An Iowa man found with methamphetamine after he allegedly tried to steal from the Blair Walmart accepted a plea agreement Tuesday in Washington County District Court.

Jamie R. Von Hagel, 37, pleaded guilty to attempted possession of a controlled substance, a Class 1 misdemeanor.

The state is recommending probation. Von Hagel could face up to a in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Judge John E. Samson ordered a presentence investigation and a substance abuse evaluation. Sentencing is set for June 18.

Von Hagel was arrested Dec. 7 with two other individuals after Blair police were dispatched to Walmart, 1882 Holly St., for a theft in progress. Von Hagel was detained in the store.

When officers searched the vehicle he arrived in, they found a plastic tub of a crystal substance, which tested positive for meth; a tub of marijuana and a scale; a glass pipe with a white powdery substance; and two marijuana pipes.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.