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A Davenport woman is accused of helping to bilk more than $35,000 out of the grandparent of a prison inmate by pretending to be an employee of a law firm representing the inmate, Davenport police said.

Audrey Elaine Slyter, 30, of 1805 N. Elsie Ave., is charged with one count of on-going criminal activity, first-degree theft and conspiracy to commit a non-forcible felony.

On-going criminal activity is a Class B felony under Iowa law that carries a prison sentence of up to 25 years.

First-degree theft is a Class C felony that carries a maximum 10-year prison sentence, while the conspiracy charge is a Class D felony that carries a maximum five-year prison sentence.

According to the arrest affidavits filed by Davenport Police Detective Jason Gillaspie, from Feb. 14 through June 23, Slyter and at least two other co-defendants presented themselves as employees of a law firm representing a current Iowa Department of Corrections inmate.

Slyter and her accomplices told the inmate\u2019s grandparent that money was needed for attorney\u2019s fees and for the inmate\u2019s medical needs that required payment, according to the affidavits.

During the four months of the scam, Slyter and her co-conspirators received 20 checks totaling $35,875.87 from the victim, according to the affidavits.

Neither Slyter nor her accomplices are members of any law firm, and none of the funds obtained were used for the victim\u2019s grandson.

Police are working on filing charges against Slyter\u2019s co-defendants.

Slyter was arrested early Wednesday by Davenport police.

She was being held Wednesday night in the Scott County Jail on $40,000 bond cash or surety.

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A Walcott woman is facing child endangerment charges alleging she shook a 6-month-old child hard enough to cause brain bleeding, Walcott Police said.

Rachel Elizabeth Steahr, 18, of 441 W. James St., Apt. 3 is charged with two counts of child endangerment resulting in serious injury.

Each of the charges is a Class C felony under Iowa law that carries a prison sentence of up to 10 years.

According to the arrest affidavit filed by Walcott police, Steahr is alleged to have placed a 6-month-old child in a bouncer seat and shook \u201cthe seat with enough force to cause intracranial bleeding, stroke, blindness and brain damage.\u201d

Hospital CT scans revealed the victim had evidence of head traumas from several occasions \u201cconsistent with multiple abusive shakings over a prolonged period of time,\u201d according to the arrest affidavit.

Steahr was arrested Monday and booked into the Scott County Jail at 9:35 p.m. She was being held Tuesday night on a $10,000 cash-only bond.

A preliminary hearing on the case is scheduled for Dec. 14 in Scott County District Court.

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A Davenport elementary school teacher pleaded guilty to receiving and distributing child pornography charges during a hearing Thursday in U.S. District Court, Davenport.

Michael Loren Ross, who was arrested June 26, faces a minimum federal prison sentence of five years, and a maximum prison sentence of 20 years.

He also faces a minimum term of supervised release of five years, with the possibility of being on supervised release for the remainder of his life.

According to the plea agreement issued Thursday, on March 27, agents received a CyberTipline Report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children indicating user \u201cMike Ross\u201d with a listed email address had uploaded a video of child pornography to his Dropbox account on Feb. 7 at 10:58 a.m.

Further investigation linked the listed email account to Ross\u2019 phone number and to other of Ross\u2019 social media accounts, including Facebook and Dropbox.

Dropbox provided information that showed files were being uploaded to Ross\u2019 Dropbox account using several devices including a cellphone and laptop computer with an IP address that came back to Ross\u2019 Davenport home.

The Dropbox information also show Ross had created sharing links for several of the files maintained in his account. The account contained numerous files that depicted prepubescent females performing sex acts.

The Dropbox files were organized into folders with names such as \u201cteens,\u201d \u201cyng,\u201d \u201cyoung,\u201d \u201ctrade vids(1),\u201d \u201ckids,\u201d and \u201cgirl teen.\u201d In viewing the folders, numerous files of pornography with an age range of toddler to adult were found.

On June 20, officers executed a search warrant at Ross\u2019 home. During the search Ross admitted to authorities he had an addiction to pornography and admitted to knowingly possessing multiple images and videos containing child pornography.

According to the plea agreement, Ross stated that he both received and distributed child pornography. He exchanged child pornography through Dropbox links being shared on KIK.

