Former Marathon Resident Sentenced to Prison After Deferred Judgment Revoked

A former Marathon resident will now spend time in prison after her deferred judgment was revoked in Buena Vista County District Court.

The ruling was made last Tuesday, June 6th for 52-year-old Teresa Hale, who now resides in Mitchellville. In early May, Hale was granted a deferred judgment for 3rd Offense Possession of a Controlled Substance Methamphetamine, a class D felony. She was placed on probation for three years. While on probation, Hale failed to follow through with the terms and conditions of her probation, which led to a probation revocation. Hale was sentenced to serve up to five years in prison for each of the counts.

Hale was arrested on February 10th of last year following a traffic stop in Storm Lake. She was found to be wanted on a Buena Vista County warrant for Failure to Appear on a charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd or Subsequent Offense, a class D felony. Police also discovered that her driving privileges in Iowa were revoked, and drug paraphernalia was located on her person as she was taken into custody. During the booking process, police also found methamphetamine concealed on Hale’s person.


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