TAMA COUNTY COURT NEWS
Before Judge Andrew Chappell in Tama County District Court in Toledo:
Donald Ares Finley,56, Toledo, entered written innocent pleas on two counts of 2nd degree kidnapping, and charges of willful injury resulting in bodily injury, possession of methamphetamine and possession of contraband on / in grounds of a correctional facility. He demanded a speedy jury trial.
The trial was set for July 13 in Tama County District Court.
Finely faces the charges after a reported hostage situation in a downtown Toledo apartment on March 21. Finely is alleged to have caused lacerations on a victims body with a knife while holding him and threatened harm to the victim if members of the media or Governor’s Office did not show up within five minutes. Toledo Police Chief Nathan Shepard Sgt. Dan Quigley and Tama County Deputy Sheriff Kyle Fangman initially filed charges in the case.
Finley also faces probation revocation because of the new charges and also is cited in a probation violation report for not showing proof of ordered treatment and payment of fines and fees as required. His probation standing is the result of a previous suspended four-year sentence on charges of 1st offense drunken driving, child endangerment and false imprisonment.
He continues to be held in the Tama County Jail in Toledo on $50,000 cash only bond.
Dmico Orona-Rodriguez, 19, Marshalltown, was sentenced to 90 dyas in jail with credit for time service and balance suspended after pleading guilty earlier on Feb. 17 to assault with a dangerous weapon, A $625 fine was suspended, court costs of $100 assessed and he was placed on unsupervised probation.
Orona-Rodriguez was charged on Nov. 1, 2019, in Dinsdale after a reported assault involving an argument over a dog. He was accused of using a cooking pan as a weapon in the assault which sent the victim to the hospital. Three others were also cited for allegedly being involved in the assault by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Brandon Boldt.