Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

August 22, 2013

Judge suspends jail, prison for Plano woman

By Michael Schaffer Managing Editor
The Daily Iowegian

---- — A Plano woman facing four criminal counts, one being a class C felony plea bargained to a lesser charge, was given a suspended jail and prison for probation sentence.

Kimberly Marie Cowan, 39, of Plano, was sentenced Aug. 16 by Judge Kirk A. Daily to 365 days in jail, all suspended and two years probation for the reduced charge of possession of a controlled substance, meth, a serious misdemeanor. The original charge was controlled substance violation, a class C felony.

For the charge of driving while barred, habitual offender, an aggravated misdemeanor, Cowan was sentenced Aug. 16 by Judge Daily to two years in prison, all suspended and two years probation.

For the charge of possession of a controlled substance, marijuana, a serious misdemeanor, Cowan was sentenced Aug. 16 by Judge Daily to 180 days in jail, all suspended and two years probation.

The three sentences were ordered to run consecutive to each other.

One count of possession of a controlled substance, serious misdemeanor, was dismissed Aug. 16.

The offense date for the four counts was Feb. 8, 2013.

The criminal complaint and affidavit filed by the Appanoose County Sheriff’s office on Feb. 11 states Cowan was stopped while driving a vehicle in the 10000 block of Highway S 70 after a man reported she had stolen money from him and signed some checks without his permission. The responding deputy stated he knew Cowan was a habitual offender and had two active warrants for failure to appear.

Cowan was arrested, transported to the Appanoose County, where marijuana, meth, oxycodone hydrochloride and acetaminophen were found in her possession.

Cowan owes $1,505.25 for the disposition of this case.