Greene County district court, week ending Nov. 17

In Greene County district court Danny Lee Thorn, 30, of Glidden was sentenced to five years in prison after he changed his plea to guilty to a charge of operating while intoxicated- third offense. All but 30 days was suspended and he was placed on probation for three years. Thorn was fined $3,125 with a $1,093.75 surcharge and a $10 surcharge for drug abuse resistance education (DARE). A charge of child endangerment was dismissed. Court costs were $220. (Sentencing: Honorable Adria A. Kester)

Jared Dean Dennhardt, 27, of Jefferson was sentenced to six months in jail after he pleaded guilty to a charge of criminal mischief- fourth degree, amended from criminal mischief- second degree. The jail time was suspended and he was placed on informal probation for one year. Dennhardt was fined $315 with a $110.25 surcharge and a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative (LEI) surcharge. Court costs were $100. (Sentencing: Kester)

Kimberly Ann Nelson, 38, of Jefferson was sentenced to two years in prison after she pleaded guilty to a charge of attempted burglary, amended from burglary- third degree. The prison term was suspended and she was placed on probation for two years. She was fined $625 with a $218.75 surcharge and a $125 LEI surcharge. She must also pay $1,200 restitution for her court appointed attorney’s fees and $321.80 court costs. No adjudication was entered on a charge of unlawful possession of prescription drug. (Sentencing: Kester)

Christopher Michael Andrew, 19, of Scranton was granted a deferred judgment after he changed his plea to guilty to a charge of assault- serious. Andrew was placed on informal probation for one year. A judgment was entered for a $315 civil penalty and $100 court costs. A second count of assault- serious was dismissed. (Sentencing: Kester)

Jeffrey Paul Olberding, 50, of Scranton was sentenced to one year in jail after he pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of methamphetamine. All but 30 days was suspended and he was placed on probation for two years. He must undergo a substance abuse evaluation and complete any recommended treatment at his own expense. Olberding was fined $315 with a $110.25 surcharge, a $125 LEI surcharge and a $10 DARE surcharge. The court found Olberding is unable to pay restitution for his court appointed attorney’s fees. Court costs were $100. (Sentencing: Kester)

Persons pleaded not guilty at arraignments as follows: Robert Oscar Whitenack, 35, of Denison, domestic abuse assault impeding blood/air flow; Jamie Rae Alvarado, 22, of Grand Junction, possession of marijuana- third or subsequent offense; Ashley Ann Jones, 26, of Grand Junction, operating while intoxicated- first offense; and Brianna Taylor Wirtz, 21, of West Des Moines, OWI- first offense. Trial dates were set for Jan. 24 in every case.

Cases were initiated in district court as follows: Melaine Ann Jondal, 40, no hometown given, false reporting of financial transaction fraudulent practice- second degree, unlawful betting more than $500 but less than $1,000; Brett Tyler Adams, 30, of Jefferson, unlawful betting, winning more than $500 but less than $1,000; Richard Lee Norton Jr, 37, of Panora, domestic abuse assault- third or subsequent offense; and Alex Cihera Frey, 31, of Madrid, OWI- first offense.

 

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