Jan 14, 2020 10:00 PM

Mo. corrections officer charged with bringing drugs into prison

Posted Jan 14, 2020 10:00 PM

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MOBERLY, Mo. (AP) — A corrections officer has been charged with sneaking synthetic marijuana and tobacco into a Missouri prison.

Twenty-three-year-old Timothy Davis is free on bond after he was charged with delivery of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. No attorney is listed for him in online court records.

Investigators met with Davis just before his shift was about to start Saturday at the Moberly Correctional Center, an 1,800-bed minimum/medium security facility. He told the investigators that he had been paid about $300 through an application called Cash App four times to smuggle in tobacco to two inmates, according to charging documents. He eventually admitted to bringing in K-2, which is another name for synthetic marijuana, the Moberly Monitor-Index reports.

Officers then searched his car and found 174 grams (6.14 ounces) of the synthetic marijuana, along with several unopened bags of tobacco, the documents say.

Missouri Department of Corrections spokeswoman Karen Pojmann said four offenders are in segregated housing pending further investigation. She said Davis has been placed on leave.

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Kansas man asks judge for sword battle with ex-wife, lawyer
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HARLAN, Iowa (AP) — A Kansas man has asked an Iowa judge to let him engage in a sword fight with his ex-wife and her attorney so that he can “rend their souls” from their bodies.

David Ostrom, 40, of Paola, Kansas, said in a Jan. 3 court filing that his former wife, Bridgette Ostrom, 38, of Harlan, Iowa, and her attorney, Matthew Hudson, had “destroyed (him) legally.” The Ostroms have been embroiled in disputes over custody and visitation issues and property tax payments.

The judge had the power to let the parties “resolve our disputes on the field of battle, legally," David Ostrom said, adding in his filing that trial by combat "has never been explicitly banned or restricted as a right in these United States."

He also asked the judge for 12 weeks' time so he could secure Japanese samurai swords.

His motion filed in Shelby County District Court stemmed from his frustrations with his ex-wife's attorney, Ostrom told The Des Moines Register.

"I think I've met Mr. Hudson's absurdity with my own absurdity," Ostrom said, adding that his former wife could choose Hudson to act as her champion.