In Greene County district court Michael Lynn Heard Sr, 56, of Jefferson was sentenced April 5 to two years in jail at a contested sentencing hearing on charges of assault on a peace officer causing bodily injury. The jail time was suspended. He was fined $625 with a $218.75 surcharge. Heard was sentenced to one year in jail on a charge of criminal mischief- fourth degree. The jail time was suspended and he was placed on probation for two years.
He was fined $315 with a $110.25 surcharge and a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative surcharge. The $315 fine was suspended; the surcharges were not. Paying restitution for his court appointed attorneyâ€™s fees was waived. The sentences are consecutive to charges in another Greene County case in which Heard was charged with 11 counts of forgery. Court costs were $1,585.64. Both cases date back to November 2015. (Sentencing: Honorable Steven P. Van Marel)
Persons pleaded not guilty at arraignments as follows: Edward Eugene Goff Sr, 39, of Jefferson, theft- second degree; and Bradlee Gene Beadle, 47, of Jefferson, domestic abuse assault causing injury or mental illness. Trial dates were set for May 8.
Cases were initiated in district court as follows: Nicholas Carter Rice, 20, of Rippey, operating while intoxicated- first offense; Nathaniel Brown,51, of Scranton, OWI- first offense; Travis Michael Straight, 24, of Scranton, manufacture, deliver or possession with intent to deliver marijuana, and failure to affix tax stamp; and Jordan Marie Teeples, 18, of Jefferson, possession of marijuana- first offense.
Cases were waived from juvenile court to district court as follows: Nicholas Weber, 17, of Jefferson, burglary- third degree, burglary- third degree motor vehicle (eight counts), and theft- fourth degree; and Douglas James Bumgardner, 17, of Jefferson, possession of marijuana- first offense.