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Mason City woman gets probation for two felonies in plea bargain deal

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MASON CITY – A woman who has kept local law enforcement busy investigating her crimes over the past year will be on probation following a conviction for two felonies and unlawful possession of prescription drugs.

Last December, 33-year-old Amy Marie Campbell was charged with a Class D felony count of 2nd Degree Theft after writing a bad check for over $1,000 in October 2011.

In March, another recipient of one of Campbell’s bad checks written for over $500 in October 2011 notified law enforcement. Campbell was subsequently charged with an aggravated misdemeanor count of 3rd Degree Theft.

In July while out on pretrial release for the theft by check cases Amy Campbell was arrested and charged by Mason City police on one Class D felony count of Lottery Ticket Theft or Forgery after being called to a local business. During the arrest at the local business police found she unlawfully possessed prescription drugs, an unnamed controlled substance, and drug paraphernalia and she was charged for those offenses as well.

At a sentencing hearing on November 19th presiding District Court Judge Colleen D. Weiland dismissed the possession of a controlled substance charge from July. On the unlawful possession of prescription drugs guilty plea Judge Weiland sentenced Campbell to serve 7 days in the county jail.

For the Class D felony count of 2nd Degree Theft guilty plea Judge Weiland handed down a 5 year suspended prison term and ordered Campbell to serve 3 years of probation Iowa Department of Corrections. Judge Weiland suspended a $750 dollar fine against Campell ordering her to pay $555 in public defender reimbursement, court costs, and surcharges. No restitution is listed in the online court financial records.

For the Class D felony count of Lottery Ticket Theft or Forgery guilty plea Judge Weiland handed down another 5 year suspended prison term and ordered Campbell to serve 3 years of probation with the Iowa Department of Corrections. Judge Weiland suspended another $750 dollar fine against Campell ordering her to pay $485 in public defender reimbursement, court costs, and surcharges.

Campbell had a plea change hearing the 3rd Degree Theft case on October 8th. A sentencing date and deposition in the case has not been recorded in online records.

Again on October 9th, the day after the plea change hearing, Campbell was again arrested after officers were dispatched for a property damage non-collision incident. In that case Campbell has been charged with an aggravated misdemeanor count of Driving While Barred, a simple misdemeanor count of failure to carry proof of insurance, and a simple misdemeanor count striking fixtures upon roadway. Campbell has pleaded not guilty and is currently awaiting a trial in the matter.

Campbell also had a search warrant executed against her by the North Central Iowa Drug Task Force on March 22nd of this year. The record shows a 2 page evidence collection receipt was turned over to the courts. At this time no charges have been filed.

In 2001 Campbell was charged with a Class C felony count of Possession of Meth with Intent to Deliver. In that case Campbell pled guilty as part of a plea bargain deal and the charge was reduced to a serious misdemeanor count of Possession of Meth.

 

Amy Marie Campbell

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Posted on November 23, 2012. Filed under Watercooler.
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    March 14, 2013 at 9:07 am

    Plea bargain again what is local attorney getting in return?