Ross admitted he used his cellphone and laptop to receive and distribute child pornography and state he did so for his own sexual gratification. He also admitted to trading child pornography in \u201ctrading groups\u201d wherein he would send a Dropbox link to child pornography he possessed in exchange for an image or link to another person\u2019s images or videos of child pornography.

According to the plea agreement, agents found 851 images of child pornography with children ranging in ages from 7 to 12 on Ross\u2019 computer.

The earliest created image was Jan. 8, 2015. The latest image was Oct. 31, 2016.

There also were 196 videos of child pornography on Ross\u2019 laptop. The earliest creation date for the videos was July 1, 2016, and the latest was Jan. 8, 2017.

There was a Dropbox application installed on Ross\u2019 cellphone. The web history related mostly to pornography sites; however, 145 searches came up when searching for titles associated with child pornography-related terms.

Ross\u2019 Dropbox account contained 46 images and 141 videos of minors engaged in sexual acts.

Of the child pornography submitted, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children identified 299 images of previously identified victims and 110 videos that contained previously identified victims, according to the plea agreement.

Ross remains in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

A sentencing hearing is set for April 9 in U.S. District Court, Davenport.

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Moline and East Moline police are investigating the death of a 26-year-old man.

Police responded to a report of an injured person in the 5400 block of 4th Avenue just before 11 a.m. Sunday.

On arrival, Moline police officers discovered a 26-year-old man had been seriously injured. He was transported by Moline Fire Department to Genesis Hospital, Silvis.

The man was later transported by MedForce to University Hospitals, Iowa City,\u00a0where he died from his injuries.

Moline police was advised it was a domestic-related incident that began in 1500 block 3rd Street, East Moline and ended in the 5400 block 4th Avenue, Moline, when the male fell from a moving vehicle resulting in his death.

The driver of the vehicle, a 46-year-old-woman, has been interviewed by police. She has not been charged at this time.

The Moline and East Moline Police Department are jointly investigating the incident with the assistance of the Rock Island County State\u2019s Attorney\u2019s Office.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Moline or East Moline Police Department at 309-797-0401 or CrimeStoppers of the Quad-Cities at 309-762-9500.

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A Davenport man who was released Wednesday from the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons after serving nearly 10 years on weapons and drug charges was back in custody only a few hours later after Davenport police said they\u00a0caught him with 12 pounds of marijuana in the trunk of his car.

William Chavez Goodman, 27, of 2817 N. Lincoln Ave., is charged with possession with the intent to deliver marijuana in an amount not more than 50 kilograms. He also is charged with a state drug tax stamp violation.

Each charge is a Class D felony under Iowa law that carries a prison sentence of up to five years.

Goodman's bond on the Iowa charges is $10,000 cash or surety. However, federal authorities have placed a detainer on Goodman and he will have to go before a federal judge for additional sentencing if he posts bond on the state charges or once he is done with the state charges.

However, federal authorities could take over the case from the State of Iowa and level federal drug charges against Goodman.

According to the arrest affidavit filed by Davenport Police Detective Ann Sievert, on Wednesday, members of the Davenport Police Department\u2019s Tactical Operations Bureau and the U.S. Postal Inspector were conducting a controlled package delivery to 2739 W. 72nd St., Apt. 3.

Evidence had been found indicating that illicit drugs were being sent through the mail.

During the investigation, officers observed Goodman take the package delivered to the apartment and loading it into the trunk of a white Monte Carlo and drive away.

Officers stopped the Monte Carlo in the 6800 block of Northwest Blvd. and seized 12 pounds of marijuana from the trunk.

According to the arrest affidavit, the tenant at the apartment told officers that Goodman had contacted her two weeks earlier and told her he was having a package delivered to her address. Once the package arrived she was to call him so he could pick up the package.

The tenant told officers that Goodman was at her apartment\u00a0last Saturday tracking the package via his cell phone.

Authorities said that Goodman was making the marijuana connection during the time he was in a Davenport residential correctional facility awaiting release by the Bureau of Prisons.

In 2009, Goodman pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of possession with the intent to deliver 5 grams or more of crack cocaine, and one count of carrying a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

U.S. District Judge John Jarvey sentenced Goodman to consecutive 5-year prison sentences on each charge, meaning they would run one after the other.

Goodman served 85 percent of that sentence before he was released from prison to reside in a residential correctional facility in Davenport.

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A Davenport man was sentenced Thursday to up to five years in prison in connection with an assault that left a man with serious injuries.

