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April 17, 2009

Marshall County - MARSHALL COUNTY MAN SENTENCED FOR ATTEMPTING TO MANUFACTURE METHAMPHETAMINE AND POSSESSION OF A FIREARM IN FURTHERANCE OF A DRUG TRAFFICKING CRIME DES MOINES, Iowa - On April 16, 2009, Vincent Leslie Mashek, age 44 of Marshall County,Iowa, was sentenced for the crimes of Attempting to Manufacture Methamphetamine in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 846, 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(b), and Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c), announced United States Attorney, Matthew G. Whitaker. United States District Court Judge James E. Gritzner sentenced the defendant to the following: 108 months in prison for the crime of Attempting to Manufacture Methamphetamine and 60 months for the crime of Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime, to be served consecutively for a total sentence of 168 months. Judge Gritzner also order Mashek to serve a period of supervised release of 4 years on each count (to be served concurrently) at the competition of his incarceration, and to pay a $200 special assessment to the Crime Victims Fund.

Mashek was convicted following a jury trial on February 8, 2008. There is no parole in the federal system.

This investigation in this case was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force, the Marshall County Police Department, and the Marshalltown Police Department. This case was prosecuted in the United States Attorney's Office in the Southern District of Iowa.

About Marshall County Sheriff's Office
The Marshall County, Iowa Sheriff's Office is headed up by Sheriff Ted G. Kamatchus. Sheriff Kamatchus is committed to keeping communities and neighborhoods safe in Marshall County.

For additional information or a sample copy, contact:
Burt Tecklenburg
Marshall County Sheriff's Office
Fax 641-754-6325

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October 20, 2021

Tuesday evening, October 19th, 2021, at approximately 7:40 P.M. a Marshall County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to initiate a traffic stop while patrolling Highway 330 in the southwest portion of the county near the Harvester area that led to a vehicle pursuit.

Child Safety Seat Checkup Event

June 24, 2021

On Sunday, June 27 from 12:00PM to 4:00PM child passenger safety technicians with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office and Marshalltown Police Department will be hosting a child seat safety checkup event at Fareway located at 102 W Anson St.  This event will be co-sponsored Fareway and Child Abuse Prevention Services of Marshalltown.  Technicians will be available to check child safety seats to make sure they properly fit the vehicle and child as well as ensuring correct and safe installation. They will also be checking seats to make sure they are not expired or recalled.   Techs will work with parents or caregivers to educate them on correct installation as well as offer tips to aid with proper installation.  They will also be able to answer general questions about child passenger safety.  This is a good opportunity to learn about different seat options and transitioning to different seats as your child grows and develops.  Informational handouts will be available for caregivers. 

Marshall County Sheriff’s Office to conduct special enforcement June 9 -12

June 8, 2021

Marshall County, Iowa – June 8th, 2021 – Father’s Day should be a time to celebrate, but it can also be one of the deadliest on the roads. The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office is joining Iowa’s statewide Traffic Fatality Reduction Task Force in an effort to reduce deaths on Iowa roadways. As part of that effort Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, will be conducting a special enforcement initiative geared toward reduction of impaired drivers leading into Father’s Day week.
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