Adair County press release - Feb. 20, 2024

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Ronald and Pamela Goodson, 64, both of Ankeny, were taken into custody 1 p.m. Feb. 13 on Adair County warrants charging both with theft, fifth degree - against an older individual and trespass. Ronald was also charged with assault - simple.

According to an Adair County report, at approximately 2:15 p.m. Jan. 27 Ronald and Pamela entered a relative’s residence on 190th Street in Fontanelle without permission. The resident, age 84, was inside the home and met them at the entrance to the kitchen, where Ronald shoved him out of the way and proceeded into the living room. Ronald took a DISH receiver and remote while inside. The resident told them it was time to leave and they complied.

Approximately 45 minutes later, the resident was outside on a tractor and observed Ronald running from the south side of the home, through the yard toward the drive where his vehicle was parked. The resident checked the area Ronald was seen running from and found the “loud noise blocker” was missing from the satellite.

Ronald and Pamela were transported to the Adair County Jail where they were released from after each posting $300 cash or surety bond.

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Nontsikelelo Sifika, 35, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, was taken into custody 1:18 a.m. Feb. 14 at the 76 mile marker of Interstate 80 on the charges of OWI, second offense and possession of a controlled substance - marijuana, first offense.

According to an Adair Police report, at approximately 11:02 p.m. Feb. 13, officers observed a 2019 Jeep Cherokee westbound on the interstate without taillights and crossing the fog line.

A traffic stop was conducted and contact was made with the driver, identified as Sifika. The odor of an alcoholic beverage was detected as officers approached the vehicle. While speaking with Sifika, marijuana and marijuana shake were observed on the center dash area of the Jeep. Sifika had slurred speech and bloodshot, watery eyes.

When officers explained the reason for the stop, Sifika denied the taillights were off and was told she could check for herself. While getting out of the Jeep, Sifika stumbled and dropped her phone. She said she had consumed one drink earlier in the night.

Officers advised Sifika a probable cause search of the vehicle would be done and Sifika admitted to their being marijuana in the Jeep. A jar containing marijuana was found on the passenger seat. Officers also located an empty beer can and empty bottle of Jameson Whiskey under the driver’s seat.

Sifika consented to field sobriety testing and showed clues of impairment. She refused PBT and after being transported to the Adair County Jail, refused to provide a breath specimen for testing. Sifika was convicted in September 2022 of OWI in Michigan.

Sifika was released from the Adair County Jail after posting $3,000 cash or surety bond.

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Dalton J. Cormeny, 32, of Fontanelle, was taken into custody 11 a.m. Feb. 16 on an Adair County warrant for the charge of violation of probation.

According to an Iowa Department of Correctional Services report, on Dec. 7, 2021, Cormeny was convicted of theft, second degree in Adair County and sentenced to five years in prison, suspended with two years probation.

Cormeny was ordered to pay all financial obligations on the case. He violated the terms of his probation by not making any payments toward court costs and minimal payments toward supervision fees. Cormeny was charged July 28, 2023, with theft, first degree, criminal mischief, second degree and burglary, third degree in Union County.

Cormeny was transported to the Adair County Jail and held without bond.

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Austin J. Worthington, 27, of Adel, was taken into custody 4 p.m. Feb. 16 on an Adair County warrant for the charge of violation of probation.

According to an Iowa Department of Correctional Services report, in November 2022 Worthington was convicted of theft, second degree and criminal mischief, third degree and was sentenced to prison for five years and two years, respectively, with the sentence suspended and three years of probation on each count.

Worthington violated the terms of his probation on Jan. 9 while on a telephone appointment with his probation officer, he admitted to continuing to regular use of methamphetamine and marijuana. On Jan. 21 Worthington was charged in Adair County with theft, fifth degree. At his Jan. 22 probation appointment, he failed to notify his probation officer of the arrest.

Worthington was transported to the Adair County Jail and held without bond.

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Lee D. Goll, 36, of Ankeny, was taken into custody 8:22 p.m. Feb. 16 on an Adair County warrant for the charges of robbery, first degree; intimidation with a dangerous weapon; kidnapping, third degree; felon in control of a firearm; control of a weapon by domestic abuse offender; going armed with intent and domestic abuse assault causing bodily injury - first offense.

According to an Adair County report, at approximately 2:12 a.m. Feb. 12 a male entered a gas station in Stuart and told someone in the store to report a domestic disturbance at a residence on Stuart Road to police.

Deputies responded to the residence and spoke with the male outside who said he, Goll and a female had been drinking when Goll got offended by a comment the female made. Goll threw a bottle at the television, ripped it off the wall and threw it, began screaming and became violent. Goll yelled at the female and made threatening comments, causing the female to have a panic attack. The male told Gall he was calling the police and Goll hit him multiple times with a wooden chair.

The female remained in the living room on the floor and the male attempted to leave the residence. Goll went to the kitchen, got two knives and said he would kill the male for being a snitch while making jabbing motions close to him.

The male ran for the back door and Goll followed with the knives in-hand but tripped and fell. The male then opened the back door and struck Goll in the head with it several times to keep him on the ground. The male, who did not have a cell phone, drove to Stuart and reported the incident. When he returned to the residence, the female and Goll were gone.

At approximately 5 a.m. the female returned in Goll’s vehicle. She was visibly distraught and had difficulty forming sentences. She said she had dropped Goll off in Ankeny and a gun was on the floorboard of the car, which deputies secured.

The female described the same sequence of events and added after the male left, Goll continued to threaten her and throw items around the house. Goll grabbed a tire iron or hammer and demanded the female find his car keys and give him her pistol and loaded magazine. The female feared he would hurt her if she did not comply.

Goll became increasingly angry the male had left to report the incident and said he would kill her or himself if the police showed up. At one point, Goll pointed the loaded pistol directly at the female. While the female searched for his keys, Goll fired two to three rounds inside the home.

Once she found his keys, Goll, gun in hand, demanded she drive him to Ankeny.

Goll is a convicted felon and an active protection order is in place in Adair County between he and the female.

Goll was transported to the Adair County Jail and held on $30,000 cash only bond.