Anthony Jordan Keckler, 22, also must pay $2,727.07 in restitution.

He pleaded guilty in October to assault causing serious injury, a Class D felony.

According to Davenport police, officers responded around 1 a.m. March 5 to Rookies Sports Bar, 3818 N. Brady St., for a disturbance and found an unconscious 28-year-old man lying in the parking lot.

Officers learned there had been a fight involving many people. During the fight, the man was hit by Keckler in the face with a closed fist, rendering the man unconscious and causing him to fall to the ground.

Keckler then turned his attention to another person, whom he hit in the face with a closed fist. He then returned to the first man, stood over him and punched him at least one time in the face as his head was on the pavement. At least one witness said Keckler kicked the man in the head at least one time.

The man was taken to a local hospital for severe injuries, which included a nasal fracture, a large cranial fracture to the rear of the skull, frontal contusions, severe edema to the frontal temporal area of the brain and a hematoma to the right side of the brain. The man suffered permanent damage to his brain and was placed into an induced coma for more than a week, according to police.

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An Alvarado, Texas, woman was found guilty Friday afternoon of homicide by vehicle-reckless driving in the Jan. 30 death of Cynthia Elaine Jones.

Chief District Judge Marlita Greve, in a lengthy written ruling read aloud in court, rejected the defense\u2019s claim that Lauria Lee Kelly was insane at the time of the crash and noted that she was capable of knowing the nature of the act committed and was capable of distinguishing between right and wrong.

Kelly, 58, faces up to 10 years in prison when she is sentenced Jan. 24.\u00a0

The judge's ruling came more than a month after Assistant Scott County Attorney Kimberly Shepherd called a handful of witnesses during a short bench trial Oct. 25 in Scott County District Court.\u00a0

Police say Kelly was driving her blue Dodge truck east on 2nd Street at a high rate of speed just before 6 p.m. Jan. 30.

Witnesses to the crash and events leading up to it told police that Kelly was driving very fast and that she ran through at least two red traffic lights, one at 2nd and Harrison streets and the other at 2nd and Main streets, according to police.

One witness, who was crossing 2nd Street at Brady, said she heard the roar of an engine just prior to the crash, according to police.

Kelly's vehicle struck the rear of a red Chevrolet Monte Carlo that was stopped at the red light at 2nd and Brady. The force of the impact caused fatal injuries to Jones, 53, of Davenport.

The Monte Carlo then was pushed into the rear of a green 1999 Buick Regal driven by Jessica Russell, who was seven months pregnant.

The force of the crash was so great that all three vehicles came to a rest on the other side of the intersection more than 100 feet away, according to police.

Kelly and Russell were taken to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Law enforcement who responded to the scene and to the hospital said that Kelly was acting strange and showed no emotion. She claimed that the military and Masons were following her and that God had sent her to Davenport.\u00a0

In her truck, she had a notebook filled with random and repeating words that \u201cdid not seem to make any sense,\u201d Greve said.

About two hours before the crash, she ran out of gas on Interstate 80 near Atalissa, Iowa,\u00a0and encountered a state trooper who believed she was suffering from a mental illness.

Greve noted that the trooper was comfortable enough to let her continue to drive her truck after getting her gas.

Kelly was found competent to stand trial in June. She was examined in August by a doctor at the Iowa Medical and Classification Center in Coralville to determine whether she was sane or insane at the time of the crash.

The doctor noted that she suffered from a diseased or deranged condition of the mind and that she had been diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder bipolar-type.

However, he noted that the evidence did not support a finding of not guilty by reason of insanity \u201cbased on both positive and negative evidence,\u201d Greve said.

Greve said the doctor said in his report that Kelly, at the time of the crash, was tired from lack of sleep, distracted by her feelings that the Masons were following her, checking her rearview mirror to see if anyone was following her, and was writing down license plate numbers as she drove.

She also was preoccupied with trying to find a place to get gas and a bank to get her credit card and bank card working, Greve said.

The doctor also noted in the report that Kelly said that she knew that it was wrong to run stop lights and speed and that she knew that it could cause injury or death. The doctor's report also said that Kelly\u00a0 had taken pride in her \"safe driving record\" from Texas to Davenport, Greve said.\u00a0

Greve said the doctor opined that Kelly's actions were not directly related to the content of her delusions about the Masons following her.

