Greene County district court, week ending Feb. 16

In Greene County district court McCellan S. Siruta, 33, of Jefferson was sentenced Feb. 10 on charges of interference with official acts causing injury and possession of marijuana. On the interference charge he was sentenced to 365 days in jail. The jail time was suspended. He was fined $315 with a $110.25 surcharge. On the possession charge, Siruta was sentenced to six months in jail. The jail time was suspended. He was fined $100 with a $35 surcharge, a $10 surcharge for drug abuse resistance education (DARE) and a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative (LEI) surcharge. Court costs were $220.90.

He will be on informal probation for one year. He must undergo a substance abuse evaluation and complete any recommended treatment at his own expense. His driver’s license was revoked for 180 days. Charges of operating under the influence, assault on persons in certain occupation (bodily injury) and carrying weapons while intoxicated were dismissed. A charge in magistrate court in which Siruta was charged with criminal mischief- fifth degree and possession of drug paraphernalia was dismissed. Court costs were $60. (Sentencing: Honorable Adria A. Kester)

Jackson Henry Naylor, 24, of Jefferson was granted a deferred judgment Feb. 10 after he changed his plea to guilty to a charge of possession of marijuana- first offense. He was placed on informal probation for one year. He must complete a substance abuse evaluation and complete any recommended treatment at his own expense. A judgment was entered for a $315 civil penalty, a $125 LEI surcharge, a $10 DARE surcharge and $140 court costs. A charge in magistrate court of possession of drug paraphernalia was dismissed. Court costs were $60. (Sentencing: Kester)

Stacie Maureen Clark, 39, of Jefferson was sentenced to 365 days in jail after she changed her plea to guilty to a charge of false report of indictable offense to public entity. The jail time was suspended and she was placed on informal probation for one year. She must comply with mental health treatment. Clark was fined $315 with a $110.25 surcharge. Court costs were $140. (Sentencing: Kester)

A case against Jamie Ray Alvarado, 22, of Grand Junction on a charge of possession of marijuana- third or subsequent was dismissed. Judge Kester ruled on a motion to suppress evidence that there was not probable cause for the search warrant that gathered the evidence upon which the case was based. Without evidence, the state dismissed the case.

Lenny Ray Cordova, 43, of Buckeye, AZ, was sentenced to two days in jail after he pleaded guilty to a charge of OWI- first offense, amended from OWI- second offense. He must pay a sheriff’s fee for the time he serves. He must complete the recommendations of a substance abuse he has already undergone, and he must complete a community college drinking driver’s school. Cordova was fined $1,250 with a $437.50 surcharge, a $10 DARE surcharge, $60 restitution for his court appointed attorney’s fees, and $100 court costs. (Sentencing: Kester)

Lester Leroy Johns, 60, of Scranton was granted a deferred judgment after he changed his plea to guilty to a charge of driving while license revoked. He was placed on informal probation for one year. A judgment was entered for a $1,000 civil penalty with a $10 DARE surcharge, $120 restitution for his court appointed attorney’s fees and $100 court costs. (Sentencing: Kester)

Persons pleaded not guilty at arraignment as follows: Joe Edward Blackmon, 39, of Jefferson, possession of methamphetamine- third offense; Danielle Jean Woodard, 36, of Jefferson, theft- second degree; Timothy J. Schrum, 32, of Atlantic, driving while license barred; Michael Jason Godwin, 28, of Jefferson, assault causing bodily injury or mental illness; and Christopher Hollis Christian, 36, of Grand junction, driving while license barred in one case, driving while license barred and possession of methamphetamine in a second case, and driving while license barred in a third case. Trial dates were set for April 4 in all cases except those against Christian. A trial date of Feb. 28 was set for Christian.

Cases were initiated in district court as follows: Susan Houseman, 56, of Ogden, false reporting of financial transaction, fraudulent practice- second degree, and gambling- false claim of winning, and in a separate case, unlawful betting winning more than $500 less than $1,000; Timothy J. Schrum, 32, of Atlantic, driving while license barred; Eiddie Mun, 32, no home town given, gambling- false statement on employment application; and Jonathan Phillip Michael Kennedy, 29, of Grand Junction, possession of methamphetamine- first offense.

 

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