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.