Greene County district court, week ending July 19

In Greene County district court Amber Marie Benavides, 25, of Grand Junction was sentenced to two days in jail after she changed her plea to guilty to a charge of operating while intoxicated- first offense. She must pay a sheriff’s room and board fee for the time she serves. She must complete the recommendations of a substance abuse evaluation she has already undergone and she must complete a community college drinking drivers school. She may complete the Des Moines Area Community College 48-hour alcohol education program in lieu of the jail time and the drinking drivers school.
Benavides was fined $1250 with a $437.50 surcharge and a $10 surcharge for drug abuse resistance education (DARE). She must pay $600 restitution for her court appointed attorney’s fees and $100 court costs. Charges against Benavides in magistrate court of interference with official acts and disorderly conduct were dismissed with no court costs assessed against her. (Sentencing: Honorable Joseph B. McCarville)

Joshuah Jay Blumberg, 22, of Farlin was sentenced to two years in prison July 17 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 informal probation for two years. Blumberg was fined $625 with a $218.75 surcharge; both were suspended. He must pay $600 restitution for his court appointed attorney’s fees and $100 court costs. (Sentencing: McCarville)

Michelle Nicole Howard, 23, of Boxholm was fined 4200 with a $70 surcharge after she pleaded guilty to a charge of disorderly conduct, amended from OWI- first offense and possession of a controlled substance. She must also pay $300 restitution for her court appointed attorney’s fees and $60 court costs. Judge McCarville also entered a judgment in a magistrate case against Howard in which she was charged with criminal mischief- fifth degree. She was fined $200 with a $70 surcharge. Court costs in that case were $60.

Johnnie Adam Jackson, 55, of Linden was sentenced to five years in prison after he pleaded guilty to a charge of burglary- third degree. The prison term was suspended and he was placed on probation for two years. He was fined $750 with a $262.50 surcharge; both were suspended. He must pay a $125 LEI surcharge, $807.35 victim restitution, and $929.45 court costs. The judge found him unable to pay restitution for his court appointed attorney’s fees. Charges of theft- fourth degree and criminal mischief- third degree were dismissed. (Sentencing: McCarville)

Ryan Michael Vaughn, 27, of Farnhamville was granted a deferred judgment after he pleaded guilty at arraignment to a charge of OWI- first offense. He must complete a community college drinking drivers school and 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. He must pay a $1,250 civil penalty; one-half will be waived if he attains a temporary restricted license. Court costs were $100. A charge of possession of marijuana was dismissed. A magistrate case in which Vaughn was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia was also dismissed. (Sentencing: McCarville)

Riley Isaiah Walstrom, 23, of Jefferson pleaded not guilty to a charge of burglary- third degree. A trial date was set for Sept. 25.

Information is available since the return of an arrest warrant that Dean Paul Hearn, 65, of Otho has been charged with criminal mischief- second degree. The warrant was issued March 5 and returned July 10.

Cases were initiated in district court as follows: Jeng Vang, 36, of Denison, driving while license barred; and Malissa Lou Brooks, 40, of Ames, possession of marijuana- third or subsequent offense.

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