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Felony charge dismissed against Charles City woman

By Bob Steenson,

A Charles City woman who had been charged with burglary has had the charges against her dropped.

The Floyd County Attorney’s Office filed a motion on Monday to dismiss charges against Lakeya Rochelle Tabor, age 34, because of “insufficient evidence to justify prosecution and conviction of the defendant,” and noted that Tabor had agreed to pay court costs.

District Court Judge DeDra Schroeder on Monday ordered the charges dismissed and ordered Tabor to pay court costs, later filed as $215, and noted that Tabor could request a hearing after the charges had been paid to have the criminal case expunged from her record.

Tabor had been accused of entering an occupied apartment in June 2019 and assaulting a person there, recklessly causing injury. She was charged with first-degree burglary, a Class B felony that in Iowa can result in up to a 25-year prison sentence if convicted.

Tabor’s attorney had filed notice that Tabor would argue self defense in defending herself against the charge.