In Greene County district court Nathaniel Brown, 51, of Scranton was sentenced June 20 to two days in jail after changing his plea to guilty to a charge of operating while intoxicated- first offense. He must pay a room and board fee for the time he serves. He must complete the recommendations of a drug abuse evaluation he has already undergone, and he must complete a community college driving drivers school. He may complete the Des Moines Area Community College 48-hour alcohol education program in lieu of the jail time and drinking drivers school. Brown was fined $1,250 with a $475.50 surcharge, a $10 surcharge for drug abuse resistance education (DARE), $600 restitution for his court appointed attorney’s fees, and $100 court costs. (Sentencing: Honorable Joseph B. McCarville)
Paul Richard Nelson, 43, of Jefferson pleaded not guilty to a charge of operating while intoxicated- second offense. A trial date was set for Aug. 21.
Information is available since the return of an arrest warrant that Mitchell Kenneth Venteicher, 33, of Jefferson has been charged with burglary- third degree and driving while license barred. The warrant was issued 5/08 and returned 6/19.
Cases were initiated in district court as follows: Whitney Jean Campbell Perez, 20, of Jefferson, possession of methamphetamine; Bret Allen Dudley, 41, of Scranton, OWI- second offense; David Hoyle, 32, of Churdan, domestic abuse assault- second offense; Jody Lyn Schad, 43, of Jefferson, driving while license barred; Rob Jonathan Herridge, 24,of Jefferson, driving while license barred; and Parker Louis Stoneburner, 18, of Ogden, possession of marijuana.