In Greene County district court Brett Tyler Adams, 30, of Jefferson pleaded not guilty Dec. 20 to a charge of unlawful betting- winning more than $500, less than $1,000. A trial date was set for Feb. 28.
Information is available since the return of an arrest warrant that Courtney Kern, 30, of Rippey has been charged with arson- second degree. The warrant was issued Oct. 7 and returned Dec. 19.
Cases were initiated as follows: John H. Berg, 59, of Churdan, operating while intoxicated (OWI)- first offense, and in a separate case, assault with intent to inflict serious injury, assault by inmate with bodily fluids or secretions, and criminal mischief- second degree; Lenny Ray Cordova, 41, of Boone, OWI- second offense; Zachery Allan Powell, 23, of Lake City, OWI- first offense; Lester Leroy Johns, 60, of Scranton, driving while license revoked; and Howard James Natzel, 59, of Minneapolis, MN, operating without owner’s consent.