Greene County district court, week ending June 28

In Greene County district court Cody James Schulte, 29, of Lytton was sentenced to two years in prison after he pleaded guilty to theft- third degree. The prison term was suspended and he was placed on probation for two years. Schulte was fined $625 with a $218.75 surcharge and a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative surcharge. He must pay $415.99 victim restitution and $216.50 court costs. Schulte was initially charged with forgery- three counts and ongoing criminal conduct. (Sentencing: Honorable Joseph B. McCarville)Justin Ray Lopez, 20, of Jefferson was sentenced to one year in jail after he pleaded to guilty to a charge of domestic abuse assault by impeding air flow, amended from domestic abuse assault causing injury or mental illness- first offense. All but 30 days of the jail term was suspended and he was placed on probation for one year. The jail term is consecutive to the term previously disposed of in Greene County. He must complete the Iowa domestic abuse program at his own expense. Lopez was fined $625 with a $218.75 surcharge; both were suspended. He must pay a sheriff’s room and board fee for the jail time he serves, a $100 domestic abuse assault surcharge, $1,200 restitution for his court appointed attorney’s fees and $246.50 court costs. (McCarville)

Cynthia Marie Clousing, 30, of Ida Grove was fined $65 with a $22.75 surcharge and a $125 LEI surcharge after she pleaded guilty to a charge of criminal mischief- fifth degree, amended from criminal mischief- fourth degree. She must pay $600 restitution for her court appointed attorney’s fees and $466.20 victim restitution. Court costs were $100. (McCarville)

John Edward Walker, 67, of Guthrie Center was granted a deferred judgment after he changed his plea to guilty to a charge of operating while intoxicated (OWI)- first offense. He will be 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. He must pay a $1,250 civil penalty; one-half will be waived if he obtains a temporary restricted license. A charge of possession of marijuana was dismissed. Court costs were $235. (McCarville)

Kayleigh Christin Harrah, 21, of Jefferson was granted a deferred judgment after she changed her plea to guilty to a charge of possession of marijuana. She will be on informal probation for one year, and she must undergo a substance abuse evaluation and complete any recommended treatment at her own expense. Harrah must pay a $315 civil penalty with a $125 LEI surcharge. Court costs were $100. (McCarville)

Beth Anne Laurent, 47, of Jefferson was sentenced to 60 days in jail after she pleaded guilty to a charge of assault causing bodily injury, amended from domestic abuse assault causing injury or mental illness. The jail time was suspended and she was placed on informal probation for one year. She was fined $315 with a $110.25 surcharge. The judge ruled she is unable to pay restitution for her court appointed attorney’s fees. Court costs were $131.50. (McCarville)

Chad Lee Ferguson, 45, of Jefferson was sentenced to 60 days in jail after he pleaded guilty to a charge of domestic abuse assault- aggravated, amended from domestic abuse assault- second offense (felony). All but seven days of the jail time was suspended and he was placed on probation for two years He must complete the Iowa domestic abuse program and he must undergo a substance abuse evaluation and complete any recommended treatment at his own expense. Ferguson was fined $625 with a $218.75 surcharge; both were suspended. He must pay a $100 domestic abuse assault surcharge and $100 court costs. (McCarville)

Amber Marie Benavides, 25, of Grand Junction was fined $100 with a $35 surcharge after she pleaded guilty to a charge of assault- simple, amended from assault causing bodily injury or mental illness. Court costs were $60. (McCarville)

Justin Anthony Leist, 33, of Jefferson was sentenced to two years in prison after he pleaded guilty to a charge of domestic abuse assault by impeding air flow, amended from domestic abuse assault- second offense. All but seven days of the jail time was suspended and he was placed on probation for two years. He must complete the Iowa domestic abuse program at his own expense. Leist was fined $625 with a $218.75 surcharge; both were suspended. He must pay a $100 domestic abuse assault surcharge and $131.50 court costs. A magistrate case in which he was charged with violation of a no contact order was dismissed. (McCarville)

Jacob Mario Lopez, 24, of Jefferson 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. He must undergo a substance abuse evaluation and complete any recommended treatment at his own expense. He must pay a civil penalty of $315 and a $125 LEI surcharge. Court costs were $60. In a companion case in magistrate court in which Lopez was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, he was sentenced to two days in jail. He must pay a sheriff’s room and board charge for the time he serves. Court costs were $60 in that case. (McCarville)

Jordan Marie Teeples, 18, of Jefferson pleaded not guilty at arraignment to a charge of possession of marijuana. A trial date was set for Aug. 21.

Cases were initiated in district court as follows: Aretina Pearl Jackson, 39, of Des Moines, possession of marijuana; Adam Charles Hay, 44, of Grand Junction, theft- second degree; and Amanda Jo Goodpaster, 30, of Grand Junction, OWI- first offense and child endangerment (three counts).

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