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May 7, 2012

Man with several convictions facing new criminal charges

CENTERVILLE — An Appanoose County man with multiple criminal convictions is now facing several more allegations of criminal activity.

Edward Shane Needels Jr., 25, of Centerville, has been charged with one count of third degree attempted burglary, an aggravated misdemeanor, with an offense date of Aug. 2, 2010. A jury trial was set for Aug. 2, 2011 for this charge.

One count of possession of a controlled substance, serious misdemeanor, with an offense date of April 21, 2012. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for May 2, 2012.

One count of possession of a controlled substance, serious misdemeanor, with an offense date of Feb. 3, 2012. An arraignment hearing was set for April 27, 2012 and then a bench warrant for his arrest was issued the same day.

One count of possession of drug paraphernalia, simple misdemeanor, with an offense date of Feb. 3, 2012. This case was held open for further review.

One count of assault and one count of trespass, both simple misdemeanors and both with offense dates of April 21, 2012. A preliminary hearing was set for May 2, 2012.

One count of driving while license denied or revoked, serious misdemeanor, with an offense date of March 9, 2011. Sentencing in this case is scheduled for May 11, 2012 at 9 a.m.

Arrest reports have Needels Jr. at one time living in Mystic and Moulton.

Needels Jr. has an extensive court conviction resume.

On May 12, 2006, Needels Jr. was sentenced to one year probation to the court, 30 days in jail, all suspended and community service by Judge Kirk A. Daily in Appanoose County for one count of fourth degree theft, a serious misdemeanor. The original charge against Needels Jr. was possession of stolen property, serious misdemeanor, with an offense date of July 17, 2005. All fines and charges have been paid in this case.

On April 13, 2012 Judge Daily — after Needels Jr. entered a voluntary, negotiated guilty plea to one count of possession of a controlled substance, a serious misdemeanor — sentenced the defendant to 180 days in jail, suspended 178 of those jail days, credit for any time served and two years probation no supervision. The offense date on this charge was Aug. 21, 2011.

Needels Jr. owns the state $660.25 for this court case.

Needels Jr. is no stranger to drunken driving charges.

His first OWI charge was dismissed by the court on Jan. 22, 2010. The offense date for the charge was April 16, 2008.

He owes the state $745.88 for this case and it has been sent to third party collection.

Court records indicate Needels Jr. has three drunken driving convictions in Appanoose County. According to those same records, Needels Jr. is still on his first drunken driving conviction.

Needels Jr. on each of his three drunken driving convictions entered into a voluntary, negotiated guilty plea deal and each time he was given probation by the sentencing judge.

On June 11, 2010 Judge Daily sentenced Needels Jr. — after he entered a voluntary, negotiated guilty plea to OWI, first offense, a serious misdemeanor — to two years probation (low risk), credit for any time served and 365 days in jail, with 363 of those days suspended. The offense date for this charge was Dec. 12, 2009. He owes the state $3,072.25 for this charge and it has been sent to third party collection.

On Aug. 20, 2010 Judge Daily sentenced Needels Jr. — after he entered a voluntary, negotiated guilty plea to OWI, first offense, a serious misdemeanor — to two years probation (low risk), 365 days in jail, all but two days suspended and credit for any time served. The court dismissed one count of driving while license denied or revoked, a serious misdemeanor. The offense date for both charges was Jan. 26, 2010. The defendant owes the state $2,438.80 for this charge.

On March 4, 2011 Judge Daily sentenced Needels Jr. — after he entered a voluntary, negotiated guilty plea to OWI first offense, a serious misdemeanor — to two years probation (low risk), 365 days in jail, suspended 363 of those days and credit for any time served. Judge Daily the same date dismissed one count of driving while license denied or revoked, a serious misdemeanor. The offense date for both charges was Aug. 26, 2010.

Needels Jr. owes $2,516.54 on this case.

A probation violation report was filed in two of the drunk driving cases with an offense date of March 14, 2012. A probation violation hearing was scheduled for April 27, 2012.

One count of supplying alcohol to person under age, serious misdemeanor, with an offense date of Dec. 5, 2009, was dismissed by the court on June 11, 2010. He owes the state $586.50 for this case and it has been sent to third party collection.

Several simple misdemeanor cases have either been dismissed or he was found guilty of dating back to February 2001. In the cases he was found guilty of, a fine was ordered by the judge. The total amount Needels Jr. owes for those is more than $545.

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