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Dallas man found guilty of sex abuse charges involving a minor. - 02/08/19

DALLAS (OR) – Thomas James Andrus, 28, of Dallas, was sentenced on Thursday to serve 12 years in prison after being found guilty by Polk County Judge Rafael A. Caso of two counts of Sex Abuse in the First Degree involving a minor victim. Judge Caso acquitted Andrus of eight charges of sex abuse involving the same victim. The verdict and sentences came at the conclusion of a one and ½ day trial. Prior to imposing sentence, Judge Caso listened to statements from the victim’s family. Andrus will also be required to serve 45 months of Post-Prison Supervision and register as a sex offender.

The case was prosecuted by the Polk County District Attorney’s Office and investigated by detectives from the Dallas Police Department.

 

 

Albany man sentenced to 10 years in prison for selling methamphetamine. - 01/25/19

DALLAS (OR) – Frank Joseph Guida IV, of Albany, has been sentenced in Polk County Circuit Court to serve 10 years in prison for selling “super substantial” quantities of methamphetamines during several undercover narcotics operations between May and August of 2018. Guida, 24, pled guilty on Thursday in Polk County Circuit Court to seven counts of Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance before Judge Rafael A. Caso.

Guida will also be required serve a 36 month period of post-prison supervision upon his release and pay $10,700 in investigation related expenses.

The case was prosecuted by the Polk County District Attorney’s Office and investigated by the Polk Interagency Narcotics Team (P.O.I.N.T.).

(Correction: An earlier version of this press release reported that Guida was from Independence. He is from Albany.)

 

Independence man sentenced to 10 years in prison for selling methamphetamine. - 01/25/19

DALLAS (OR) – Frank Joseph Guida IV, of Independence, has been sentenced in Polk County Circuit Court to serve 10 years in prison for selling “super substantial” quantities of methamphetamines during several undercover narcotics operations between May and August of 2018. Guida, 24, pled guilty on Thursday in Polk County Circuit Court to seven counts of Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance before Judge Rafael A. Caso.

Guida will also be required serve a 36 month period of post-prison supervision upon his release and pay $10,700 in investigation related expenses.

The case was prosecuted by the Polk County District Attorney’s Office and investigated by the Polk Interagency Narcotics Team (P.O.I.N.T.).