Greene County district court, week ending April 15

In Greene County district court Dustin Michael McGuire was sentenced April 11 to two days in jail after he changed his plea to guilty to a charge of possession of marijuana. He must pay $48 per day in sheriff’s fees for the time he serves, and his driver’s license was revoked for 180 days. McGuire was fined $315 with a $110.25 surcharge. He must also pay a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative surcharge and $100 court costs. A charge of public intoxication-second offense was dismissed.

A companion case in magistrate court in which McGuire was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia was also dismissed. The court ruled that he is unable to pay $180 restitution for his court appointed attorney’s fees. Court costs were $100 in the district court case and $60 in the magistrate court case. (Sentencing: Honorable Adria A. Kester)

Katie Leora Halligan, 22, of Jefferson was granted a deferred judgment after she changed her plea to guilty to a charge of operating while intoxicated (OWI)-first offense. She was placed on informal probation for one year and must complete the recommendations of a substance abuse evaluation and a community college drinking drivers course. A judgment was entered against her for a $1,250 civil penalty and $100 court costs. A charge of possession of marijuana was dismissed. (Sentencing: Kester)

Dustin Eugene Leggitt, 38, of Jefferson was sentenced to two days in jail after he changed his plea to guilty to a charge of OWI-first offense. He must pay a $48 per day sheriff’s fee for the time he serves, and he must complete the recommendations of a substance abuse evaluation and complete a community college drinking driver’s course. A judgment was entered against Leggitt for a $1,250 fine with a $437.50 surcharge and a $10 surcharge for drug abuse resistance education (DARE). The court determined he is unable to pay $180 restitution for his court appointed attorney’s fees. Court costs were not available. (Sentencing: Kester)

Patrick Douglas Doyle, 46, of Jefferson was sentenced to two years in prison after he changed his plea to guilty to a charge of unauthorized use of a credit card. The prison term was suspended and he was placed on probation for one year. He was fined $625 with a $218.75 surcharge; both were suspended. The court determined he is unable to pay $180 restitution for his court appointed attorney’s fees, but he must pay a $125 LEI surcharge and $100 court costs. Three counts of unauthorized use of credit and four counts of identity theft were dismissed. A companion case in magistrate court in which Doyle was charged with theft-fifth degree was also dismissed. (Sentencing: Kester)

Devon Christopher Miller, 19, of Ames was granted a deferred judgment after he changed his plea to guilty to a charge of illegal possession of prescription drugs. He was placed on informal probation for one year, and he must undergo a substance abuse evaluation and complete any recommended treatment at his own expense.  A judgment was entered against Miller for a $315 civil penalty and a $125 LEI surcharge. The court determined he is unable to pay $180 restitution for his court appointed attorney’s fees. Court costs were $100. (Sentencing: Kester)

Bonnie Mae Grunwald, 56, of Glidden was granted a deferred judgment after she changed her plea to guilty to a charge of OWI-first offense. She was placed on informal probation for one year and must complete the recommendations of a substance abuse evaluation and a community college drinking drivers course. A judgment was entered against her for a $1,250 civil penalty and $100 court costs. (Sentencing: Kester)

A case in district court in which Tyler Joe Beger, 18, of Grand Junction was charged with possession of marijuana was waived on April 8 to juvenile court by an order by Judge Kester. The petition to waive was filed by Beger’s attorney. Beger had pleaded not guilty Feb. 25 and a trial date was set for May 10 in district court.

Persons pleaded not guilty in district court as follows: Joseph Donald Andrews, 32, of Gowrie, possession of marijuana-second offense and carrying weapons; Shiela Ann Rice, 43, of Paton, assault while displaying weapon; and Jacob Thomas Monthei, 17, of Jefferson, possession with intent to deliver – not for sale. Trial dates were set for June 21 in every case.

Cases were initiated in district court as follows: Gilbert James Montgomery, 59, of Grand Junction, possession of marijuana – third or subsequent offense; Jessica Lynn Waddell, 34, of Jefferson, possession of methamphetamine – third or subsequent offense; Robert Duane Schultz, 53, of Ankeny, insurance fraud, arson- first degree, and criminal mischief- first degree; Steven Logan Dzuris, 29, of Jefferson, OWI-second offense; Nichole Michelle Onnen, 32, of Des Moines, driving while license barred; Danny Lee Thorn, 30, of Glidden, OWI-third offense; Craig A. Kinsey, 46, of Jefferson, possession of methamphetamine; and Delbert Thomas Davis, 38, of Earlham, driving while license barred.

 

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