Greene County district court, week ending July 29

In Greene County district court Paul Bradley Elm, 48, of Webster City was sentenced to five years in prison after he changed his plea to guilty to a charge of forgery. The prison term was suspended and he was placed on probation for three years. He must reside at a residential correctional facility until he attains the maximum benefits. He was ordered to be held in jail until space is available at the facility. Elm was fined $750 with a $262.50 surcharge; the fine and surcharge were suspended. He must pay $2,355 restitution to Peoples Trust & Savings Bank and $138.66 restitution to the Greene County sheriff’s office. He must also pay a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative surcharge, $180 restitution for his court appointed attorney’s fees, and $450.20 court costs. A charge of theft-second degree was dismissed. (Sentencing: Honorable Adria A. Kester)

Ashley Fawn Marie Scanlon, 26, of Jefferson was granted a deferred judgment after she pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of marijuana-first offense. She will be on informal probation for one year and must undergo a substance abuse evaluation and complete any recommendations at her own expense. She must pay a civil penalty of $315, the LEI surcharge of $125, a $10 DARE surcharge, $60 restitution for her court appointed attorney’s fees and $100 court costs. (Sentencing: Kester)

Persons pleaded not guilty at arraignments as follows: Danielle Brady Ferguson, 32, of Jefferson, theft-first degree; and Kimberly Marie Smith, 42, of Jefferson, possession of methamphetamine. Trial dates were set for Sept. 29 in both cases.

Cases were initiated in district court as follows: Brandon Michael Mitchell, 23, of Jefferson, fraudulent practice-third degree; Kera A. Tesdahl, 26, of Grand Junction, possession of marijuana; Lance Michael Ross, 18, of Grand Junction, harboring a runaway; Anthony Charles Kennedy, 33, of Jefferson, operating while intoxicated (OWI)-first offense and eluding; Nicholas Anthony Balderas, 23, of Bagley, OWI-second offense; and Ricardo Emmanuel Rodriguez, 29, of Jefferson, public intoxication-third or subsequent offense.

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