placed on formal probation for a period of one year. As a condition of probation, he was ordered to complete the Battererís Education Program and reside in Fremont County, Iowa. He was ordered to pay costs including court-appointed attorney fees and any applicable surcharges. 

Mikayla MíLynn Edie, age 27, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, appeared with her attorney and entered a plea of guilty to Possession of a Weapon in Correctional Institution, a Class C Felony. She was sentenced to prison for a term not to exceed ten years. She also admitted to violating the terms of probation in a separate matter. She was found to be in contempt of court and sentenced to ten days in the county jail and given credit for time served. The two sentences are to run concurrent. Her ten-year sentence was suspended and she was placed on supervised probation for a period of two years. As a condition of probation, she was ordered to reside at the RCF until maximum benefits are achieved. She was ordered to remain incarcerated pending placement at the RCF. She was ordered to pay costs including court-appointed attorney fees and any applicable surcharges.

All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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