Greene County district court, week ending Jan. 8

In Greene County district court George R. Byerly, 57, of Jefferson was sentenced Jan. 8 after pleading guilty to a charge of operating while intoxicated-first offense. He was sentenced to two days in jail and must pay a $48 per day sheriff’s fee for the time he serves. He must complete the recommendations of a substance abuse evaluation he has already completed and he must also complete a community college drinking drivers course. He was fined $1,250 with a $437.50 surcharge and a $10 surcharge for drug abuse resistance education (DARE). The court determined he is unable to pay $120 restitution for his court appointed attorney’s fees. Court costs were $100. (Sentencing: Honorable Adria A. Kester)

Beth Ann Elerick, 50, of Jefferson was granted a deferred judgment after she pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of marijuana. She was placed on informal probation for one year. She must undergo a substance abuse evaluation and complete any recommended treatment at her own expense. She must pay a civil penalty of $315, a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative (LEI) surcharge, a $10 DARE surcharge and $100 court costs. The court determined she is unable to pay restitution for her court appointed attorney’s fees. (Sentencing: Kester)

Johnathan Dale Laue, 38, of Grand Junction was sentenced to two years prison after he changed his plea to guilty to a charge of driving while license barred. The prison term was suspended and he was placed on probation for two years. He was fined $625 with a $218.75 surcharge; both were suspended. The court determined he is unable to pay $120 restitution for his court appointed attorney’s fees. Court costs were $100. Another charge of driving while license barred in a separate case was dismissed. (Sentencing: Kester)

Tyler Cordell Kirby, 34, of Des Moines was sentenced to five years in prison, concurrent to a term in a Polk County Case, after he changed his plea to guilty to a charge of possession of a controlled substance-third offense. The prison term was suspended and he was placed on probation for three years. He must complete the recommendations of a substance abuse evaluation at his own expense. His driver’s license was revoked for 180 days. Kirby was fined $750 with a $262.50 surcharge; both were suspended.  He must pay a $125 LEI surcharge and a $10 DARE surcharge. The court determined he is unable to pay $180 restitution for his court appointed attorney’s fees.  A companion case in magistrate court in which Kirby was charged with theft-fifth degree and possession of drug paraphernalia was dismissed. (Sentencing: Kester)

Persons pleaded not guilty at arraignment as follows: Walter Adelmo Reyes-Menendez, 27, of Perry, driving while license revoked; Trevor Michael Winters, 32, of Jefferson, OWI-first offense, Dustin Eugene Leggitt, 38, of Jefferson, OWI-first offense; Ronald Dean Mulder, 59, of Perry, felon in possession of a firearm, possession of methamphetamine-third offense, and possession of marijuana-third offense; and Damien Michael Schwering, 22, of Scfanton, domestic abuse assault-aggravated. Trial dates were set for March 1 in every case.

Cases were initiated as follows: Bridget Harnack, 23, of Jefferson, unauthorized use of credit card; Blaine Matthew Stockwell, 31, of Laurens, eluding; Devon Christopher Miller, 20, of Ames, illegal possession of prescription drugs; Jamie Ray Alvarado, 21, of Grand Junction, OWI-first offense; Nathan James Flinn, 22, of Rippey, OWI-first offense and possession of a controlled substance; and Don Eugene Wallace, 77, of Churdan, OWI-third offense.

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