Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

November 21, 2013

Mystic man sent to prison

By Michael Schaffer Managing Editor
The Daily Iowegian

---- — A criminal case adjudicated in Appanoose County in October sent a Mystic man to state prison.

Thomas Walter Martin, 40, was sentenced to 10 years in state prison Oct. 8 by Appanoose County Judge Daniel P. Wilson on the lesser C felony charge of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.

The judge ordered the 10 year sentence to run concurrently with Martin’s two OWI Appanoose County convictions.

Martin was originally charged with a felony B controlled substance violation. He entered a voluntary, negotiated guilty plea to the reduced C felony charge.

The court dismissed serious misdemeanor charges of possession of a controlled substance and driving while license is denied or revoked the same day Martin was sentenced.

Martin was stopped by the Centerville Police Department April 12 in the 800 block of North 18th Street where meth and drug paraphernalia were found in his vehicle. Martin admitted he was a co-conspirator in the manufacture of more than five grams of meth with Gary Molloy Black from March 14 to April 12.

Martin owes $7,757.19 for this case.

Black, 40, is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 17 in the Appanoose County courthouse. He has been accused of one B felony count controlled substance violation and four aggravated misdemeanor counts of child endangerment. All five charges have an April 12, 2013 offense date.