Greene County district court, week ending April 27

In Greene County district court, Jake Allen Cretsinger, 19, of Waukee was sentenced April 27 to five years in prison after he pleaded guilty in March to intimidation with a dangerous weapon, and another five years on a charge of going armed with intent, both Class D felonies. The prison terms are concurrent. Cretsinger was sentenced to two years in prison on a charge of carrying weapons, a serious misdemeanor. That prison term is also to be served concurrently.

A judgment was entered against Cretsinger for fines totaling $2,125 and surcharges totaling $743.75. He must also pay restitution to the owner of a car damage by gunfire. Court costs were $1289.09.

Cretsinger was initially charged with intimidation with a dangerous weapon to injure/provoke fear (Class C felony), harassment- first degree, criminal mischief- third degree, and reckless use of a firearm causing property damage. (Sentencing: Honorable Joseph B. McCarville)

The charges stemmed from an incident 12/03/17 that started in the 500 block of W. Lincoln Way and continued to the 100 block of S. Pinet St. Cretsinger shot a total of 10 rounds from a 9mm handgun. There were no injuries, but two tires on a parked vehicle were flattened.

Christian James Steburg 48, of Jefferson was sentenced to one year in jail after he pleaded guilty to a charge of domestic abuse assault- serious misdemeanor, amended from domestic abuse assault impeded flow of air/blood. All but two days of the jail time was suspended and he was placed on informal probation for one year. He must complete the Iowa domestic abuse program. Steburg was fined $315 with a $110.25 surcharge; both were suspended. He must pay $600 restitution for his court appointed attorney’s fees and $131.50 court costs.

Persons pleaded not guilty at arraignments as follows: Cad Alvin Prichard, 36, of Arcadia, driving while license barred; Colton Lee Novak, 26, of Sioux City, burglary- third degree, theft- first degree, and criminal mischief- first degree; and Justin Anthony Leist, 32, of Jefferson, domestic abuse assault- second offense. Trial dates were set for June 5 in every case.

Cases were initiated in district court during the week ending April 26 as follows: Kole Alexander Higgins, 23, of Grand Junction, driving while license barred; Jacob Mario Lopez, 23, of Jefferson, possession of marijuana- first offense; and Tony Lynn Hatting, 45, of Scranton, domestic abuse assault causing injury or mental illness.

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