Jones\u2019 family, including her father, Jessie Jones Sr., filled several benches in the courtroom gallery as the judge read the verdict.\u00a0

\u201cI\u2019m happy, very happy,\u201d Jones\u2019 sister, Gwendolyn Reid, told reporters outside the courtroom.\u00a0

Reid said her sister was a loving person who would help anyone.

\u201cI\u2019m just blessed that my father is still here to see this day because a parent never wants to lose a child, and it was such as senseless murder,\u201d she said. \u201cMy sister was sitting at a stop light, just sitting there, on her way home. She never made it home that day.\u201d

Still, Reid said she prays for Kelly and said that she has forgiven her.

Lesa Dixon, another sister, held onto to a framed photo of Jones and said \u201cI\u2019m glad justice was served.\u201d

Kelly\u2019s attorney, Harlan Giese Jr., said he was disappointed with the verdict but said that Kelly understood the judge's ruling.\u00a0

\u201cNothing that was going to happen today was going to make much difference as to what happened,\u201d he said. \u201cBut, I think there was a lot of evidence in there that my client has some mental problems.\u201d

Kelly has been \"straightened out quite a bit\" through medication after the crash, and Giese said he was \"a little bit concerned\" that Greve's decision was based in part on the way she appeared to the psychiatrist who evaluated her months later.\u00a0

\"That wasn't what was happening contemporaneously and that's why we put on a lot of evidence about what was happening at the time of the incident,\" he said.

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\u00a0Nov. 17, 2017

CALIFORNIA — Tyler Lee Deitrick, 27, of California passed away on Friday, November 17, 2017. A private family service will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rungemortuary.com.

He was born on September 27, 1990, in Idaho.

Tyler is survived by his parents, Chris (Shelly) Deitrick and Sandra Spaur; his siblings, Anthony McVay, Logan Deitrick, Keon (Amanda) McVay, Crystal Deitrick, Lance Deitrick, Shailee (Thomas) Hull and Thomas Deitrick;\u00a0four nieces and\u00a0four nephews.

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INDEPENDENCE \u2014 An Independence, Iowa, man who was found frozen in a field with a pistol and bags of meth last winter has pleaded guilty to drug and firearm charges.

Troy Donovan Postel-Vargason, 35, also pleaded guilty to gun charges in connection with a 100-mph chase from LeClaire to Clinton County in August.

Postel-Vargason entered his pleas to charges of possession of meth with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking and two counts of felon in possession of a firearm Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids. Sentencing will be at a later date.

According to court records, Independence paramedics were called to a field two blocks from Postel-Vargason\u2019s home on First Street East on Feb. 9. At the time, Postel-Vargason was shivering and unable to move and suffering from frostbite, and medics were concerned his toes may need to be amputated because of damage from the cold, court records state.

He was holding an Under Armour drawstring bag that contained two gallon-sized bags with an estimated 500 grams of ice meth, court records state.

Medics transferred Postel-Vargason to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City for treatment. Authorities believe he had left his home the prior night following an argument and spent the night in the field, records state.

Officers who responded to the field found about $600 in cash and a 9 mm Hi-Point handgun with an obliterated serial number. Investigators restored the Hi-Point\u2019s serial number and determined the gun had belonged to an Independence resident whose home was burglarized in November 2016.

A search of Postel-Vargason\u2019s own home yielded a .380-caliber Ruger pistol, according to court records.

In April, federal authorities charged Postel-Vargason with gun and drug charges in the field incident, but authorities were unable to locate him at the time.

On Aug. 15, a LeClaire police officer attempted to stop his Ford Escape after a Scott County deputy observed him with a gun and a machete, according to court records. The chase reached speeds of more than 100 mph in 55 and 65 mph zones, and he allegedly threw a 9 mm Ruger handgun with a scratched-off serial number from his vehicle during the chase, records state.

The pursuit continued until his tires were deflated, and he was arrested on state charges of operating while intoxicated, eluding and felon in possession of a firearm in Clinton County in connection with the chase, record state.

Postel-Vargason also is awaiting trial on eluding charges in Black Hawk County stemming from a Dec. 1, 2016, pursuit. A sheriff\u2019s deputy attempted to stop him for running a red light at Raymond and Dunkerton roads at 2:45 a.m., and the 120-mph chase lasted about 40 minutes and ended when his vehicle was cornered in a residential yard. He was allegedly carrying a club when he was arrested.

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