Greene County district court, week ending June 15

In Greene County district court Cynthia Louise Hobbs, 42, of Jefferson was sentenced June 9 to five years in prison after she changed her plea to guilty to a charge of forgery. The prison term was suspended and she was placed on probation for three years. Hobbs was fined $750 with a $262.50 surcharge and a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative surcharge. She must also pay $1,300.49 in victim restitution and $149.50 restitution for her court appointed attorney’s fees. Court costs were $769.98. Three counts of forgery, one count of ongoing criminal conduct and one count of identity theft more than $1,000 were dismissed as part of a plea agreement. (Sentencing: Honorable Adria A. Kester)

Derek Eugene Ott, 35, of Jefferson was sentenced June 9 to two years in prison after he pleaded guilty to a charge of theft- third degree, amended from burglary- third degree. The prison term was suspended and he was placed on probation for two years. Ott was fined $625 with a $218.75 surcharge and a $125 LEI surcharge. He must pay $800 victim restitution and restitution to be determined for his court appointed attorney. Court costs were $100.

In a separate case, Ott was sentenced to two years in prison after he pleaded guilty to a charge of theft- third degree, amended from theft- second degree. The prison term is consecutive to the term in the previous case. The prison term was suspended and he was placed on probation for two years. He was fined $625 with a $218.75 surcharge; the fine and surcharge were suspended. Ott must pay a $125 LEI surcharge, $2,878.40 victim restitution, restitution for his court appointed attorney’s fees to be determined and $100 court costs. (Sentencing: Kester)

Dominic Michael Auxier, 18, of Boone was granted a deferred judgment June 9 after he changed his plea to guilty to a charge of possession/manufacture of marijuana with intent to deliver. He was placed on probation for two years. He must undergo a substance abuse evaluation and complete any recommended treatment at his own expense. Auxier must pay a $750 civil penalty, a $125 LEI surcharge and $180 court costs. A charge of failure to affix a tax stamp was dismissed. (Sentencing: Kester)

Nathanael Nels Nielson, 31, of Jefferson was sentenced to two years in prison June 13 after he changed his plea to guilty to a charge of operating while intoxicated- second offense. All but seven days of the prison term were suspended and he was placed on probation for one year. He must complete the recommendations of a substance abuse evaluation he has already undergone, and he must also complete a community college drinking drivers school. Nielson was fined $1,875 with a $656.25 surcharge and a $10 surcharge for drug abuse resistance education (DARE). He must pay a sheriff’s room and board fees for the jail time he serves. Court costs were $100. (Sentencing: Kester)

Dennis Michael Trizila II, 31, of Jefferson was sentenced to two days in jail after he changed his plea to guilty to a charge of possession of marijuana- first offense. The jail time was suspended and he was placed 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. Trizila was fined $315 with a $110.25 surcharge, a $125 LEI surcharge and a $10 DARE surcharge. Court costs were $100. (Sentencing: Kester)

Courtney Kern, 31, of Rippey was granted a deferred judgment after she pleaded guilty to a charge of criminal mischief- third degree. She was placed on probation for one year. She must pay a $625 civil penalty, a $125 LEI surcharge, $180 restitution for her court appointed attorney’s fees and $378 court costs. Kern was initially charged with arson- second degree and criminal mischief- second degree. (Sentencing: Kester)

Sean Michael Allen Pollard, 28, of Jefferson was sentenced to two years in prison after he pleaded guilty to one charge of unlawful use of credit card less than $1,000. The prison term was suspended and he was placed on probation for two years. Pollard was fined $625 with a $218.75 surcharge; both were suspended. He must pay a $125 LEI surcharge, victim restitution of $284, restitution for his court appointed attorney’s fees to be determined and $161 court costs. Pollard was initially charged with four counts of unauthorized use of credit card less than $1,000. (Sentencing: Kester)

James A. Hall, 54, of Grand Junction was granted a deferred judgment after he pleaded guilty to prohibited acts. He was placed on informal probation for one year. He must pay a $315 civil penalty and $1,121 court costs. Hall was initially charge with fraudulent practice- second degree, gambling- false claim of winnings, and false reporting of financial transaction. (Sentencing: Kester)

John H. Berg, 60, of Churdan was sentenced to 60 days in jail after he changed his plea to guilty to a charge of OWI- first offense. All but two days were suspended and he was placed on probation for two years. He must complete the recommendations of a substance abuse evaluation he has already undergone and he must also complete a community college drinking drivers school. He was fined $1,250 with a $437.50 surcharge and a $10 DARE surcharge. He must pay $60 restitution for his court appointed attorney’s fees and $140 court costs.

In a separate case, Berg was sentenced to 60 days in jail with all but two suspended after he pleaded guilty to a charge of assault on a peace officer. The jail time in the two cases is consecutive. Berg was placed on probation for two years. He was fined $315 with a $110.25 surcharge. He must also pay $60 restitution for his court appointed attorney’s fees and $140 court costs. Charges of assault with intent to inflict serious injury, assault by an inmate with bodily fluids or secretions, and criminal mischief- second degree were dismissed. A related case in magistrate court in which Berg was charged with interference with official acts was dismissed as part of the plea agreement. Court costs in that case were $60. (Sentencing: Kester)

Kathleen Ann Specht, 57, of Jefferson was sentenced to two years in prison after she changed her plea to guilty to a charge of public intoxication- third or subsequent offense. The prison term was suspended and she was placed on probation for two years. Specht was fined $625 with a $218.75 surcharge; both were suspended. She must pay restitution for her court appointed attorney’s fees to be determined and $100 court costs. (Sentencing: Kester)

Mark Henry Morrow, 57, of Sac City was fined $625 with a $218.75 surcharge June 9 after he pleaded guilty at arraignment to a charge of driving while license barred. Court costs were $100. (Sentencing: Kester)

Persons pleaded not guilty at arraignments as follows: Kaleb Brook McKinsey, 27, of Jefferson, forgery- two counts; Kyle John Johnson, 21, of Palmer, possession of marijuana- first offense; Nathaniel James Biggart, 19, of Grand Junction, possession of marijuana- first offense; Ricky Eugene Comer, 61, of Grand Junction, possession of marijuana- third or subsequent offense; Suzanne Marie Eliserio, 55, of Altoona, OWI- first offense; and Daniel Trey Jack Knippel, 24, of Boone, intimidation with dangerous weapon. A trial date was set for July 18 for Biggart and for Aug. 22 in all other cases.

Cases were initiated in district court during the week ending June 15 as follows: Edward Eugene Goff Sr, 38, of Jefferson, public intoxication- second offense; Conner Laine Lopez, 20, of Jefferson, domestic abuse assault causing injury; Tauwana Rae Laue, 38, of Grand Junction, OWI- first offense; Shane Wesley Gailey, 27, of Fort Dodge, driving while license revoked; Ryan James Brown, 44, of Jefferson, driving while license barred, child endangerment and eluding; Johnathan Dale Laue, 40, of Grand Junction, OWI- first offense and driving while license barred; and Mary Roper, 20, of Churdan, possession of marijuana- first offense.

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