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Marshalltown Woman Sentenced to 24 months in prison for witness tampering

July 21, 2011

DES MOINES, IA - On July 21, 2011, Gloria Sanchez, age 63, of Marshalltown, Iowa, was sentenced to a term of 24 months imprisonment for witness tampering, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinfeldt. United States District Court Judge John A. Jarvey also ordered Sanchez to serve a two-year term of supervised release following the term of imprisonment, and imposed a $100 crime victim fund assessment.

Sanchez was arrested in September of 2010, after she confronted the spouse of a government witness. The witness had information about the involvement of Sanchez's children, Juan Armas Sanchez, Soraya Armas and Seopoldo "Tony" Armas, and Sanchez's grandson, Juan Reyes, who were separately charged in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy reaching from Marshalltown, Iowa to Minnesota, Arizona, and Mexico. During the confrontation,Sanchez, who was not charged in the drug conspiracy, made threats to harm the witness' family.

Sanchez was convicted of tampering with a witness on March 18, 2011, following a two-day jury trial.

CONTACT: Kevin VanderSchel
(515) 473-9343

This investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force. This case was prosecuted in the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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Traffic stop leads to a pursuit and fugitive apprehension.

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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