A proposed bill would prevent earned or good time credit from being applied to mandatory mininums for habitual, repeat and violent offenders.
Articles Tagged: Linn County Attorney’s Office
Crime and Courts Feb. 16, 2023 4:04 pm38d ago
A man arrested this week on a murder charge shot his victim at least eight times in front of a witness and admitted to the crime, court records released Thursday show.
Local Government Jan. 31, 2023 5:00 pm54d ago
In a bid to recruit and retain qualified workers to Linn County while grappling with record-high inflation, the county compensation board suggested bumping salaries 12 percent for the county sheriff and attorney, and 10 percent for others.
Crime and Courts Jan. 30, 2023 11:15 am55d ago
A town hall event was held Sunday to discuss concerns surrounding the fatal stabbing of Devonna Walker and how, organizers say, it plays into the larger issue of how Black people are treated in the justice system.
Crime and Courts Jan. 13, 2023 6:15 pm72d ago
The Cedar Rapids Police Department announced Friday that they had completed their investigation into the fatal stabbing of Devonna Walker and forwarded their investigation materials to the Linn County Attorney.
Crime and Courts Nov. 30, 2022 4:53 pm116d ago
Judge rules in favor of man who sent “derogatory” message to prosecutor and dismisses harassment charge. Judge says it’s protected speech.
Crime and Courts Nov. 29, 2022 3:22 pm117d ago
Prosecutors dismiss voluntary manslaughter charge against Cedar Rapids man who fatally shot another in his home during a fight. Iowa’s “Stand your ground” law was determining factor.
Crime and Courts Oct. 24, 2022 6:00 am154d ago
Two prosecutors running for county attorneys in Linn and Johnson counties followed similar paths, taking on the toughest cases, in preparing themselves to lead the offices. Both Democrats run unopposed Nov. 8.
Campaigns & Elections Oct. 12, 2022 7:53 am165d ago
Linn County Attorney Nick Maybanks and Linn County Sheriff Brian Gardner encouraged Iowans to vote no on the proposed gun rights amendment that will be on the November ballot.
Crime and Courts Aug. 24, 2022 8:58 pm214d ago
A judge declared a mistrial this week after police officers, who were witnesses, recognized a juror as having associates connected to the defendant. The juror hadn’t revealed that during jury selection and also underreported her criminal history. She also posted on Facebook that she was on jury duty and wouldn’t convict “whoever” was on trial.
Crime and Courts Aug. 23, 2022 3:06 pm215d ago
A Cedar Rapids man was sentenced to three years probation after firing multiple shots at another man during a fight last year. Originally charged with attempted murder, he pleaded to two gun-related charges.
Crime and Courts Aug. 14, 2022 6:00 am226d ago
An Oelwein man who testified against a meth dealer was brutally beaten in the Linn County Jail 12 days before the trial by convicted murderer Drew Blahnik and another cellmate. Federal and state authorities are investigating
Crime and Courts Jul. 22, 2022 11:17 am247d ago
Anastasia Basquin, the county’s chief victim liasison, proposed that sexual assault defendants go before a magistrate before making bail, so a no-contact order could be issued protecting the victim.
Government & Politics Jul. 14, 2022 6:00 am256d ago
Iowa has no extreme risk protection order law, wherein law enforcement, family members or others can seek a court order to temporarily prevent someone deemed a threat from buying or possessing firearms.
Crime and Courts Jun. 9, 2022 7:43 am290d ago
County attorney’s office opened 164 truancy cases in past year, successfully resolving 56 of the cases.