Greene County district court, week ending Dec. 28

In Greene County district court a judgment was entered Dec. 26 against Robert Wilhelm Rokitnicki, 49, of Des Moines on a charge of unlawful possession of prescription drug. He was fined $315 with a $110.25 surcharge, a $10 surcharge for drug abuse resistance education (DARE) and a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative (LEI) surcharge. Court costs were $361. (Sentencing: Honorable Joseph B. McCarville)

Rodney J. Blackmon, 22, of Grand Junction was granted a deferred judgment after he changed his plea to guilty to a charge of possession of marijuana. He was placed on informal probation for one year, and he must undergo a substance abuse evaluation and complete any recommended treatment at his own expense. He must pay a civil penalty of $315 with a $125 LEI surcharge. A charge of unlawful possession of a prescription drug was dismissed. Court costs were $236. (Sentencing: McCarville)

Mikael Goran Winblad, 36 of Scranton was sentenced to 30 days in jail after he changed his plea to guilty to a charge of dometic abuse assault. All but two days of the jail time was suspended, and he must pay sheriff’s room and board fees for the time he serves. He shall not possess, ship, transport or receive firearms, and he must complete the Iowa domestic abuse program at his own expense. Winblad was fined $315 with a $110.25 surcharge. He must pay $450 restitution for his court appointed attorney’s fees and $171.50 court costs. A charge of child endangerment was dismissed. (Sentencing: McCarville)

Disposition was entered Dec. 22 in several cases against Christopher Hollis Christian, 37, of Grand Junction. In two cases he was charged with driving while license barred. In both of those cases he was sentenced to two years in prison, concurrent and also concurrent to prison terms in three other Greene County cases. He was fined $625 with a $218.75 surcharge in both cases; the fines and surcharge were suspended. Judge McCarville found Christian to be unable to pay restitution for his court appointed attorney’s fees, but a judgment for $180 court costs was entered in each case. A third case in which Christian was charged with driving while license barred was dismissed; no court costs were entered in that case. All cases of associated simple misdemeanors were dismissed as part of the plea agreement. (Sentencing: McCarville)

Paul Marvin Askvig, 50, of Apple Valley, MN, as granted a deferred judgment Dec. 22 after he changed his plea to guilty to a charge of operating while intoxicated- first offense. 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, and he must complete a community college drinking drivers course. A judgment was entered for a $1,250 civil penalty and $100 court costs. (Sentencing: McCarville)

Matthew Lee Hurley, 36, of Jefferson was sentenced to two years in prison after he changed his plea to guilty to a charge of driving while license barred. The prison term was suspended and he was placed on probation for two years. He was fined $625 with a $218.75 surcharge; both were suspended. He must pay restitution for his court appointed attorney’s fees not to exceed $500 and $100 court costs. (Sentencing: McCarville)

James Harris, 30, of Jefferson was sentenced to 30 days in jail after he changed his plea to guilty to a charge of domestic assault. He must pay sheriff’s room and board fees for the time he serves. He may not possess, ship, transport or receive offensive weapons or ammunition, and he must complete the Iowa domestic abuse program. Harris was fined $315 with a $110.25 surcharge. Court costs were $210.72. (Sentencing: McCarville)

Elizabeth Marie Grossman, 27, of Glidden was granted a deferred judgment after she changed her plea to guilty to a charge of operating while intoxicated- first offense. She was placed on informal probation for one year. She must undergo a substance abuse evaluation and complete any recommended treatment at her own expense, and she must complete a community college drinking drivers course. A judgment was entered for a $1,250 civil penalty; half the penalty may be waived if she obtains a temporary restricted license. Court costs were $140. (Sentencing: McCarville)

Persons pleaded not guilty at arraignments as follows: Christopher Adelbert Laurent, 48, of Jefferson, driving while license revoked; Jesus M. Zuniga Jr, 18, of Jefferson, unlawful possession of prescription drug and possession of contraband in correctional institution; and Tesa Whitney Hoyle, 28, of Paton, OWI- second offense. Trial dates of Jan. 23 were set in every case.

Cases were initiated in district court during the week ending Dec. 28 as follows: Robert Allen Lindahl, 38, of Perry, possession of methamphetamine- first offense; and Christopher Adelbert Laurent, 48, of Jefferson, driving while license revoked.

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