Greene County district court, week ending Feb. 23

In Greene County district court Zachery Allen Waters, 20, of Grand Junction was sentenced Feb. 14 after he pleaded guilty to charges of trespass- serious and criminal mischief- fourth degree, amended from burglary- third degree. On each of the charges he was sentenced to 365 days in jail, suspended. He was placed on informal probation for one year. He was fined $315 with a $110.25 surcharge and a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative (LEI) surcharge on each charge. Waters must also pay $382.70 restitution for his court appointed attorney’s fees and $100 court costs. (Sentencing: Honorable Adria A. Kester)

Angela Dawn Beem, 46, of Webster City was granted a deferred judgment after she pleaded guilty to a charge of unauthorized use of credit under $1,000. She was placed on probation for two years. She must pay a civil penalty of $625, a $125 LEI surcharge, $120 restitution for her court appointed attorney’s fees, and $248.36 court costs. Two counts of unauthorized use of credit under $1,000 were dismissed. (Sentencing: Kester)

Persons pleaded not guilty at arraignments as follows: Susan Housesman, 56, of Ogden, false reporting of financial transaction, fraudulent practice- second degree, gambling- false claim of winnings; Donna Diekmann, 43, of Scranton, theft- second degree; Nicholas Anthony Balderas, 25, of Jefferson, public intoxication- third offense; and Pamela Kay Johnson, 60, of Fort Dodge, operating while intoxicated (OWI)- first offense. A trial date was set for April 4 for Houseman and for May 9 for Diekmann, Balderas and Johnson.

Cases were initiated in district court as follows: Angela Rae Lowmiller, 18, of Jefferson, theft- third degree; Derek Eugene Ott, 35, of Jefferson, burglary- third degree; Michael Jason Godwin, 28, of Jefferson, tampering with witness or juror, and in a separate case, theft- fourth degree; and Dominic Michael Auxier, 18, of Boone, possession or manufacture with intent to deliver marijuana, and failure to affix tax stamp.


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